Course: Occupational Physiology

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Course title Occupational Physiology
Course code KAZ/FYPR
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Tutorial
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
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
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Machartová Vendulka, MUDr. Ph.D.
  • Zloch Zdeněk, Doc. Ing. CSc.
  • Medunová Zuzana, MUDr.
Course content
1. Statics and dynamics of the human body. Types of work classified by the prevalent demands on the organism. 2. Energy resources of human work, measuring and evaluating of the energetic demands of the work. 3. Measuring and evaluating of responses of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems to workload. 4. Physical capabilities, ability testing, evaluation of the physical capability, adaptation, training, fatigue. 5. The response of the organism and evaluation of work of predominantly dynamic nature carried out by large muscle groups. Output norms. 6. The response of the organism and evaluation of work of predominantly static nature, work in areas with higher and lower barometric pressures. 7. The response of the organism and evaluation of work carried out by small muscle groups. Work under condition of long-term monotonous overload (DNJZ). 8. The response of the organism to warm and cold working conditions, adaptation to warmth and cold, measurement and evaluation of work heat load. 9. Work and rest mode. Biorhytms, work in shifts. Work and nutrition. 10. Work categories ? evaluation of health risks from the physiology of work point of view. Methodology for objective measurement of work load under the condition of long-term monotonous overload (DNJZ). 11. Problems of occupational diseases related to work under condition of long-term monotonous overload (DNJZ). Objective measurement of work output under condition of long-term monotonous overload (DNJZ). 12. Anthropometry, place of work, working position. 13. Workload of predominantly mental and sense nature. Monotonous mode of work. Contents of practical exercises 1. Anthropometry. 2. Time-flow images. 3. Methods of measurement and evaluation of physical work with respect to its energy demands. 4. Methods of measurement and evaluation of the heart rate during work. 5. Methodology in measuring and evaluating of work carried out by small muscle groups. (integrated electromyography). 6. Methodology in measuring and evaluating of work in warm and cold conditions, a heat load calculation using the heat balance equation, work and rest mode.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Practicum
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 29 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 30 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 45 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
Acquired capabilities The student should be able to describe the response of the organism to physical work taking in consideration the static and dynamic shares of work and the size of used muscle groups. He understands the methods of measurement and evaluation of physical load of physical work during the working process. He is able to describe the response of the organism to the chiefly sense organs utilising type of work and he knows the methods of evaluation of such work. The students learns norms of the acceptable working process physical load valid for healthy people as well as for people with disabilities. He describes the response of the organism to the environmental factors (micro-climate conditions) and knows the methods of evaluation of such factors. He understands the response of the organism to work with chiefly mental demands and knows the methods of evaluation of such work. He is able to define the work placement and its site taking in consideration the anthropometrical values of the human organism. He is aware the specific physiological requirements for work of adolescents, women, pregnant women, women up to 9 months after childbirth, and people with disabilities.
teaching methods
Lecture
Practicum
assessment methods
Oral exam
Test
Recommended literature
  • Cikrt M., Málek B. Pracovní lékařství I. díl, Hygiena práce.
  • Gilbertová, Sylva; Matoušek, Oldřich. Ergonomie : optimalizace lidské činnosti. null. Praha : Grada, 2002. ISBN 80-247-0226-6.
  • Tuček, Milan; Cikrt, Miroslav,; Pelclová, Daniela. Pracovní lékařství pro praxi : příručka s doporučenými standardy. Vyd. 1. Praha : Grada, 2005. ISBN 80-247-0927-9.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Health Care Studies Assistant of Protection and Support of Public Health (2016) Health service 3 Winter
Faculty of Health Care Studies Assistant of Protection and Support of Public Health (2012) Health service 3 Winter