- 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.
- 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.Developmental psychology. Stages of human development, thanathology.
5.Communication as an instrument for understanding among people, verbal and non-verbal communication, self image. Fundamentals of rhetorics and communication skills.
6.Psychological strain and its consequences, resilience, difficult/demanding life situations, coping with difficult life situations, maladaptive reactions, mental hygiene.
7.Family and its function, work groups and their influence on satisfaction of workers. Burn-out syndrome.
- 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. Interview, types of interviews, interview questions, conducting interview, interview with a patient / handicapped client.
6.Relaxation, healthy lifestyle, time management. PRESENTATIONS
7.Conflicts and conflict resolution. Prevention of burn-out syndrome, relaxation, Balint groups. TEST
- 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:
 Irving B. Weiner (Editor-in-Chief), Handbook of Psychology, 12 Volume Set, 2003
 McCarthy, P. & Hatcher, C. (2002) Presentation Skills: the essential guide for students, London: SAGE
Levy, M. (2000) Presentations made easy, London: Law Pack
- Further information:
- No time-table has been prepared for this course
- The course is a part of the following study plans:
- Optics and Optometry - full-time (compulsory course)