Course: Psychohygiene

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Course title Psychohygiene
Course code KPSY/UPH
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 3
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
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
  • Nohavová Alena, doc. Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Subject of psychohygiene 2. Mental health and influenced factors 3. Sleeping and vigilance 4. Labour and rest regime, tiredness 5. Man in social relations 6. Communication and interhuman relations 7. Satisfying of essential psychic needs, emotions 8. Stress, stressors, taking care of stress 9. Crises in human life 10. Optimalization of nourishment 11. Growing old, old age 12. Psychic problems, possibilities of prevention 13. Sense of life 14. Methods of mental balance adaptation

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Activating (simulations, games, drama)
Learning outcomes
The course on basic possibilities of development and improvement of mental health and on the prevention of mental illnesses. Students obtain basic knowledges and experiences about relaxation techniques and about essential questions of mental health.
Knowledge about basic questions of mental hygiene; ability of using elementary relaxatoin technique
not require

Assessment methods and criteria

To acquire knowledge how to strength own, students' and family members' mental health.
Recommended literature
  • Fontana, D. Psychologie ve školní praxi. Praha: Portál, 1997.
  • Frankl, V. E.:. Vůle ke smyslu.Brno, Cesta 1994.
  • Charvát J.:. Život, adaptace, stres. Praha, Avicenum 1970.
  • Lokšová, I., Lokša, J.:. Pozornost, motivace, relaxace a tvořivost dětí ve škole.Praha, Portál 1999.
  • Machač, M., Machačová, H., Hoskovec, J.:. Emoce a výkonnost. Praha, SPN 1985.
  • Míček, L.:. Sebevýchova a duševní zdraví. Praha, SPN 1986.
  • Schmidbauer, W.:. Psychická úskalí pomáhajících profesí. Praha, Portál 2000.
  • Vojáček, K.:. Autogenní trénink. Praha, Avicenum 1988.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teaching vocational subjects part-time BA course (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Winter