VZkM11 Alternative healing methods

Faculty of Education
autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/0/.3. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Taught online.
PhDr. Mgr. Lenka Adámková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
PhDr. Mgr. Jitka Slaná Reissmannová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Mgr. Jitka Slaná Reissmannová, Ph.D.
Department of Physical Education and Health Education - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Andrea Špačková
Supplier department: Department of Physical Education and Health Education - Faculty of Education
Timetable of Seminar Groups
VZkM11/01: Fri 11. 12. 8:00–11:50 učebna 27, J. Slaná Reissmannová
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The objective of the course is to introduce alternative treatment approaches, their advantages and disadvantages, and their potential applications in teaching health education.
Learning outcomes
Upon completion of the course the students will:
Be able to describe the most significant methods of alternative medicine,
Be able to define their advantages and disadvantages,
Be able to apply selected methods in their own lives.
  • 1. General overview of the areas and methods of alternative medicine;
  • 2. Alternative medicine and disease prevention, maintaining a good physical and mental condition;
  • 3. Natural healing (naturopathy, hydrotherapy, macrobiotics, diets);
  • 4. Herbal healing (herbalism, aromatherapy);
  • 5. Homeopathy;
  • 6. Manipulative treatment (reflexology, kinesiology, massage);
  • 7. Oriental therapy (acupuncture, acupressure);
  • 8. Healing through exercise and physical activity (yoga, tai chi, dance therapy);
  • 9. Art therapy;
  • 10. Music therapy.
    recommended literature
  • HEŘT, Jiří. Alternativní medicína a léčitelství. Vyd. 1. V Praze: Věra Nosková, 2011. 238 s. ISBN 9788087373156. info
  • Alternativní medicína :možnosti a rizika. Edited by Jiří Heřt. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada, 1995. 207 s. ISBN 80-7169-151-8. info
  • JANČA, Jiří. Alternativní medicína :komplexní prevence a léčba přírodními prostředky. 1. vyd. Praha: Eminent, 1990. 268 s. ISBN 80-900302-1-1. info
Teaching methods
The course is delivered in the form of teaching blocks. Students shall discuss various topics as per the course syllabus.
Assessment methods
Students shall present and discuss their seminar papers during the teaching blocks.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 4 hodiny.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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