PSMB044 Law in Clinical Psychology

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Mgr. et Mgr. Matěj Stříteský (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Mojmír Svoboda, CSc.
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jarmila Valchářová
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
each odd Tuesday 18:00–19:40 C42
Prerequisites (in Czech)
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 15 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 21/15, only registered: 2/15, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 1/15
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course acquaints students with legal aspects of clinical psychology. The work of a clinical psychologist is a medical profession and as such is subject to legal regulation.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course the student will: - be able to orientate in health legislation - Know the patient's rights - Know what legal obligations a clinical psychologist has - know what information he must provide to the patient - have a basic orientation in legal regulations of expert activities
  • (1) the profession of clinical psychologist from the perspective of law, where the clinical psychologist can work and how his / her legal status differs 2) patient with limited legal capacity, child patient, what are the specifics in providing care, means of restraint, treatment without consent 3) patient's rights and medical duties (confidentiality, privacy…) 4) informed consent, medical documentation and consultation 5) expert activity 6) the health care professional's responsibility
    recommended literature
  • Zákon o zdravotních službách a podmínkách jejich poskytování ; Zákon o specifických zdravotních službách. Edited by Jan Mach - Aleš Buriánek - Dagmar Záleská - Miloš Máca - Barbora. Vydání první. Praha: Wolters Kluwer, 2018. xvi, 766. ISBN 9788075981035. info
  • MACH, Jan. Medicínské právo - co a jak : praktické rady pro lékaře a zdravotníky. První vydání. Praha: Galén, 2015. 135 stran. ISBN 9788074922183. info
  • BRŮHA, Dominik and Eva PROŠKOVÁ. Zdravotnická povolání. Vyd. 1. Praha: Wolters Kluwer Česká republika, 2011. 559 s. ISBN 9788073576615. info
  • ČERVENÁ, Kateřina, Zuzana CANDIGLIOTA, Zahumenský DAVID and Kopalová MICHAELA. Jak být pacientem v České republice a zachovat si lidskou důstojnost. 1st ed. Brno: Liga lidských práv, 2010. 191 pp. ISBN 978-80-903473-7-3. URL info
Teaching methods
Interactive seminars, model situations, case reports
Assessment methods
Learn to pronounce A final written test with   30 questions required is to achieve at least 25 points.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught each semester.
General note: Pro studenty jiných oborů/fakult SOUHLAS vyučujícího.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021, Spring 2022.
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