Psychology of Safety and Catastrophes

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Course Unit Code060-0016/02
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated5 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Choice-compulsory
Level of Course Unit *Second Cycle
Year of Study *Second Year
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
VYK52prof. PhDr. Hana Vykopalová, CSc.
Summary
The course deals with the psychological aspects collectively in danger, disaster medicine, emergency medicine selected contexts, prevention and assessment of risks of life, including human behavior and responding to threats in a critical situation. The course focuses on the basic understanding of the fundamental concepts and related background of the issue incl. of prevention and safety.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
On completion of the course specifically aimed to create specific theoretical knowledge and skills in the application of synthetic and analytic approach to processing and evaluation of selected theoretical situations to create optimal conditions for their application in practice.
Course Contents
1st Basic concepts and their interpretation
Social behavior and social functioning, perception and evaluation of the situation, verbal and nonverbal communication, attitudes, social groups and their significance, Communications and relational structures in social groups, the basic patterns of human behavior in social groups.

2nd The behavior of man in critical life situations
Psychology in the rescue. Thematically exercise, floods and other disasters and mass disaster. Manifestations of aggression, anxiety, fear, nature, causes.Individual behavior, personality typology, group behavior, human behavior in the crowd.

3rd Psychological stress and stress
Symptoms and effects of load and stress. Methods for evaluation of mental workload. personality potential. Perception of short-and long-term manifestations of workload and stress. Perception of environmental stress. Post traumatic stress disorder, causes, symptoms průběh.Psychoterapie posttraumatic stress disorder, psychosocial programs.

4th Specific threat situations
Kidnapping and hostage situation, more threatening and risky situations (victims violence, intentional and unintentional damage to property, dealing with victims damaged, terrorism,..).

5th Safety aspects of work psychology
Perception of work conditions and workload. Perception of short-and long-term load and stress symptoms. Rating neuropsychiatric burden when práci.Význam technical and organizational environment for rescue work. Basic principles psychohygiene rescuers. Meaning profesiografie.
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
Čech,J.: Vyjednávanie a branie rukojemníka. APZ, Bratislava 2000,
Vizinová, D., Preiss, M.: Psychické trauma a jeho terapie. Portál, Praha 1999,
Vykopalová,H.: Vybrané kapitoly ze sociální psychologie v kontextu
komunikace, Olomouc 2000.
Skřehot, P. a kol.: Prevence nehod a havárií. 1. díl Nebezpečné látky a materiály
Výzkumný ústav bezpečnosti práce, v.v.i. & T-SOFT a.s., Praha, 2009, ISBN 978-80-86973-70-8
Štětina, J. a kol.:Medicína katastrof a hromadných neštěstí. Grada, Praha, 2001, ISBN 80-7169-688-9
Prymula, R. a kol.Biologický a chemický terorismus. Grada Publishing, Praha, 2002, ISBN 80-247-0288-6
Remeš, R., Trnovská, S. Praktická příručka přednemocniční urgentní medicíny. Grada, Praha 2013, ISBN: 978-80-247-4530-5
Čech,J.: Vyjednávanie a branie rukojemníka. APZ, Bratislava 2000,
Vizinová, D., Preiss, M.: Psychické trauma a jeho terapie. Portál, Praha 1999,
Vykopalová,H.: Vybrané kapitoly ze sociální psychologie v kontextu
komunikace, Olomouc 2000.
Skřehot, P. a kol.: Prevence nehod a havárií. 1. díl Nebezpečné látky a materiály
Výzkumný ústav bezpečnosti práce, v.v.i. & T-SOFT a.s., Praha, 2009, ISBN 978-80-86973-70-8
Štětina, J. a kol.:Medicína katastrof a hromadných neštěstí. Grada, Praha, 2001, ISBN 80-7169-688-9
Prymula, R. a kol.Biologický a chemický terorismus. Grada Publishing, Praha, 2002, ISBN 80-247-0288-6
Remeš, R., Trnovská, S. Praktická příručka přednemocniční urgentní medicíny. Grada, Praha 2013, ISBN: 978-80-247-4530-5
Recommended Reading:
Vykopalová,H.: Základy psychosociální přípravy Humanitárních jednotek ČČK. ČČK, Praha 2003.
Vykopalová,H.: Základy psychosociální přípravy Humanitárních jednotek ČČK. ČČK, Praha 2003.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Seminars
Assesment methods and criteria
Task TitleTask TypeMaximum Number of Points
(Act. for Subtasks)
Minimum Number of Points for Task Passing
Exercises evaluation and ExaminationCredit and Examination100 (100)51
        Exercises evaluationCredit 
        ExaminationExamination100 51