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Official data in SubjectManager for the following academic year: 2020-2021

Course director

Dr. István Zoltán KISS (istvan.kiss@aok.pte.hu), professor

Department of Public Health Medicine

Subject data

Code of subject: OXF-DME-h-T  |  2 credit  |  General Medicine |  Optional module  |  autumn

Prerequisites: -

Number of hours/semester

22 lectures + 2 practices + 0 seminars = total of 24 hours

Course headcount limitations

min. 5 – max. 30 person

Topic

One of the major challenges for the health care system of the 21st century is the high number of cancer caused deaths. Over the past decades, despite a significant development on the field of medicine, the prognosis of this disease is still not satisfactory. Thus prevention has a key role in in the fight against cancer. The course gives a description on the different types of cancer their major risk factors for a more detailed understanding. Methods of cancer prevention will be described and emphasized – including theoretical knowledge and a practical guide as well. During the course the results of most recent human epidemiological studies on cancer will also be described.

Lectures

  • 1. Cancer in the 21st century - Dr. Kiss István Zoltán
  • 2. Cancer in developing and developed countries - Dr. Kiss István Zoltán
  • 3. The process of carcinogenesis I. - Dr. Kiss István Zoltán
  • 4. The process of carcinogenesis II. - Dr. Kiss István Zoltán
  • 5. Characteristics of cancer cells - Dr. Kiss István Zoltán
  • 6. Molecular epidemiology of cancer - Dr. Kiss István Zoltán
  • 7. The most important cancer risk factors in general I. - Dr. Kiss István Zoltán
  • 8. The most important cancer risk factors in general II. - Dr. Kiss István Zoltán
  • 9. Lung cancer - Dr. Kiss István Zoltán
  • 10. Colorectal tumors I. - Dr. Kiss István Zoltán
  • 11. Colorectal tumors II. - Dr. Kiss István Zoltán
  • 12. Breast cancer - Dr. Kiss István Zoltán
  • 13. Prostate cancer - Dr. Kiss István Zoltán
  • 14. Head and neck cancer - Dr. Kiss István Zoltán
  • 15. Pancreatic cancer - Dr. Kiss István Zoltán
  • 16. Gastric cancer - Dr. Kiss István Zoltán
  • 17. Liver cancer - Dr. Kiss István Zoltán
  • 18. Cervical cancer - Dr. Kiss István Zoltán
  • 19. Ovarian cancer - Dr. Kiss István Zoltán
  • 20. Skin cancer - Dr. Kiss István Zoltán
  • 21. Leukemia - Dr. Kiss István Zoltán
  • 22. Less frequent tumors - Dr. Kiss István Zoltán

Practices

  • 1. Genetics, genomics and epigenetics in cancer prevention
  • 2. Cancer prevention - Recommendations

Seminars

Reading material

Obligatory literature

Literature developed by the Department

Educational material uploaded on Neptun.

Notes

Recommended literature

Robert Weinberg (ed.): The Biology of Cancer, Garland Science 2006 ISBN 0815340788
Boffetta P., La Veccia: Neoplasms 2009. In Detels R, Beaglehole R, Lansang MA and Gulliford M (eds.) Oxford Textbook of Public Health, 5th ed., Oxfort University Press

Conditions for acceptance of the semester

Participation in lectures and practicals is obligatory which is registered. Absences should not exceed 4x45 min. Otherwise signature of grade book is denied.

Mid-term exams

-

Making up for missed classes

There are no make-up classes.

Exam topics/questions

Neptun

Examiners

Instructor / tutor of practices and seminars

  • Dr. Kiss István Zoltán