Geriatrics is a branch of medicine concerned with the clinical, preventive, remedial and psycho-social aspects of illness in old age. The challenges of frailty, complex comorbidity, different pattern of disease presentation, slower response to treatment and requirements for social support call for special medical skills.
At its core, geriatrics requires comprehensive assessment of normal elderly as well as ill elderly and disabled people. This involves doctors having a close interdisciplinary working with nurses, physiotherapists, pharmacists, dieticians, social workers and many other health professionals to ensure that old people receive the highest possible level of care.
For the purpose of training, Geriatrics is divided into:
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Successful candidates will be awarded a certificate by Astron Institute of International Studies.