About us

Olomouc University Social Health Institute (OUSHI)

The OUSHI is a science and research institute at the Palacky University in Olomouc which was established to provide general support for research and education in the area of social aspects of health. OUSHI focuses on research of social determinants of health, health psychology, epidemiology, public health and spiritual determinants of health.

The purpose of OUSHI:

  • carrying out national and international research which mainly focuses on the social and psychological determinants of the health of individuals and groups.
  • educating students and young scientists, providing supervising activities, training supervisors.
  • providing counselling services for academics, students and other people in the areas of health psychology and phenomenology of health.



Hovoryozdravi.cz on Czech TV

Hovoryozdravi.cz on Czech TV with a head of  Olomouc University Social Health Institute (OUSHI) - Prof. Peter Tavel, Ph.D. and Dr. Lucie Klůzová Kráčmarová.

Lecture of Prof. Dr. S. A. (Menno) Reijneveld on Assessing the quality of research: the Groningen state of the art


Pavol Jozef Šafárik University In Košice  Invites you for a lecture of Prof. Dr. S. A. (Menno) Reijneveld on Assessing the quality of research: the Groningen state of the art

10.2.2016 (wed( at 14:00

In the Historical aula at P. J. Šafárik University in Košice

prof. Andrea Madarasová Gecková, PhD.


Olomouc University Social Health Institute (OUSHI) has became a member of DIPEx International.


Olomouc University Social Health Institute (OUSHI) has became a member of DIPEx International. Member organisations work to improve understanding of people’s experiences of health, illness and healthcare across the world, and provide resources to support people living with a wide variety of health conditions, their families, friends and the health professionals involved in their care.

Find out more http://www.dipexinternational.org/

CONFERENCE S.H.A.R.E. - Seek, harken and relay experience 2015


WHEN: 17. - 18. 6. 2015 
WHERE: VOŠs - Caritas Olomouc (Křížkovského 6, 779 00 Olomouc) 

Admission is free, expert lectures will be held in English.

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Prof. Peter Tavel on Czech TV

Recording of a program on Czech TV with a leader of  Olomouc University Social Health Institute, Prof. Peter Tavel  - watch HERE.

EHPS 2012 Praque

From 21 th of August - to 25 th of August will be realized 26 th year of EHPS Conferention, which will be first in history in the Czech Republic.

The main topic of this conferention will be "Resilience and Health".

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Interview with Assoc. prof. J. P. van Dijk in Radio Proglas

Interested persons about interview with Assoc. prof. J. P. van Dijk from 4th of May can write to [javascript protected email].

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Health Psychology Conference in Kosice

We would like to invite you to a conference named Health Psychology, which will take place on 15.05. 2013 (9:00 - 18:00) at the Faculty of Medicine, University of PJ Safarik, Tr. SNP 1 in Kosice. The interesting parts of program will be a workshop focused on the area of promoting healthy lifestyles or a panel discussion on innovative methodologies focused on the impact of policies on health and other interesting lectures etc.

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Conference „PhD existence III: Czech-Slovak psychological conference (not just) for PhD students and about PhD students

We would like to invite you to the conference  „PhD existence III: česko-slovenská psychologická konference (nejen) pro doktorandy a o doktorandech" (PhD existence III.: Czech-Slovak psychological conference (not just) for PhD students and (not just) about PhD students).

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Young Researcher 1 - Qualitative research

The project "Strengthening the scientific potential of the research teams in promoting physical activity at Palacky University" would like to invite you to the first scientific classes focused on a qualitative research, which will be presented by three English teachers from the University of Leeds, Gloucester and Worcester. The emphasis is on getting your own experience with the techniques of a qualitative research.

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Summer School of qualitative and quantitative methods

26 and 30 August 2013 - we would like to invite you to the Summer School of Qualitative and Quantitative Methods, organized within the project Social determinants of health among social and health disadvantaged groups of population (CZ.1.07/2.3.00/20.0063).

The Summer School aims to provide basic practical and theoretical knowledge in the field of scientific research in the social sciences.

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9th Conference of Education and Free Time

We would like to invite you to the 9th Conference of Education and Free Time which is held on 13th-14th June 2013 and co-organized by Department of Christian Education Cyril and Methodius Theological Faculty of the Palacky University in Olomouc.

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Scientific research on board

Second oceanic research cruise focusing on research of human behavior in extreme conditions finished on the 25 July 2013. Associate Professor Peter Tavel sailed across the Indian Ocean on board of the sailing ship Oosterschelde.

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"Methodology DIPEx in the field of active aging"

At the beginning of July 2013 was approved two-year project "Methodology DIPEx in the field of active aging"announced by Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TA CR).

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DIPEx - a qualitative study

Improve understanding of the experiences that have people with illness, health and health care, and by providing support to other people with similar problems, to convey their experiences to their families and friends, as well as to healthcare professionals involved in the care of persons with similar fate.

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A project for Czech-Norwegian Research Programme was submitted.

30.1.2014 was submitted a project for Czech-Norwegian Research Programme caled Study of dementia using the DIPEx methodology with a focus on the experience of the patient, family members and care providers as well as dementia in comorbidity with diabetes in a patient.

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Autogenic training course I.

In cooperation with the Slovak Psychotherapeutic Society’s working group for hypnosis, autogenic training, Jacobson's progressive muscle relaxation, and integrative approaches – Pro mente sana, Trenčín/Bratislava, we organise

Autogenic training course I.

Course leader: Doc. MUDr. Jozef Hašto, PhD.

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A project called Balancing of life and importnace of spirituality among seniors has been supported

11.2.2014 was supported a project for Student grant Sts Cyril and Methodius Faculty of Theology, Palacký University Olomouc called Balancing of life and importance of spirituality among seniors.

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