Interprofessional Geriatrics Curriculum (IPGC) (COVID-19)


Provide an interdisciplinary geriatric experience for teams of USC interprofessional students to include: medicine, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, psychology, and social work students. The goal is for students to work in teams that include up to 7 students. Each IP team meeting is facilitated by an IP faculty mentor and is followed by a brief lecture on the fundamentals of geriatric care. Each student will also be paired with an older adult resident from one of our community housing sites. This year due to the COVID-19 restrictions teams will meet individually by phone or virtual platform with their older adult partner once per week for up to 30 minutes for the duration of the program. Students will utilize the skills and assessment tools learned in the lectures and team meetings with their older adult partner during their weekly meetings.  The program’s overarching goal is for students to work together across disciplines to learn how collaborative practice supports healthy aging.

Current Schedule

2021-2022 IPGC Session Dates

OrientationSeptember 10, 2021 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Session # 1October 8, 20212:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Session # 2November 5, 20212:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Session # 3December 3, 2021 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Session # 4February 4, 20222:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wrap-upFebruary 18, 2022 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Student Survey

We’d like to encourage all of our students to participate in a study about interprofessional education. You will be receiving an invitation to complete an online survey both before and after your time in one of our GWEP programs (IPGC, SSPP, or GAP). If you do not receive a link to the survey, please contact Erin Thayer at Participation is voluntary, but we want to help make sure that everyone has a chance to participate and for your voice to be heard.


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Helpful videos

Curriculum and Program Information


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a. USC Virtual Code of Conduct
b. Reflection form word filefillable FPD
c. My story

Session 1:

Video recordMental Health PowerPointPharmacology PowerPoint

a. PHQ 9
b. GAD-7
c. DeJong Gierveld Loneliness Scale
d. Beers criteria

Session 2:

Video recordNutrition PowerPointMentation PowerPointElder Abuse PowerPoint

a. Elder Mistreatment
b. Mentation
c. Nutrition

Session 3:

Video recordHome & Community ResourcesOral Health PowerPointPharmacy resources PowerPointConclusion Slide

a. Community Resources
b. Oral health
c. Pharmacy Resources

Session 4:

Video record 1Video record 2Safety and Aging in the Home PowerPoint Considerations for Healthy Aging PowerPointPhysical Function & Home Safety PowerPoint

Wrap Up

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