Physiology of Ageing

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  • Lectures
    1 Video
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    55 students
  • Sample Certificate

What you'll learn

Aging is a progressive physiological degeneration that begins from conception and continues as long we live and this can affect the natural physiological process of organs and organ systems in different ways. read more »»

It is vital for clinicians to know the health status, physiology while treating the elderly since they need to be carefully examined by taking necessary precautions while diagnosing and treating, prescribing drugs, and interventional treatment procedures. All organs undergo a certain amount of degeneration during aging and its difficult to predict while examining the elderly. This course helps you to understand the physiological changes during aging, precautions to be taken while diagnosing in the elderly, changes secondary to normal aging, and a lot more to upgrade your knowledge.

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

  • Physiological changes during aging
  • Precautions to be taken while diagnosing in elderly
  • Changes secondary to normal aging


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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