Course: Epidemiology

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Course title Epidemiology
Course code BOT/EPIO
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional, Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Medková Jarmila, MUDr. CSc.
Course content
Process of the Infection spread. Sources, pathways of transfer, perceptive person. Characterisation of the Infection epicentres. Impacts and factors influencing the epidemic process. Epidemiology of transferable diseases. Epidemiologic investigations, preventive actions. An overview on selected infectious diseases known in our country - reparative, alimentary, contact, zoonotic diseases and intoxications. Epidemiology of transmissive diseases. Problems of an early diseases and veneric infections. Epidemiology of an environment. Major groups of non-infectious diseases: tumours, cardiovascular and respiration diseases in relationship with severe factors of the environment. Preventive actions.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
The course is focused on bacterial infections and the spread of epidemics.
Student should be able to (after attending the course): - Recall terminology in Epidemiology. - Explain the process of infection spread and factors influencing the process. - Describe practical experiences and application of investigation in epicentres. - Describe preventive/repressive actions in relation to Czech legislation. - Recall examples of selected infectious and non-infectious disease and possibilities of prevention.
The epidemiology course builds on other courses in previous grades (physiology, toxicology).

Assessment methods and criteria
Mark, Oral exam

knowledge in extent of the lectures
Recommended literature
  • Ticháček B.: Základy epidemiologie,Galén,Praha,1997 Kotulán J., Hrubá D.: Hygiena,Základy primární prevence,SNP,1989 .
  • Bencko, V., Hrach, K., Malý, M., Pikhart, H., Reissigová, J., Svačina, Š., Tomečková, M., & Zvárová, J. (2003). Statistické metody v epidemiologii. Praha: Karolinum.
  • Ticháček, B. (1997). Základy epidemiologie. Praha: Galén.
  • Vladimír,Bencko a kol. Hygiene and Epidemiology.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science Teaching Training in Biology for Secondary Schools (2015) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Science Ecology and Environmental Protection (1) Ecology and environmental protection 1 Winter