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Geriatrics/Palliative Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

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posted on 2022-07-06, 16:20 authored by Post Discipline AdminPost Discipline Admin
This is a face to face clinical rotation receiving 6 credit hours. The student should function with increased autonomy in patient care and must demonstrate competency in several of the Entrustable Professional Activities required for graduation. Four-week rotation in Geriatrics and Palliative medicine. Students will rotate through a variety of settings including inpatient palliative, inpatient geriatrics, hospice, skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, and outpatient geriatric, family medicine, other specialty clinics, and physician home visits. The course includes required didactic sessions with lectures and small group discussions focused on general level geriatric and palliative competencies. Submitted questions on assigned readings and online materials are discussed during didactic sessions which also include communication skills training and presentations of narrative medicine writing. This information has been collected for the Post-Discipline Online Syllabus Database. The database explores the use of literature by schools of professional education in North America. It forms part of a larger project titled Post-Discipline: Literature, Professionalism, and the Crisis of the Humanities, led by Dr Merve Emre with the assistance of Dr Hayley G. Toth. You can find more information about the project at Data was collected and accurate in 2021/22.


Subject Area


Geographic Region

East South Central

University or College

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Funding Status


Endowment (according to NACUBO's U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2020 Endowment Market Value and Change* in Endowment Market Value from FY19 to FY20) ($1,000)


Annual Tuition and Mandatory Fees 2021-2022 ($) (Resident; Non-resident, where applicable)

36095; 53379

Course Title

Geriatrics/Palliative Medicine

Terminal Degree of Instructor(s)


Position of Instructor(s)

Assistant Professor of Family Medicine; Professor of Preventative Medicine

Academic Year(s) Active

2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021/22, 2022/23

Course Enrolment

4 per section

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