Study programmes / B-EPA Economic policy and administration / Insurance I
Course code:POJ
Course title in language of instruction:Pojišťovnictví I
Course title in Czech:Pojišťovnictví I
Course title in English:Insurance I
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (4 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/1; part-time, 16/0
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week; part-time, lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:bachelor
Semester:SS 2020/2021 - FBE
Name of lecturer:Ing. Roman Ptáček, Ph.D. (supervisor)
Prerequisites:Financial Markets
Aims of the course:The main aim of this course is to understand the importance of insurance and insurance industry in the financial system. In this course students receive both, theoretical and practical knowledge of insurance products in the non-life/life insurance branch. Students learn about activities of insurance companies, insurance market analysis and about legislation in the insurance industry.
Course contents:
1.Insurance and insurance industry (allowance 4/2)
2.Insurance as a transfer of risk (allowance 2/0)
3.Classification of insurance products (allowance 2/0)
4.Insurance products in the non-life insurance branch (allowance 6/6)
5.Insurance products in the life insurance branch (allowance 6/6)
6.Activities of commercial insurance companies (allowance 2/0)
7.Insurance market (allowance 4/0)
8.Legislation on insurance (allowance 2/0)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to analyse and synthesize
-ability to apply knowledge
-professional knowledge
-skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-Ability of insurance protection settings
-Knowledge of insurance products and their use
-Knowledge of insurance terminology and legislation
-Knowledge of the risk in the insurance theory

Type of course unit:required
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Assessment methods:Written test from the practical application of theoretical knowledge of insurance products and insurance mathematics. Students must obtain at least 60 % of possible points. Points are included in the overall evaluation of the course. In the final written exam from theoretical knowledge students must obtain at least 60 % of possible points. The final test can not be repeated more than twice.
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h16 h
     practice14 h0 h
     consultation0 h20 h
     preparation for exam40 h76 h
     preparation for regular assessment10 h0 h
     preparation for regular testing20 h0 h
Total112 h112 h

Basic reading list
  • VÁVROVÁ, E. Pojišťovnictví I. 1st ed. 104 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-784-7.
Recommended reading list
  • DUCHÁČKOVÁ, E. Principy pojištění a pojišťovnictví. 3rd ed. Praha: Ekopress, 224 p. ISBN 978-80-86929-51-4.
  • CIPRA, T. Finanční a pojistné vzorce. 1st ed. Praha: Grada, 2006. 374 p. Finance. ISBN 80-247-1633-X.
  • ŠÍDLO, D. Život jako riziko, aneb, Zásady pojišťování životních rizik. 1st ed. Praha: Aladin agency :, 2010. 188 p. ISBN 978-80-904345-1-6.
  • VÁVROVÁ, E. -- STUCHLÍK, R. -- DOLOŽÍLKOVÁ, M. Základy pojistné matematiky. 1st ed. V Brně: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita, 2001. 87 p. ISBN 80-7157-567-4.