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Our teaching curriculum aims to demonstrate to students that a tailored approach to the management and care of the older person is necessary to manage the problems of later life. Our emphasis on prevention as well as detection and remediation of functional loss, aims to help students gain an understanding of the need for a structured approach to disease syndromes often inherent in the ageing process.  The discipline is committed to improving the undergraduate training of students at Trinity College Medical School by exposing them to a holistic approach to disease management and by encouraging the management and use multidisciplinary  therapies, grounded in science and of proven efficacy.


The Discipline of Medical Gerontology contributes to the undergraduate courses in Medicine, Dentistry, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Radiation Therapy.


Undergraduate students are invited to spend time in the Discipline of Gerontology to gain a greater understanding of the challenges and positives of Geriatric Medicine. For further information on election please view the School of Medicine website

Last updated 21 September 2016 Medical Gerontology (Email).