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Introduction to Human Studies - DA0101461
Title: Introduction to Human Studies
Guaranteed by: Department of Medical Ethics and Humanities (13-711)
Faculty: Second Faculty of Medicine
Actual: from 2018
Semester: winter
Points: 4
E-Credits: 4
Examination process: winter s.:
summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/0, C [HT]
summer s.:0/2, C+Ex [HT]
Extent per academic year: 28 [weeks]
Capacity: winter:unknown / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
Key competences:  
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Guarantor: Mgr. et Mgr. Martin Zielina, Ph.D.
Classification: Philosophy > External Subjects
Psycho-social aspects of medicine. Name of lecturer: Jakub Kuchař (
Last update: Kuchař Jakub, Mgr., Ph.D. (14.02.2020)
Aim of the course

Students should learn that medicine has also many social, cultural and psychological features whose knowledge is important in medical practice and medical research.

Last update: Zielina Martin, Mgr. et Mgr., Ph.D. (23.10.2017)
Course completion requirements

Two credits for active and personal participations in seminars and lectures, plus final examinations.

Last update: Zielina Martin, Mgr. et Mgr., Ph.D. (23.10.2017)

+Baum, A.: Cambridge handbook of psychology,health and medicine : Cambridge university press, 1997 (B)

We use various internet resources, texts prepared by teachers, contents of lectures and discussions in seminars.

Last update: Zielina Martin, Mgr. et Mgr., Ph.D. (23.10.2017)
Requirements to the exam

Examination: Contents of lectures and seminar topics.

Last update: Zielina Martin, Mgr. et Mgr., Ph.D. (23.10.2017)

Introduction to Human Studies, Humanism.

Sociology of medicine: Health care system as a value laden institution-Right to health care?

Psychic development, life span and related tasks of medicine.

Sociology of medicine: Medicalization of modern life.

Totalitarian and democratic (social) structures and their reflections and infiltrations in medical world. Misuse of medicine in totalitarian systems.

Sociology of medicine: Health and social status.

An encounter of patient and physician in the modern world (multiculturalism, technical devices, personalities and individualities, roles, communications and relations).

Consciousness and unconscious, rational and irrational, real and fantastic in human life, behaviour, and seeking and consuming medical care.

Psychosomatic views in medicine - history.

Current psychosomatic views in medicine.

Ethical issues: introduction.

Ethical issues in medicine: doctor - patient relationship.

Medical Ethics - doctor and society.

Medical ethics - research.

Last update: Zielina Martin, Mgr. et Mgr., Ph.D. (23.10.2017)
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