The H-GEC offers a variety of courses and programs to meet the needs of interdisciplinary health care practitioners, students, and faculty. Education and training topics may include basic care of frail elders, memory issues, dementia, mental health and behavior management, caregiver issues, oral health, medical management, ethics, elder abuse and mistreatment, and disaster preparedness.

Baby Boomer Imperative is our 40-hour certificate program with 27 hours of onsite training and 13 hours of online training, all with CEUs.

Goal: Overall goal is to increase knowledge and skills in geriatrics/gerontology.
When: Onsite programs occur one Friday per month for four months. Participants may receive CEUs for completing one or more of the day modules. Two course cycles per year.
Certificate:Only those who complete all 40 hours of training will receive a certificate.
Audience:The recommended audience is health and social service professionals interested in geriatrics/gerontology.

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Certificate of Excellence in Geriatrics is a 160-hour certificate program for faculty who teach health professional students. The programs consists of three segments:

  • Didactic Learning (40 hours with CEUs) – Participants are enrolled in Baby Boomer Imperative: Working Together to Care for the Aging Population.
  • Experiential Learning (40 hours)
  • Mentored Project (80 hours)
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Essentials of Geriatric Care is a one-day course, offering CME and continuing education credit for nursing, speech and language pathology, and physical therapy.

Goal: Overall goal is to increase knowledge of best geriatric practices, with an emphasis on pathophysiology, medication management, and complex patient management.
When: The next Saturday course offering will be held in the fall of 2014.
Audience: The recommended audience is physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, physical and occupational therapists, speech/language pathologists and dentists. All health professionals are welcome

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Demystifying dementia are 1-8 hour courses on Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias. The courses are developed and designed specifically for the audiences requesting the presentation. These presentations can be provided to organization, professional groups and the lay community. Here are a few examples:

  • Demystifying Dementia for Dental Professionals (4 hour course)
  • Demystifying Dementia for Law Enforcement Professionals (4 hour course)
  • Demystifying Dementia for Nursing Professionals ( 4 hour course)

These programs are developed and presented at no cost. Please contact Dr. Kathleen Pace Murphy at 713-500-3802 or at to discuss your dementia educational needs.

This is a free educational online video workshop consisting of seven lessons funded by the HRSA grant (#UB4HP19058) sponsored by the Houston GEC.  Lessons are presented by interprofessional geriatric experts from the University of Texas Health Science Center, the University of Houston, and Texas Woman’s University. There is no sign up necessary for the course videos, simply a sign in sheet associated with each video. The sign in information will be kept confidential and serves as a video counter for our record keeping purposes.

Note that it is best to use Safari or Chrome browsers to access the online video lessons.


Videos will be made available in our Online Video Education Library

What To Expect after Registering

Videos Expected January 2015.

This page last updated on: March 31, 2015