aVLOZ0642c Public Health II - practice

Faculty of Medicine
Spring 2018
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 1 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
prof. MUDr. Bc. Zuzana Derflerová Brázdová, DrSc. (seminar tutor)
doc. MUDr. Jindřich Fiala, CSc. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jana Fialová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Martin Forejt, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Kamila Jančeková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Pavlína Kaňová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Zlata Kapounová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Helena Klimusová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Marie Kolářová, CSc. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Martin Krobot (seminar tutor)
doc. Ing. Martin Krsek, CSc., MSc (seminar tutor)
MVDr. Halina Matějová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Aleksandra Nikolić (seminar tutor), MVDr. Halina Matějová (deputy)
Mgr. Aleš Peřina, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Bohdana Rezková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Kräuff Rainer Schwanhaeuser Wulff, MBA, Ph.D. et Ph.D., M.A. (seminar tutor)
doc. MUDr. Jan Šimůnek, CSc. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Robert Vysoký, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Miroslava Zavřelová (seminar tutor)
RNDr. Ondřej Zvěřina, Ph.D. (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
aVLOZ0642c/30: Wed 11:10–12:50 A21/108
aVLOZ0642c/31: Wed 11:10–12:50 A21/111
aVLOZ0642c/32: Mon 11:10–12:50 A21/108
aVLOZ0642c/33: Mon 11:10–12:50 A21/111
aVLOZ0642c/34: Tue 11:10–12:50 A21/108
aVLOZ0642c/35: Tue 7:30–9:10 A21/111
aVLOZ0642c/36: Tue 7:30–9:10 A21/108
( aVLOZ0241c Public Health I - practice || aVLOZ0141c Public Health I - practice ) && aVLLM0522c Medical Microbiology II-pract. && aVLLM0522p Medical Microbiology II - lect && aVLBC0422p Biochemistry II - lect.

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

- understanding the complexity of relationships between the environment, the individual and the population,
- awareness of the influence of environmental factors (physical, biological, chemical, psychosocial), civilization changes and lifestyle on the health of the individual and the population,
- familiarization with the basic procedures for the prevention of health damage at individual and company level in relation to individual factors,
- adopting procedures to enhance the positive development of health,
- awareness of the importance of the physician's position in the protection and support of health,
- understanding the basic principles of the emergence and spread of infectious diseases and their prevention in healthcare settings.
Learning outcomes
- to explain the relationship between human and environment, its physical, chemical, biological and psychosocial factors and their interactions.
- to explain the role of adaptation and its active support for the positive development and promotion of both individual and public health;

- to make deduction about possibilities for preventive provisions in the field of clean and safe environmental, occupational and home surrounding, the quality of air, water, food.
- to understand and explain the different types of prevention, their tasks and aims and methods of realization.

-to interpret the positive and negative influences of lifestyle factors on human/public health, including the autoagressive behaviours (nutrition, physical activity, psychical overload and stress, smoking, abuse of alcohol and illegal drugs);
- to make deductions about the importance of environment and lifestyle in the health protection and promotion, and about the primary prevention priorities;

- to formulate decisions about concrete preventable possibilities for some more important non-communicable diseases, such as cardiovascular, oncological, metabolically, immune, respiratory.

- to design and implement basic preventative and repressive measures to prevent transmission of infections.

  • I. Physical factors of environment
  • II. Biological factors of environment
  • III. Childhood hygiene
  • IV. Adolescent hygiene
  • V. Smoking
  • VI., VII. Nutrition
  • VIII. Dietary consumption evaluation
  • IX. Nutritional status assessment
  • X. Assessment of physical activity
  • XI. Preventive epidemiological measures; principles of vaccination
  • XII. Repressive anti-epidemic measures, epidemiological investigation at the outbreak
  • XIII. Healthcare facilities - hygiene requirements and operating conditions. Non-specific routes of infection transmission
  • XIV. Specific risks of transmission of infections in health care settings
  • XV. Disinfection and sterilization, clean rooms in healthcare.
    required literature
  • Wallace/Maxcy-Rosenau-Last public health & preventive medicine. Edited by Robert B. Wallace - Neal Kohatsu - John M. Last - Ross C. Brownson - A. Fifteenth edition. New York: McGraw Hill Medical, 2008. xxvii, 136. ISBN 9780071441988. info
  • Infectious disease epidemiology. Edited by Ibrahim Abubakar - Ted Cohen - Helen Stagg - Laura C. Rodrigues. First published. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. 379 stran. ISBN 9780198719830. info
    recommended literature
  • www.cdc.gov (information not found in the books).
  • www.who.int (information not found in the books).
  • http://ecdc.europa.eu/en/Pages/home.aspx (information not found in the books).
  • GIBSON, Rosalind S. Principles of nutritional assessment. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. xx, 908. ISBN 0195171691. info
Teaching methods
Practices and class discussion.

Reading and studying ALL REQUIRED LITERATURE (essential information are also presented in form of lectures in the subject Public health II - lectures) and PRESENTATIONS FROM PRACTICES. Presentations are available in the section od learning materials of the subject.

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. The student must fulfill all the assumptions of the subject.
2. Required participation: At least 80% attendance will be required in order to obtain the credit, even in the case of replaced absences. If a student has more than 20% (more than 3 exercises) absences (apologized or not, absence due to late coming, even replaced), he / she will have to repeat the subject in the following semester or school year.
3. Fulfillment of assigned tasks - see also ABSENCE AND LATECOMER POLICY.
4. Successful completion of the credit test. Students will be admitted to the credit test only if they have met the previous conditions.


1.   Get at least 70 % (14 out of 20 questions) in the credit test, which is a requisite to sit for examination.

2.   Each student must register in the Information System (IS) in one of the offered credit test terms. The credit test 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 a credit test term will fail the term if:
  a-) arrive late to the test. No late arrival will be allowed after the start of the credit test.
  b-) they are not present and previously do not cancel the term in the stipulated periods (see IS).

4.   In case of failure, EACH STUDENT CAN RETAKE THE CREDIT TEST TWO MORE TIMES, only in given terms (according to Masaryk University study and examination regulations).

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

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

The credit test is a 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 points.
  Failed → 13,99 or less points.

  Correct answer = 1 point.


1) Late coming → the student arrives after 10 minutes from the beginning of the lesson. Such case, even if the student stays in education, leads to confirmed absence in that lesson and have to be solved in accordance with point 2).
2)In case of absences following the first one, the student will be required to prepare a seminar paper of 1500-2000 words starting with the second absence. The seminar work will not be required in case of apologized absence or absence due to late coming that will be replaced by student with an agreement of the teacher of missed topic.
3) The topic of the seminar work is entered based on the student's request, by the teacher from the lesson in which the student was absent. The student can contact the teacher directly or through the contact person of the subject. Seminar work has to be placed in the IS at the latest 7 days after the last day of teaching, otherwise the student will be refused → the student will not get a credit.
4) Students will receive an email with instructions on seminar papers.
5) If the seminar work is rejected due to deficiencies and will not be repaired and reassigned to the student, the student will not meet the requirements of the subject and receive credit (see also REQUIREMENTS TO OBTAIN THE CREDIT).

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 the seminar paper is rejected three times.
  * If the seminar paper has plagiarism or any unethical issues.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is also listed under the following terms spring 2019, spring 2020, spring 2021.
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