The tasks and responsibilities are divided among the staff in charge as follows:
Study department (Ms Miroslava Mertlíková, Ms Eva Dostálová) - dealing with learning agreements, recognition of student internships and work placements, credit recognition, communication with incoming and outbound students and host school institutions, providing information on accommodation and insurance.
Headmaster (Mr Petr Hruška) - making final decisions, confirmation of the specific documents, welcoming internship students and teachers.
Headmaster's secretary (Ms Júlia Bencalíková) - responsible for the preparation of all due documents to be confirmed and signed by the Headmaster.
Deputy headmasters (Ms Lucie Opltová, Ms Romana Odehnalová) - responsible for the methodology of credit allocation. More specifically, they are in charge of assigning the appropriate number of credits to the specific educational components such as courses or course components and work placements with regard to the length of the particular internships and the workload needed for incoming students to achieve the required learning outcomes. These above-mentioned steps will be in coordination with the Study department.
Project coordinators (Ms Kateryna Kozlová, Ms Dana Jelínková, Mr Simon Majer) - dealing with documents and correspondence in English or German, contacting potential partner institutions for student and staff internships, communicating with host institutions in English or German.
Study year supervisors (Ms Dana Jelínková, Ms Jiřina Zavřelová, Ms Jaroslava Polášková, Ms Hana Černá) - in charge of collecting essential information about incoming internship students‘ progress and their completion of the specific course units needed for obtaining the required number of credits stated in their learning agreements. They make decisions as to whether the particular students have completed all the necessary course units and, as a result, are eligible for receiving credits from our school institution. They are also responsible for the implementation of recognised credits obtained by our outbound students completing part of their study programmes through Erasmus mobility at foreign school institutions.
Librarians (Ms Iva Jakoubková, Ms Zuzana Korgová) - providing access to library resources for internship students and incoming teachers.
Class teachers - responsible for peer mentoring, social integration of incoming students within the institution with its students and staff.
IT specialists (Mr Ondrej Nemecek, Mr Synek) - providing access to the School's Intranet, handing out key badges.
In our institution credits are allocated to the different course units in compliance with the ECTS model by defining the learning outcomes of each programme component, describing learning activities and estimating the workload typically needed for a student to complete these activities. In many cases the workload corresponds to some extent with the numbers of contact hours in a course; however, a variety of other factors such as ways of concluding the particular course (with an examination/ a graded credit/ a credit/ a practical examination) are always taken into account. Our Deputy headmasters, Ms Romana Odehnalova and Ms Lucie Opltova bear the main responsibility for credit allocation, however they cooperate with most of the other teaching staff who are directly involved in this process. Our Deputy headmasters collect proposals from the majority of our teachers, analyse and synthetize the estimated workload and allocate credits according to the expected workload attributed to each course component. They come to final decisions through discussions with teachers and student representatives. Appropriate workload is revised throughout the academic year: Deputy headmasters receive feedback from teachers in staff and methodology meetings as well as from student representatives on the occasion of Student board meetings that are held regularly four times a school year, and also from individual students using surveys that all students fill in at the end of each academic year, where they are invited to write their own comments including the credit system and workload estimation.
Using the above-described workload estimation method, each course unit, or module, is assigned an appropriate number of credit points.
As can be seen from the course catalogue, the average number of ECTS credits per course unit is 2.05 credits for both of our full-time study programmes - Certified General Nurse and Certified Paramedic (i.e. in total 88 course units per three-year study programme).
As far as our part-time study programmes are concerned, the numbers of ECTS credits differ slightly from the above mentioned full-time study programmes as well as from each other: Certified General Nurse - 2.09 credits (i.e. in total 86 course units per three-and-a-half-year study programme), and Certified Paramedic - 2.22 credits (i.e. in total 81 course unit per three-and-a-half-year study programme).
C3. When Participating in Mobility Activities - BEFORE MOBILITY
Prosím o oddělený odkaz č.3 (ne na této stránce) na průvodce studiem pro studenty - tento soubor by měl být dostupný pro studenty na Intranetu na viditelném místě. Prosím tedy o uložení souboru PRUVODCE STUDIEM - COURSE CATALOGUE.pdf na Intranet a zaslání odkazu č.3 k této stránce pro stažení tohoto souboru.
Na níže uvedený nadpis s následujícím textem bude odkazovat odkaz č. 4
Language policy for preparing participants for mobility - outbound students/ staff
All our students are supposed to pass an entrance test in English or German to make sure that the minimum level of their language proficiency is B1 at the beginning of their three-year study programme. In the course of their studies at our school, they are obliged to attend English or German courses where they acquire the necessary language input enabling them to use the acquired language effectively in hospital or paramedic professions. This allows them to take part in both internships and work placements abroad.
Our teaching staff have an opportunity to attend courses in English and/or German at our school. The courses are provided by the school and are free of charge for all participants.
C4. When participating in Mobility Activities - DURING MOBILITY
Language support for incoming students and staff
Project coordinators are responsible for dealing with any potential difficulties that may arise from the incoming staff not being able to put their message across to the school staff who cannot understand English or German.
As explained in previous parts, language support for incoming students is not applicable to our school institution, as our institution does not have the capacity to offer courses in a language other than Czech and does not have the necessary facilities to allow students who cannot speak Czech to study the subjects in foreign languages.
C5. When Participating in Mobility Activities - AFTER MOBILITY
Mobility achievements recognition for incoming students and staff
As mentioned above, Ms Miroslava Mertlikova and Eva Dostalova from the Study Department are in charge of the preparation of the learning agreements with incoming students in coordination with the appropriate Study year supervisor and the specific subject teachers. According to these agreements the incoming students will participate in the specified part of the particular study programme. After meeting the requirements stated in the agreements, the students will obtain a confirmation of completion of the specific part of the course they have attended. All the due documents will be signed by the Headmaster.
Incoming teaching staff
After the completion of their own contributions to the classes in our study groups as stated in the agreements, the incoming internship teachers will receive a confirmation of their internship participation, signed by the Headmaster. Project coordinators are ready to assist with the preparation of all the necessary documents.