PSMB030 Psychology in somatic medicine

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Teacher(s)
MUDr. PhDr. Zdeňka Nováková, Ph.D. (lecturer), PhDr. Zuzana Slováčková, Ph.D. (deputy)
Guaranteed by
MUDr. PhDr. Zdeňka Nováková, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jarmila Valchářová
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Timetable
Mon 18:00–19:40 D41
Prerequisites
! PS_BB054 Psych. in somatic medicine &&! PSBB030
General background in biology and somatic medicine.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 20 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/20, only registered: 0/20
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The subject is above all practical. Students will be acquainted with the work of the psychologist and the variety of patients treated in somatic bed and ambulatory facilities, with psychological counselling, with possibilities of wider cooperation with the medical staff and family members of the patient. They will gain insight into psychological care in various types of somatic diseases, including special issues of care for patients with incurable diseases, seniors, transplanted patients, patients in terminal stages of illness, etc. Students will also become acquainted with advanced therapy of psychic disorders based on evidence based medicine. Last but not least, the students will be acquainted with current issues of interdisciplinary interaction and communication with the patient's family, including ethical and legal issues.
Learning outcomes
Students will be able to:
- be acquainted with the work of the psychologist and the variety of patients treated in somatic bed and ambulatory facilities, with psychological counselling, with possibilities of wider cooperation with the medical staff and family members of the patient
- gain insight into psychological care in various types of somatic diseases, including special issues of care for patients with incurable diseases, seniors, transplanted patients, patients in terminal stages of illness, etc.
- become acquainted with advanced therapy of psychic disorders based on evidence based medicine
- be acquainted with current issues of interdisciplinary interaction and communication with the patient's family, including ethical and legal issues.
Syllabus
  • Thematic areas:
  • • Psychosomatic medicine from the point of view of clinical medicine
  • • Supportive psychotherapy in clinical medicine
  • • Psychopharmacotherapy - current knowledge, new guide lines, side effects of antipsychotic treatment
  • • Examination of the clinical condition in a somatically ill client
  • • Psychosomatics in internal medicine
  • • Psychosomatics in oncology
  • • Psychosomatics in dermatology
  • • Psychosomatics in endocrinology and obesitology
  • • Psychosomatics in neurology, psychology of pain
  • • Psychosomatics in rheumatology
  • • Psychosomatics in allergy and immunology, the most common autoimmune disease, psychoneuroimmunology
  • • Psychosomatics in Diabetology
  • • Psychosomatics in old age - specifics
  • • Trauma, acute and chronic posttraumatic syndrome
  • • Methods and techniques of psychohygieny
  • • Interaction, patient communication, ethical, psychological and legal aspects
  • • Current themes of Clinical Psychology:
  • - Transplantation program, organ donation
  • - previously expressed wishes, care for the dying
Literature
    required literature
  • Praško, J., Látalová, K. (2015). Psychiatrie v somatické medicíně. Praha: Mladá fronta.
    recommended literature
  • Doporučená literatura - viz osnova.
Teaching methods
Classes are not formally divided into lectures and seminars. Classes are more like seminars with interactive focus and useful case studies from clinical practice. The aim is to involve students in lectures and to jointly solve problematic issues. Classes take place once a week, the length of the class is 90 minutes including the time for discussion.
Assessment methods
Essay, extend of 3 standardized pages (ie. 5400 characters including spaces), printed essay should students bring with them to the last seminar. Students are obligated one week before the last seminar to submit the work in electronic form to the Informational System MUNI.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.

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