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Education Courses Epidemiology, infectious diseases II.

Epidemiology, infectious diseases II.

Language
English
Nature
mandatory
Method of evaluation
state exam
Year in the curriculum
5
Semester in the curriculum
2
Credits
7
Lectures
60
Practical lessons
20
Documents
Documents
Allow for
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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, pathologic 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

After absolving the subject the students will be able to

·      recognise and differentiate the different infectious disease,

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

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

·      treat the diseased animals,

·      implement the 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

·      Makrai, László Associate professor

·      Rusvai, Miklós Professor

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 at 7.15 on the 21st April in the Hetzel lecture hall. 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 Computer aided lectures are given in one of the lecture theatres of the campus (Monday: Hetzel lecture hall; Tuesday: Magyary-Kossa lecture hall). Clinical signs and lesions of certain diseases are shown on video film and slides. Plenary practicals are held in the Marek lecture hall. Power point presentations of the previous academic year can be downloaded in pdf files from the homepage in order to help writing own notes.
Laboratory diagnostic practical After the successful examination the students will have a 2-week-long “Laboratory diagnostic practical” at the Veterinary Diagnostic Directorate of the National Food Chain Safety Office (NÉBIH), at different departments of the school or at diagnostic institutes abroad. The practical is evaluated and certified by the supervisor of the institution, and the students have to give a presentation on their activity during the practical at the examination
Recommended literature

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

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

·      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. 13th Ed. Blackwell. 2013

·      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. 10th Ed. Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.

·      Downloadable documents: Power point presentations from the previous academic year are uploaded in order to support students in making own notes. At the end of the semester power point documents of the actual year will be uploaded

Conditions of accepting the semester

·      Writing both midterms at least on “pass” level.

·      Attending all practicals, retake of the missing ones.

 

Lectures theme

Date Topic
3rd February Staphylococcoses (Epi035), Streptococcoses (Epi036), Erysipelas (Epi037)
4th February Listeriosis (Epi038), Diseases caused by Corynebacteria (Epi039)
10th February Tuberculosis (Epi040)
11th February Paratuberculosis (Epi040), Necrobacillosis, panaritium (Epi043)
17th February Actinomycosis, nocardiosis, dermatophilosis, diseases caused by R. equi (Epi041), Diseases caused by E. coli (Epi042)
18th February Diseases caused by E. coli (Epi042)
24th February Salmonelloses (Epi044)
25th February Salmonelloses (Epi044)
2nd March Yersinioses (Epi045), Pasteurelloses (Epi046)
3rd March Pasteurelloses (Epi046)
9th March Pasteurelloses, anatipestifer disease, ornithobacteriosis (Epi046), Actinobacilloses (Epi047)
10th March Haemophiloses, CEM (Epi047), Diseases caused by Bordetellae and Bartonellae (Epi050)
16th March Brucellosis (Epi048)
17th March Brucellosis (Epi048), Tularaemia (Epi049)
23rd March Diseases caused by Moraxellae, malleus, melioidosis (Epi051) Diseases caused by Campylobacter spp. (Epi052)
24th March Diseases caused by Campylobacter spp., proliferative enteropathies of swine (Epi052), Diseases caused by Spirochaetes (Epi053)
30th March Diseases caused by Spirochaetes (Epi053)
31st March Diseases caused by Spirochaetes (Epi053)
14th April Mycoplasmoses (Epi054)
18th April Reserve
20th April Mycoplasmoses (Epi054), Chlamydioses (Epi055)
21st April Chlamydioses (Epi055), Q-fever, Rickettsioses (Epi056)
27th April Rickettsioses (Epi056)
28th April Reserve

Practical lessons theme

Date Topic
6th February No practicals.
13th February No practicals.
20th February Differential diagnosis of diseases of sheep and goats caused by viruses.
27th February Differential diagnosis of diseases of cattle caused by bacteria.
5th March Differential diagnosis of diseases of swine caused by bacteria.
12th March Differential diagnosis of diseases of horses caused by bacteria.
19th March Differential diagnosis of diseases of sheep and goats caused by bacteria.
26th March Differential diagnosis of diseases of dogs and cats caused by bacteria.
2nd April Differential diagnosis of diseases of poultry caused by bacteria.
9th April Easter holiday
16th April No practicals.
21st April Retake in Hetzel Henrik lecture hall 7.00
30th April No practicals.

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

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

·      The midterms are on the 25th February and 24th March at 7.15 a.m. The first midterm includes topics till the lecture on the 4th February, and in the second there will be questions about the diseases discussed till the lecture on the 17th March inclusive.

·      Groups 1-4 write the midterm in the Magyary-Kossa lecture hall, groups 5-8 have the midterm in the Hetzel lecture hall.

·      The retakes will be on the 4th March and on the 31st March in the Hetzel lecture hall at 7.15 a.m.

·      The re-retake is on the 15th April in the Hetzel lecture hall at 7.00 a.m.

·      There are 80 statements in each of the tests; the students have to mark whether they are true or false.

·      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.

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 exams.

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

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, in addition to his/her questions he/she will get three more 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

·      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 follow the exam.

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

Oral examination ·      Students draw 3 questions from the previously published list. Out of them one question is about a notifiable disease or a disease of great importance.

·      After having a 30-minutes-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.