Features and History of Faculty ...
The main idea behind developing the curriculums for our courses has always
been to bridge the years-old gap sharply separating the medical and social
issues. The lessons stress independence, creativity and encouraging of
students´ interest, as well as the importance and necessity of practical
experience. The latter is acquired through extensive hands-on training at
selected clinical workplaces of the faculty.
The faculty has introduced a credit points system where subjects are divided
into three types:
About the Credit System
- mandatory optional and
One semester of each subject has an assigned number of credit points
reflecting its significance. By obtaining a regular credit, classified credit
or by passing an exam the student wins the respective number of credit points.
The system requires 60 credit points to be obtained in each year of study. The
system features two essential advantages: The first of them is that the student
may advance to the next year even if he/she has not passed all prescribed
exams, as long as he/she has received at least 40 credit points (the exams may
be passed later). The other advantage concerns over-achievers: the student may
obtain up to 90 credit points in one academic year , i.e. it is possible to do
a study program of three semesters in two semesters. The credit points are also
reflected in the so-called weighed average of classification at exams.
The basic obligatory courses prevail in the first semesters of bachelor
studies, including pre-clinical and clinical subjects, philosophy and ethics,
sociology, psychology and Latin language. Subjects in the following years deal
with social policy issues, politics, nursing, social-psychological training and
special pedagogy. Bachelor courses are completed with final exams and defending
of a bachelor work. Students may then choose to continue in a selected
Magisterial programs are more specialized, more demanding and provide deeper
knowledge and more practical skills in the given field in terms of theory,
methodology as well as application. Students are taught to make qualified
analyses of health and social issues, look for suitable solutions and to
implement the solutions in real life. They also develop a good background for
scientific research and pedagogic work. Magisterial courses are completed with
defending of a thesis and state exams. Currently we have applied for
accreditation of our doctoral study scheme (PhD.) and bachelor study program
for midwifes and preventive workers in drug addiction area.
Our faculty is fairly young - it was established within South Bohemian University on 8 November 1991.
The responsible person for this page is PaedDr. Jan Bláha