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The Health Aspects of Waste Management

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

Course director

Dr. Tímea VARJAS (vtimi_68@yahoo.com), assistant professor

Department of Public Health Medicine

Subject data

Code of subject: OXFHHE-z-T  |  1 credit  |  Dentistry |  Optional module  |  spring

Prerequisites: -

Number of hours/semester

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

Course headcount limitations

min. 1 – max. 20 person

Available as Campus course for 20 student(s). Campus-faculties: ÁOK GYTK TTK


Importance of waste treatment and management is unquestionable. Vast amounts of waste is produced every day even in our close environment. The course searches what happens with the the garbage after it is thrown out. The course mainly focuses on the health effects of different types of waste one can get in contact with.


  • 1. Basics of waste management - Dr. Szabó István
  • 2. Main categories of waste - Dr. Szabó István
  • 3. Waste collection and transportation - Dr. Szabó István
  • 4. Waste handling - physical and chemical procedures - Dr. Szabó István
  • 5. Waste handling - physical and chemical procedures - Dr. Szabó István
  • 6. Biological waste handling - Dr. Szabó István
  • 7. Waste incineration - Dr. Szabó István
  • 8. Waste deponation - Dr. Szabó István
  • 9. Hazardous waste management - Dr. Szabó István
  • 10. Hazardous waste management - Dr. Szabó István
  • 11. Waste from Healthcare - Dr. Szabó István
  • 12. Other special waste categories - Dr. Szabó István



Reading material

Obligatory literature

Lecture slides

Literature developed by the Department

Lecture slides.


Lecture slides.

Recommended literature

Lecture slides.

Conditions for acceptance of the semester


Mid-term exams

Test after the last lecture.

Making up for missed classes

2x45 minutes of absence is allowed.

Exam topics/questions

Test from the lecture slides.


Instructor / tutor of practices and seminars