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Institute of Radiology, Toxicology and Civil Protection

Institute of Radiology, Toxicology and Civil Protection

Head of the Institute prof. Dr. rer. nat. Friedo Zölzer
T/ +420 389 037 590
E/ zoelzer@zsf.jcu.cz
Secretariat Alena Kladenská
T/ +420 389 037 591
E/ kladensa@zsf.jcu.cz
Nemocnice České Budějovice, a.s.
horní areál, B. Němcové 54, pavilon H
370 01 České Budějovice
Mailing address J. Boreckého 1167/27, 370 11 České Budějovice
The Institute of Radiology, Toxicology and Civil Protection provides education and carries out research concerning the effects of physical, chemical, and some other factors on human health as well as civil protection and emergency preparedness. Since 1993, it has been offering a Bachelor's study of Radiological Assistance, and since 2003, a Bachelor's study of Civil Protection, with a focus on chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear noxae and explosives, and a subsequent Master’s study of Civil Emergency Preparedness. The aim of the Bachelor's study of Radiological Assistance is to prepare qualified health care workers authorized to perform radiological imaging and radiotherapeutic procedures. In connection with this, the Institute maintains close cooperation with the Hospital of České Budějovice (Nemocnice České Budějovice, a. s.) and with the MEDIPONT Health Centre (Poliklinika MEDIPONT, s. r. o., České Budějovice). In graduating from the Bachelor's study of Civil Protection with focus on CBRNE, the student acquires the necessary knowledge of crisis management, with a focus on prevention and handling of emergency and crisis situations, particularly in relation to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear noxae and explosives with an effect on human health. The subsequent Master’s study of Civil Emergency Preparedness provides knowledge on control, planning and inspection processes and their preparation by administration authorities and other specified institutions to deal with emergencies and crisis situations. Teaching is accompanied by research in this area. Some topics of recent or current projects are: Civil protection with a focus on the differentiation of population – Identification of, prevention of and protection against safety threats of critical infrastructures – Biodosimetry, i.e. retrospective detection of exposure to radiation – Ethical issues in the context of environmental health. The research is carried out with a perspective of application in practice. That is evidenced by close cooperation with the basic units of the Integrated Rescue System and with other institutions, e.g. the General Management of Fire Fighting Forces of the Czech Republic, the County Council of the South Bohemian Region and the Temelín Nuclear Power Plant.