PS_BB032 Psychosomatics and the holistic approach in the curent medicine

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Teacher(s)
doc. PhDr. Marcela Bendová, Ph.D. (lecturer), PhDr. Pavel Humpolíček, Ph.D. (deputy)
PhDr. Hana Neudertová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Zdenka Stránská, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jarmila Valchářová
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Timetable
Fri 12. 4. 9:00–17:40 J31, Sat 13. 4. 9:00–16:40 J31, Sun 14. 4. 9:00–16:40 J31
Prerequisites
The subject is intended for all students of Masaryk University interested in psychosomatic, psychosomatic medicine and holistic approach in the treatment of human beings.
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 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 3/30, only registered: 6/30
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The main objectives of the course are to understand basic medical terminology, psychosomatic and psychotherapeutic contexts in accordance with the bio-psycho-social approach to health and disease. Understanding and mastering the relationship between doctor and patient and basic communication skills. Accepting the roles of the patient and the doctor, experiencing the disease, attitude towards the disease, meaning of the symptom. Familiarization with psychological specifics of medical care in individual fields of medicine, providing care of long-term ill and dying patients, pain-management, dealing with anxiety.
Learning outcomes
The main objectives of the course are:
- to understand basic medical terminology, psychosomatic and psychotherapeutic contexts in accordance with the bio-psycho-social approach to health and disease,
- to increase the understanding and mastering the relationship between doctor and patient,
- to support basic communication skills,
- to gain the accepting the roles of the patient and the doctor,
- to stabilize the experiencing of the disease, the attitude towards the disease and meaning of the symptom,
The course would try to provide the familiarization with psychological specifics of medical care in individual fields of medicine, providing care of long-term ill and dying patients, pain-management, dealing with anxiety.
Syllabus
  • Holistic approach to the disease.
  • The relationship between the physical symptom and the psyche.
  • Psychosomatic aspects of special clinical description of disease - psycholoncology, gynecology and obstetrics, algeciology, orthopedics and neurology, surgery, internal medicine, etc.
  • The importance of the relationship between the doctor and the patient.
  • Ways and strategies of communication.
  • Variables modifying the doctor-patient relationship on a conscious and unconscious level.
  • Role of a patient, experiencing illness, attitude to illness, meaning of a symptom.
  • Principles of crisis intervention in an acute psychological crisis.
  • Role of psychologist in the medical team, the most used psychodiagnostic methods.
  • Psychological specifics of medical care in individual context.
  • Specifics of long-term care and carrying of dying patients.
  • Pain management, the issue of chronic pain.
  • Relationships and forms of communication in the medical team.
Literature
  • • BENDOVÁ, Marcela. Lékařská psychologie dnes a perspektivy výuky na LF MU-sborník přednášek-sympozium LF ČR. Praha, 2007. Sborník- LFUK Praha-únor 2007. TRESS, Wolfgang, Johannes KRUSSE a Jürgen OTT. Základní psychosomatická péče. Trans
Teaching methods
Lectures, discussion, case studies.
Assessment methods
Conditions will be defined at the beginning of the course.
Obligatory is at least 80% of attendance.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Předmět není určen studentům 1. ročníku.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018.
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