Geriatric Foundations eLearning


Geriatric Foundations is a 6 hour e-learning program that equips healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to provide high-quality care to older adults. The program has been reviewed and endorsed by McMaster University with modules developed by faculty members with extensive geriatric expertise. This evidence-based program features engaging, interactive modules covering core topics in geriatric care, including dementia and delirium care, mobility, frailty, nutrition and more.

Advance your skills


At the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the foundations of assessment and management of common geriatric syndromes
  2. Describe the unique needs of older adults, including those with complex health problems
  3. Apply the principles of geriatric care to their work with older adults

Course Format

The 6-hour self-paced program is made up of twelve online modules. Each module includes pre-recorded video lectures, accompanying slide decks, and knowledge checks to ensure comprehension. The modules have been developed by physicians with the Division of Geriatric Medicine at McMaster University, as well as other nursing and allied health care professionals with expertise in specialized geriatric services. Geriatric Foundations has been reviewed and endorsed by McMaster University, ensuring that you are acquiring knowledge that meets the highest standards.

Take the next step

This course is geared toward those who are new to geriatrics and those who would like a review of geriatric concepts, whether within or outside of specialized geriatric services.