Course: Psychology of Health

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Course title Psychology of Health
Course code KZV/PSZU
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
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
  • Kastnerová Markéta, MUDr. Ing. Bc. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Newest approaches of Psychology of Health 2. Mind setting 3. Psychic 4. Movement 5. Food 6. Professional sport 7. Counselling 8. Handicaped 9. Motivation 10. Working with children 11. Working with seniors 12. Oneself approach 13. Social climate 14. Possibilities for the future

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
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.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment, Combined exam

Active participation, seminar work.
Recommended literature
  • HLADKÝ, A.:. Zdravotní aspekty zátěže a stresu. Praha: UK, 1993.
  • HOŠEK, V.:. Psychologie odolnosti. Praha: UK, 1994.
  • KŘIVOHLAVÝ, J.:. Psychologie zdraví. 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): Introductory teacher training course in health education (3) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer