Course: Chapters of Psychosomatic Medicine

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Course title Chapters of Psychosomatic Medicine
Course code PCH/KPMB
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Exercise
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
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
Lecturer(s)
  • Řehan Vladimír, doc. PhDr.
  • Kryl Michal, MUDr.
  • Kupka Martin, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Relations between somatic and mental health. Principles of holistic approaches to health and illness (from history to present). Psychosomatic medicine as interdisciplinary theme. Who is "psychosomatic patient"? The characteristics and specialities of patients with psychosomatic problems. How communicate with patient with psychosomatic problems? Summary of the most frequently psychosomatic diseases. Guides of treatment od psychosomatic diseases.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming)
  • Attendace - 25 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Course Credit - 25 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Relationship between physical and mental. The basics of the holistic outlook on health and illness (from history to the present)
Summarily overview of the complex problem of psychosomatic health and disease context, sebezkušenost the psychophysical organism's own responses to different stimuli, the possibility of a deeper interest in any of the numerous approaches to psychosomatic problems
Prerequisites
Interest in the issue, basic knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and psychopathology, the ability of synthetic thinking, interest sebezkušenost, interest in future work in clinical practice

Assessment methods and criteria
Systematic Observation of Student

Active participation in teaching, the ability to discuss, willingness to undergo the practical psychotherapeutic techniques aimed at the physical experience
Recommended literature
  • Baštecký, J., Šavlík, J., Šimek, J.:. Psychosomatická medicína. Grada Avicenum,.
  • J. Růžička. Psychosomatický přístup k člověku. Triton, 2006..
  • Poněšický, J. Neurózy, psychosomatická onemocnění a psychoterapie.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Arts Psychology (2015) Psychology courses 3 Summer