BDEP011 Epidemiology

Faculty of Medicine
Autumn 2010
Extent and Intensity
6/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
MUDr. Marie Kolářová, CSc. (lecturer)
MUDr. Miroslava Zavřelová (lecturer)
Jana Neckářová (assistant)
Guaranteed by
MUDr. Marie Kolářová, CSc.
Department of Preventive Medicine - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Contact Person: MUDr. Marie Kolářová, CSc.
Fri 8. 10. Fri 8:00–9:40 B11/334, Fri 26. 11. Fri 8:00–9:40 B11/334
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
The students will be able on the ende of course the epidemiology of infectious diseases to understand and explain the epidemic process and factors affecting the transmission of infections.
The students can capable tu use the informations about the current events and epidemiologic situation.
The students will be able prezent the basic requirement besides epidemiologic methods also principles of general epidemiology of infectious diseases as they are being treated in the light of the evolutionary concept of the origin of infectious diseases.
The students in this field has to master the terminology and methods of the epidemiology of non-communicable disease and, but, also to grasp the komplexity, made more difficult by the fact that the diseases under study can be transmitted from one person to another.
The absolvent will be able to given over ruling about as for being cumulative incidence known infectious diseases and on the basic new knolidges in epidemiology to derive epidemiologic measures by the unusual conditions (gene mutation, the importation high contagious diseases).
  • Goals of the epidemiology.
  • The basic knowlegde of epidemiology - understanding the epidemiological metodology (descriptive, analytic, experimental epidemiology).
  • Epidemic process; etiology and risk factors of epidemic diseases.
  • Form of sources of infection.
  • Contagiosity in particular stage of the disease.
  • Cariership of patogenic microorganisms. Animals as source of infection.
  • Transmission of infectious diseases, phases of transmission.
  • Susceptibility of the population to the infection.
  • Active and passive vaccination.
  • Natural, social-economic factors.
  • Global epidemiology, epidemiologic surveillance.
  • Programme of eradication and elimination of infectious diseases.
  • Principles of control of infectious diseases – elimination of the source, interruption of transmission of infectious agents, measures in a focus of infection.
  • Surveillance of nosocomial infections (NI), etiology NI, risk factors of aquiring NI, sources and localization NI, the principles of control NI.
  • Decontamination, disinfection and sterilization.
  • Special epidemiology
  • Epidemiological characteristics of the intestinal infections and prevention of their spreading.
  • Epidemiological characteristics of the airborne infections and prevention of their spreading.
  • Epidemiological characteristics of blood infections and prevention of their spreading.
  • Animals as sources of infection.
  • Infections of the skin and superficial mucous membrane – epidemiological characteristics and preventing their transmission.
  • Infections as occupational diseases and their prevention.
  • Infections in travelling and their prevention.
  • Epidemiological inspection in hospitals; the monitoring of the microbiological quality of the hospital environment.
  • The control of the disinfection and sterilization. Interpretation of the results. results.
  • GÖPFERTOVÁ, Dana, Petr PAZDIORA and Jana DÁŇOVÁ. Epidemiologie infekčních nemocí : učebnice pro lékařské fakulty (bakalářské a magisterské studium). 1. vyd. Praha: Karolinum, 2003. 230 s. ISBN 8024604523. info
  • Manuál prevence v lékařské praxi. Edited by Kamil Provazník - Lumír Komárek. 1. vyd. Praha: Státní zdravotní ústav, 2001. 63 s. ISBN 8070711949. info
  • Manuál prevence v lékařské praxi 4 :základy prevence infekčních onemocnění. Edited by Kamil Provazník. 1. vyd. Praha: Státní zdravotní ústav, 1996. 126 s. ISBN 80-7168-400-7. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
The Lectures. Final oral exam.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: celkově 6 hodin.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, autumn 2018, autumn 2019.
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