Course: Child Biology and Hygiene

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Course title Child Biology and Hygiene
Course code KAZ/BDZV1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
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
Lecturer(s)
  • Zemánek Petr, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Ontogenetic development, divisions of ontogenesis. 2. Prenatal development: fertilization, ovulum development following fertilization. Embryo and foetus development during individual months of pregnancy. Functions of placenta. 3. Pregnancy (full-term and mature foetus). Parturition (stages of labour), signs of full-term foetus. 4. The effect of negative external factors on the development of embryo and foetus during pregnancy (the effect of teratogenic factors). 5. Characteristics of somatic development of an individual in newborn, infant, toddler and preschool age. School readiness. 6. School age. Division of school age. Characteristics of younger school age. Older school age (puberty), main physical changes during puberty, factors impacting the onset of puberty, hormonal control of puberty, pubertal growth spurt. Puberty in girls. Puberty in boys. Secondary sexual characteristics. 7. Characteristics of adolescence, adulthood and old age. Causes of aging. 8. Biological age. Term definition, relation between biological and chronological age. Methods for diagnosing biological age in children, practical use. 9. Factors affecting growth. Genetic and environmental factors, affecting growth. Patterns of physical growth, 10. An overview of growth disorders. The causes of excessive growth (physiological variants, real precocious puberty, precocious pseudopuberty). Causes for growth retardation. 11. Familiar stature, constitutional delay of puberty, endocrine disorders, systemic disease, genetic disorders.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Training in job and motor Skils
  • Attendace - 8 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Course Credit - 30 hours per semester
  • Homework for Teaching - 22 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Child Biology and Hygiene 1 introduces students to the individual stages of ontogenetic development. Students acquire knowledge about developmental processes in the prenatal and postnatal period, and about actuation of genetic and environmental factors, which impact child?s growth and development.
Student will be able to characterize the different phases ontogenze and influences that affect human development during ontogeny. Student will have theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the field of evaluation of somatic nutritional status.
Prerequisites
Knowledge of human biology at the grammar school studies

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance, Seminar Work

elaboration of seminar thesis on a selected topic
Recommended literature
  • Bláha, P., & Vignerová, J. (2001). Sledování růstu českých dětí a dospívajících: norma, vyhublost, obezita. Praha: Státní zdravotní ústav.
  • Havlínová, M., Kopřiva, P., Mayer, I a Vildová, Z. (1998). Program podpory zdraví ve škole. Rukověť projektu Zdravá škola. Praha.
  • Kopecký, M., Kikalová, K., Bezděková, M., Hřivnová, M., Majerová, J. (2010). Somatologie. Olomouc.
  • KOTULÁN, J. kol. (2005). Zdravotní nauky pro pedagogy. Brno: MU Brno, 2005. 258 s.. Brno.
  • Riegerová, J., Přidalová, M., & Ulbrichová, M. (2006). Aplikace fyzické antropologie v tělesné výchově a sportu: (příručka funkční antropologie). Olomouc: Hanex.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education Teaching at primary schools (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter