VLOZ0241c Public Health I - practice

Faculty of Medicine
Spring 2017
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 1 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Teacher(s)
RNDr. Ondřej Zvěřina, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. MUDr. Bc. Zuzana Derflerová Brázdová, DrSc. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jana Fialová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Martin Forejt, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Pavlína Kaňová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Helena Klimusová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Marie Kolářová, CSc. (seminar tutor)
MVDr. Halina Matějová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Aleš Peřina, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Kräuff Rainer Schwanhaeuser Wulff, MBA, Ph.D. et Ph.D., M.A. (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Miroslava Zavřelová (seminar tutor)
Zdeňka Jochová (assistant)
Guaranteed by
prof. MUDr. Bc. Zuzana Derflerová Brázdová, DrSc.
Department of Public Health - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Contact Person: Mgr. Martin Forejt, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Public Health - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Timetable of Seminar Groups
VLOZ0241c/01: each even Wednesday 15:45–17:25 A21/111
VLOZ0241c/02: each even Tuesday 15:20–17:00 A21/111
VLOZ0241c/03: each even Monday 15:20–17:00 A21/111
VLOZ0241c/04: each even Wednesday 13:30–15:10 A21/111
VLOZ0241c/05: each even Tuesday 13:30–15:10 A21/111
VLOZ0241c/06: each even Thursday 15:20–17:00 A21/111
VLOZ0241c/07: each even Thursday 13:30–15:10 A21/111
VLOZ0241c/08: each even Friday 13:30–15:10 A21/111
VLOZ0241c/09: each even Monday 13:30–15:10 A21/111
VLOZ0241c/10: each odd Monday 13:30–15:10 A21/111
VLOZ0241c/11: each odd Tuesday 13:30–15:10 A21/111
VLOZ0241c/12: each odd Monday 15:20–17:00 A21/111
VLOZ0241c/13: each odd Wednesday 13:30–15:10 A21/111
VLOZ0241c/14: each odd Thursday 15:20–17:00 A21/111
VLOZ0241c/15: each odd Wednesday 15:20–17:00 A21/111
VLOZ0241c/16: each odd Thursday 13:30–15:10 A21/111
VLOZ0241c/17: each odd Friday 13:30–15:10 A21/111
VLOZ0241c/18: each odd Tuesday 15:20–17:00 A21/111
Prerequisites
No prerequisites.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
After successfully completing the course, students will know the basic concepts and methods in the field of Public Health.
Students will be able to explain the benefits of population approach to the study of health and disease, and will be familiarized with the approaches, contents and basic concepts and methods of epidemiology.
Students will be able to search and interpret relevant data and use methods of descriptive and analytic epidemiology to describe and assess population health status.
Learning outcomes
After successfully completing the course, students will know the basic concepts and methods in the field of Public Health.
Students will be able to explain the benefits of population approach to the study of health and disease, and will be familiarized with the approaches, contents and basic concepts and methods of epidemiology.
Students will be able to search and interpret relevant data and use methods of descriptive and analytic epidemiology to describe and assess population health status.
Syllabus
  • 1. General information about the course Public health I. Introduction to public health.
  • 2. Introduction to epidemiology (definition of basic terms).
  • 3. Measuring health and disease.
  • 4. Levels of prevention. Primary, secondary and tertiary prevention. Screening and validity of tests.
  • 5. Epidemiological studies - Types.
  • 6. Epidemiological studies - Evaluation.
  • 7. Causation in epidemiology.
Literature
    required literature
  • Holčík J, Žáček A, Koupilová I: Sociální lékařství. 3. nezměnšné. vydání. Brno - Česká republika: Masarykova univerzita; 2011. 137 s. ISBN 978-80-8719215-3.
    recommended literature
  • Bonita R, Beaglehole R, Kjellström: Basic epidemiology. 2nd edition. Geneva - Switzerland: World Health Organization; 2006. 212 pages. ISBN 978-92-4-154707-9.
  • WHO: Zdraví 2020. Osnova evropské politiky pro 21. století. Geneva - Switzerland: World Health Organization; 2013. 182 pages. ISBN 978-80-85047-48-6
  • Holčík J: Systém péče o zdraví a zdravotní gramotnost: k teoretickým základům cesty ke zdraví. 1. vydání. Brno - Česká republika: Masarykova univerzita; 2011. 293 stran. ISBN 978-80-7-392129-3.
  • Gerylovová A, Holčík J: Úvod do základů statistiky: text pro semináře. 1. Vydání. Brno - Česká republika: Masarykova univerzita; 2011. 50 s. ISBN 978-80-2105661-9.
Teaching methods
Seminars / practices and class discussion.

Reading and studying ALL REQUIRED LITERATURE.

For those who will have to write research projects and seminar papers during third, fourth and fifth year, it is strongly recommended to enrol the following courses:

 VSIL021 - Information literacy - (3 credits) - e-learning.
 VSKP041 - A course of working with information sources and tools (4 credits).
Assessment methods
REQUIREMENTS TO OBTAIN THE CREDIT:

1.   100 % attendance to seminars / practices during the semester.

2.   Absences will be tolerated just due to medical reasons - Students must provide appropriate documentation or medical excuse.
  + Students must be aware that even with justified absences (medical excuse), a minimum of 80% attendance is required to obtain the credit. In case a student will have more than 20 % justified / unjustified absences, he / she will have to repeat the course in the following school year.

3.   Fulfilment of given tasks:
  + In case of unjustified absence (per each one), a 1,500-2,000 word seminar paper and a 5-8 minutes power point presentation on the seminar paper topic will be given. If the seminar paper is rejected due to deficiencies and it is not corrected and submitted again, the student will not fulfil with the subject’s requirements, and he / she will not get the credit (See Absence and latecomer policy, Academic misconduct, plagiarism detection and unethical issues).

4.   Active participation during the seminars / practices / lectures.


*** This subject is part of the Public Health State Examination ***
  See VLZP11XX - Public Health State Examination.



ABSENCE AND LATECOMER POLICY:

1.   Justified, unjustified absences and late coming to classes:
  a-) Justified absences → just due to medical reasons - Student must provide appropriate documentation or medical excuse in original.
  b-) Unjustified absences → the student does not present the medical excuse (original) in the following week of the absence.
  c-) Late coming to classes → the student arrives after attendance has been taken (3-5 minutes).

2.   Measures against absenteeism or late coming to classes:
  a-) Every unjustified absence or late coming to classes leads to a 1,500-2,000 word seminar paper plus a 5-8 minutes power point presentation on the same topic (the topics will be assigned in the same week of the absence or late coming).
  b-) The seminar paper must be submitted on the subject’s vault within the next 7 days of the incident (absence or late coming), in other case it will be rejected → They will not get the credit.
  c-) Students will receive an email with the seminar paper instructions, and the word and power point frames.
  d) Students take full responsibility for their seminar paper(s) and power point presentation(s). (See Academic misconduct, plagiarism detection and unethical issues).

3.   THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS. In the following cases, students will be not get the credit / allowed to take the credit test:
  * Not submitting the assigned seminar paper.
  * If the seminar paper is rejected due to deficiencies and is not corrected and submitted again.
  * If despite the fact the seminar paper is accepted but the power point presentation is not shown in class.
  * If the seminar paper is rejected three times.
  * If the seminar paper has plagiarism or any unethical issues.



ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT, PLAGIARISM DETECTION AND UNETHICAL ISSUES:


1.   Every seminar paper will be checked / scanned on university and external systems for online plagiarism detection.

2.   Cases of suspected plagiarism will be investigated and given to the Disciplinary Committee as a motion to open disciplinary proceedings, according to the Disciplinary Code for Faculty Students.

3.   Unethical issues will lead to seminar paper rejection → not getting the credit → repeating the course next school year or expulsion from university.

4.   The plagiarism scan system is able to detect cut and paste from other languages with its respective translation into English. Avoid complications. Simply read the source and use your own words and the citate (quote) the source of information.

5.   Students MUST be aware that before acceptance, all citations are controlled (compared with the original source). It will not be tolerated any attempts to create or manipulate citations (ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT). → Seminar paper rejection → not getting the credit → repeating the course next school year or expulsion from university.
Language of instruction
Czech
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2016.
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