Updating curriculum on elderly care

The fields of geriatrics and gerontology (healthcare for the elderly) are not included in the curriculum of the Faculty of Medicine or other universities in Albania. As a result, medical students and recent graduates have limited training on ageing, the needs of the elderly, and geriatric healthcare.

In this context, the Government of Albania has approved a Plan of Action for Aging 2021-2024, which aims, among other things, to develop capacities for training in geriatrics. The Project has joined these efforts by offering:

– Support to the Faculty of Medicine for the development of a specific training module on geriatrics and gerontology within the existing postgraduate training cycles.
– Support for the educators who will be involved in teaching geriatrics/gerontology through the supply of textbooks, activities such as “Train the Trainer,” etc.