Course: Externship

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Course title Externship
Course code KPZ/P6PPA
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Škorničková Zuzana, Mgr.
Course content
Becoming acquainted with the primary health care system in the area of health care and health promotion. Becoming acquainted with activities of organizations involved in the area of primary care, in the section of health education and health promotion. Assessment of the development of the healthy individual, family, or group. Application of educational methods towards achieving health. Practicing nursing activities with a progressive implementation of the nursing process in a natural environment. Using theoretical findings and mastering practical skills. Respecting the patients' rights. Applying the principles of ethics during work. An individual nursing care in a selected group of ill patients, using the nursing process. Applying nursing procedures and principles in the care of ill women and children. The course takes place in hospital settings, polyclinics, private physicians' offices, counselling centres, and work settings focusing on health education. The course is conducted based on following all legal regulations and standards for women's work safety including health protection during the professional internship. The internship is conducted in groups and individually. Organizational and methodological leadership is provided by a nursing instructor or a professional from the clinical setting.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Methods of individual activities, Skills training, Work-related activities
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to gain knowledge about work organization in individual types of health care institutions and to apply gained knowledge and skills in clinical practice settings.
The student will master nursing procedures and functions according to the standards. The student seeks out and meets the needs of the clients based on an active and individualized nursing care, which is implemented using the nursing process method. The student participates in health care team collaboration and respects and adheres to the valid laws and standards.

Assessment methods and criteria
Home assignment evaluation, Student portfolio analysis

It is compulsory to complete 100% attendance in the internship. It is compulsory to complete the determined procedures and nursing processes. Completing assigned written work. Successful completion of a practical examination.
Recommended literature
  • "Záznamník výkonů a jiných odborných aktivit v porodní asistenci".
  • Marečková, Jana. Ošetřovatelské diagnózy v NANDA doménách. Praha: Grada, 2006. ISBN 80-247-1399-3.
  • NANDA International. Ošetřovatelské diagnózy definice a klasifikace: 2012-2014.. Praha: Grada, 2013. ISBN 978-80-247-4328-8.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Health Studies Midwife (2014) Health service 3 Summer
Faculty of Health Studies Midwife (2013) Health service 3 Summer
Faculty of Health Studies Midwife (2016) Health service 3 Summer