Department of Geriatric Medicine became an independent department on 01-01-2017, offering the following services which include clinical services, contribution to MBBS education, conducting Palliative care courses with Emphasis on Geriatrics. The department also has prepared curriculum for M.D Geriatrics Course and also a Post M.D. Fellowship course which is approved by the University. The Yenepoya Medical College Geriatric Services for the year 2017-2018 were recognised by the Government of Karnataka by a State award of Rs 1lakh and a Plaque, from the Chief Minister of Karnataka, at World Elder’s Day Celebrations on 01-10-2018. Dr. Prabha Adhikari received the ‘National Appreciation Award’ for maximum Geriatric activities in South zone for the year 2017-2018, awarded by the Geriatric Society of India on 27-10-2018 at National Conference of Geriatric Society of India 2018.
The Indian Graduate Medical Training Program envisaged by the Medical Council of India as per the Graduate Medical Education Regulations, 2018 has the goal of producing an ‘Indian Medical Graduate’ (IMG) possessing requisite knowledge, skills, attitudes, values and responsiveness, so that he may function appropriately and effectively as a physician of first contact of the community while globally relevant. (MCI – Competency Based Undergraduate Curriculum for the Indian Medical Graduate, 2018). Our objective is to fine-tune the IMG to the needs of the growing Indian elders population with the aim of teaching the 22 competencies pertaining to the field of geriatrics by faculty from Geriatric department. They will also be trained in basic Palliative Care with emphasis on geriatrics. Building on this, we intend to start post graduation in geriatrics (MD Geriatric Medicine).
Course: Certificate course on Palliative care with emphasis on Geriatric care with Basic Module and Advanced care module
Intake capacity: 30 students twice a year.
Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment and Rehabilitation
Memory Testing & Screening for Depression
Falls & Fracture Risk Assessment
Supportive Care, Long Term Care, Palliative Care
Chronic Diseases management
Healthy Ageing Counselling
Speciality Clinic Days
Incontinence Clinic - Mondays
Vaccination Clinic - Tuesdays
Memory Clinic - Wednesdays
Falls Clinic on - Fridays