Geriatric Assessment

This toolkit contains resources for teaching learners how to conduct a geriatric assessment. It contains introductory material appropriate for undergraduate and graduate level learners.

James Pacala, MD, MS authored this toolkit. He is a Professor and Head of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota.

This toolkit contains two components: a Learner Module and a compendium of Teaching and Learning Resources.


The Learner Module is designed for students. It is a digital, interactive learning activity. To assign the module to students, instructors can click on the Learner Module icon to the left and copy the URL into their teaching documents for their learners to access. The module is free and accessible to all.

Note: When accessing the learner module, some users may wish to use the CTRL/Command + or – function to adjust the size of the text on their screen.



The compendium of Teaching and Learning Resources is designed for instructors. It includes a list of current readings, clinical guidelines, additional (optional) case studies, and links to assessment tools, health professional organizations, patient advocacy organizations, patient education materials, and other resources on the topic. Many of the resources are also available in the Learner Module so that students can learn of them. Instructors can select the resources that work best for their learners and embed them into their course materials.



Toolkit created February 2021.