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This Education and Training section focuses on education and training for medical students and health professionals based on research and professional practice. Utilizing the expertise of the faculty associated with the GREAT GEC, the center provides the following programs:

Online Course: An Interprofessional Introduction to Geriatrics and Gerontology

This course was developed by an interprofessional team of faculty from geriatric medicine, nursing, dentistry, physical therapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy, psychology, public health, optometry, podiatry, sociology and anthropology have contributed fifteen educational modules to provide an overview of the health and healthcare issues of older adults, including clinical care and assessment, epidemiology of aging, mental health care and psychosocial issues. This course consists of a required core module that is an overview of geriatrics. After taking the core module, you can select from modules on geriatric nursing, pharmaceutical care or the elderly, ocular changes and diseases in aging, common, pedal disorder and diseases, geriatric dentistry, the role of physical therapy and occupational therapy in geriatrics, public health issues in aging, mental health challenges in ageing, culture and diversity in aging, humanistic gerontology, diet and nutrition for older adults, and disaster preparedness for older adults.

Master of Science in Medical Education - Online Program

The Master of Science in Medical Education is designed to help university physician faculty members and community clinical preceptors develop and enhance their professional education and teaching skills, as well as heighten their ability to facilitate the learning process of students and residents. This three-year program was developed in collaboration with NSUís College of Osteopathic Medicine. Learning outcomes for this program are based on the Professional Competencies for the Teachers of the Twenty-First Century, developed by the Florida Education Standards Commission, Florida Department of Education, Tallahassee, Florida.

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Life Long Learning Institute (LLI)

Four days a week, two times a day, a dedicated group of students gather at Nova Southeastern University to study. Whether it is literature, politics, history, culture, psychology or philosophy, they challenge each other and their teachers. What makes this group unique is that they are not undergraduate or even graduate students. Instead, they are mature adults, members of the Lifelong Learning Institute. The LLI participates with implementing the goal of GEC to provide health and wellness lectures throughout Broward County; and, to give the NSU HPD students opportunities to meet with older adults for their mutual learning experiences.

Founded over 30 years ago, the LLI is a department of the College of Osteopathic Medicine at NSU. Classes are offered to the 100 members (mostly age 60 plus) taught by NSU faculty, adjunct professors, lecturers, and other experts in many fields. It's the mission of the LLI to create opportunities for lifestyle enrichment, health, and wellness for older adults. And while learning challenges the mind, the LLI also offers Enhance Fitness classes two times a week after regular classes, to strengthen members' bodies as well.

More information. http://medicine.nova.edu/lli/index.html/

Institute for Disaster and Emergency Preparedness (IDEP)

Please feel free to participate in the following courses presenting information on bioterrorism and all-hazards preparedness and response, appropriate for health care professionals, providers, staff, and volunteers. More information.

Abraham S. Fischler School of Education

Abraham S. Fischler School of Education offers online courses which are described in their catalogue, page 108.

College of Optometry

Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry's residency programs offer the qualified, motivated residency candidate a unique opportunity to expand their clinical knowledge and skills with a well-conceived blend of independent clinical patient care and thoughtful supervision by highly trained, experienced, and well-respected faculty. College of Optometry offers the following in-house program. More information.

Webinars

The National Council on Aging offers informative webinars on aging.