BFEP051p Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases

Faculty of Medicine
autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/0/0. 1 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Taught online.
MUDr. Marie Kolářová, CSc. (lecturer)
MUDr. Miroslava Zavřelová (lecturer)
MUDr. Bohdana Rezková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
MUDr. František Beňa (lecturer)
Ing. Veronika Išová (assistant)
Guaranteed by
MUDr. Marie Kolářová, CSc.
Department of Public Health - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Contact Person: MUDr. Marie Kolářová, CSc.
Supplier department: Department of Public Health - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Tue 6. 10. 10:00–12:30 B11/234, Tue 13. 10. 10:00–12:30 B11/234, Tue 20. 10. 10:00–12:30 B11/234, Tue 27. 10. 10:00–12:30 B11/234, Tue 3. 11. 10:00–12:30 B11/234
BKZF031p Pharmacology - l
Prerequisites according to the MU study and examination regulations.
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 aim of the course is to acquaint students with the basics of general and special epidemiology.
Learning outcomes
Students will be able at the end of course "epidemiology of infectious diseases" to understand and explain the epidemic process and factors affecting the transmission of infections.

They will be capable to use the information about the current events and epidemiologic situation.

Students should be able to create repressive anti-epidemic measures in outbreaks.

They should master the basic theoretic and practical knowledge of infectious and non-communicable diseases epidemiology in order to implement preventive measures.


  • 1. The basic knowledge of infectious diseases epidemilogy.
  • 2. Epidemiological characteristics of the intestinal infections and prevention of their spreading. Epidemiological characteristics of blood infections and prevention of their spreading
  • 3. Epidemiological characteristics of the airborne infections and prevention of their spreading. Vaccination.
  • 4. Epidemiological aspects of healthcare. Hospital hygiene. Decontamination and disinfection. Hand hygiene.
  • 5. Surveillance of healthcare-associated infections (HAI), etiology of HAI, risk factors of aquiring HAI, sources and localization of HAI, the principles of control od HAI.
    required literature
  • GÖPFERTOVÁ, Dana, Petr PAZDIORA and Jana DÁŇOVÁ. Epidemiologie : obecná a speciální epidemiologie infekčních nemocí. 2., přepr. vyd. Praha: Karolinum, 2013. 223 s. ISBN 9788024622231. info
  • PODSTATOVÁ, Hana. Základy epidemiologie a hygieny. Praha: Karolinum, 2009. 158 s. ISBN 9788024616315. info
    recommended literature
  • Bakoss P, Baška T, Bazovská S, Kmety E, Maďar R et al: Compendium of epidemiology. Edited by Pavol Bakoss. Bratislava - Slovak Republic: Comenius University Bratislava; 1999. pp 3-138.
  • Manuál prevence v lékařské praxi. Edited by Kamil Provazník - Lumír Komárek. 1. vyd. Praha: Státní zdravotní ústav, 2001. 63 s. ISBN 8070711949. info
Teaching methods

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

1.   To sit for colloquium, it will be required to successfully complete the prerequisite subjects.

2.   All colloquium questions are based on ALL REQUIRED LITERATURE, and lectures.

Colloquium → Written test


1.   Any attempts of ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT, such as cheating or assisting someone else to cheat during the colloquium, will result in disciplinary actions, such as:
  a-) You will be required to hand over your examination paper and asked to leave the examination room. This means, you failed the examination (examination term), with the respective score F / 4, on your academic records in the information system.
  b-) Opening disciplinary proceedings.
  c-) Failing the subject / course.
  d-) Expulsion from university.

2.   During the colloquium, it is forbidden to use items such as:
  a-) Smart phones / Tablets.
  b-) Laptops.
  c-) To wear earphones or headphones (if not medical prescribed).
  d-) To talk.

*In such cases, disciplinary actions will be taken (See above numeral 1).
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
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: 15.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2000, Autumn 2001, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, autumn 2018, autumn 2019, autumn 2021.
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