aVLOZ0141p Public Health I - lecture

Faculty of Medicine
autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
1/0/0. 1 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Taught in person.
prof. MUDr. Bc. Zuzana Derflerová Brázdová, DrSc. (lecturer)
MUDr. Marie Kolářová, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Bc. Michal Koščík, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Abanoub Riad (seminar tutor)
Ing. Veronika Išová (assistant)
Mgr. Pavlína Kaňová, Ph.D. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Bc. Michal Koščík, Ph.D.
Department of Public Health - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Contact Person: Ing. Veronika Išová
Supplier department: Department of Public Health - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Wed 15. 9. 18:00–19:40 B22/116 aula, Wed 29. 9. 18:00–19:40 B22/116 aula, Wed 13. 10. 18:00–19:40 B22/116 aula, Wed 27. 10. 18:00–19:40 B22/116 aula, Wed 10. 11. 18:00–19:40 B22/116 aula, Wed 24. 11. 18:00–19:40 B22/116 aula, Wed 8. 12. 18:00–19:40 B22/116 aula

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 the 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.

  • 1. Introduction to public health I - orientation, development, contents and methods. Contribution of the population approach to health.
  • 2. Health and population. Healthcare system in the society.
  • 3. Health and its determinants. Social determinants of health.
  • 4. Epidemiology as the basis of health policy.
  • 5. International cooperation in preventing the spread of infections, eradication programs.
    required literature
  • FLETCHER, Grant. Clinical Epidemiology: The Essentials. 6th ed. Wolters Kluwer Health, 2020. 288 pp. ISBN 978-1-9751-0955-4. info
    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.
  • U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES: Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health Practice: Third Edition. An Introduction to Applied Epidemiology and Biostatistics. October 2006 - Updated May 2012. SELF-STUDY Course SS1978
Teaching methods


Reading and studying ALL REQUIRED LITERATURE.

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

 aVLIL021 - Information literacy - (3 credits) - e-learning.
 VSKP041 - A course of working with information sources and tools (4 credits).
Assessment methods


1.   To sit for the colloquium, it will be required to have obtained the subjectʼs credit - aVLOZ0141c.

2.   Each student must register in the Information System (IS) in one of the offered colloquium/examination terms. The colloquium has fixed colloquium/examination terms/dates - (Only during the examination period, except the examination pre-term). No extra-terms will be given.

3.   Students registered to a colloquium term will fail the term if:
  a-) arrive late. No late arrival will be allowed after the start of the colloquium.
  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 → 13,99 or less correct answers / points.

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


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 the 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
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 15.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2017, autumn 2018, autumn 2019, autumn 2020.
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