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Assessment of older people

Assessment of older people

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Time to Complete

1 hour


January 11, 2016


January 18, 2019

Programme Description

Dr Pipin Singh provides insight into the pitfalls of assessing older patients and presents case studies of good multidisciplinary care. Educational points for GPs and other primary healthcare professionals include common drug side-effects and assessing mental capacity.

Educational Objectives

After undertaking this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Assess older patients taking into account factors such as physical symptoms and signs
  • Conduct assessments appropriately in different settings including the patient’s home
  • Be aware of common drug side-effects
  • Be aware of the Mental Capacity Act and the potential role of advocates
  • Author

    Activity and test author
    Dr Pipin Singh


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1 learning credit (1 hour learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time.


    Hardware and Software Requirements
    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required