Course: Health Psychology

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Course title Health Psychology
Course code KZV/PSZK
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 2
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Kastnerová Markéta, MUDr. Ing. Bc. Ph.D.
  • Kukačka Vladislav, doc. PaedDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Základní poznatky psychologie zdraví/ Newest approaches of Psychology of Health 2. Transformace myšlení / Mind setting 3. Psychika / Psychic 4. Pohyb / Movement 5. Strava / Food 6. Závodní sport / Professional sport 7. Poradenství / Counselling 8. Handicapovaní / Handicaped 9. Motivace / Motivation 10. Práce s dětmi / Working with children 11. Práce se seniory / Working with seniors 12. Vlastní přístup / Oneself approach 13. Společenské klima / Social climate 14. Možnosti pro budoucnost / Possibilities for the future

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work activities (workshops)
Learning outcomes
This subject should inform students about the newest approaches on this relatively new psychological subjekt, which is taking inspiration from many subjects such as psychohygiene, behavioral and social medicine and first of all is centered on the WHO concept of Health. It is very inspireing for psychology and research of adaptation, stress, burn-out, quality of life etc. It considers also topics about behavior that implicates damages on health and programmes that might change it (Health 21).
Knowledge on the field.
Prerequisites
not require

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment

Active participation, seminar work.
Recommended literature
  • Hladký, A.:. Zdravotní aspekty zátěže a stresu. UK, Praha 1993..
  • Hošek, V. Psychologie odolnosti. Praha: Karolinum. 2003.
  • VYBÍRAL, Z. Psychologie lidské komunikace, Portál 2000.. Praha, Portál, 2001.


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): Health Education (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Health Education (4) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Health Education (3) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer