aZLVL0421p Public Health in Dentistry I - lecture

Faculty of Medicine
Spring 2017
Extent and Intensity
1/0/0. 2 credit(s). Recommended Type of Completion: k (colloquium). Other types of completion: zk (examination).
MUDr. Kräuff Rainer Schwanhaeuser Wulff, MBA, Ph.D. et Ph.D., M.A. (lecturer)
Zdeňka Jochová (assistant)
Guaranteed by
prof. MUDr. Bc. Zuzana Derflerová Brázdová, DrSc.
Department of Public Health - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Contact Person: MUDr. Kräuff Rainer Schwanhaeuser Wulff, MBA, Ph.D. et Ph.D., M.A.
Supplier department: Department of Public Health - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Mon 20. 2. to Fri 17. 3. Fri 15:30–18:00 C15/308
( aZLPR0232c Preclinical Dentistry II-prac. || ZLPR0232c Preclinical Dentistry II-prac. ) && ( aZLLT0222c Bas. Med. Terminology -pr || ZLLT0222c Bas. Med. Terminology -p )
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
By the end of this course student should be able to: describe the content, mission, basic theories and methods of social medicine; use epidemiologic methods for assessing the health status of defined population; apply theoretical and methodological knowledge in health situation analysis; assess health risks and propose suitable measures to improve the health of the population; understand the basis of statistical and systemic thinking in medicine, the basis of methods of critical appraisal of population studies results and consequent organizational measures.
  • 1. General information about the course Public health for dentistry I. Social Medicine and Public Health. .
  • 2. The system of health care and healthcare.
  • 3. Evaluation of the health status.
  • 4. Determinants of health.
  • 5. Demography.
  • 6. Demographic statistics.
  • 7. Systems of health statistics.
  • 8. Statistics of morbidity.
  • 9. Statistics of mortality and causes of death.
  • 10. Standardization of indicators.
  • 11. Mortality tables and life expectancy.
  • 12. Health and illness.
  • 13. Nosology, nomenclature and classification of diseases.
  • 14. Epidemiology - focus, content, methods.
  • 15. Causality, aetiology, study models.
  • 16. Measurements of disease frequency in the population.
  • 17. Indicators of decay, gums and oral health status.
  • 18. Diagnosis in epidemiology, diagnostic tests validity.
  • 19. Basic types of epidemiological studies.
  • 20. Definitions of risk, relative risk, and attributable risk.
  • 21. Explanation of the observed association.
  • 22. Importance of statistics in medical research and healthcare.
  • 23. Epidemiology and health policy.
  • 24. Social and health policy.
  • 25. Introduction to the European health strategy.
    required literature
  • HOLČÍK, Jan, Adolf ŽÁČEK and Ilona KOUPILOVÁ. Sociální lékařství. 3. nezměn. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2006. 137 s. ISBN 9788087192153. info
  • HOLČÍK, Jan. Systém péče o zdraví a zdravotní gramotnost (System of health care and health literacy). 1. vydání. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2010. 293 pp. Škola a zdraví pro 21. století. ISBN 978-80-210-5239-0. info
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  • Bonita R, Beaglehole R, Kjellström: Basic epidemiology. 2nd edition. Geneva - Switzerland: World Health Organization; 2006. 212 pages. ISBN 978-92-4-154707-9.
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  • 1. Bonita R, Beaglehole R, Kjellström: Basic epidemiology. 2nd edition. Geneva - Switzerland: World Health Organization; 2006. pp 1-68, 83-114, 133-143. ISBN 978-92-4-154707-9.
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  • 2. Nordess R: Epidemiology and biostatistics secrets. China: Mosby Elsevier; 2006.
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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.   Each student must register in the Information System (IS) in one of the offered examination terms. The examination has fixed examination terms / dates - (Only during the examination period, except the examination pre-term). No extra-terms will be given.

3.   Students registered to an examination term will fail the term if:
  a-) arrive late the examination day.
  b-) they are not present and previously did not cancel the term in the stipulated periods (see IS).

4.   In case of failure, EACH STUDENT CAN RETAKE THE COLLOQUIUM TWO MORE TIMES, only in given terms (according to Masaryk University study rules).

5.   In case of failure during the third term (second resit), the student must repeat the course in the following school year.

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

Colloquium → Written examination → 20 multiple choice question test, with only one correct answer - (to pass the test, it is required a minimum of 14 correct answers / points).


  Passed → 14 and more correct answers / points.
  Failed → 13,5 or less correct answers / points.

In order to omit / avoid guessing while answering the MCQ test / examination, the following system will be used:
  Correct answer = 1 point.
  No answer = 0 point.
  Wrong answer = -0,5 point.

  Test scoring will be according to the next formula:
  Final score = Number of correct answers - (Number of wrong answers / two).

  For example:
  15 correct answers (15 x 1 point = 15 points) - Passed.
  5 wrong answers (5 x -0,5 = -2,5 points).
  15 - 2,5 = 12,5. The final score of the test will be 12,5 answers / points.
  Final result = Failed.

  ** For that reason, only answer the question when you are sure of the answer.


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).
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Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2018, spring 2019, spring 2020, spring 2021, spring 2022.
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