Geriatric medicine or Geriatrics is a specialty that focuses on the health care of people aged 65 and over who usually have more than one age-related condition.
Common age-related diseases- Dementia, Osteoarthritis, Parkinson’s disease and Osteoporosis
Relevant treatments and medications
Health professionals involved
Important medical terminology (including Latin and Greek Root words)
Interpreters at all levels of knowledge of clinical medicine who are interested in gaining basic understanding of Geriatrics.
Interpreters who are preparing for NAATI Certified Specialist Health Interpreter (CSHI) Test
Interpreters who are pursuing to become a healthcare interpreter.
Dr Bee Yen Ooi (MBBS)
Dr Bee Yen Ooi graduated with a MBBS from Peking University Health Science Centre in 2007 and has successfully passed Medical Qualifying Exams in China, Malaysia and Australia. Dr Bee Yen is a registered Medical Doctor with Ministry of Health, Malaysia since 2009 and is eligible for registration as a medical practitioner in Australia. With more than 10 years of clinical experience she has a special interest in diagnostic radiology and teaching.
Some common age-related health problems- Dementia, Osteoarthritis, Parkinson’s disease and Osteoporosis.
The names and utility of common investigations, medications and health professionals in relation to the geriatric medicine.
Easy ways to remember relevant medical terminology in geriatric medicine.
Provide high quality and professional interpreting of complex and specialised spoken language from the health domain.
Understand, remember and recall relevant medical terminology efficiently.
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