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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Bioterrorism - N320084
Title: Bioterorismus
Guaranteed by: Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology (320)
Faculty: Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology
Actual: from 2019 to 2020
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:2
E-Credits: summer s.:2
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:1/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: 70 / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
Guarantor: Ulbrich Pavel doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Is interchangeable with: B320018
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
Last update: Ulbrich Pavel doc. Ing. Ph.D. (27.08.2013)
The course focuses on the most important representatives of all pathogenic microorganisms that can be used as biological weapons. Each group of selected pathogens will be characterized in detail and will be assessing its risk. The course also pays attention to the defense and protection against bio-weapons and to the bioterrorism legislation.
Aim of the course -
Last update: TAJ320 (26.09.2013)

Students will be able to:

characterize representatives of microorganisms that can be used as biological weapons

distinguish between potentially dangerous pathogens, usable in bioterrorism and other pathogens

assess the risks associated with the use of specific pathogens in bioterrorism

examine the strategy leading to the suppression of the risks associated with the use of pathogens as biological weapons and know how to defend against them

Literature -
Last update: Ulbrich Pavel doc. Ing. Ph.D. (27.08.2013)

R: Bronze M.S.: Biodefense: Principles and Pathogens, Horizon Bioscience, 2005.

A: Lectures and other materials on www pages of electronic studying systém at

Learning resources -
Last update: TAJ320 (26.09.2013)

Syllabus -
Last update: Ulbrich Pavel doc. Ing. Ph.D. (27.08.2013)

1.Definition, terminology and profiling of biological weapons. Pathogenic microorganisms and their toxins.

2.History of the use of biological weapons. Legislation - international agreements.

3.Host defence, specific and non-specific immunity. Antimicrobials, resistance.

4.Vaccines and vaccinations. Research and development of vaccines and antimicrobials.

5.Spore forming bacteria. Bacillus anthracis - anthrax. Clostridium botulinum - botulism.

6.Francisella tularensis - tularemia. Yersinia pestis - plague.

7.Virus-caused hemorrhagic fevers. Poxviruses - variola virus.

8.Rickettsia prowazekii - typhus, Brucella - brucellosis. Burkholderia, Chlamydia, Staphylococcus.

9.Food and drinking water bioterorism - Salmonella, Shigella, Escherichia, Vibrio.

10.Clostridium perfringens - epsilon toxin, Coxiella - Q fever. Ricine toxin. Alphaviridae - encephalitis.

11.Paramyxoviridae, Bunyaviridae, Flaviviridae. Coronaviridae - SARS.

12.Other microorganisms potentially usable in bioterorism.

13.The policies and practices in the development of new biological weapons.

14.Personal protection and defense against bioterrorism. Information sources - threat monitoring, detection of the attack.

Registration requirements -
Last update: Ulbrich Pavel doc. Ing. Ph.D. (27.08.2013)

Course of mikrobiology, biology.

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 0.5 14
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 0.5 14
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1 28
2 / 2 56 / 56
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Regular attendance 10
Examination test 40
Oral examination 50