Epidemiology of Ageing

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What you'll learn

Geriatrics is a branch of medicine which deals with health, aging, lifestyle, morbidities, etc of elderly people and their well-being. Over the past century, truly remarkable changes have been observed in the health of older persons and these have strongly impacted society and lifestyle. read more »»

This can be attributed to advances in medicine and control of infections. The growth of the older population is due to a general increase in the overall population size. As more people are living until advanced old age, the demographic changes imply much more than just an increase in chronic morbidity.

Geriatric epidemiology approaches these challenges by studying the health, functional status, and quality of life of representative populations of individuals. This course helps you to understand in detail the epidemiology of aging, what is aging, and how it affects the health in various countries.

Who should attend?

  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses
  • Life science graduates
  • Physicians practicing Alternative Medicine (AYUSH)

Key concepts covered include:

An overview of

  • Epidemiology of aging
  • What is aging and how it affects health in various countries


Dr. O.P. Sharma

Sr. Consultant at Geriatric Medicine, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi and Emeritus Clinical Tutor at Apollo Hospitals Educational and Research Foundation.


DR. O. P. Sharma is the Sr. Consultant of Geriatric Medicine at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi. He is the General Secretary of the Geriatric Society of India. He is a National Professor of Geriatrics. Dr. Sharma holds the position of Editor for Principles & Practices in Geriatric Medicine 2015, Chief Editor of Indian Journal of Geriatric Care, and Course Director cum Editor: AKN Sinha Institute – Geriatric Course. He also served in the positions as Editor of Indian Recommendations for Vaccination in Older Adults 2015, Core Committee Member of International Council on Adult Immunization – USA, Expert Group Member Geriatrics: Indian Council of Medical & Research, Expert Committee Member – Haj Vaccination initiatives – Malaysia 2015, Medscape “Pneumococcal Disease –A toxic Mix” Munich Germany 2013, Expert Committee Member of South East Asia Pneumococcal meet – Hong Kong 2013, Invited Speaker at World Anti-Ageing Conference held at Las Vegas, USA during 2007.

For: intermediates

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