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Public Health 6 (Occupational Hygiene and Occupational Medicine)

Official data in SubjectManager for the following academic year: 2019-2020

Course director

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

Department of Public Health Medicine

Subject data

Code of subject: OAK-MUF-T  |  1 credit  |  General Medicine |  Clinical module  |  spring

Prerequisites: OAK-REP-T completed

Exam course: no

Number of hours/semester

7 lectures + 7 practices + 0 seminars = total of 14 hours

Course headcount limitations

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Topic

The aim of the subject is to present the basics of occupational medicine and major risk factors in work environment and possibilities of prevention of occupational diseases.
After Public Health 6 the students must take a public health final exam which includes the material of all the Public Health subjects (Public Health 1 - 6).

Lectures

  • 1. History and development of occupational health. - Dr. Balogh Sándor
  • 2. Organization and levels of occupational health services. Labour safety. - Dr. Balogh Sándor
  • 3. Chemical hazards. - Dr. Varga Csaba
  • 4. Occupational toxicology; chemical safety. - Dr. Varga Csaba
  • 5. Psychosocial and biological hazards. - Dr. Tibold Antal
  • 6. Occupational diseases of health care workers and prevention. Occupational accidents. - Dr. Tibold Antal
  • 7. Occupational cancers. - Dr. Kiss István Zoltán

Practices

  • 1. Medical and occupational health aspects of migration and disasters I.
  • 2. Medical and occupational health aspects of migration and disasters II.
  • 3. Increased exposures at workplace and risk assessment I.
  • 4. Increased exposures at workplace and risk assessment II.
  • 5. Genotoxicity laboratory practical I.
  • 6. Genotoxicity laboratory practical II.
  • 7. Physical, ergonomic hazards.

Seminars

Reading material

Obligatory literature

Edit Paulik: Public Health and Preventive Medicine; Medicina Publishing House, Budapest 2013.

Literature developed by the Department

Educational material uploaded on Neptun.

Notes

Recommended literature

Conditions for acceptance of the semester

Participation in practicals is obligatory which is registered.
Absences should not exceed 2x45 min. Otherwise signature of grade book is denied.

Mid-term exams

Test at the end of semester

Making up for missed classes

Students may attend the practical of another group on the same week. Pre-consultation with practical leader is needed.

Exam topics/questions

Public Health 6 course completion is the presence in addition a test at the end of the semester.
After Public Health 6 the students must take a public health final exam which includes the material of all the Public Health subjects (Public Health 1 - 6).

Public Health Final Exam
1. History and objectives of public health
2. Definition of health and disease
3. Determinants of health
4. Social risk factors
5. Levels of prevention
6. Health promotion
7. Health politics
8. Maternal and newborn health
9. Child and adolescent health
10. Health concerns of elderly. Aging societies
11. Minorities: Health issues and disparities
12. Health issues and disparities of people living with disabilities
13. Evidence-based medicine and prevention
14. History and objectives of epidemiology
15. Causation in epidemiology: association and causation
16. Epidemiological indicators I: indicators of disease frequency and population impact of a disease
17. Epidemiological indicators II: definition and measures of relative risk and odds ratio
18. Standardization
19. Epidemiological studies: parameters, design
20. Descriptive epidemiological studies, cross-sectional studies
21. Ecological studies. Immigrant studies
22. Case-control studies
23. Cohort studies
24. Experimental (interventional) epidemiological studies
25. Meta-analysis, systematic review
26. Errors and bias in epidemiological studies
27. Confounders, effect modifiers and possibilities for elimination
28. Molecular epidemiology
29. Basic principles of screening
30. Optional and mandatory screening
31. Demography: definition, methods, data sources
32. Demographic indicators: measures of mortality
33. Demographic indicators: measures describing population groups. Population pyramids
34. Demographic indicators: measures of birth and fertility
35. Role of nutrition in prevention of cardiovascular diseases
36. Role of nutrition in prevention of cancers
37. Principles of healthy diet
38. Epidemiology of malnutrition and nutritional deficiencies
39. Dietary guidelines
40. Special nutritional considerations: vegetarianism
41. Special nutritional considerations: Mediterranean diet, DASH- (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet
42. Special nutritional considerations: trendy diets
43. Assessment of nutritional status, nutritional screening
44. Dietary supplements and functional foods
45. Food additives
46. Food safety, food safety testing
47. Chemoprevention
48. Genetically modified organisms
49. Interaction of environmental and genetic factors in disease development
50. Genomics and epigenetics in public health. Nutrigenomics
51. Molecular basics of carcinogenesis
52. Primary and secondary factors of epidemic process (virulence, source of infection, means of transmission, susceptible host)
53. Nosocomial infections. Sterilization, disinfection
54. Infectious diseases worldwide
55. Prevention of infectious diseases: vaccination, chemoprophylaxis
56. Epidemiology and prevention of vaccine-preventable diseases, mandatory immunisation for children
57. Epidemiology and prevention of airborne bacterial infections
58. Epidemiology and prevention of airborne viral infections
59. Characteristics, types, occurrence and prevention of enteric infections
60. Epidemiology and prevention of enteric bacterial infections
61. Epidemiology and prevention of enteric viral infections
62. Epidemiology and prevention of enteric helminth and protozoon infections
63. Epidemiology and prevention of viral hepatitides
64. Epidemiology and prevention of haematogenic and lymphogenic infections
65. Epidemiology and prevention of infections transmitted through the skin
66. Epidemiology and prevention of zoonotic helminth and bacterial infections
67. Epidemiology and prevention of zoonotic protozoon and viral infections
68. Epidemiology and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases (excluding AIDS)
69. Epidemiology and prevention of AIDS
70. Epidemiology and prevention of prion diseases
71. New infectious diseases. Bioterrorism
72. Importance of non-communicable diseases in developed countries (mortality, morbidity, trends)
73. Epidemiology of ischaemic heart disease
74. Main modifiable risk factors of coronary heart disease
75. Other modifiable risk factors of coronary heart disease
76. Risk factors of coronary heart disease (excluding main and other modifiable risk factors)
77. Epidemiology and prevention of cerebrovascular diseases
78. Epidemiology and prevention of hypertension
79. Cardiovascular diseases: risk assessment and prevention
80. Morbidity and mortality of malignant diseases
81. Role of infectious diseases in tumour development
82. Risk factors of malignant diseases
83. Screening of malignant diseases
84. Epidemiology and prevention of lung cancer
85. Epidemiology and prevention of colorectal cancer
86. Epidemiology and prevention of breast cancer
87. Epidemiology and prevention of prostate and cervix cancer
88. Epidemiology and prevention of liver-, pancreas- and gastric cancer
89. Epidemiology and prevention of head and neck cancers and skin cancers
90. Epidemiology and prevention of diabetes
91. Epidemiology and prevention of obesity
92. Epidemiology and prevention of osteoporosis
93. Epidemiology and prevention of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
94. Epidemiology and prevention of asthma
95. Epidemiology and prevention of allergic rhinitis
96. Epidemiology and prevention of hepatic cirrhosis
97. Epidemiology and prevention of ulcer disease
98. Epidemiology and prevention of inflammatory bowel diseases
99. Epidemiology and prevention of suicide
100. Epidemiology and prevention of depression and mood disorders
101. Epidemiology and prevention of anxiety disorders
102. Epidemiology and prevention of schizophrenia and dementias
103. Epidemiology and prevention of addictions
104. Recommended and compulsory screening methods for non-communicable diseases (excluding cancers)
105. Basic principles of ecology. Human environment, human ecology.
106. Health effects of interiors, health and the built environment
107. Environmental monitoring and protection. Health effects of global environmental issues
108. Air pollutants and their health effects
109. Health effects of microbiological and chemical water pollutants, water quality testing
110. Health effects of soil contamination. Health effects and management of waste water, wastes and hazardous wastes
111. Risk assessment, management and communication
112. Occupational toxicology, chemical safety
113. Occupational cancers
114. Physical hazards: health effects of low and high temperature
115. Physical hazards: disorders caused by noise and vibration and their prevention
116. Chemical hazards: Industrial and agricultural toxicology of organic compounds
117. Chemical hazards: Industrial and agricultural toxicology of inorganic compounds
118. Psychosocial and biological hazards in the workplace
119. Health effects of ionizing and non-ionizing radiations
120. Ergonomic factors. Health effects of inorganic and organic dusts and their prevention
121. New and emerging risks in occupational medicine. Occupational diseases of health care workers and prevention. Occupational accidents.
122. Migration and catastrophes, medical and occupational health considerations

Examiners

  • Dr. Gyöngyi Zoltán
  • Dr. Kiss István Zoltán
  • Dr. Kiss Zsuzsanna
  • Dr. Rákosy Zsuzsa
  • Dr. Szendi Katalin
  • Dr. Varga Csaba

Instructor / tutor of practices and seminars

  • Dr. Marek Erika Mária
  • Dr. Szendi Katalin
  • Dr. Szilárd István
  • Dr. Tibold Antal
  • Dr. Varga Csaba