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Education Courses Epidemiology, infectious diseases II.

Epidemiology, infectious diseases II.

Language
English
Nature
mandatory
Method of evaluation
final exam
Year in the curriculum
5
Semester in the curriculum
2
Credits
5
Lectures
60
Practical lessons
30
Specialization
veterinary (English)
Allow for
  • Vet EN

Course description

Description, acquired knowledge The subject “Infectious diseases” is taught from the foundation of the school. Since infectious diseases have always been very important in Hungary, the subject receives a special emphasis in the curriculum. It comprises general epidemiology, infectious diseases of animals caused by viruses, prions and bacteria. In the case of the different infectious diseases the history, occurrence, aetiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical signs, postmortem lesions, diagnostic methods, differential diagnostics, treatment, prevention, control are discussed, but food hygienic and public health significance are also mentioned. Teaching is carried out in the form of lectures and practicals.
Competences (Day1 competencies)

After absolving the subject, the students will be able to

·      recognise and differentiate the different infectious diseases,

·      introduce measures in order to prevent spread of infectious diseases,

·      collect samples to laboratory diagnostic examination, transport them to the laboratory, and evaluate the results of the laboratory diagnostic examinations,

·      treat diseased animals,

·      implement necessary preventive and control measures,

·      introduce measures in order to prevent human infections,

·      prepare expertise regarding the disease,

·      inform the owner and the workers in contact with the animals on further treatment and prevention,

·      inform the official veterinary service and the human health service in statutory cases,

·      inform the public on the disease.

Prerequisite Epidemiology, infectious diseases I.
Teaching staff · Fodor, László Professor
· Tenk, Miklós Associate Professor
· Kollár, Anna Assistant Professor
· Adorján, András  Assistant Professor
· Károly, Erdélyi  Research Fellow
Plenary practicals

·      The topic of the plenary practicals is the differential diagnosis of infectious diseases of the different animal species.

·      Attending the plenary practicals is compulsory. In case of absence – including justified ones (e.g. clinical work) – missing practicals have to be retaken. Retake happens in the form of a written exam, where a few questions in connection with the missed practical have to be answered.

·      Plenary practicals are held in the form of two-hour-long sessions on the dates published on the homepage.

Teaching environment

·   Lectures are given in the form of power point presentations, clinical signs and lesions of certain diseases are shown on video film and slides.

·      Power point presentations of the previous academic year can be downloaded in pdf files from the moodle homepage in order to help writing own notes.

·      Pdf notes, narrated ppt files and videos on the lectures and plenary practicals will be available on the moodle platform.

Laboratory diagnostic practical After the successful examination, the students will have a 2-week-long “Laboratory diagnostic practical” in the 11th semester in  the Veterinary Diagnostic Directorate of the National Food Chain Safety Office (NÉBIH), at different departments of the school or in diagnostic institutes abroad. The practical is evaluated and certified by the supervisor of the institution, and the students have to give a power point presentation on their diagnostic activity during the practical at the examination
Recommended literature

·      Aiello, S.E. (Ed. ch.): The Merck Veterinary Manual 11th Ed. Merck & Co. Inc. 2016 (https://www.merckvetmanual.com/)

·      Gyles, C.L. et al. (Eds): Pathogenesis in bacterial infections in animals. 4th Ed. Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.

·      http://www.oie.int

·      Peek, S. – Divers, T.J. (Eds.): Rebhun’s Diseases of Dairy Cattle 3rd Ed. Elsevier, 2018

·      Sellon, D.C., Long, M.T. (Eds) Equine infectious Diseases. 2nd Ed. Elsevier, 2013.

·      Swayne, E.D. (Ed. ch.): Diseases of poultry. 14th Ed. Blackwell. 2020

·      Sykes, J., Greene, C.E. (Ed.) Infectious diseases of the dog and cat. 4th Ed. Saunders, 2012

·      Timoney, J.F. et al. (Eds.): Hagan and Brunner’s Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. 8th Ed. Comstock Publishing Associates 1988.

·      Zimmerman, J.J. et al. (Eds.): Diseases of swine. 11th Ed. Wiley-Blackwell, 2019.

·      Downloadable documents: Presentations (pdf, narrated power point presentations and videos) from the previous academic year are available on the moodle platform.

 

Lectures theme

Topic
Anthrax (Epi033) 02.06.Tue
Gas gangrene diseases caused by Clostridia (Epi034)
Gas gangrene diseases caused by Clostridia (Epi034) 02.09.Fri
Diseases caused by Clostridia (enterotoxaemic diseases (Epi035)
Diseases caused by Clostridia (enterotoxaemic diseases, intoxications, clostridial diseases of poultry) (Epi035)
Staphylococcosis, streptococcosis (Epi036) 02.13.Tue
Staphylococcosis, streptococcosis (Epi036)
Erysipelas(Epi037) 02.16.Fri
Listeriosis (Epi038),
Diseases caused by Corynebacteria (Epi039)
Actinomycosis, nocardiosis (Epi041) 02.20.Tue
Dermatophilosis, diseases caused by R. equi (Epi041)
diseases caused by E. coli (Epi042) 02.23.Fri
diseases caused by E. coli (Epi042)
diseases caused by E. coli (Epi042)
Tuberculosis (Epi040) 02.27.Tue
Tuberculosis (Epi040)
Tuberculosis (Epi040) 03.01.Fri
Tuberculosis, paratuberculosis (Epi040)
Necrobacillosis, panaritium (Epi043)
Salmonelloses (Epi044) 03.05.Tue
Salmonelloses (Epi044)
Salmonelloses (Epi044) 03.08.Fri
Salmonelloses (Epi044)
Salmonelloses (Epi044)
Yersinioses (Epi045) 03.12.Tue
Pasteurelloses (Epi046)
Pasteurelloses (Epi046) 03.15.Fri=>

03.14.Thu

Pasteurelloses (Epi046)
Pasteurelloses (Epi046)
Pasteurelloses (Epi046) 03.19.Tue
Pasteurelloses (Epi046)
Brucellosis (Epi048) 03.22.Fri
Brucellosis (Epi048)
Brucellosis (Epi048)
Brucellosis (Epi048) 04.02.Tue
Tularaemia (Epi049)
Actinobacilloses, haemophiloses, CEM (Epi047) 04.05.Fri
Actinobacilloses, haemophiloses, CEM (Epi047)
Diseases caused by Bordetellae, Bartonelloses (Epi050)
Diseases caused by Moraxella species, malleus (Epi051) 04.09.Tue
Malleus, melioidosis (Epi051)
Campylobacterioses (Epi052) 04.12.Fri
Campylobacterioses, proliferative enteropathies of swine (Epi052)
Spirochaetoses (Epi053)
Spirochaetoses (Epi053) 04.16.Tue
Spirochaetoses (Epi053)
Spirochaetoses (Epi053) 04.19.Fri
Spirochaetoses (Epi053)
Spirochaetoses (Epi053)
Chlamydioses (Epi055) 04.23.Tue
Chlamydioses (Epi055)
Q-fever (Epi056) 04.26.Fri=> 04.30.Tue 14:15 plenary!
Mycoplasmoses (Epi054)
Mycoplasmoses (Epi054)
Mycoplasmoses (Epi054) 04.30.Tue
Mycoplasmoses (Epi054)
Rickettsioses (Epi056) 05.03.Fri
Rickettsioses (Epi056)

Practical lessons theme

Date Topic
1 02.05-02.09. TSE
2 02.12.-02.16. Differential diagnosis of diseases of small ruminants I (EpiB01)

-Introduction

-Digestive tract

-Respiratory tract

-Integumentum

3 02.19.-02.23. Students’ lectures

 

4 02.26.-03.01. Differential diagnosis of diseases of small ruminants II (EpiB02)

-Generalised diseases

-Urinary and genital tract

-Abortion

-Nervous system

-Zoonoses

-Notifiable diseases

5 03.04.-03.07.

 

 

Differential diagnosis of diseases of dogs and cats (EpiB05)

-Introduction

-Digestive tract

-Respiratory tract

-Integumentum

-Generalised diseases

-Urinary and genital tract

-Abortion

-Nervous system

6 03.11.-03.14. Differential diagnosis of bacterial diseases of poultry (EpiB04)

-Introduction

-Diseases

-Zoonoses

7 03.18.-03.22. Differential diagnosis of viral diseases of poultry (EpiB03)

-Introduction

-Diseases

-Zoonoses

-Notifiable diseases

8 04.02.-04.05. Diagnostics of infectious diseases in wild living animals; case studies
9 04.08.-04.12. Case studies
10 04.15.-04.19. Laboratory diagnosis of infectious diseases – summary (EpiB06)
11 04.22-04.26. Vaccines and vaccination (EpiB07)
12 04.29.-05.03. Retakes

Evaluation description

Evaluation of the examination ·      Excellent (5): The student shows high level of knowledge in all areas (occurrence, aetiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical signs, pathological lesions, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, control, public health) of all the three questions, and understands the internal connections of the topics.

·      Good (4): The student shows high level of knowledge in all areas (occurrence, aetiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical signs, pathological lesions, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, control, public health) of at least two questions including the notifiable disease or the disease of great importance. He/she understands the internal connections of the topics. The student has good knowledge on the focal points (occurrence, aetiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical signs, pathological lesions, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, control, public health) of the third question.

·      Medium (3): The student shows high level of knowledge in all areas (occurrence, aetiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical signs, pathological lesions, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, control, public health) of the question regarding the notifiable disease or the disease of great importance. He/she understands the internal connections of the topic. The student has solid knowledge (above 50%) on the focal points (occurrence, aetiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical signs, pathological lesions, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, control, public health) of the other two questions.

·      Satisfactory (2): The student has solid knowledge (above 50%) on the focal points (occurrence, aetiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical signs, pathological lesions, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, control, public health) of all the three questions.

·      Unsatisfactory (1): There are major gaps in the knowledge of the student on the focal points (occurrence, aetiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, prevention, control, public health) of one or more questions.

Exam information

Conditions of accepting the semester ·      Writing both midterms at least on “pass” level.

·      Attending all practicals, retake of the missing ones.

Midterms ·      There are two written midterm tests in this semester.

·      The midterms will be written at the university (pen and paper).

·      The tests will consist of 80 yes/no statements.

·      Evaluation: Excellent (75-80 points), Good (70-74 points), Medium (65-69 points), Satisfactory (60-64 points). Unsatisfactory (59 point or less)

·      There is a retake after each midterm for students who were absent or failed.

 

   
MT3 02.28. Wed 7.15

 

MT3 retake 03.06. Wed 7.15
MT4 04. 17. Wed 7.15

 

MT4 retake 04.24. Wed 7.15
MT3, MT4 re-re take 05.02. Wed 7.15
Examination ·      Lectures serve as the basis of the subject, active participation at the lectures is precondition of a successful examination.

·      The exams take place at the Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (Budapest, XIV. Hungária krt. 23-25.).

·      Students can sign up the exams through the NEPTUN system.

·      The exam begins at 7.30.

·      The exams happen in front of a committee of two teachers.

·      The exam consists of two parts, a written and an oral one.

·      The results of the exams will be made public after the last exam.

·      The exam can be retaken earliest on the 4th day after the failed one.

·      If the exams cannot be organised in the above form because of the epidemy, a written exam will take place. Information on it will be provided later.

Rules of the examination ·      Coats, bags have to be left at the Secretariat; the examinee can carry only pen, pencil, handkerchief, personal documents, wallet, keys, medicine and drinks.

·      If the examinee has to interrupt the exam or the preparation because of going to the toilet, he/she will get three more questions in addition to his/her questions and the examiners ask him/her about them, too.

·      The examinee is not allowed to have a mobile phone or any technical equipment with him/her not even in a switched off state. If somebody keeps such a technical device with him/her, the exam will be finished and will be regarded failed (note 1).

·      Cheating (use of aid, discussion with other students etc.) will result failed exam (Note 1).

Written examination ·      Place: Students’ practical room at the department

·      Time: 7.30-7.50 (in case of delayed arrival of the students the timeframe will be shorter).

·      Content: Students receive a test sheet with 28 statements, and they have to mark whether they are true or false. The questions are similar to that of the midterms.

·      The tests are evaluated on the spot and the students are informed if they can continue the exam.

·      Evaluation: A minimum of 21 correct answers are the precondition of the oral exam.

Oral examination ·      At the oral examination, students randomly pick three topics, one of each colour-coded piles of envelopes. Each envelope contains a single question.

·      The colour coding of the questions is as follows:

red: a notifiable disease and/or a disease that causes significant            economic losses and/or a very important zoonotic disease

white: a general epidemiology question / an important disease (it can be a notifiable or zoonotic disease as well!) / a question on differential diagnostics

green: a question on a shorter topic

·      In the case of questions marked with red, due to the high importance of these diseases (notifiable/zoonotic), the lack of knowledge and mastery errors will be assessed strictly.

·      Warning! This colour-coding does not mean a direct prioritisation. Thus, a complete lack of knowledge or mastery errors of greater extent on either of the white and green-coded topics will also result in a failed examination!

·      The Epidemiology, infectious diseases is a synthetic discipline. Therefore, we would like to see, besides mastery of knowledge, the „veterinary professional” approach of the examiner, as a student close to Therefore, during the discussion, questions on topics other than the originally chosen ones, may also be touched, according to the context.

·      After having a 30-minute-long preparation they have to summarise their knowledge on the topics in a presentation of each 5-7 minutes long, then answer the questions of the teachers.

·      The average length of the exam is 30 minutes.

·      The final result of the exam is calculated as follows:

Component Weight
Average of WT1+WT2+WT3+WT4 0.25
Oral part 0.75

·      In the oral exam, the complete lack of knowledge, even in one of the 3 drawn questions will result in a failed exam, independently of the average of the written tests.

·      In the oral exam, the notifiable diseases, zoonoses and diseases of food-safety importance are considered as priority questions.

·      In the case of retakes, the entry test has to be filled out in every occasion, independently of the reason of the failed exam.