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JIMENEZ DIAZ, M.ª del Carmen et al. Ageing, the forgotten course in Spanish university: the iceberg type of negligence?. Gerokomos [online]. 2011, vol.22, n.1, pp.8-12. ISSN 1134-928X.

Population aging has conditioned most of the professional activity of many graduates of different degrees, to be conducted in older people. In its unintended side, abandoning the elderly, such as type of abuse, may be due to inadequate knowledge (defined as the professional skill), so the training stage of the race of great importance in meeting the university mission. Thus, all the professionals who develop their professional activity with older should have knowledge in gerontology to enable them to obtain at each moment the best possible results. Methodology: descriptive analysis of the curricula of degree programs in Nursing, Medicine, Physiotherapy, Social Work, Occupational Therapy and Science of Physical Activity and Sport. Conclusions: except in Nursing and Occupational Therapy, the other university degrees offered no core subjects related to aging.

Keywords : Aging; professional education; malpractice; professional negligence.

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