Students‘ Essays

Writing an academic essay means creating ideas into an argument. The basic university student essay has following standardized structure:
paragraph 1 – introduction
paragraph 2 – body
paragraph 3 – conclusion

dr.streda-format-essay

Credit issuing will take place on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 2:00 PM and on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 10:00 AM in the Purkyne´s Institute Large Auditorium (Purkyňův ústav, velká posluchárna), Albertov 4, Prague 2.

To get credits you need to:
1) Reply questions under each lecture video on Youtube (as a comment).
2) Write thesis (essay at least 2 pages A4) and submit it on this webpage. How to upload essay to the system:

Open the website www.streda.com and click on the tab English –> Students‘ Essays.

At the end of the page (at the bottom) there is space for Comment („Napsat komentář“). Upload your seminar work there according to the instructions in the following picture.

1. Enter the text of your work into the „Comment/Komentář“ field.
2. Type your first name and last name into the „Name/Jméno“ field.
3. Send the seminar work by clicking on „Send Comment/Odeslat komentář“.
Leave the other two fields blank.
If the work is okay, your comment will be approved.

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  1. Tzuf Ben Hagay

    Health education in my country- Israel
    Throughout Israel’s history, health education has always been a big part of our daily lives. Health education in Israel is extensive, and although, in my opinion, quite lacking in the school system, different organizations have managed to raise awareness of several health topics in the population, either by collaborating with the ministry of education or by themselves through the media and legal means.

    One of the earliest examples for health education is the work of the women from the ‘’Hadassah’’ organization. Originally formed in America in 1912, the organization was heavily involved in developing health facilities and raising public awareness for certain illnesses. During those times, the mortality rates for infants were very high, 4 out of 5 did not survive infancy. The founder of the organization knew that the best way to change those statistics was not by building more hospitals, but by preventive care; supplying the mothers with the knowledge required to keep their newborns safe from illnesses. In 1917, they taught the citizens of Palestine how to pasteurize milk, since pasteurization was an unknown concept at the area, and in 1921 they formed the first ‘’Drop of Milk’’ in Jerusalem, which still exists to this day. Originally, it was a health station for newborns, where mothers took their babies to get milk, vaccinations, learn about hygiene and track their development. As a result, occurrences of some diseases, such as polio, were greatly reduced in the area. Today, ‘’Drop of Milk’’, working under the ministry of health, still provides vaccinations, performs a physical examination of the newborn, and provides the parents with all the necessary information regarding growth, feeding, child safety and more.

    In modern day Israel, the different organizations make use of the media, as well as the law, to promote a healthy lifestyle. One such example is the Israel Cancer Association (ICA). They promoted many laws limiting smoking, the first of which was passed in 1983, stating that no smoking is allowed in public places such as buses and theaters. After that, the law has been expanded, and the ‘’no smoking areas’’ now include trains, bus stops, hotels, restaurants, markets, and much more. There are usually special ‘’smoking zones’’ for people who wish to smoke in a public area, such as their workplace or a restaurant. Kids around my age might also remember the music video ‘’Sun Smarts’’, which was broadcast during commercial breaks on the children’s channel. This song was produced by the ICA and was aimed at children, teaching them about the importance of sunscreen and using sunglasses. The catchy tune and simple lyrics, combined with the visuals promoting hydration, were very memorable and left a very big impression on many of us.

    School can also be a decent source for basic health education; however, I believe there is room for improvement. When children reach the 6th grade, which is around the ages of 11-12, the school provides sexual education lessons, and typically during high school a first aid session takes place. Some schools provide an additional education program aimed at children from kindergarten to middle school regarding healthy nutrition, called ‘’eating healthy’’, in order to prevent obesity and anorexia. Some schools take it a step further: my own high school had a strict law against bringing soft drinks to school, and there were no vending machines selling sweets. Additionally, the education system sometimes collaborates with local authorities and organizations for special lectures regarding various topics. An example for such a project is run by the Haifa municipality, the Sports Association, and other organizations. The project is aimed at high school students, and its goal is to teach them how to take better care of their body and health, and focuses on subjects such as nutrition, correct posture, avoiding sunlight and more. My main problem with health education in schools is the inconsistency. Not all schools provide the same content, and some schools might not even provide anything at all. I believe that the ministry of education should be more involved, and add compulsory lessons regarding current health issues, such as the outbreak of measles in Israel and how to avoid it. Moreover, some schools that have cafeterias and provide food for their students, serve very unhealthy food, which I think defies the purpose of educating the students on healthy eating.

    In conclusion, it is evident that ever since the very beginning, there have been many efforts to raise health awareness in the public by various organizations as well as the ministry of health, using various methods. For the most part, they have successfully helped the population with practicing a healthier lifestyle, created a healthier environment and have made the relevant information accessible and common knowledge. The health education provided at school by the ministry of education could be improved, as well as the food provided at school cafeterias, but in general, I believe that the public is well informed regarding many health-related topics.

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