Course: Communal Hygiene

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Course title Communal Hygiene
Course code BOT/KHYO
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-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
Recent problematic of the environment: air, water, soil. Methods in severe substances monitoring. Delay impact of xenobiotics. The highest allowed concentrations. Biologic monitoring methods on environment pollution and human exposition. Bio-indicators and biomarkers. Air pollution and the human health. Health risks from the water and waste. Sources and ways of environment pollution by toxic metals. Ionising radiation. Health risks of ionising radiation and protection against it. Problematic of the noise and vibrations. Sanitarily important soil characteristics. Biologic and chemical risks from the soil and water. Preventive actions.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Laboratory Work
Learning outcomes
Main problematic of communal hygiene.
Student should be able to (after attending the course): - Apply experience from the lecture in practical tasks. - Describe impact of the environment on human health and wellness. - Recall new laws and rules in commune hygiene. - Define influence of heavy metals, PAU and other toxic matters on human helath. - Define possible preventive actions in delimitations of harmful influence of the environment.
The course builds on other courses in previous grades (physiology, toxicology).

Assessment methods and criteria
Mark, Oral exam

exam: knowledge in extent of the lectures and literature credit: 100% attendance, written test, 80% correctly answered questions
Recommended literature
  • Bencko V.,Cikrt M.,Lener J.: Toxické kovy v pracovním a životním prostředí. Praha,Avicenum,1984 Ticháček B.: Základy epidemiologie,Galén,Praha,1997 Bencko V. a kol.: Hygiena,Karolinum,Praha,2000 .
  • Bencko, V., Cikrt, M., Lener, J. (1984). Toxické kovy v pracovním a životním prostředí.. Praha: Avicenum.
  • Hrubá, D., & Kotulán, J. (1989). Hygiena: základy primární prevence. Sv. 1. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství.
  • Hrubá, D., & Kotulán, J. (1989). Hygiena: základy primární prevence. Sv. 2. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství.

Study plans that include the course
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