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Geriatrics and Gerontology - PZTV246C
Title: Geriatrics and Gerontology
Guaranteed by: Department of Adapted Physical Education and Sport Medicine (51-300300)
Faculty: Faculty of Physical Education and Sport
Actual: from 2023
Semester: winter
Points: 0
E-Credits: 1
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:1/0, C [HT]
Extent per academic year: 14 [hours]
Capacity: 16 / unknown (15)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
Key competences:  
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
priority enrollment if the course is part of the study plan
Guarantor: PhDr. Klára Daďová, Ph.D.
MUDr. Simona Majorová
Teacher(s): PhDr. Klára Daďová, Ph.D.
MUDr. Simona Majorová
Classification: Sport and Physical Education > Biomedicine Subjects
In complex incompatibility with: PFYZ219C
Annotation -
This subject aims to provide a general knowledge of geriatrics and gerontology. Students should obtain knowledge about basic problems and frequent diseases of old age.
Last update: Majorová Simona, MUDr. (30.09.2019)
Aim of the course

The aim of the course is to provide students with a brief overview of the field of geriatrics and gerontology and to highlight the differences in the approach and care of the elderly patient. Students should gain an understanding of the basic problems and the most common diseases of old age. They should also know the benefits and risks of physical activity.

Learning outcomes

Student/Graduate of the course:

- define old age and ageing, describe current demographic trends

- define geriatrics as a medical discipline

- characterise involutional changes in the body

- describe the specificities of morbidity in the elderly

- explain the concept of geriatric syndromes and list geriatric syndromes

- list the most common diseases of the elderly and describe their symptoms and course

- list the specifics and benefits of physical activity and the most common contraindications to physical activity in the elderly

Last update: Majorová Simona, MUDr. (31.08.2023)
Literature -


FERRINI, A., FERRINI, R. Health in later years. 4th ed. McGraw-Hill College, 2007, ISBN 13: 9780697294456

HAM, R. et al: Ham's Primary Care Geriatrics, 6th ed. Saunders, 2013. 672 p. ISBN 978-0-323-08936-4

BLUNDELL, Adrian a Adam GORDON. Geriatric medicine at a glance. Malden, MA: John Wiley & Sons, 2015. ISBN isbn978-1-118-59764-4.

Last update: Majorová Simona, MUDr. (30.09.2019)
Requirements to the exam

Requiremnts for credits:

- completion of intermediate tasks
- power-point presentation on given-topic
- written test

Last update: Majorová Simona, MUDr. (10.10.2022)


1. Introduction, definition of geriatrics and gerontology. Biological, psychological and social ageing. Demographic trends. Theories of ageing, morbidity, mortality.

2. Somatic evolutional changes in particular organ systems and their influence on physical activity of elderly. Practical experience wearing geronto-dress (simulation of changes in older age).

3. Geriatric medicine. The most important diseases of older age (cardiovascular, metabolic and oncological disorders. Polymorbidity.

4. Geriatric syndromes (nutritional disorders, incontinence, thermoregulation, sleeping disorders, instability, dizziness and falls, pain, pressure ulcers). Impairment of locomotor system.

5. Psychology and psychopathology of older age. Dementia. Gastrointestinal and urogenital diseases.

6. Nutrition in older age and prevention of non-communicable diseases. Physical activity in older age.

7. Specific exercise programs (for incontinence prevention, after joint replacement, in fall prevention etc.). Exercise examples.

Last update: Daďová Klára, PhDr., Ph.D. (15.06.2020)
Learning resources

Presentations available in MOODLE1:   
In case of on-line lectures: in MS Teams - students will receive accurate information by e-mail before the start of the course
Link: 8z8o5zj

Last update: Majorová Simona, MUDr. (10.10.2023)
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