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Course, academic year 2023/2024
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Psychosomatics - PFYZ162C
Title: Psychosomatics
Guaranteed by: Department of Physiotherapy (51-300400)
Faculty: Faculty of Physical Education and Sport
Actual: from 2023
Semester: summer
Points: 0
E-Credits: 2
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/0, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: 6 / unknown (10)
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
Note: deregister from the credit exam date if a requisite was not fulfilled
deregister from the exam date if a requisite was not fulfilled
course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
priority enrollment if the course is part of the study plan
Guarantor: Mgr. et Mgr. Jana Týkalová
Teacher(s): Mgr. Tereza Mrázková
Classification: Sport and Physical Education > Social Subjects
In complex incompatibility with: PFYZ219C
The aim of the course is to extend the knowledge beyond the subjects "Clinical Psychology" and "Psychotherapy" in the bachelor study program of physiotherapy. The course is devoted to theoretical questions of psychosomatic medicine, diagnostics, and therapies of psychosomatic disorders, as well as psychosomatics in particular branches of medicine related to physiotherapy.
Last update: Vomáčková Helena, PhDr. Mgr., Ph.D. (26.10.2019)
Aim of the course

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to equip students with such knowledge, skills and general competencies that after completing:

  • demonstrates a deeper knowledge of psychological and psychotherapeutic principles
  • demonstrates knowledge of the principles of psychosomatic medicine
  • demonstrates knowledge of the principles of teamwork in a psychosomatic approach to the patient
  • demonstrates the ability of orientation in individual fields of medicine in relation to physiotherapy
  • demonstrates the ability to orient in the diagnosis and treatment of psychosomatic disorders
Last update: Nováková Tereza, PhDr., Ph.D. (13.01.2021)

ACKERMAN, A. D., DIMARTINI, A. F. Psychosomatic Medicine. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. ISBN 978-0-19-932931-1.

Last update: Vomáčková Helena, PhDr. Mgr., Ph.D. (26.10.2019)
Requirements to the exam

Credit Requirements:

  • work out of seminar paper

Exam Requirements:

  • written exam
  • oral exam

Last update: Vomáčková Helena, PhDr. Mgr., Ph.D. (26.10.2019)

1. Definition of problems, basic theoretical background. History of psychosomatic medicine. Alternative medicine. Philosophical contexts of psychosomatic medicine.

2. Psychosomatic approach in clinical practice. Teamwork.

3. Diagnosis of psychosomatic disorders. Psychosomatic differential diagnostics.

4. Psychosomatic relations in the area of ​​locomotive organs. Psychosomatic approach in physiotherapist practice.

5. Salutogenesis, lifestyle issues. Somatopsychotherapy - definition, history, methods.

6. Psychosomatic disorders in cardiology. Psychosomatic respiratory disorders.

7. Psychosomatic disorders in gastroenterology. Psychogenic eating disorders. Obesity.

8. Psychosomatic relations in neurology.

9. Psychosomatic disorders in gynecology and obstetrics.

10.-12. Psychosomatic problems in vertebrogenic diseases.

13. Bio-psycho-social aspects of cancer. Psychosomatics in immunology.

14. Psychosomatic issues in pediatric patients.

Last update: Vomáčková Helena, PhDr. Mgr., Ph.D. (26.10.2019)
Learning resources

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Last update: Jandová Renáta (27.07.2023)
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