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


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 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. Elisabet Strand

    Education of health care in my country (Sweden)

    In Sweden, the healthcare system is government- funded and the government’s role is to ensure equal access and health services to everyone in the same professional manner. Healthcare and living a healthy life is also largely part of the education system with regular health controls, mandatory vaccination programs, dietary planning and physical exercising forming the different parts. The average life span is now 84 years for women and 81 for men and the difference between the genders has decreased the last few years. This means that proportionally, Sweden has one of the largest groups of elderlies in Europe.

    The UN sustainability targets (agenda 2030) includes a goal that no child below the age of five should die from causes that can be prevented and that the deaths among new-born children should be maximum 12 per 1000 born babies. In Sweden, this number is currently 3 in 1000. In addition to people living longer, the number of children born in Sweden has increased since the late 1990s.

    With a growing population as well as an aging population, there is high pressure on Sweden’s healthcare system. The average life span is now 84 years for women and 81 years for men. Deaths related to heart diseases and cancer are generally decreasing. This can be partly attributed to the medical progress and better methods for treating many different diseases. There is a clear decreasing mortality rate from e.g. heart attacks and strokes. This, in combination with the increased awareness of the benefits of living healthy – i.e. eating well and spend time on physical exercising– has made Sweden a quite healthy country. Sweden also has the benefit of a relatively clean environment with low pollution levels of air and water.

    There are, however, differences between different groups of people in the country and the trend seems to be that these differences increase rather than decrease. There is a clear statistical correlation between low education levels and more health issues.

    The level of infection-related diseases is also quite low compared to many other countries in the world has not changed much the last few years, but the number of anti-biotic resistant MRSA has increased which is said to be both due to enhanced testing as well as a larger amount of people coming to the country from other parts of the world.

    From an early age, health is put first in the schooling system of Sweden. Already in Kindergarten, children are taught to wash their hands, encouraged to play outside every day disregarding the weather and provided healthy food.

    As people become older the schools provide a lesson once a week called ”hemkunskap” which teaches students to cook healthy, how to take care and clean of your house and how to manage different domestic tasks. Both boys and girls attend these classes together.

    The Swedish school system also provides physical education where excercise is in focus to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Many families are also encouraging their children to join different after-school activities in sports teams, but unfortunately there is a difference between different social groups in the country and not all families can afford to encourage their children to join which is why the school´s physical education is an important foundation. First aid is also part of this physical education training for older children. Despite this, the number of people who are not sufficiently physically active. Therefore, the number of people with high Body Mass Index (25-30) has increased among both women and men. Half the population aged 16-84 is now showing signs of over-weight or fatness which is of course a long-term health risk.

    In Sweden there is also something called ”UMO” (ungdomsmottagning) which provides supports and medical advice for teenagers/young adults aged 13-25. These clinics offer everything from nurses, doctors and psychiatrists. These clinics also provide condoms and other preventive care tools for free. The usage of alcohol and tobacco is decreasing in the young ages, but as the psychological un-wellness is increasing these special medical clinics serve an important purpose.

    Health care in Sweden is mainly financed jointly from taxes and is universal. Almost a tenth of society’s total resources go to health care, which makes reporting and efficiency an important focus area as well to ensure “value for money”. Comparing Sweden to the US and the other EU countries, Sweden is said to provide excellent health care both in terms of quality and quantity. This is largely proven through the indicative numbers related to average age, life expectancy, avoidable mortality, infant mortality and mortality in widespread diseases.

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