Department of Health Care Studies

The Department of Health Care Studies offers bachelor programmes which prepare students for positions of General Nurse and Midwifery. The department was established in the year 2008.

Midwifery programme graduates are prepared to provide advice, care and support for women and their families before, during and after delivery. They learn to carry out monitoring and examination, to take care of women and advise them during pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium. They learn to assist during delivery and to take care of newborn children. Part of their education is also the gynaecological care of woman. They also learn how to provide preventive, medical, diagnostic, rehabilitative, urgent and dispensary care.

General Nurse programme graduates are prepared to perform jobs of General nurse as defined by valid legislation of the Czech Republic. They learn to help physicians and specialists to examine and treat the patient and to work as part of a medical team. They are prepared to educate patients and the public about various health issues and to provide advice and emotional support for the patient. They learn to record the medical histories of patients and to analyse results of diagnostic checks.

Master´s degree programme Community Care in Midwifery provides students with advanced academic knowledge, practical skills and the competences required to practise challenging, holistically conceived midwifery through pregnancy, safe birth, postpartum care, and care of the newborn.

Specialized classrooms for general nurses are fully equipped to simulate healthcare facilities. A variety of aids, tools and materials help students to learn how to provide high quality and safe health care. Students learn how to resuscitate, how to take blood samples, how to handle adjustable beds, how to handle infusion pumps, injection dispensers, defibrillators, bandage carts, cardiopulmonal resuscitation instruments and many other essential skills.

Specialized classrooms for midwives simulate delivery room. They are equipped with modern aids, models, tools and materials. Students learn on accurate anatomical models of mother and child and they learn to use modern obstetric tools and monitoring equipment.

Graduates receive education which is in accordance with World Health Organisation instructions and guidelines and with the Ministry of Healthcare Resort Safety Objectives.


Head of Department of Health Care Studies
PhDr. Vlasta Dvořáková, Ph.D.


Vysoká škola polytechnická Jihlava
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586 01 Jihlava

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