University Claude Bernard Lyon, Eudipharm

Medicines Development in a Geriatric Population (Elective Module 7)

Practical Information

Commencing Date:
Lyon France

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Scholarship Possibilities:

University Claude Bernard Lyon, Eudipharm

University Accreditation: Yes

Centre of Excellence


This elective module covers topics related to medicines development in older patients.


1. Evaluate the barriers & opportunities for developing medicines in a geriatric population. 2. Differentiate between younger & older adults in developing medicines. 3. Consider the regulatory, legal & ethical requirements for medicines development in the geriatric population. 4. Critically assess the barriers to treatment adherence in older adults. 5. Describe pharmacokinetic & pharmacodynamic changes as people get older. 6. Calculate the adequate starting dose for this population. 7. Assess the long-term benefits of medicines taken by the elderly. 8. Describe the methodological aspects of implementing clinical trials and post-marketing studies in this population. 9. Outline the specific aspects of pharmacovigilance in the elderly. 10. Outline the role of Patient & Volunteer Associations.

Covered Areas

Scientific Areas

PK/PD modelling

Therapeutic Areas

- Ageing - Cardiovascular disorders - Haematology and oncology

IMI Standards

  • A predefined set of teaching objectives, leading to defined learning outcomes
  • Assessment of the students' achievement in accordance with the agreed learning outcomes of the training offered
  • A system for collecting, assessing and addressing feedback from learners, teachers, technical / administrative staff and programme / course / module managers
  • Availability of appropriate and regularly reviewed reference material (e.g. published articles, links, book chapters, scripts, etc)
  • Defined and transparent admission criteria
  • Quality assurance of teaching staff
  • Regular review of the QA/QC process and demonstration that the training is further developed in light of this review
  • The facilities, infrastructure, leadership and competences available for the support of student learning
  • University accreditation OR a system for approving, monitoring and reviewing the training offered