There is so much information that you need to know and memorise in medical school. Therefore, I believe that it is really important to have notes that are concise which summarise all the key aspects that you need to know to save time and be efficient - nothing more and nothing less. Here are my handwritten electronic notes that I made using different sources including lectures, books and research. They are the exact notes that I used to pass and score highly during my second year of medical scool. I hope you find them as a useful addition to your own notes and hopefully you will achieve the same :) 


These are the topics covered:

  • Sociology of ageing
  • Key neurotransmitters glutamate and GABA
  • Key neurotransmitters dopamine and Ach
  • Mechanisms of ageing
  • Introduction to parkinsons disease
  • Pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease
  • Drug and other treatment for Parkinson’s disease
  • Medicines in older peopl
  • Osteoperosis and metabolic bone diseas
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Crystal arthritis
  • Age and inflammatio
  • Introduction to dementi
  • Neuropathology of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Falls
  • Malnutrition in older people
  • Mouth care for the ageing patient
  • Microbiome and ageing
  • Intrinsic size and frailty
  • The science of continence and why you should care
  • Comprehensive geriatric assessment - what you need to know


These notes were written to my best of knowledge during medical school. Please do not use them as an alternative to your own medical curriculum or to what you have been taught.


Medicine Year 2 Notes - Ageing Module Only