Course: Selected Issues of Social Politics

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Course title Selected Issues of Social Politics
Course code KF/KSPF5
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 1
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Kynštová Hana, PhDr. PhD.
Course content
Seminars Topics: 1. Introduction into the social politics issues. 2. Theoretic concepts. 3. Current social politics in the EU. 4. Current social politics in the Czech Republic. 5. Health care politics. 6. Social security politics. Problems of people with health disorders in the social security system. 7. Complex health care of the population in the Czech Republic. 8. Primary health care in the Czech Republic. 9. Legislation covering social security. 10. Strategies of social politics in future perspective (visions, reforms).

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
The subject introduces students to the basic concepts of the subject of social politics. It focuses on the areas of health care politics and social security. The aim of the subject is to understand the basic terminology in the field of social care and prevention. It familiarizes the students with the target groups of users of social care, and the organizational structure of social services. Students respond through the discussion on the current events in the areas of social politics in the Czech Republic and the EU.
Subject Knowledge: Student is able to explain the current social politics in the Czech Republic, in the areas of health care politics and social security with the emphasis on the target groups of people with health disorders. Subject Skills: Student uses the acquired knowledge in practice with the regard to health and social situation of patients. Student is familiar with the current issues concerning this field.
Conditional subject was not determined.

Assessment methods and criteria
80% participation in seminars. Active participations in discussions on current issues. A written credit test.
Recommended literature
  • European Sectoral Social Dialogue: recent developments. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities. 2010. ISBN 978-92-79-14189-.
  • ARNOLDOVÁ, A. Vybrané kapitoly ze sociálního zabezpečení, I. část. 3.vyd. Praha:Karolinum, 2007. 614 s.. 2007. ISBN 978-80-246-1393-2.
  • ARNOLDOVÁ, A. Vybrané kapitoly ze sociálního zabezpečení, II. část. 2.vyd. Praha:Karolinum, 2005. 505 s.. 2005. ISBN 80--246-0875-8.
  • DUKOVÁ, Ivana, DUKA, Martin, KOHOUTOVÁ, Ivanka. Sociální Politika. Praha:GRADA, 2013. ISBN 978-80-247-3880-2..
  • HAYES, M. Základy sociální psychologie. 1.vyd. Praha, Portál, 165 s.. 1998. ISBN 80-7178-198-3.
  • KAHOUN V. , KOZLOVÁ L., TÓTHOVÁ, V. a kol. Sociální práce. 1.vyd. Praha: TRITON, 2003. 336 s.. 2003. ISBN 80-7254-138-2.
  • KRHOUN, V. a kol. Sociální zabezpečení - vybrané kapitoly.. Praha: Triton, 2010. ISBN 978-80-7387-346-2.
  • MATOUŠEK, O. Sociální služby.. Praha: Portál, 2011. ISBN 978-80-2620-041-3.
  • NOVÝ, K. Nový právní rádce invalidních občanů. 4.vyd. Praha, Linde, 1997. 366 s. ISBN 80-7201-012-3.
  • POTŮČEK, M., M. MAŠKOVÁ, a kol. Česká republika - trendy, ohrožení, příležitosti.. Praha: Karolinum, 2009. ISBN 978-80-246-1655-1.
  • PÝCHOVÁ, E. Základy veřejného zdravotnictví pro SZŠ. 1.vyd. Praha, Scientia medica, 1996. 59 s. ISBN 80-85526-14-X.
  • ŘEZNÍČEK, I. Metody sociální práce. 1.vyd. Praha, Slon, 1997. 75 s..
  • TOMEŠ, I. Obory sociální politiky.. Praha: Portál, 2011. ISBN 978-80-7367-868-5.
  • TOMEŠ, I. Úvod do teorie a metodologie sociální politiky.. Praha: Portál, 2010. ISBN 978-80-7367-680-3.
  • VACÍNOVÁ, M. Psychologie a společenská výchova. 2.vyd. Praha, Victoria Publisching, 1995. 159 s. ISBN 80-7187-006-4.
  • VEČEŘA, M. Sociální stát. 2.vyd. Praha, Slon, 1996. 112 s. ISBN 80-85850-16-.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Health Studies Physiotherapy (P15) Health service 3 Winter