Course: Mental Health in the Teaching Profession

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Course title Mental Health in the Teaching Profession
Course code KPS/DUHYG
Organizational form of instruction Exercise
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 1
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
  • Křeménková Lucie, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Psychohygiene deals with maintaining, deepening or recovering the mental health and balance. The contemporary Man is exposed increasingly to stress factors causing psychical as well as somatic disorders. More and more people die of diseases triggered just by such factors. Sources of mental hygiene provide skills focusing on how to cope adequately with often emotional strains and avoid pertinent stressful events or situations brought about by daily life.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Methods of Written Work
  • Homework for Teaching - 2 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Exam - 15 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
This subject introduces basic principles and terms of mental health and its applications in the area of education. Attention is given to the psychological issue of stress and its management in school environments.
Students will be eligible explanations of terms and definitions from the field of psychology
Basic knowledge of psychology

Assessment methods and criteria
Seminar Work

Literature study, active participation in seminars, working up tasks according to teacher's requirements.
Recommended literature
  • BEDRNOVÁ, E. (1999). Duševní hygiena a sebeřízení. Praha : Fortuna.
  • E. Herman, P. Doubek. (2007). Deprese a stres . Maxdorf.
  • E. Smith, N. Wilks. (2004). Tajemství meditace. Eko-konzult .
  • V. Joshi. (2007). Stres a zdraví. Portál.
  • VÁGNEROVÁ, M. (1999). Psychopatologie pro pomáhající profese. Praha : Portál.

Study plans that include the course
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