The Faculty of Health Sciences at Palacký University in Olomouc was established in 2008 and focuses on the education of non-medical professionals in healthcare. The faculty has more than 700 students and is a part of one of the leading universities in the Czech Republic.
The Faculty of Health Sciences offers six specialties in Bachelor’s and Master’s study programmes and one doctoral programme in Nursing:
Nursing in Internal Specialty
Ph.D. in Health Sciences
The faculty of Health Sciences focuses on education and scientific research in non-medical healthcare disciplines. The main focus is on evidence-based practice in healthcare, multidisciplinary teams in healthcare, life-style limitations resulting from chronic disease, reproductive health, international classification in nursing care and midwifery (3N Alliance), rehabilitation, physiotherapy and kinesiotherapy, non-medical healthcare profession management, and health and social care systems for the elderly and end-of-life stage, job motivation and burnout in the nursing profession.
The faculty cooperates closely with the university’s Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences and the University Hospital in Olomouc, which is the largest healthcare provider in the region.
Palacký University serves as the project coordinator and will author two new English modules and two German ones.
Lukáš Merz, the HELP2 coordinator, holds a Master’s degree in English and German philology from Palacký University (2006) and Ph.D. from English and American literature. He has been teaching general English courses and English for specific purposes for more than a decade. He also translates and interprets from/into English.
Since 2012, he has been working at the Faculty of Health Sciences at Palacký University and apart from teaching healthcare English to undergraduate and graduate level, he has been involved in several European projects focusing on scientific and research competence in healthcare sciences, innovation in teaching translation and interpreting at university level, and innovation of cultural studies curricula.
He has organized an annual Winter School in Midwifery held at the faculty and is a member of the EALTHY Association.