Course: Microbiology,Epidemiology,Hygiene

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Course title Microbiology,Epidemiology,Hygiene
Course code KAZ/MIEHZ
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
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
  • Pazdiora Petr, Prof. MUDr. CSc.
  • Rottenbornová Drahomíra, MUDr.
Course content
Lectures: 1.General microbiology. Basic characteristics of individual types of microorganisms. Pathogenicity of microorganisms. Antimicrobial therapy. 2.Bases of immunology. Pathology of immunity. 3.General knowledge of infectious diseases. Infection transmission process, its parts. Anti-epidemic precautions. Vaccination. 4.Infections of airways. Infections of gastrointestinal tract. 5.Infections of urinary tract. Infections of central nervous system. Infections of wounds. 6.Infectious disease of skin. Viral hepatitides. Zoonoses. 7.Infections transmitted by insect and arthropods. Sexually transmitted diseases. 8.Sepsis. Nosocomial infections. Bioterrorism. 9.Credit test. Characteristics of travel medicine. Hygiene - overwiev of the discipline. 10.Labour hygiene. Hygiene of medical facilities. Labour risks in health service. So called lifestyle diseases.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Multimedia supported teaching, Lecture
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 32 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 20 hours per semester
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
A graduate will after passing the course describe individual types of microorganisms and clarify their pathogenicity factors. He/she is able to enumerate basic components of immunity system and understand their function. He/she is able to clarify the infection transmission process and draws options of fighting against infectious diseases. He/she is able to enumerate the most common infectious diseases of individual organ systems and describe general rules of urgent care in infections threatening patient's life. He/she is able to explain the meaning of hospital infections. He/she is able to enumerate infectious and non-infectious labour risks of health related professionals. He/she is able to describe the structure of of hygienic service in the Czech Republic. He/she is able to enumerate factors of natural and working environment that influence human health. He/she is able to enumerate risk factors of so called lifestyle diseases, make an assessment of options of their prevention.
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Multimedia supported teaching
assessment methods
Recommended literature
  • Göpfertová, D. Mikrobiologie, epidemiologie,hygiena. Praha, Triton, 1999.
  • Podstatová, H. Základy epidemiologie a hygieny.. Praha: Triton,, 2009.

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 Health Rescuer (2016) Health service 1 Summer