Course: Medical and Health Care Psychology

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Course title Medical and Health Care Psychology
Course code HUM/PB051
Organizational form of instruction Exercise + Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
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
  • Vévodová Šárka, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Marečková Marie, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
The programme is aimed to the development basic skills of the students to understand psychological aspects of patients reaction to the illness and basic psychological care about the patient. It consist of lectures about defend mechanisms and reactions to the illness and of practice and workshops about psychological leading of the patients.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Demonstration
Learning outcomes
Overview of main points of nurse and medical psychology. Extending important knowledges for proffesional manage of demanding situation.
Ability of orientation in demanding situation and manage communication with patient who has non-standard behavior or emotion.
Sufficient level of personal maturity, friendliness, empathy
HUM/PA011 and HUM/PB012

Assessment methods and criteria
Mark, Student performance

Attendance in seminars and practicals, seminar paper.
Recommended literature
  • Baštecký, J., Šavlík, J., Šimek, J. (1993). Psychosomatická medicína. Praha: Grada.
  • Bouchal, M. (1981). Lékařská psychologie. Praha: Avicenum.
  • Hárdi, I. (1972). Psychologie péče o nemocného. Praha: Avicenum.
  • Jobánková, M. (1996). Vybrané problémy psychologie zdravotnické činnosti. Brno: IDVZP.
  • Mastiliaková, D. (1999). Holistické přístupy v péči o zdraví. IDVPZ Brno.
  • Mohapl, P. (1993). Úvod do psychologie zdraví a nemoci. Olomouc.
  • VYMĚTAL, J. (1999). Lékařská psychologie. Praha : Psychoanal. nakl.

Study plans that include the course
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