Course detail


FEKT-MZDPAcad. year: 2015/2016

Introduction to chosen types of diseases, their diagnostics, therapy and possibility of using medical devices. Recognition of the difference between a biological system and technical objects manufactured by man. Problems of interpersonal relationships, their changes due to diseases, age and environment. Connecting factors of the health care personal work and technicans at the hospital. The residency at the different departments of the hospital.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student:
- Is able to define the basic concepts of health care
- Can discuss the legal standards applicable to health care
- Can explain the difference between natural and artificial system
- Is able to discuss the topic of coexistence of medical and technical staff in the hospital
- Can explain the difference between medical and technical first aid
- Is able to discuss the topic of hygiene and its relation to infectious diseases
- Is able to describe invasive and non-invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures


Requires knowledge of human biology at the secondary school level. Students should be able to briefly describe the functionality of basic systems of the human body.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

HOLČÍK, J., A. ŽÁČEK a I. KOUPILOVÁ. Sociální lékařství. Brno: MU Brno, 1998. ISBN 80-210-0254-9. (CS)
MUNZAROVÁ, Marta. Úvod do etiky a bioetiky. Brno: MU Brno, 1995. ISBN 80-210-3018-6. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Techning methods include lectures, practical laboratories and educational excursion. Course is taking advantage of e-learning (Moodle) system. Students have to write assignment from each laboratory.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Requirements for completion of a course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction to the field, familiarization with health systems over time, differences in geographic, economic, cultural. Health and other expertise. The health care system in the country. Breakdown of medical expertise. The system of education in health care.
2. Legal standards and issues related to health care. Informing the patient.
3. Health and disease; definition. Disease states. The written test.
4. First aid, medical and technical.
5. Psychosomatic diseases and diseases of civilization.
6. Hygiene, and infectious disease epidemiology. Social aspects of health care. The written test.
7. Internal medicine.
8. Surgical disciplines.
9. Invasive and non-invasive diagnostic procedures. The written test.
10. Invasive and non-invasive therapeutic procedures.
11. Alternative and traditional medicine. Healers.
12. Conditions for research and scientific activities in the health sector. Discussion on experiment, euthanasia, and ethical issues in health care. The written test.
13. Free lecture in the field. Consultation, course credit.

Laboratory exercises:
1. Teaching at the surgical department.
2. Teaching at the ophthalmological department.
3. Teaching at the department of radiotherapy.
4. Teaching in the medical complement and operating rooms.
5. Training in first aid and resuscitation.
6. Teaching at the departement of stomatosurgery.


Introduction of students of primarily technical orientation into the medical environment and identification with the specific problems of the health care personal operation. A view of the difficulties of technical service in terms of medical staff. Introduction to the conditions of the team work, when members of team are specialists of various professions. Obtaining fundamental knowledge of the practial hospital operation.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Laboratory exercises are compulsory. Properly excused absences can be substituted at another time after consultation with the teacher.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme EEKR-M Master's

    branch M-BEI , 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

  • Programme EEKR-M1 Master's

    branch M1-BEI , 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

  • Programme EEKR-CZV lifelong learning

    branch ET-CZV , 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer