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Systematic review: Helping the young to understand the old. Teaching interventions in geriatrics to improve the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of undergraduate medical students

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Ellen Tullo, Emeritus Professor John Spencer, Dr Louise Allan


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It is unclear whether geriatrics-specific educational interventions lead to improvement in students' knowledge, skills, and attitudes and whether successful interventions possess any consistent features. This review examines the effect of educational interventions on undergraduate knowledge, skills, and attitudes in geriatric medicine and concludes that a wide range of innovative designs have the potential to improve each of these parameters, although evidence of interventions that improve student skills is lacking, and further research is necessary to confirm the efficacy of specific teaching strategies in geriatrics. © 2010 The American Geriatrics Society.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Tullo E, Spencer J, Allan L

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Year: 2010

Volume: 58

Issue: 10

Pages: 1987-1993

Print publication date: 01/10/2010

Online publication date: 14/06/2010

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

ISSN (print): 0002-8614

ISSN (electronic): 1532-5415


DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2010.03072.x

PubMed id: 20840458