1 February – 5 March 2024

Virtual mobility

5 – 9 February 2024

Palacký University Olomouc,
Czechia

The Czech School of Physiotherapy and Occupation Therapy, Interdisciplinary Approach to in PT and OT II. is organized by the Department of Clinical Rehabilitation, Faculty of Health Sciences, Palacký University Olomouc in cooperation with the University Hospital Olomouc.

The objectives of the school are:

  • Students have practical insights into the concept of interdisciplinary approach within the wide spectrum of diagnoses treated by PTs and OTs. Students have practical insights into the neurophysiological basis of Movement Imagery and how to use it in various tasks.
  • Students have practical insights into the role of the positive/negative impact of psychosomatics on patients’/therapists’ life.
  • Students have practical insights into the broader therapeutic fields that can have an impact on patients/therapists diagnosis and life.
  • Students gain basic skills in the use of various breathing techniques for altering the patient’s mental and physical condition.
  • Students have basic skills within the interdisciplinary coordination of the PT/OT team.
Programme

Virtual mobility I.: 1 February 2024, 4 PM (Prague, Bratislava time zone)

Zoom Meeting ID: 982 4256 7847 (passcode: 528750)

Link: https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/98242567847?pwd=ZjRwY0VTdS81MjFUYzdkMGRqS1R0Zz09

Virtual mobility II.: 5 March 2024 (will be specified in February)

In Olomouc: Winter School 5 – 9 February, 2024

BIP II programme: Czech School of PT&OT II_program

Focus on:
  • Movement Imagery
  • Psychosomatics
  • Speech / voice therapy
  • Breathing techniques used for improving and controlling the conditions of a patient as well as a therapist
  • …and more

Previous BIP Programme:  11 – 15 September,  2023
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Palacký University Olomouc is the second-oldest university in Czechia, educating scholars since the 16th century.

The city of Olomouc is also the place of one of the richest national heritage sites, second only to Prague. A second home to more than 23,000 students from around the world, Olomouc is a university town, sometimes nicknamed the “Czech Oxford”. Its old center boasts a number of admired historical sights – a multitude of churches of various denominations and architectural styles, a majestic Renaissance town hall, a number of monumental statues and fountains as well as remnants of mighty 18th century fortifications.

Palacký University’s eight faculties provide hundreds of study programmes, encompassing virtually all areas of contemporary arts and sciences.

With science and research being the university’s top priorities, its research teams utilize state-of-the-art technologies and students assist in solving scientific research projects. It currently ranks among Europe’s elite research facilities in a number of fields, excelling particularly in nanotechnology, optics, experimental chemistry and medicine, as well as special education, kinanthropology and physiotherapy.

Travelling to Olomouc

By plane

Olomouc has no international airport. However, it is easily accessible from all of the following airports by train, bus or car.

Prague: Vaclav Havel Airport, Czech Republic (270km)
Brno: Turany Airport, Czech Republic (80 km)
Ostrava: Leos Janacek Airport, Czech Republic (80 km)
Bratislava: M.R. Stefanik Airport, Slovakia (210 km)
Vienna: Vienna International Airport, Austria (260 km)
Katowice: Katowice-Pyrzowice Airport, Poland (210 km)
Krakow: Kraków-Balice Airport, Poland (265 km)

The most frequent (and direct) train/bus connection is mainly between Olomouc and Prague/Brno/Ostrava. In Prague and Brno, there are frequent buses (30 min intervals between 05:30 and 21:00) connecting airport with the main train station. You can look at train/bus travelling possibilities on IDOS.

How to get to Olomouc from the Vaclav Havel Prague Airport

There is a good network of buses connecting the airport and the main railway station.

Airport Express (AE): Terminal 1 to Main Railway Station (Hlavní nádraží) – approx. 45 min | Operates every day from 5:30 am – 10:00 pm timetable (CZ) | Departure from Wilsonova street | Tickets available from the driver – 100 CZK

Bus line 119: The bus will take you from Prague Airport (Terminal I) to Nádraží Veleslavín station (Metro line A) – 15 min – 32 CZK. Then you continue by Metro line A to Muzeum and at the station Muzeum change to Metro line C to Hlavní nádraží station. The ticket for bus applies to Metro as well. Prague Metro has 3 lines: A (green), B (yellow), and C (red). Read further detailed information on the Bus service from the Airport to the City Center here.

Taxi: Prague Airport Transfers (+420 222 554 211, +44 7449 011780, https://www.prague-airport-transfers.co.uk/) | FIX Taxi (+420 722 555 525, dispecink@fix-taxi.cz) | Taxi Praha (+420 220 414 414, http://www.taxi14007.cz ) | Contact counters of taxi operators are located at the arriving hall of Terminal 1 and 2. Departure points are displayed in front of arriving halls.

From Prague main station, you can continue to Olomouc by train with the Czech Railways Company, Leo Express, or Regiojet companies.

How to get to Olomouc from the Brno-Turany Airport

There is a bus line no. 76 coming regularly in 20 min intervals from the airport to Brno Hlavní nádraží Railway Station. The bus stop at the airport is situated in front of the departure terminal. The bus stop in Brno is situated in front of the Grand Hotel close to Brno Main Station. Bus tickets can be obtained directly from the bus driver at 25 CZK or circa 1 EUR (you can also use contactless cards for payment). From Brno main station, you can continue to Olomouc by train with the Czech Railways Company, Leo Express, or Regiojet companies.

How to get to Olomouc from the Vienna Airport

There is a frequent train connection from the airport (Flughafen Schwechat) to the Vienna main railway station. The stop is located right beneath the airport. The ticket can be obtained online. From Vienna you can continue to Olomouc by train, there are direct trains and connections with a change. For further detailed information, please refer to the Czech Railways website (available in English).

Another possibility is to take a bus. Both FLIXBUS and RegioJet stops are located in front of the terminal.

By train

Olomouc is easily accessible by train with some high-speed trains. There are three railway companies operating in the Czech Republic: The Czech Rail Company, Leo Express and RegioJet. These companies use trains which provide a fast and convenient connection to Olomouc. When selecting a train, it is recommended that you book in advance and buy the ticket from one of the companies online. There are also ticket offices of the three main railroad companies situated close to each other at Prague railway station. For further detailed information, please refer to idos.cz (you can buy tickets directly on this platform).

Prague – approx. 2h 30min
Brno – approx. 1h 30min
Ostrava – approx. 1h
Warsaw – approx. 5h 30min
Katowice – approx. 3h
Vienna – approx. 3h by train

How to get from the main train station to the dormitory accommodations:

By bus

Travelling by bus is in most cases cheaper than by train, on some occasion also faster. For information about domestic and international timetables, please refer to idos.cz or regiojet.com  or FLIXBUS (all available in English).

How to get from the main bus station to the dormitory accommodations:

By car

Olomouc is also conveniently accessible by car from Prague (approx. 3h), Vienna (approx. 2h 35 min), Poland and Slovakia. When driving on the motorway, you will need to pay road tax

Accommodation

Participants may take advantage of accommodation in a hotel-type university dormitory located within walking distance of the venue. You can make the reservations indicating your participation on Erasmus+ BIP at Faculty of Health Sciences Palacký University.

Dormitory Generála Svobody, Šmeralova 1122/12 street
• Double rooms – 2 neighbouring rooms with separate beds, shared bathroom and kitchenette (with a fridge and kettle)
• Price: cca 500 CZK / person / night
• A 15-minute walk to the school venue / a tram stop 2 minutes away
Contact: +420 585 638 016, +420 777 000 202
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Othe possibilities of accomodation:

We recommend you take advantage of one of the following hotels:
Hotel Theresian
Long Story Short
Comfort Hotel Olomouc Centre
Miss Sophie’s Boutique Hotel
Hotel Flóra
Alfréd & Hermína

Booking.com and Airbnb offer many possibilities as well.

Contact information

Petra Gaul Aláčová
Department of Clinical Rehabilitation
Faculty of Health Sciences
Palacký University Olomouc
petra.gaul@upol.cz

Faculty of Health Sciences
Palacký University Olomouc
Hněvotínská 976/3
775 15 Olomouc
fzv.upol.cz