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Vysoká škola zdravotnická, o.p.s. v Praze 5, Duškova 7, 150 00 Praha 5
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The College of Nursing (Vysoká škola zdravotnická), o.p.s. based at Duškova 7, Prague 5
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The College of Nursing, o. p. s. at Duškova 7, Prague 5 provides university education in the non-physician health fields of General Nursing, Midwifery and Radiology Assistance. As such, it is responding to the changes in education requirements for healthcare workers in non-surgical professions as determined by the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic’s Act no. 96/2004 Coll. on non-physician health professions. Our education is in line with EU directives and, in accordance with the resolution of the European Commission’s Internal Market Directorate General, graduates will have their qualification automatically recognised in EU countries.

Its first academic year, 2005/2006 began in September 2005. For both fields, the length of study is three years. Students may study purely on-site. The study programmes are prepared in accordance with WHO and EU requirements and correspond to the demands made of the profession in the countries of the EU. After presentation of their bachelors dissertation and the successful completion of their final state examinations, graduates obtain the title ‘Bachelor’ (Bc.).

Individual subjects in the study programme are arranged in modules and assigned credits in accordance with the European Credit Transfer System. The Nursing study programme including the fields of General Nursing and Midwifery has all the attributes of modern nursing with an interdisciplinary and multi-profession nature. The programme encompasses healthy individuals and illnesses with an emphasis on a biopsychosocial viewpoint. Students are taught to make their own decisions based on their theoretical and practical knowledge and experience. More than 50% of the programme is dedicated to practical training and the teaching is founded on modern trends in these disciplines. It teaches students to make their own decisions. The college is extremely well-equipped for the theoretical and practical teaching of both fields – with professional study rooms, theory classrooms, a lecture hall, computer room with PCs connected to the internet and a library with extensive study literature. Professional work experience is undertaken for the most part in health and social care facilities in Prague. The college also co-operates with workplaces abroad within exchange programmes, etc. Annual tuition fees are payable in two payments (using a Type A paying-in slip credited to the college’s account) with the option of quarterly payment of tuition fees for individual cases. A new study field of Radiological Assistance was begun in the 2009/2010 academic year.

General Nursing and Midwifery – goals of study programme and graduate profile

The study field of this programme allows the student to obtain the competence required to undertake nursing activities in inpatient and outpatient healthcare facilities, in private nursing organisations, in home and family health care and allows for the preparation of registration or acquisition of a legal licence to undertake regulated professions in EU states (so-called  EU, international classification – 1st level). The study prepares the student theoretically and especially practically for specialised jobs in healthcare institutions in the Czech Republic (hereinafter CR) and the states of the European Union (hereinafter EU). The professional preparation comprises nursing, medical and social and behavioural subjects. Emphasis is placed on nursing and nursing care in all fields of client/patient care. The field also provides knowledge of anatomy and physiology, pathology, biochemistry, microbiology, hygiene, nutrition and public health. The range of subjects is complemented with knowledge of pharmacology, examination methods, physical examination and physiotherapy as well as knowledge of law and legislation, economics and management. Emphasis is placed on communication skills, psychology, ethics, sociology, foreign language preparation and communication with information media. Above all however, the study is oriented towards the practical application of theoretical knowledge.
Work experience gained in study will allow the student to apply his theoretical knowledge to specific nursing practices in healthcare activities with the number of hours fulfilling WHO recommended criteria for nursing education. The work experience is scheduled over the three study years. In the second year, the topic of the future Bachelors dissertation is formulated and the student has the opportunity to obtain sufficient background experience in practice to be able to conduct it successfully. The study programme encompasses goals relating to education in terms of clients and the family/community,  oriented towards the ‘Health for all in the 21st century’ strategy, goals related to the development of the profession in direct relation to the World Health Organisation EU strategy (hereinafter WHO) for the training of nurses and midwives in an interdisciplinary and multi-profession approach, with participation in decision-making processes and the responsibility of leading a nursing team.
It also encompasses goals relating to education in relation to separate levels of the healthcare system in the Czech Republic and on a Europe-wide scale focused on equal access to healthcare providers.
The study is practical in focus and enables the student to obtain a professional healthcare qualification with entitlement to work in the healthcare profession including the acquisition of the necessary qualifications and follow-up life-long professional training.

Radiological assistance - goals of study programme and graduate profile

Graduates have theoretical and practical knowledge of the fields which form the base necessary for the provision of healthcare in clinical radiology fields. They are specialists in working in radiodiagnostics, radiotherapy and nuclear medicine. They are prepared to work using advanced technology and with a psychological approach to applying their knowledge of medical subjects. They have mastered the principles and techniques for the specific nursing care provided in relation to radiological practices. They are able to recognise the signs and symptoms of changes to health and react to them in the correct manner. They are ready to undertake steps in relation to the radiation protection of patients and personnel in accordance with valid regulations in force.
Work experience gained in healthcare facilities during study will allow the student to apply his theoretical knowledge to specific radiological practices. The work experience is scheduled over the three study years. In the second year, the topic of the future Bachelors dissertation is formulated and the student has the opportunity to obtain sufficient background experience in practice to be able to conduct it successfully. During his specialist work experience, the student acquires practical skills and knowledge in radiological display methods and acquired projection technology, the manipulation and archiving of display data, radiation technology, planning radiotherapy, its simulation and verification and in display and non-display diagnostic methods in the field of nuclear medicine.
They acquire practical knowledge and skills in general nursing techniques, particularly in relation to internal medicine, surgery, paediatrics and intensive care and in specific nursing techniques used in radiological practices.
The Radiological assistance study field enables the student to become an independent healthcare specialist in fields which require the use of ionising radiation, nuclear magnetic resonance and ultrasound for diagnostic display or treatment. The graduate will have obtained work experience in state and non-state healthcare facilities, veterinary facilities and research laboratories and in practical training. Graduation from the study programme allows for the future registration or acquisition of a legal licence to undertake the profession in EU states.



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