VSSL051p Social Medicine - lecture

Faculty of Medicine
Autumn 2013
Extent and Intensity
1/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. MUDr. Jan Holčík, DrSc. (lecturer)
JUDr. Radek Policar (lecturer)
Mgr. Pavlína Kaňová, Ph.D. (alternate examiner)
JUDr. Radek Policar
Department of Social Medicine and Health Care Administration - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Contact Person: Helena Malenová
Supplier department: Department of Social Medicine and Health Care Administration - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Mon 16. 9. to Fri 8. 11. Tue 15:00–16:40 A22/116 aula, except Tue 15. 10.
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
VSSL051p/VLA: Thu 16:40–17:30 KOM 200
Prerequisites (in Czech)
( VSLT0221s Bas. Med. Terminol. II -s || VSLT011s Bas. Med. Terminology -l ) && VSET021 Medical Ethics I && VSPP3X1 Nursing && ZC041 Handling chemical substances
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study 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. Community medicine in a historical perspective.
  • 2. Measures of disease frequency.
  • 3. Mortality statistics.
  • 4. Comparing disease occurrence, population impact.
  • 5. Observational studies.
  • 6. Intervention studies.
  • 7. Distributions and summary measures.
  • 8. Estimation and testing.
  • 9. Measures of association.
  • 10. Interpretation of epidemiological studies.
  • 11. Diagnostic tests.
  • 12. Screening.
  • 13. Health care planning and evaluation.
  • 14. Health care systems.
  • 15. Current issues in health policy.
  • HOLČÍK, Jan, Adolf ŽÁČEK and Ilona KOUPILOVÁ. Sociální lékařství. 3. nezměn. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2006. 137 s. ISBN 9788087192153. info
  • GERYLOVOVÁ, Anna and Jan HOLČÍK. Úvod do základů statistiky : text pro semináře. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2011. 50 s. ISBN 9788021056619. info
  • BONITA, R., R. BEAGLEHOLE and T. KJELLSTROM. Basic epidemiology. 2nd. Geneva: WHO, 2006. 213 pp. ISBN 9789241547079. info
  • První dva tituly jsou základní, ostatní doplňkové.
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
oral exam
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
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 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2013, recent)
  • Permalink: https://is.muni.cz/course/med/autumn2013/VSSL051p