Course: Psychology 2

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Course title Psychology 2
Course code KPS/PCHN2
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 1
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
  • Kroupová Lenka, Mgr.
  • Miňhová Jana, Doc. PhDr. CSc.
Course content
1. Practical application of psychology in the health service. 2. Illness issue. 3. Illness impact on the patient's psyche. 4. Illness and a patient, autoplastic picture of disease. 5. Coping with illness and suffering. 6. The patient's entrance to the hospital; patient's adaptation to hospitalization. 7. Hospitalism. 8. Patient's fear and anxious. 9. Chronically ill patient, men and women in illness. 10. Psychology of pain. 11. Comparison between psychological situation of a ill and health man, conduct a psychological observation of patient with guidance. 12. Pain and its adult's and child's experience.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, One-to-One tutorial, Seminar classes, Individual study, Students' self-study, Self-study of literature, Seminar
  • Contact hours - 10 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 40 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 20 hours per semester
professional knowledge
The basic knowledge of terminology of General, Developmental and Social Psychology within the scope of a conditional course PCH1 and Neuropsychology.
learning outcomes
Students are able to: - use knowledge of medical psychology to trace the mental condition of a patient; - describe coping with trauma of particular somatic illness; - apply the psychomotor function physiotherapy in the complex rehabilitation program; - manage psychomotor stimulation of handicapped people; - manage the patient's family education with the aim of home rehabilitation.
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Students' self-study
Self-study of literature
Individual study
One-to-One tutorial
Seminar classes
assessment methods
Combined exam
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • BERAN, J., TUMPACHOVÁ, N., CHALOUPKOVÁ, L. Základy lékařské psychologie pro lékařské studium ve zdravotnictví. 1. vyd. Praha : Karolinum, 2002. ISBN 80-246-0463-9.
  • ŘÍČAN, P. Psychologie: příručka pro studenty. Praha: Portál, 2005.
  • VÁGNEROVÁ, M. Psychopatologie pro pomáhající profese. Praha: Portál, 2004.

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 Physiotherapy (2014) Health service 1 Summer
Faculty of Health Care Studies Occupational Therapy (2014) Health service 1 Summer
Faculty of Health Care Studies Orthotics-Prosthetics (2015) Health service 1 Summer