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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: OAF-FBT-T  |  1 credit  |  General Medicine |  Optional module  |  spring

Prerequisites: -

Number of hours/semester

12 lectures + 0 practices + 0 seminars = total of 12 hours

Course headcount limitations

min. 1 – max. 30 person

Available as Campus course for . Campus-faculties: ÁOK GYTK


Epidemics of infectious diseases have always played a role in human history. The students can get an inside view of those infectious diseases, wich play an important role in our days. In spite of global efforts to decrease their mortality rates, some of these ancient diseases are still the deadliest in the world. Nowadays the threats of a bioterrorism attack is a real fear of mankind, because the technology to produce and use dangerous biological agents is potentially available. The effective fight against these attacks and infectious diseases means a significant challenge in the public health. Finally, in this course meet some of the people who developed the tools to identify microorganisms, the preventive measures and the vaccinations to prevent them, and the drugs to treat them.


  • 1. Tropical illnesses 1. (Malaria) - Dr. Németh Katalin
  • 2. Tropical illnesses 2. (Yellow Fever) - Dr. Németh Katalin
  • 3. Tropical illnesses 3. (Asiatic cholera) - Dr. Németh Katalin
  • 4. Influenza - Dr. Németh Katalin
  • 5. HIV/AIDS - Dr. Németh Katalin
  • 6. Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases - Dr. Németh Katalin
  • 7. Epidemics and Wars I. - Dr. Németh Katalin
  • 8. Bioterorrism - Dr. Németh Katalin
  • 9. Discovery of Vaccination - Dr. Németh Katalin
  • 10. Discovery of Antibiotics - Dr. Németh Katalin
  • 11. Gallery of portraits (Famous Scientists and their Discoveries) - Dr. Németh Katalin
  • 12. Infectious diseases - past, present and future - Dr. Németh Katalin



Reading material

Obligatory literature

Literature developed by the Department

Educational material uploaded on Neptun.


Recommended literature

Conditions for acceptance of the semester

Maximum of 15 % absence allowed

Mid-term exams


Making up for missed classes

Participation in lectures is obligatory which is registered.
Absences should not exceed 15% (2x45 min). Otherwise signature of grade book is denied.

Exam topics/questions



Instructor / tutor of practices and seminars