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Geriatrics

You will specialize in the management of the morphological, psychological, functional, and social changes of geriatric patients in order to provide them with comprehensive care.
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Description

In the medical specialty in Geriatrics, you will solve the clinical problems of pathologies pertaining to Geriatrics in the different clinical scenarios and you will develop research that will allow you to make decisions regarding the care of your patients.

    Duration: 4 years.

     

    Venue:

    • IMSS Hospital General de Zona 4 and 17.
    • IMSS UMAE 34.
    Recognition of Official Validity of Studies (RVOE) granted by the Mexican Secretariat of Public Education in accordance with agreement 20110460 dated February 2018.

    Objective

    In the specialty in Geriatrics you will be trained with excellence as a qualified specialist with theoretical and practical knowledge of the management of the pathologies and diagnostic media that have the greatest impact on seniors.

     

    Student Learning Outcomes

    • You will solve the clinical problems of pathologies pertaining to Geriatrics in different clinical scenarios.
    • You will demonstrate through your actions the principles of ethics and professionalism of your specialty.
    • You will support the tutoring of lower-ranking peers and patients.
    • You will develop research that will allow you to make decisions regarding the care of your patients.

    Graduate profile

    You will be a physician who is competent in the comprehensive care of geriatric patients, in their entire biopsychosocial environment, along a chain that begins in the morphological, psychological, functional, and social changes.

    Admission profile

    You will need to have completed full training in the Specialty in Internal Medicine. Furthermore, you should possess the following knowledge:

    • Scientific foundations of medicine and of Internal Medicine in particulal.
    • Broad knowledge of scientific methodology and the epidemiological method.
    • Fluent and accurate use of oral and written Spanish.
    • Understanding and translating English.

    You will need to have completed full training in the Specialty in Internal Medicine. Furthermore, you should possess the following skills:

    • Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in Pediatrics.
    • Teamwork.
    • Systematized retrieval of medical information.
    • Basic ability to use the Internet.
    • Basic use of Windows (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
    • Use of statistics packages.

    You will need to have completed full training in the Specialty in Internal Medicine. Furthermore, you should possess the following attitudes:

    • Warmth and availability to care for the patient and his or her family.
    • Discipline, order, and punctuality.
    • Honesty and respect of others as values.
    • Study habits and participation in continuing education activities.
    • Enterprising spirit.
    • Responsibility and leadership in the health care team.
    • An attitude of academic advancement and self-learning.
    • Promotion of a healthy life style to prevent diseases and enjoy better quality of life.
    • Perseverance in your professional development.

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    Curriculum

    Consult the courses that you will take in the Specialty in Geriatrics.

    First year
    Code Course CRS Year
    SSGE1013 Clinical Training I 70
    SSGE1008 Medicine in the Geriatric Adult I 4
    SSGE1009 Emergency Medicine in the Geriatric Patient I 4
    SSGE1010 Geriatrics and Gerontology I 4
    SSGE1011 Patient Safety 2
    SSGE1012 Clinical Pharmacology and Geriatric Therapeutics I 4
    SSGE1014 Research I 8
    Second year
    Code Course CRS Year
    SSGE2010 Clinical Training II 70
    SSGE2011 Internal Medicine in the Geriatric Adult II 4
    SSGE2012 Emergency Medicine in the Geriatric Patient II 4
    SSGE2013 Geriatrics and Gerontology II 4
    SSGE2014 Clinical Pharmacology and Geriatric Therapeutics II 4
    SSGE2015 Research II 8
    Third year
    Code Course CRS Year
    SSGE3001 Clinical Training III 70
    SSGE3002 Geriatrics and Gerontology III 4
    SSGE3003 Geriatric Care of the Musculoskeletal System and Rehabilitation I 4
    SSGE3004 Perioperative Pathology 4
    SSGE3005 Psychogeriatrics 4
    SSGE3006 Research III 8
    Fourth year
    Code Course CRS Year
    SSGE4001 Clinical Training IV 70
    SSGE4002 Geriatric Care of the Musculoskeletal System and Rehabilitation II 4
    SSGE4003 Neoplasms 4
    SSGE4004 Medical and Health Education 6
    SSGE4005 Research IV 8

    Faculty

    Departments:
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    Departments:
    Ciencias Clínicas
    Departments:
    Odontología
    Departments:
    Ciencias Básicas, Ciencias Clínicas
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    Psicología
    Departments:
    Psicología

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