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

Course director

Dr. Katalin SZENDI (szkata82@yahoo.co.uk), assistant professor

Department of Public Health Medicine

Subject data

Code of subject: OXFBMU-z-T  |  2 credit  |  Dentistry |  Optional module  |  both semesters

Prerequisites: -

Number of hours/semester

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

Course headcount limitations

min. 1 – max. 30 person

Available as Campus course for 30 student(s). Campus-faculties: ETK


Lectures are based on interactivity instead of usual frontal presentations. With active participation and personal involvement the audience can learn how to utilize the major aspects of disease prevention during their subsequent medical work. Lectures aim to build on the needs of students via problem-based training and the intention of synergy taking advantages of teamwork and modern information technology. Our objective is definitely not to repeat the knowledge of obligatory subjects, but to make their practical importance an experience through unique education methods and the paradigm shift of the future physicians.


  • 1. Preventive vs. curative medicine - in the maze of history. Prevention - but who, where and to whom? - Dr. Berényi Károly
  • 2. Primordial prevention - from the North Karelian Project to The Kindergarten Initiative - Dr. Szendi Katalin
  • 3. Japan: Chad - 85 : 50. Health determinants in a different way. - Dr. Berényi Károly
  • 4. I'm a doctor and I want to heal patients. Or rather prevent the diseases? Let's study the population! - Dr. Berényi Károly
  • 5. "There can be only one" - What did our ancestors suffer from and what can be expected in our grandchildren's life? (Trends and tendencies of infectious and non-infectious diseases) - Dr. Berényi Károly
  • 6. Spirits' wish -- Punishment of the Gods -- Doctors heal me -- I am responsible for my health - Dr. Berényi Károly
  • 7. The Social Animal - Dr. Berényi Károly
  • 8. From having a bath to vaccination - Dr. Szendi Katalin
  • 9. Are you infectious or not? - Role of infections in non-infectious diseases - Dr. Szendi Katalin
  • 10. A live dog is better than a dead lion - about screening - Dr. Szendi Katalin
  • 11. Life-style - Dr. Berényi Károly
  • 12. Move! - Dr. Berényi Károly
  • 13. "I am on a seafood diet. I see food and I eat it." I am starving! Or not? - macro and micronutrients - Dr. Berényi Károly
  • 14. Idiocratic implementations in nutrition. To eat, or not to eat - that is the question - Dr. Berényi Károly
  • 15. To drink, or not to drink - that is the question - Dr. Berényi Károly
  • 16. Morning wellness: coffee-cognac-cig - Dr. Berényi Károly
  • 17. Life before and after Facebook - Dr. Berényi Károly
  • 18. Urbanisation - risk or protective factor? - Dr. Berényi Károly
  • 19. Work ennobles. Or does it make me sick? - Dr. Berényi Károly
  • 20. Health policy - but I just wanted to cure - Dr. Berényi Károly
  • 21. Do not give him a fish, teach him to fish! - Dr. Berényi Károly
  • 22. Relax! Take it easy. Hakuna matata - Dr. Berényi Károly
  • 23. How can we turn disease prevention into "habit"? - Dr. Berényi Károly
  • 24. Verbal and nonverbal communication - key to the highly effective disease prevention - Dr. Berényi Károly



Reading material

Obligatory literature


Literature developed by the Department




Recommended literature


Conditions for acceptance of the semester

Maximum of 25 % absence allowed

Mid-term exams

Mid-term exam

Making up for missed classes

Oral report from the missed issue

Exam topics/questions



Instructor / tutor of practices and seminars