RV2MP_4APZ Current Problems in Health Promotion

Faculty of Education
Spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/1/1. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
PhDr. Mgr. Lenka Adámková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
prof. MUDr. Bc. Zuzana Derflerová Brázdová, DrSc. (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Mgr. Leona Mužíková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
RNDr. Mgr. Alice Prokopová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Mgr. Jitka Slaná Reissmannová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. PaedDr. Vladislav Mužík, CSc.
Department of Physical and Health Education - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Andrea Špačková
Supplier department: Department of Physical and Health Education - Faculty of Education
Timetable of Seminar Groups
RV2MP_4APZ/01: Wed 14:00–14:50 učebna 27, L. Adámková
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The objective of the course is to present an overview of prevention and epidemiology instruments, the purpose of which is to maintain health and prevent various health risks. The students will understand the basic concepts in the area of prevention and epidemiology with a focus on the current issues as defined by the curriculum. On the basis of the knowledge acquired, the students will be able to interpret epidemiology data concerning communicable and non-communicable diseases.
Learning outcomes
After this course, student should be able to: - formulate general actual problems in the area of human health (cloning, accessory medicine in groceries, comsmetics, HIV, new pandemies, epidemics, bioterrorism) - understand that lifelong self-improvement is important for teachers career - search for new informations and to evaluate them critically - evaluate hazardous behaviour and to involve in health improvement
  • 1. Human ecology. Man as a protector and at the same time the greatest destroyer of environment of which is also a part. 2. Cloning humans – threat or hope? 3. Biorhythms and human health and functioning, biorhythms in medicine and in education. 4. Causes of ageing and causes of death. 5. Medicine is: medicine/poison/mutagene/teratogen/carcinogen!?! Overview of medicines and other preparations (additional substances in foodstuffs, cosmetic industry, etc.) which can cause genetic information changes. 6. Genetic determination of oncogenic transformation of cells, proto-oncogenes/oncogenes/anti-oncogenes. 7. Viruses and carcinomas. 8. New topical information about HIV infection. 9. Overview of the latest epidemics and pandemics of dangerous diseases – causes, course, prevention. 10. Dangerous non-biological pandemics – problems of prions – why they are important for a man and for yeasts. Sources of atypical (pathogenic) prions. Pathogenic prion as a protein with an ability to replicate! 11. Topical issues of bio-terrorism. 12. Topic chosen by students – panel discussion (invited: geneticist, pediatrist, biochemist, a doctor from the field of primary prevention, pedagogue).
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Teaching methods
Workshop and study hours
Assessment methods
Discussion about actual problems and seminary paper (20 themes in database)
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018.
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