Self-Instructional Modules in Geriatric Medicine, Fifth Edition

Over a three-year period ending in 2001, Dr. Thomas Teasdale led a team of experts that developed a robust set of e-learning products in geriatric medicine.  Edition 4 comprised the final product with 23 modules/topics.  The materials were distributed to medical residents, clinical fellows, health care students of several disciplines, and practicing providers. Over the last few years, the Mt Sinai School of Medicine, the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, and ADGAP generously supported an effort to update several of the modules.  The Self-Instructional Modules in Geriatric Medicine, Fifth Edition offers health care providers an up-to-date educational resource for the care of older patients. 

The Fifth Edition is entirely free of charge and is accessible using the links below or via the Portal of Geriatrics Online Education (

Modules from Edition 4 are still available on CD-ROM for use with Windows XP systems.

  • Community-Acquired Pneumonia
  • Confusion in the Elderly
  • Delirium in the Elderly
  • Depression in the Elderly
  • Elder Mistreatment
  • Falls and Mobility (being updated)
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Hearing Impairment in Older Adults .
  • Heart Failure
  • Home Care .(being updated)
  • Involuntary Weight Loss
  • Older Drivers .(being updated)
  • Skin Exam
  • Terminal Care (being updated)
  • Urinary Incontinence .


For more information or to help update a module, contact:

Tom Teasdale, DrPH

405-271-2017 ;


Mailing Address:

Professor & Chair
Department of Health Promotion Sciences
University of Oklahoma College of Public Health
PO Box 26901
Oklahoma City, OK 73126

The authors of Edition 5 are eternally grateful to:


Editions 1-4 were generously supported by: