Hygiene and Epidemiology
- Department of Health Care Disciplines and Population Protection
The student will become familiar with the work methods used in the field of epidemiology of communicable diseases, as well as in environmental epidemiology, disease and non-infectious origins in solving a number of priorities for public health.
Demonstration of knowledge mastered by a written test 80 % success rate.
- Syllabus of lectures:
1. Topic Public health protection- legislation, organizations, monitoring health and the environment, biological monitoring.
2. Topic Hygiene- waste disposal options and potential health risks, microclimate.
3. Topic Physical environmental factors- their effect on the human body.
4. Topic Hygiene- requirements for the establishment and operation of medical facilities.
5. Topic of Hygiene disinfection- sterilization, principles of care for medical devices.
6. Topic Hygiene in a working environment-- optimizing the working conditions and working environment.
7. Topic Occupational medicine- physical fitness, preventive medical examinations, workload, occupational diseases, safety and health promotion in the workplace.
8. Topic Epidemiology- terminology, epidemiological methods of work and their use.
9. Topic Characteristics of the epidemic process- epidemiological measures, definitions and targets epidemiological surveillance.
10. Topic Principles of non-infectious epidemiology- environmental epidemiology.
11. Topic Acute Illnesses- respiratory and diarrheal diseases (viral and bacterial)
12. Topic Viral- hepatitis, HIV / AIDS and emerging infections (bird flu, SARS)
13. Topic Nosocomial infections- principles of immunization vaccination calendar.
14. Topic Bioterrorism- infection as Biological agents
- Syllabus of tutorials:
- Study Objective:
Mastering the theoretical foundations of selected fields of hygiene and the protection of public health through field work and methods used in the epidemiology of infectious and non-infectious diseases in environmental epidemiology and prevention options.
- Study materials:
Bonita R et al: Basic Epidemiology. World Health Organization ? online http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2006/9241547073_eng.pdf
BISWAS, Atanu, ed. et al. Statistical advances in the biomedical sciences: clinical trials, epidemiology, survival analysis, and bioinformatics. Hoboken: Wiley-Interscience, 2008.
- Further information:
- No time-table has been prepared for this course
- The course is a part of the following study plans: