10th-11th March 2016
Charles University in Prague was founded in 1348 by the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, and the Bohemian King Charles the Fourth originally; Latin was used as the official language, later accompanied by Czech, German and English. Therefore admitting international students has always been the faculty’s policy.
The General University Hospital in Prague is a hospital with significant tradition, which received its first patients in 1790 as a result of the public health care and medical education reforms made by the emperor Joseph II. Since then, the concept of the general hospital as a facility providing all kinds of medical care to a wide range of not only Prague inhabitants and the tuition to students of medicine and other medical professions has not been changed.
The General University Hospital in Prague is the hospital with the longest tradition of academic medicine and the largest research medical facility in the country.
The General University Hospital and the 1st Faculty of Medicine of the Charles University with 1 800 beds and nearly 5 500 employees create a unique set of departments, research institutes, and specialized laboratories and independent divisions fully contributing to the research, diagnostics, and cure of diseases. Some of our departments are basically specialized hospitals where experts of several medical disciplines, technologies, research, and tuition are concentrated.
The facilities, which have undergone the reconstruction, can be compared to European standards and patients appreciate the amiability of the reconstructed traditional premises. The same comparison can be applied to the therapeutic results of our physicians, either in the demanding disciplines such as cardio surgery and vascular surgery, interventional cardiology and angiology, oncology, neonatology, genetic metabolic defects and neural diseases, rehabilitation or in the reengagement of the disabled people to life, laboratory diagnostics, addiction treatment, genetic consultations, chronic care for elderly people or the widest spectrum and extent of the outpatient services from all Czech Republic hospitals.
Department of Rehabilitation medicine providing rehabilitation for patients where rehabilitation methods are the part of the treatment program, most of the time there is a link between in-patient wards, rehabilitation and intensive, acute care units in hospitals. We have early rehabilitation unit mostly for patients after stroke (as a part of network of stroke unit centres in Czech republic)
Our department carries out large outpatient rehabilitation and Rehabilitation Day Centre, all-day rehabilitation programme. Day centre is set for caring out rehabilitation for patients whose health state needed interprofessional rehabilitation without need of hospitalisation (sub acute stage, patients with limited activity and diminished participation). We are the only one such facility in Czech Republic.. This centre is for severe disabled patients mostly with damage of the brain.
Program of rehabilitation includes practically all fields of rehabilitation (multidisciplinary rehabilitation team) – physiotherapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT), speech therapy, psychology, neuropsychology. teacher for people with special needs, psychotherapy and social counselling, activities in OT workshops (pottery, tailor, woodwork, administration, and gardening), protetics, nutrition therapy, nurses, biomedicine engineering.
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine provides education of students of medicine, bachelor and master study of Occupational therapy and Physiotherapy, post gradual study of physicians, physiotherapists and occupational therapists. Department of Rehabilitation Medicine guides theoretical and practical education in rehabilitation, department is methodological centre in this field, education of ICF and research in Czech Republic.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Olga Švestková, email@example.com, Ph.D., Head of Department of Rehabilitation Medicine General University Hospital in Prague, the 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, project coordinator, coordinator of the network prevocational centers in the Czech Republic, creation the methodological standardization of vocational and prevocational rehabilitation according ICF.
Dr. Yvona Angerová, M.D., Ph.D., MBA, Head doctor of Department of Rehabilitation Medicine General University Hospital in Prague, the 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, specialist for neurorehabilitation of BI patients, cooperation in creation of the methodological standardization of vocational and prevocational rehabilitation.
Dr. Petra Sládková, Ph.D., medical doctor with specialization in rehabilitation of Department of Rehabilitation Medicine General University Hospital in Prague, the 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, leader of medical students education, clinical application of created methodological standardization of vocational and prevocational rehabilitation, cooperation with Labour offices and a non-profit organization.
Kateřina Svěcená, MSc., Ph.D., occupational therapist of Department of Rehabilitation Medicine General University Hospital in Prague, the 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, leader of occupational therapy students education, the leader of occupational team members to identify the specific employment-related needs of persons with a severe and very severy disability, cooperation with Labour offices and a non-profit organization.