Course: Epidemiology and hygiene

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Course title Epidemiology and hygiene
Course code KAZ/EPH
Organizational form of instruction Tutorial
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 1
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Jirouš Jaroslav, MUDr.
Course content
1. Introduction Epidemiology and hygiene, the importance of the specialisations for establishing of diagnosis and for prevention. The environment and ecology. 2. Microbiologic inhabitants in a healthy person. 3. The notions of infection and immunity 4. General information about the process of infection and disease. The process of infection transmission and its elements. 5. The focus of infection and the antiepidemic measures within the focus. Desinfection and sterilisation. Desinfection and deratization. Asepsis and antisepsis. 6. Vaccination, types of vaccination substances. 7. Air-borne infections. 8. Alimentary infections. 9. Infection transferred by insects and other arthropoda. 10. Infections of the skin and superficial mucous membranes. 11. Veneral infections. 12. Hepatitis B. AIDS. 13. Nosocomial infections. The definition, source, transmission. Characteristics of selected more significant infections. Principles of prevention. Measures adapted in case of occurrence. 14. Personal hygiene. 15. Hygiene in healthcare facilities. 16 .Hygiene of work.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Practicum
  • Contact hours - 18 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 40 hours per semester
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
Students can describe individual factors that contribute to the development of infectious and non-infectious diseases. They can apply hygienic and epidemiologic principles in their work in healthcare facilities. At the same time, they are able to respect the specific problems of individual clinical specialisations. They can name and explain basic valid regulations in epidemiology. They know the principles of prevention with regard to the tranmission of infectious and non-infectious diseases. They can list and characterize infectious and non-infectious pathogens. They know all compulsory vaccinations and the valid schedules for such vaccinations.
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
assessment methods
Recommended literature
  • Bednář, M. Lékařská mikrobiologie. Praha, 1996.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Health Care Studies Radiological Assistant (1) Health service 2 Summer