Course: Health Law

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Course title Health Law
Course code CPV/KPP
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Tomoszek Maxim, JUDr. PhD.
  • Wittnerová Bronislava, JUDr.
Course content
1. Basics of medical law on national and international level 2. Legal relationships and responsibility in heath care 3. Lege artis procedure, Health care standards 4. Informed consent, Heath care refusal, Revers 5. Personal data protection and health care, Confidentiality, Medical records 6. Rights of patients in model situations, Patient's compensation, Immaterial damage

Learning activities and teaching methods
Activating (Simulations, Games, Dramatization)
Learning outcomes
This course introduces students to basic elements of medical law in the Czech Republic from the patient's point of view. Interdisciplinarity of the course is provided by participation of students from other faculties of Palacký University. The course uses practical form of education based on active approach of students, solving case studies, managed discussions and individual student work so that graduates are well-prepared to model situations that are likely to occur in their practice. The subject innovation has been supported by the project Support of Interdisciplinary studies and Study Programmes Innovations at Palacký University in Olomouc, CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0091.
In this subject, students will link theoretical knowledge of different areas of law and other sciences to get better understanding of functioning of health care in practice. They will develop professional skills such as analysis and problem solving, drafting legal documents, communication with a client and others.
There are no pre-requisites for this subject.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance

Colloquy is obtained based on active participation of the student in the practical part of the subject and development of appropriate knowledge and skills. The student is required to work with the learning objects, which have been created for the concrete subject and are available for authorized students in LMS EDIS.
Recommended literature
  • Buriánek, J. (2005). Lékařské tajemství, zdravotnická dokumentace a související právní otázky.. Praha, Lindfe.
  • Candigliota, Z., Červená, K., Kopalová, M., Zahumenský, D. (2009). Jak být pacientem v České republice a zachovat si důstojnost : medicínské právo v otázkách a odpovědích.. Brno, Liga lidských práv.
  • Doležal, A., Doležal, T. (2007). Ochrana práv pacienta ve zdravotnictví. Praha, Linde.
  • Mach, J. a kol. (2005). Zdravotnictví a právo. Komentované předpisy. Praha, LexisNexis.
  • Mach, J. (2006). Medicína a právo. Praha, C. H. Beck.
  • Těšínová, J., Žďárek, R., Policar, R. (2011). Medicínské právo. C. H. Beck, Praha.

Study plans that include the course
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