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Tropical Diseases 1,2 - B80134 (elective subject)
Title: Tropické nemoci 1,2
Guaranteed by: Institute of Immunology and Microbiology First Faculty of Medicine and General University Hospital in Prague (11-00351)
Faculty: First Faculty of Medicine
Actual: from 2018
Semester: winter
Points: 6
E-Credits: 6
Examination process: winter s.:
summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:15/15 C [hours/semester]
summer s.:15/15 C [hours/semester]
Extent per academic year: 60 [hours]
Capacity: 25
Min. number of students: 10
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Explanation: MUDr. František Stejskal
Additional information:
Old code: 134
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: RNDr. MUDr. František Stejskal, Ph.D.
Attributes: Lékařství
Teoretický předmět
Zubní lékařství
Pre-requisite : B80382, B80384, B80632
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download Tropical_diseases_5WS_timetable2019_prel.doc RNDr. Jan Novák
Last update: Marcela Holanová (29.09.2020)
Epidemiology, clinical and laboratory diagnostics and therapy of the tropical infections. Differential diagnostics of the tropical febrile, gastrointestinal, hepatic and skin diseases. Tropical helminthic infections and tropical eosinophilia. Emerging infections in tropics. Travel medicine. The course is in both, in winter and summer semester, and is composed of the problem-based learning tutorials and seminars.
Last update: Marcela Holanová (29.09.2020)

There will be topics on differential diagnostics of fever in tropics, clinical presentation, diagnostics and management of important viral (arboviral infections as dengue, Zika, chikungunya, measles, viral hemorhagic fevers), bacterial (rickettsial infections. enteric fever, relapsing fever, melioidosis, brucellosis) and febrile parasitic infections (malaria, visceral leishmaniasis and trypanosomiasis) during the winter semester.

There will be topics on tropical gastrointestinal infections, traveler´s diarrhea and travel medicine, differential diagnostics of tropical liver and skin lesions including cutaneous leishmaniasis, differential diagnostics of eosinophilia in tropics (schistosomiasis, filariasis etc.) during the summer semester.

PRACTICAL SKILLS: Sampling and management of clinical material for laboratory investigations, recommended and compulsory travel vaccinations, antimalarial chemoprophylaxis, principles of therapy of tropical infections.

The courses will be ended with credit tests at the end of each semester.

The course will be held on FRIDAYS from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. at the Department of Immunology and Microbiology, Studnickova 7, Prague 2.

Literature - Czech
Last update: STE03925 (23.05.2019)

G.C. Cook & A.I. Zumla eds.: Mansons Tropical Diseases, 23rd ed, London, 2014, Elsevier
R. Davidson at al.: Oxford Handbook of Tropical Medicine, 4th ed., New York, 2014, Oxford University Press 
W. Peters, H. M. Gilles:.: Colour Atlas of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, 4th ed., London, 1995, Mosby-Wolfe

Education plan -
Schedule semestral
Educational week Date From - To Education type Theme Teacher Note
125.02.202213:30 - 15:00lecture+seminarTropical gastrointestinal infections. Traveler´s diarrhea.RNDr. MUDr. František Stejskal, Ph.D. 
204.03.202213:30 - 15:00lecture+seminarDifferential diagnostics of tropical liver lesions. RNDr. MUDr. František Stejskal, Ph.D. 
318.03.202214:00 - 15:30lecture+seminarDifferential diagnostics of eosinophilia in tropics. RNDr. MUDr. František Stejskal, Ph.D.Starting at 2:00 pm!
401.04.202213:30 - 15:00lecture+seminarFilariasis.RNDr. MUDr. František Stejskal, Ph.D. 
508.04.202213:30 - 15:00lecture+seminarIntestinal and urinary schistosomiasis.RNDr. MUDr. František Stejskal, Ph.D. 
629.04.202213:30 - 15:00lecture+seminarDifferential diagnostics of tropical skin lesions.RNDr. MUDr. František Stejskal, Ph.D. 
713.05.202213:30 - 15:00lecture+seminarCutaneous and mucocutaneous leishmaniasis and other tropical skin ulcers. RNDr. MUDr. František Stejskal, Ph.D.Starting at 2:00 pm!
820.05.202213:30 - 15:00lecture+seminarTravel medicine, traveler´s vaccination. Consultations, credit test, credits. RNDr. MUDr. František Stejskal, Ph.D. 
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