Course: Biology of Children

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Course title Biology of Children
Course code KPR/4301
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
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
  • Kroufek Roman, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
First introduction to the study, course content, requirements for credit, study literature. Control of the second body, the nervous system of man. Hormonal control of the third body. Fourth human senses. 5th digestive system, the specifics of childhood. 6th Excretory and reproductive system of man. 7th Support system of man. 8th Muscular system, types of muscle. 9th heart, blood vessels, vascular circulation. 10th Blood and immunity. 11th human respiratory system, skin. 12th ontogenetic development before birth and after birth with an emphasis on the child's age. 13th Biorhythms a daily regime of preschool age. 14th Introduction to human genetics.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified, unspecified, unspecified
  • unspecified - 5 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course aims to provide a comprehensive set of knowledge and skills in somatologie as a basis for forming positive attitudes of prospective teachers to their own health, the health of fellow citizens and lifestyle choices and as a basis for the study of other disciplines in the curriculum of study. Course contents form the basis of human anatomy and physiology, with emphasis on the characteristics of individual organ systems with regard to the specifics of the child's body. Ontogenetic development and age-specific, especially with regard to the period of early, middle and late childhood, biological laws and hygiene physical and mental development with the needs of teaching experience. Students will be able to describe the basic principles of anatomy and physiology of the human organ systems, explain the specifics of human development stages, focusing on childhood, to create a compilation of seminar work on a given topic.
Student will be able to describe the basic principles of anatomy and physiology of human organ systems, explain the specifics of the developmental stages of man, with a focus on children's age, create compilation an essay on a given topic.
The subject requires no specific prerequisites.

Assessment methods and criteria
Developing compilation essay on pathology of the human body with an emphasis on pre-school age individuals. Work will be given electronically. Checks are carried out by the teacher.
Recommended literature
  • MACHOVÁ J. Biologie člověka pro učitele.. Praha: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, 2002. ISBN 80-7184-867.
  • MACHOVÁ, J., KUBÁTOVÁ, D. a kol. Výchova ke zdraví pro učitele. Ústí nad Labem: PF UJEP, 2006. ISBN 80-7044-768-0.
  • MACHOVÁ, J., TREFNÝ, Z. Poruchy vývoje v předškolním věku.. Praha: Karolinum, 1991. ISBN 80-7066-442-8.
  • Müllerová L. Biologie člověka a zdravotní prevence..
  • Rozsypal S. et al. Nový přehled biologie.. Praha, 2003. ISBN 80-7183-268-5.
  • Smith, T. et al. Lidské tělo.. ISBN 80-85873-55-9.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education Teaching in Pre-schools (A14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter