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Evidence-based Chemical and Physical Carcinogenesis

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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: OXF-KCG-h-T  |  1 credit  |  General Medicine |  Optional module  |  autumn

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


The course is focusing on chemical and physical carcinogens and specific exposures.
Since the beginning of the publication of the IARC monographs, more than 900 agents have been evaluated. We highlight some important chemicals, or physical exposures that are frequent in our everyday life also try to focus on the prevention of the corresponding diseases.


  • 1. The role of IARC - Dr. Szabó István
  • 2. The Preamble of monographs - Dr. Szabó István
  • 3. The Preamble of monographs - Dr. Szabó István
  • 4. Chemical agents (air pollution, industrial) - Dr. Szabó István
  • 5. Chemical agents (pesticides, metals) - Dr. Szabó István
  • 6. Chemical agents (occupational hazards) - Dr. Szabó István
  • 7. Chemical agents (smoking, smokeless tobacco) - Dr. Szabó István
  • 8. Chemical agents (Betel nut chewing, drinking water, consumer products, food) - Dr. Szabó István
  • 9. Chemical agents (pharmaceutical drugs, nanoparticles) - Dr. Szabó István
  • 10. Chemical agents (plastic industry, hormones) - Dr. Szabó István
  • 11. Physical risk factors (hot drinks, radiation) - Dr. Szabó István
  • 12. Biological agents (HPV, Hepatitis, HIV) - Dr. Szabó István



Reading material

Obligatory literature

Literature developed by the Department

All slides and recommended articles are uploaded to Neptun.


Recommended literature

Conditions for acceptance of the semester

Absences should not exceed 25% of lectures (4x45 min). Otherwise signature is denied.

Mid-term exams

Written test after the last lecture. All slides and recommended articles are uploaded to Neptun.

Making up for missed classes

based on individual consideration

Exam topics/questions

All slides and recommended articles are uploaded to Neptun.


Instructor / tutor of practices and seminars