450-2100/01 – The Basics of Psychology and Psychopathology (ZO)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Cybernetics and Biomedical EngineeringCredits2
Subject guarantorPhDr. Radka Kozáková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorPhDr. Radka Kozáková, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFEIIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
CER275 doc. Ing. Martin Černý, Ph.D.
KOZ0251 PhDr. Radka Kozáková, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit 2+0
Part-time Credit 28+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The student defines basic psychological concepts. Student knows the basic characteristics of the communication process, communication techniques. The student knows the basics of psychopathology.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The subject of the basics of psychology and psychopathology is conceived as a theoretical and practical subject. It deals with psychology as a science and solves the problem of defining basic psychological concepts. It provides theoretical knowledge of basic psychological procedures in communication with patients of different types and degrees of disability and its relatives. It deepens the knowledge that is important for professional coping with difficult situations in caring for the individual needs of the sick, the handicapped and the dying, and maintaining the balance of the care and assistance provider itself.

Compulsory literature:

MAGNUS, V. S., TURKINGTON, L. Communication interaction in ICUPatient and staff experiences and perceptions. Intensive and critical care nursing. 2006, roč. 22, s. 167–18 DOENGES, M. E., MOORHOUSE, M. F. Application of Nursing Process and Nursing Diagnosis: An Interactive Text for Diagnostic Reasoning. 4th ed. ATKINSON, R. L., HILGARD, E. R. Hilgard´s introduction to psychology. 13th ed. New York: Harcourt College Publishers, 2000. 768 p. ISBN 0155-08044X. MASLOW, A. A Motivation and Personality, 3rd Edition. Nakladatelství: Harper, 1987. ISBN-13: 978-0060419875. Philadelphia: F. A. Davis Company, 2003. 311 s. ISBN 0-8036-1066-1. ELKIN, M. K., PERRY, A. G., POTTER, P. A. Nursing interventions and clinical skills. 3rd ed. St. Louis: Mosby, 2004. 1021 p. ISBN 0-323-02201-4.

Recommended literature:

MURRAY, H. A., MCADAMS, D. Explorations in personality. 7th ed. Oxford University Press, 2007. 816 s. ISBN 019530506X. RAUDONIS, B.M. Hospice and Palliative Care. In: HOGSTEL, O. Gerontology: Nursing Care of the Older Adult. USA: Delmar, 2001. s. 441 – 451. ISBN 0-7668-0729-0. SCHUSTER, P., NYKOLYN, L. Communication for nurses. How to prevent harmful events and promote patient safety. 1st ed. Philadelphia: F. A. Davis Company, 2010. 201 s. ISBN 978-0-8036-2080-3. MALLOCH, K., PORTER-O’GRADY, T. Introduction to evidence-based practice in nursing and health care. 2nd ed. Sudbury: Jones and Bartlett, 2010. 355 p. ISBN 978-0-7637-6542-2. POTTER, P. A., PERRY, A. G. Fundamentals of Nursing. 6th ed. St. Louis: Mosby, 2005. 1728 s. ISBN 0-323-02586-2. TUCKER, S. M., CANOBBIO, M. M., PAQUETTE, E. V., WELLS, M. F. Patient Care Standards. Collaborative Planning and Nursing Interventions. 7th ed. St. Louis: Mosby, 2000. 967 p. ISBN-13: 978-0-323-00996-6. ISBN10:0-323-00996-4.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

• Self-study of given literature and other current sources. • To elaborate seminar work in the range of 5 standard pages • Written credit test - criterion 70% points • mandatory attendance at each lectures


Other requirements

there are no additional requirements for the student


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Lectures: 1. Psychology - its position, definition, subject, tasks in contemporary society. 2. Psychological methods. 3. Personality and its structure. 4. Psychic processes, states and characteristics of personality. 5. Bio-psycho-social needs of man. 6. The importance of social support in health and illness. 7. Selected aspects of developmental psychology. Psychology of childhood, adolescence, adulthood and old age. 8. Selected aspects of social psychology. Special features of social communication in the health and social facilities. 9. Challenging psychological situations - stress, frustration, deprivation, conflict. 10. Communication Introduction to the Problem. Verbal, nonverbal and therapeutic communication. 11. Communication - introduction to problems, definition of basic concepts. Communication models. 12. - 13. Verbal communication. Interview - The formal and content page of the interview. Questions (types of questions, effective dating). Dialogue as the highest form of personal interview. Specifics of the nurse's verbal communication with the patient. Paralingvistic characters. Non-verbal communication - mimics, proxemics, haptics, posturika, kinetics, gesture communication, speech of eyes and eyes, paralingvistics, communication by exterior adaptation. 14. - 15. Communication with selected patient groups. Communication with seniors. Communicating with patients with dementia. 16. Alternative and augmentative communication. Communicating with an aggressive patient. 17. Communicating with the dying patient and his relatives, communicating with the survivors. 18. Communication with disabled patients - specifics of communication with patients with visual impairment, communication with patients with auditory disabilities, communication with deafblind patients, communication with patients with speech impairment. 19. Classification of mental disorders. Biological treatment in psychiatry - pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment. Psycho-social treatment in psychiatry - psychotherapy, etc. 20.- 28. Introduction to Psychopathology (Consciousness and its Disorders, Perception and its Disorders, Emotions and Their Disorders, Thinking and its Disorders, Attention and Its Disorders, Memory and Its Disorders, Intellect and its Disorders, Soils and Their Disorders. and its disturbances, Sleep and its disorders).

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit Credit 85  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: mandatory attendance at each lectures

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