University of Michigan Medical School
The Geriatric Functional Assessment Standardized Patient Instructor: Medical Student Manual is used as a reference for the GFA SPI at the University of Michigan Medical School. The manual provides medical students at all levels with focused instruction and references for assessment tools and communication skills used to assess mobility, cognition, and affective disorders in older patients.
Learners should be able to: 1. List the basic activities of daily living and independent activities of daily living. 2. Identify assessment tools useful in detecting impairment in mobility, cognitive impairment, and affective disorders in geriatric patients. 3. List the steps necessary to perform the Timed Up and Go Test, the Mini-Cog screen for dementia, and the Two Question Depression Screening Tool. 4. Identify communication problems in geriatric patients, and strategies to improve communication.