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17ABBPSL - Psychology

Code Completion Credits Range Language
17ABBPSL KZ 2 1+1
Olga Shivairová (guarantor)
Olga Shivairová (guarantor)
Department of Biomedical Technology

Development, methodology and method of psychology. Mental activities and psychic processes, psychology of personality, object of psychology and their formation and development. Modern psychology its concept and theory, psychic processes and stages. Psychological interpretation of personality. Application of knowledge in medical situations. Relation between technician and medical doctor, technician and patient, technician and nurse.

Communication as a tool for good cooperation amongst people and helps in interactions with them. Basic expression and communication skills. Use of elocution and gestures in personal expression. Verbal and nonverbal communication. Dialogs, types of dialogs, questions during dialog. Model situations. Communication process as part of economics - components, tools and functions.


Presentation of the selected topic by student from the list of topics and written test (MCQ) or open questions. The whole result will be in accordance with the ECTS classification table (grades A to F).

Syllabus of lectures:

1. History of psychology, methods of psychology, psychological trends.

2. Psychic phenomena, psychic processes and states. Personality, theory of personality, characteristics of drives and motivation, life goals and values.

3. Social psychology:concepts and terminology, social interaction, social attitudes , social role and social perception.

4. Communication as an instrument for understanding among people, verbal and non-verbal communication, self image. Education of different groups of clients. Communication skills.

5. Developmental psychology: concepts and terminology, stages of human development, thanatology

6. Psychological strain and its consequences, resilience, difficult/demanding life situations, coping with difficult life situations, maladaptive reactions, mental hygiene.

7. Psychopathology. Neurosis, psychosis, personality disorders. Alcohol and drug addiction.

Syllabus of tutorials:

1. Creativity stimulation, dominance and submissivity, tests of concentration, thinking and space orientation. Motivation and list of values.

2. Psychotherapy as one of the methods of treatment. Transaction analysis ? how people play. Humanistic psychotherapy.

3. Concept of male and female roles. Influencing other people.

4. Communication between people and acting, rhetorics and communication skills, breath excercises, excercises with accentuation in text, tongue twisters

5. Educating a client with special needs

6. Interview, types of interviews, interview questions, conducting interview, interview with a patient / handicapped client.

7. Conflicts and conflict resolution. Prevention of burn-out syndrome, relaxation, Balint groups.

Study Objective:

To train and focus on practical basic skills of communication and presentation based on the knowledge of psychology. Managing basic verbal and nonverbal communication. Training on use of audio-visual facilities. Training how to deal with basic situations in contact with medical staff, patients and also in technically focused group during complex problem resolution.

Study materials:

[1] Hilgard, E., Atkinson, C.A., Atkinson, R.L.: Atkinson - Hilgard's Introduction to Psychology. Wadsworth, 2003. (mandatory book)

[2] Irving B. Weiner (Editor-in-Chief), Handbook of Psychology, 12 Volume Set, 2003

ISBN: 978-0-471-17669-5 (recommended only)

[3] McCarthy, P., Hatcher, C. (2002) Presentation Skills: the essential guide for students, London: SAGE (recommended only)

[4] Levy, M. (2000) Presentations made easy, London: Law Pack (recommended only)

The course is a part of the following study plans:

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Lectures timeschedule for 17ABBPSL WS AY1718 (V2, 04.01.2018) |

Exercises timeschedule for 17ABBPSL WS AY1718 (V3, 04.02.2018) |