Course: Medical Psychology

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Course title Medical Psychology
Course code HUM/RB012
Organizational form of instruction Exercise + Seminar
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
  • 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
To improve social skills used in communication with patients, to extend and deepen knowledge needed for understanding various patients reactions.
Ability of orientation in basic demanding situations maintenance interview and partly correct behaviour of patients or their relates.

Assessment methods and criteria
Mark, Student performance

Active involvement, case interpretation.
Recommended literature
  • Baštecká, Bohumila; Mach, Jan a kol. (2015). Klinická psychologie. Praha, Portál.
  • Bouček, J. (2002). Psychoterapie. Olomouc: VUP.
  • Praško, J. a kol. (2010). Psychické problémy u somaticky nemocných a základy lékařské psychologie. Olomouc: VUP.
  • Susan Ayers, Richard de Visser. (2015). Psychologie v medicíně. Praha, Grada.
  • Šárka Ježorská. (2014). Základy zdravotnické psychologie. Olomouc.
  • Vymětal, J. (2003). Základy lékařské psychologie. Portál.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Health Sciences Physiotherapy (2011) Health service 1 Summer