Course: Water Hygiene and Ecology

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Course title Water Hygiene and Ecology
Course code KAZ/HEV
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
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
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Zloch Zdeněk, Doc. Ing. CSc.
  • Sedláček Pavel, MUDr.
Course content
1.-2. Description and definition of aquatic ecosystems. 3.-5. Aquatic communities, their needs and relevance to aquatic ecosystems. 6.-8. Eutrophic effect on aquatic ecosystems and its impact on water quality. 9.-11. Hygienic significance of aquatic ecosystems - risks affecting human health. 12.-13. Legislation in the field water. 14.-15. Classification of water, requirements for water quality, indicators for water assessing. Seminars: Excursion to the drinking water works. Excursion to aquatic ecosystem, description of water sampling and explanations of significance of individual indicators.

Learning activities and teaching methods
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 23 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 30 hours per semester
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
A graduate will be familiar with basic functions of aquatic ecosystems, options of their utilization and effects, methods of water sampling, laboratory analysis and evaluation of basic indicators of water quality.
teaching methods
assessment methods
Recommended literature
  • Hygienické aspekty živých dějů ve vodách. Praha: Aviceum.
  • Kubíček F., Lellák J. Hydrobiologie.
  • Zelinka, M., Kubíček, F. základní aplikované hydrobiologie. Brno: Skripta UJEP, 1980.

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 Assistant of Protection and Support of Public Health (2012) Health service 2 Winter
Faculty of Health Care Studies Assistant of Protection and Support of Public Health (2016) Health service 2 Winter