Course: Geriatrics

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Course title Geriatrics
Course code KAZ/GER
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Tutorial
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Resl Vladimír, Prof. MUDr. CSc.
  • Reichertová Stanislava, Mgr.
Course content
Lectures: 1. General Introduction - Definition of gerontology, geriatrics, old age, aging, age division. 2. Characteristics of the senior population, the principles of healthy aging. 3. Body signs of aging and mental signs of aging, adaptation, biological and psychological age. 4th pathophysiological changes in old age, the risk geriatric patients, geriatric syndromes. 5. Specific features of diseases and clinical traits in old age, polymorbidity. Pharmacotherapy in old age. 6. Principles of communication with geriatric patients. 7. Health and social services for seniors in the country. 8. The system of palliative care for the elderly in the country. 9. Strategy patient care Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. 10th Strategies care of patients with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Exercises: 1. Introduction. Entering seminary work. Specifics of nursing care in geriatrics. 2nd Excursion Hospice sv. Lazarus in Pilsen. 3. Nursing care for the elderly in an emergency care. 4. Excursion Senior residence terraces. 5th Dying and death, palliative care for the elderly. 6. Presentation of seminar papers students. 7. Presentation of seminar papers students. 8. Presentation of seminar papers students. 9. Presentation of seminar papers students. 10th Evaluation of the subject credit.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Practicum
  • Contact hours - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 32 hours per semester
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
A graduate will gain skills in nursing of geriatric patients including providing of urgent care for these individuals.
teaching methods
assessment methods
Oral exam
Seminar work
Individual presentation at a seminar
Recommended literature
  • časopis. Geriatrie a gerontologie.
  • ČERVEN, R., TOPINKOVÁ, E. Geriatrie: novelizace 2014. Praha ČLS JEP, 2014.
  • EYBL, V., ČERNÁ, P. Základy geriatrické farmakologie. Praha, Karolinum, 2008.
  • Haškovcová, H. Fenomén stáří. Praha : Havlíček Brain Team, 2010. ISBN 978-80-87109-19-9.
  • Jarošová, Darja. Péče o seniory. Vyd. 1. Ostrava : Ostravská univerzita, 2006. ISBN 80-7368-110-2.
  • Kalvach, Zdeněk. Geriatrické syndromy a geriatrický pacient. Vyd. 1. Praha : Grada, 2008. ISBN 978-80-247-2490-4.
  • Kalvach, Zdeněk; Onderková, Alice. Stáří : pojetí geriatrického pacienta a jeho problémů v ošetřovatelské praxi. Praha : Galén, 2006. ISBN 80-7262-455-5.
  • KUBEŠOVÁ, H. Vybrané klinické stavy u seniorů: úskalí diagnostiky a terapie. Praha Mladá fronta, 2015.
  • Kubešová, Matějovská. Akutní stavy v geriatrii 1. vyd.. Praha: Galén, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7262-620-5.
  • Schuler, Matthias; Oster, Peter. Geriatrie od A do Z pro sestry. 1. české vyd. Praha : Grada, 2010. ISBN 978-80-247-3013-4.
  • Sláma, Ondřej,; Kabelka, Ladislav,; Vorlíček, Jiří. Paliativní medicína pro praxi. 1. vyd. Praha : Galén, 2007. ISBN 978-80-7262-505-5.
  • Topinková, E. Geriatrie pro praxi. Praha: Galén, 2005. ISBN 80-7262-365-6.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Health Care Studies Health Rescuer (2016) Health service 3 Summer