Science at the Faculty

Research and development

The activities of the Faculty of Health Studies are linked not only to the activities of other faculties of University of West Bohemia, but also to the important health facilities of the Pilsen Region, both in educational and research and development fields. However, the faculty's activities are not only linked to medical facilities, but also to a number of other entities.

The Faculty has prepared and is now undertaking a number of small but also very important projects, including large-scale international projects. In addition, several other projects are already under development and are under evaluation.

Depending on the results achieved, further projects are expected to be prepared and implemented in the coming years.

As well as tackling its own projects, the Faculty has a strong interest in various types of cooperation with external actors (universities as well as business and manufacturing), especially in projects which are at least partly funded by endowment titles.

Currently these are mainly titles from the area of border cooperation and then significantly titles to support the activities of small and medium-sized business entities in cooperation with research organisations – e.g. corporate subsidy programmes or local subsidy sources – e.g. innovation and business vouchers.

The faculty is staffed by professors, associates and other science and education staff with a doctoral degree who have experience in scientific research work and are a sufficient guarantee for the development of research in the faculty. They have sufficient knowledge potential and actively submit proposals for research.

Faculty students have been involved in tackling various departmental-orientation projects since the Faculty's inception. Outcomes in the form of bachelor's, seminar, conference presentations, etc. 

Faculty management is newly supporting the creation of multi-member student science teams gathered around experienced scientific researchers from the faculty or other faculties of the University of West Bohemia in order to achieve even more high-quality outcomes.

Specific areas for directing faculty science and research

  • An Interdisciplinary Approach to Screening for Tokophobia and Application of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R)
  • Analytical computational methods for accurate registration of static and dynamic interfacial relationships & Development of additive manufacturing prototype registration devices for full digitization of 3D printed total removable denture manufacturing
  • Applied research on exoskeleton for use in rehabilitation and 3D printing of prosthetic replacements
  • Health literacy in infectious disease prevention
  • Intellectual disability equity and access in healthcare
  • Intelligent components, telemetry, telemedicine and telehealth
  • Measurement of movement actions in sport by inverse dynamics and kinematics
  • Peroneal functional electrical stimulation in neurorehabilitation & Cognitive-motor interference & Detection of mild cognitive impairment during locomotion
  • Security research for effective use of thermal cameras in epidemic threats and crisis situations
  • Streamlining health care professions training using virtual reality