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Comorbidities in older people

Comorbidities in older people

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Time to Complete

1.00 hour


July 4, 2017


April 4, 2018

Programme Description

Dr Richard Day considers comorbidities in older people, including the likelihood of having multiple conditions, primary prevention and prescribing in older people. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include the impact of side effects, treating distressing symptoms, and discussing risk with patients. A post-test includes case study material.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Explain the definition of comorbidity
  • Discuss risk with older patients
  • Understand that adverse effects of medication may be more common in older people
  • Offer lifestyle advice to older patients
  • Author

    Activity and test author
    Dr Richard Day
    Consultant geriatrician
    Poole Hospital NHS Trust


    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 and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


    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