Department of Infectious Diseases

Head of the Department:
Olena RIABOKON, Professor, Doctor of Medical Sciences.


Historical Reference

The Department was opened in 1967.

During the existence of the Department, its scientific directions included the study of yersiniosis and chlamydial infections, study of clinical and pathogenetic features of viral hepatitis.

Since 2005, the Department is headed by Professor Olena Riabokon.


Educational Disciplines

  • Sixth-year students of the Medical Faculties Nos. 1 and 2 and International Faculty No. 2 majoring in "Medicine" (General Medicine) and "Pediatrics" study Infectious Diseases, and elective courses: "Current Issues of HIV Infection", "Current Aspects of Immunoprophylaxis" and "Parasitology".
  • Fifth-year students of the Medical Faculties Nos. 1 and 2 and International Faculty No. 2 majoring in "Medicine" (General Medicine) and "Pediatrics" study Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology.
  • Students of the Medical Faculty No. 3 majoring in "Dentistry" study Infectious Diseases with Epidemiology.
  • Third-year students of the Medical Faculty No. 2 majoring in "Technologies of Medical Diagnosis and Treatment" study Infectious Diseases with Laboratory Tests Assessment and Epidemiology.
  • Internship, postgraduate studies and master's studies in the specialty "Infectious Diseases".
  • Interns in related specialties study Infectious Diseases, Immunoprophylaxis, Particularly Dangerous Infections, KROK-3: Emergencies.

Department of Infectious Diseases


Educational and Methodical Work

The training of students at the department is based on the principles of providing methodological and informational organization of the educational process with elements of independent work, as well as on the introduction of new effective forms of knowledge and skills control. A bank of test tasks has been created for the KROK-2 licensing exam, which includes more than 2,000 tests.

According to the curriculum, working programs in all disciplines have been created. Original lectures are given using multimedia technologies.


Scientific Directions and Achievements

With the help of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, the Department issued guidelines "New Approaches in Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C" (2005), and published a monograph "Viral Hepatitis and Liver Cancer" (2010).

In recent years, 7 utility model patents, 3 innovations, more than 300 articles have been published.

In 2010, the staff of the Department held a scientific-practical conference and Plenum of the Association of Infectious Diseases Specialists of Ukraine (Zaporizhzhia).

  • Optimization of early diagnosis and treatment of patients with the most common infectious diseases that occur on the background of comorbid pathology in adults and children (active).
  • Clinical and pathogenetic features of viral hepatitis B and C in the presence of concomitant pathology.
  • Improving the assessment of the course and prediction of the course of viral hepatitis in patients with concomitant liver pathology.
  • Optimization of complex pathogenetic treatment of patients with chronic hepatitis C.


Cooperation with Other Institutions

The Department maintains close scientific relations with the Hromashevskyi Institute of Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases (Kyiv), reference departments of Infectious Diseases and departments of Epidemiology of Bogomolets National Medical University, as well as with all departments of Infectious Diseases of Ukrainian universities.


Advisory and Diagnostic Activities

In order to improve the organization and quality of joint work of ZSMU and Zaporizhzhia Regional Clinical Hospital of Infectious Diseases in the field of medical and diagnostic activities, training, improving the efficiency of research and implementation of its results in the practice of the Hospital to further improve the level of providing qualification assistance to the population of Zaporizhzhia oblast, the Department of Infectious Diseases supervises the following units:

  • Reception Unit;
  • Unit of Resuscitation and Intensive Care;
  • Unit No. 1;
  • Unit No. 2;
  • Unit No. 3;
  • Unit No. 5.

The head of the Department holds a weekly consultation on the basis of the Outpatient Unit of the University Clinic.

Since March 2020, the head of the Department is a member of the regional headquarters for combating the spread of COVID-19, conducts active explanatory work in the media on the Coronavirus infection, advises the most severe Coronavirus patients, and recorded a series of video lectures on COVID-19.


Address: 142 Hvardiiskyi Blvd., Zaporizhzhia, 69091, Ukraine (Zaporizhzhia Regional Clinical Hospital of Infectious Diseases)

Telephone: +380 93 539 47 44

69035, Maiakovskyi avenue 26, Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine
Tel: +380 (61) 224-63-91 Fax: +380 (61) 233-60-07,       Send e-mail

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