Course: Patient's Rights Legal Clinic

« Back
Course title Patient's Rights Legal Clinic
Course code CPV/NKPP
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
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. Medical law from the human rights perspective (right to health care, privacy, physical integrity and others) 3. Lege artis procedure, Health care standards 4. Informed consent, Health care refusal 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
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training)
  • Semestral Work - 24 hours per semester
  • Attendace - 24 hours per semester
  • Homework for Teaching - 24 hours per semester
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. Practical element of the course consists of answering inquiries from the web-based advice service of League of Human Rights and semestral project dedicated to a practical issue.
Students who have completed this course will gain the knowledge necessary to understand the features of law.
The completion of this course is not conditioned upon completion of any other courses.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance

In order to pass the course, students are required to actively participate in class and to successfully complete the practical elements of the course.
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.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Law Law (2010) Law, legal and public administration proceeding 4 Summer
Faculty of Law Law (2010) Law, legal and public administration proceeding 3 Summer