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Atypical Presentation of COVID in the Elderly

Online Course: Atypical Presentation of COVID in the Elderly

Effectively manage the ternary medical crisis of frail, elderly and COVID

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Course instructor:

Scott Buxton

An advanced practice physiotherapist specialising in frailty.

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The COVID pandemic has affected people of all ages, but 75 percent of the proven cases of coronavirus have been in the frail population. Frailty is a complex and multisystem syndrome that is distinct from ageing. COVID-19 disproportionately affects older people living with frailty - it is even described in the literature as an accelerated frailty process. Understanding and recognising the atypical presentation of COVID in the frail, elderly population is key to early intervention and successful rehabilitation.


The purpose of this course is to introduce COVID-19 symptoms in frail and elderly populations to guide early diagnosis and multimodal, multidisciplinary interventions.


This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

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This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

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