Department of Hygiene and Medical Ecology
In 2019, the Department of Hygiene and Medical Ecology had its 70th Anniversary. Postgraduate training of hygiene specialists began in 1945 at Minsk Medical Institute. Since 1947, they had been trained within a special course at Belarusian Institute for Advanced Medical Training, and since 1949 – at the Department of Hygiene.
The training at the department covers the issues of hygiene, sanitary and hygienic laboratory researches. Advanced training courses are undergone by hygienists of subspecialties, head doctors working at hygienic and epidemiological centers, laboratory assistants from hygienic and epidemiological centers, valeology physicians, research workers from healthcare establishments, hygiene assistants.
Along with the main academic staff of the department, other specialists give lectures at the department: specialists from the Ministry of Health, the Republican Center for Hygiene, Epidemiology and Public Health, Belarusian Center of Medical Technologies, Minsk Health Care Committee, Belarusian State Medical University, Republican Scientific and Practical Center of Hygiene.
The department carries out scientific researches which touch upon the issues of hygienic aspects of children’s and teenagers’ health, food hygiene and radiohygiene, mental hygiene. The researches are carried out together with the specialists from the Scientific and Practical Center of Hygiene.
For the period from 1981 to 2016, the department completed more than 35 research projects. The main fields of the researches were radiation hygiene, food hygiene, hygiene of children and teenagers, communal hygiene, work hygiene and preventive medicine.
The results of the researches made by specialists of the department within the period from 1981 to 2016 had been published in more than 300 articles and theses.
The department offers advanced training courses on primary prevention of diseases at children’s communities for pediatricians.
Since 2019, the department has been offering a retraining course on Dietology.