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Cranial Nerve Disorders Web Module

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
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Abstract: 

Educational web module focusing on the evaluation of cranial nerve disorders. The module also includes a case and post-module questions.

Educational objectives: 
  1. The students will be able to identify physical signs associated with cranial nerve disorders.
  2. The students will be able to achieve 80% on post-module questions.
Date posted: 
Wed, 08/12/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 05/30/2012
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Suggested Citation:
and . Cranial Nerve Disorders Web Module. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/212

Neck and Back Pain Web Module

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
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Abstract: 

Educational web module focusing on the evaluation, localization, and treatment of neck and back pain. The module also includes a case and post-module questions.

Educational objectives: 
  1. The students will be able to evaluate patients with neck and back pain.
  2. The students will be able to identify spinal root innervation of upper and lower extremity reflexes.
  3. The students will be able to map myotomal innervation of major muscles in the upper and lower extremities.
  4. The students will be able to achieve 80% on post-module questions.
Date posted: 
Wed, 08/12/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 05/30/2012
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Suggested Citation:
and . Neck and Back Pain Web Module. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/212

Neurology Localization Web Module

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
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Abstract: 

Educational web module focusing on localization of neurologic deficits. The module also includes a case and post-module questions.

Educational objectives: 
  1. The students will be able to localize major neurological deficits.
  2. The students will be able to achieve 80% on post-module questions.
Date posted: 
Wed, 08/12/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 05/30/2012
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
and . Neurology Localization Web Module. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/212

Delirium Web Module

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
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Abstract: 

Educational web module focusing on the diagnosis and presentation of delirium. The module also includes a case and post-module questions.

Educational objectives: 
  1. The students will be able to identify delirious patients using the CAM method.
  2. The students will be able to identify risk factors for delirium.
  3. The students will be able to restate the mnemonic for risk factors for delirium.
Date posted: 
Wed, 08/12/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 05/30/2012
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
and . Delirium Web Module. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/212

Stroke Web Module

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
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Abstract: 

Educational web module focusing on the diagnosis and presentation of stroke. The module also includes a case and post-module questions.

Educational objectives: 
  1. The students will be able to compare and contrast hemorrhagic, thrombotic, and embolic strokes.
  2. The students will be able to identify stroke risk factors.
  3. The students will be able to evaluate a stroke patient.
  4. The students will be able to develop an appropriate treatment plan for a stroke patient.
  5. The students will be able to achieve 80% on post-module questions.
Date posted: 
Wed, 08/12/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 05/30/2012
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
and . Stroke Web Module. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/212

Parkinson's Disease Web Module

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
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Abstract: 

Educational web module focusing on the diagnosis and presentation of Parkinson's Disease. The module also includes a case and post-module questions.

Educational objectives: 
  1. The students will be able to recognize the cardinal features of Parkinson's Disease.
  2. The students will be able to diagnose the parkinsonian gait from the video clip.
Date posted: 
Wed, 08/12/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 05/30/2012
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
and . Parkinson's Disease Web Module. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/212

Geriatric Neurology Web Module for Third-Year Neurology Clerkship

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Other Learning Resource Type: 
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Abstract: 

This web-module series was created for third-year medical students on the neurology clerkship to teach them about ten geriatric neurology topics: Parkinson's disease, stroke, dementia, delirium, peripheral neuropathy, neck/back pain, sleep disorders, temporal arteritis, cranial nerve disorders, and localization of a lesion. A case and post-module questions are provided for each topic.

Educational objectives: 
  1. The students will be able to evaluate patients with neck and back pain.
  2. The students will be able to identify spinal root innervation of upper and lower extremity reflexes.
  3. The students will be able to map myotomal innervation of major muscles in the upper and lower extremities.
  4. The students will be able to describe signs and symptoms of temporal arteritis.
  5. The students will be able to outline appropriate treatment for a patient with temporal arteritis.
  6. The students will be able to localize major neurological deficits.
  7. The students will be able to recognize the cardinal features of Parkinson's Disease.
  8. The students will be able to diagnose the parkinsonian gait from the video clip.
  9. The students will be able to compare and contrast hemorrhagic, thrombotic, and embolic strokes.
  10. The students will be able to identify stroke risk factors.
  11. The students will be able to evaluate a stroke patient.
  12. The students will be able to develop an appropriate treatment plan for a stroke patient.
  13. The students will be able to describe the physical examination findings in a patient with peripheral neuropathy.
  14. The students will be able to outline an appropriate treatment plan for a patient with peripheral neuropathy.
  15. The students will be able to compare and contrast Alzheimer's disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, frontotemporal dementia, vascular dementia, normal pressure hydrocephalus, Creutzfeldt-Jakob (CJD), and Wernicke’s encephalopathy.
  16. The students will be able to outline appropriate treatment for a patient with dementia.
  17. The students will be able to identify physical signs associated with cranial nerve disorders.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Prior to initiation of the web-module, 20 medical students in the neurology clerkship were taught using a standard didactic lecture series. These students were administered a pre- and post-test questionnaire to assess their knowledge of the geriatric neurology topics. After implementation of the web-module, the geriatric neurology topics were no longer included in the didactic lecture series. Instead this information was provided only through the web-module. While post-test scores between the two curricula were not significantly different, knowledge of geriatric neurology did improve through use of both geriatric neurology didactic lectures and web-module presentation of these topics. Therefore, the geriatric neurology web-module appears to be an effective means of educating third-year medical students in geriatric neurology topics.

This educational web module provides a case and post-module questions for each of the following topics:

  • The evaluation, localization, and treatment of neck and back pain
  • The evaluation and treatment of temporal arteritis
  • The localization of neurologic deficits
  • The diagnosis and presentation of Parkinson's Disease
  • The diagnosis and presentation of stroke
  • The evaluation and treatment of peripheral neuropathy
  • The evaluation and treatment of a patient with dementia
  • The evaluation of cranial nerve disorders
  • The evaluation of and risk factors for delirium
  • Common causes of sleep disturbances
Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

A study was performed to evaluate the effectiveness of the web module in educating third-year medical students regarding geriatric neurology topics. The above abstract was submitted, accepted for presentation, and presented at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA in April 2009 and at the American Geriatric Society meeting in Chicago, IL in April 2009.

Date posted: 
Wed, 08/12/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 05/30/2012
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Suggested Citation:
and . Geriatric Neurology Web Module for Third-Year Neurology Clerkship. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/212

Vitamin B-12: New Understanding and Approach to an Old Problem

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
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Abstract: 

This PowerPoint presentation describes vitamin B12 deficiency, diagnosis and treatment. The animation helps to explain the complicated steps of absorption.

Educational objectives: 
  • Increase the comfort level of diagnosing Vitamin B-12 deficiency
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Laboratory tests
  • Understand the effects of Vitamin B-12 on tissues
  • Understand the complicated pathway of absorption
  • Become familiar with the various treatment options
Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

Hamrick, I. “Vitamin B-12 deficiency in the elderly; A new look at deficiency and treatment.” Family Practice Recertification June 2003;25(6):17-20

Date posted: 
Wed, 03/31/2010
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 07/09/2012
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Suggested Citation:
Vitamin B-12: New Understanding and Approach to an Old Problem. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2010 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/212

Delirium in Older Patients: An Online Case-Based Curriculum

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Other Learning Resource Type: 
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Abstract: 

An interactive, multimedia online curriculum that teaches delirium. Using the virtual patient Mrs. Casimira Rivera, important teaching points are illustrated. Learners complete two modules that focus on the diagnosis, evaluation, and management of delirium. Prior to starting each individual module, learners watch video clips and read mock charts describing the patient’s complaints. The modules consist of didactic teaching PowerPoint slides alternating with multiple-choice questions designed to reinforce key concepts. Answers given to these questions are not graded. Copyright 2006, Trustees of Boston University

Educational objectives: 

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At the end of the online curriculum, the learner will be able to:</p>

<ul>
<li>
Make a diagnosis of delirium · Identify predisposing and precipitating risk factors of delirium</li>
<li>
Recognize delirium in its hypoactive presentation as well as its agitated, hyperactive presentation</li>
<li>
Choose evaluation that is needed to better refine the differential diagnosis of delirium, including additional history, physical exam and lab testing</li>
<li>
Develop treatment and management approaches to delirium in the hospitalized older patient</li>
</ul>

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Intended Audience:

  • Fourth year medical students who are completing a required Geriatrics rotation.
  • Also appropriate for third year medical students during their third year Medicine clerkship.

Instructor Responsibility: Course instructors or rotation directors should be available to learners for questions regarding the content of this online curriculum.

Required Resources:

  1. RealPlayer, to view the videos
  2. PowerPoint

Procedures for Implementation:

  1. To use the curriculum, you will need to have a program called RealPlayer installed on your computer. Download it for FREE by visiting this website: www.real.com.
  2. Visit our website: http://www.bu.edu/geriatrics/casimiracase/
  3. Learner instructions and links to video clips, mock charts, and PowerPoint Modules A and B are located on this website.
  4. Learners should complete all components of Modules A and B.
  5. If instructors choose to grade completion of the modules as a clerkship exercise, BU has a 10-question quiz consisting of multiple choice and true-false items.

At BU, we require students to complete modules A and B by the end of the first week of their required fourth year geriatrics clerkship. On the last day of week 1, students are administered this paper quiz in a proctored setting. To receive a passing grade for the exercise, students must answer 7 out of 10 questions correctly (i.e. at least 70% correct). We give students an unlimited opportunity to retake this quiz (and redo the online curriculum) if they do not pass it on the initial attempt. If you would like a copy of the quiz, please contact Dr. Serena Chao at serena.chao@bmc.org

Relationship to Other Educational Materials: This tool was designed to be a stand-alone curriculum in delirium. However, clerkship directors may use it as an adjunctive teaching resource. For example, it may be used as a supplement to existing delirium lectures or as a preparatory tool for small group case discussions.

Assessment of Learners: After learners complete the online curriculum, instructors may choose to administer a 10-question quiz consisting of multiple choice and true/false questions. Please see item 5 in “Procedures for Implementation”.

Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

Chao S, Brett B, Wiecha J, Norton L, Doyle J, Ackerman K, Cao X, Levine SA. Comparison of Online Curriculum to Lecture Format in Teaching Delirium to 4th-Year Medical Students. J Am Geriatr Soc 2007; 55:S182 (accepted for poster presentation, Presidential Poster Session, 2007 American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Seattle, Washington).

Date posted: 
Wed, 06/03/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Fri, 06/01/2012
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Delirium in Older Patients: An Online Case-Based Curriculum. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/212

Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Step1 Prep Series: No. 100--The Crazy Burned Man

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
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Abstract: 

The Step1 Test Prep Series was created by second-year students at the Texas Tech School of Medicine in Lubbock as a project of the MS2 Aging Block of Systems Disorders II. It was developed as part of the Reynolds Geriatrics Podcast series, which is supported in part by an Aging and Quality of Life grant from the D.W. Reynolds Foundation. The episodes in this series are based on questions that have geriatrics content and patient vignettes from the 2009 Step1 Sample Exam, available from http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseri....

Educational objectives: 

The second-year medical student studying for the Step1 exam should be able to:

  • Explain the mental changes that can occur with aging - List the presenting signs of delirium
  • Differentiate between the onset of delirium and other disorders such as paranoid personality disorder and schizophrenia
  • List the common causes of delirium in hospitalized elderly patients
Date posted: 
Fri, 08/07/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 01/22/2013
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Suggested Citation:
, , , , , , , , , , and . Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatrics Step1 Prep Series: No. 100--The Crazy Burned Man. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/212

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