Course: Biophysics

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Course title Biophysics
Course code KO/BFV5
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 1
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Novák Stanislav, prof. RNDr. CSc.
Course content
Lecture Topics: 1. week: Introduction into biophysics, construction of mass, interaction, the phenomena at the edge of two environments, transporting phenomena, transformation of energy in organism. 2. week: Warmth and temperature, biophysical aspects of temperature regulation, the application of warmth and cold in therapy. 3. week: The basics of acoustics, sound and ultrasound and their transmission, noise and audiometric, application in health care 4. week: Optics, biophysics of vision, transmission of light and basics of optical display, machines in health care exploiting optical methods. 5. week: Electromagnetic field and its interaction with an organism, magnetotherapy 6. week: Ionizing radiation in health care, x-ray radiation, x-ray computer tomography, radiotherapy 7. week: Magnetic resonance. Laser. 8. week: Biologic membranes, resting and action of membrane potential, electric current, active potentials. 9. week: Physical basic of breathing, blood circulation and pressure. Electromagnetic field and its interaction with an organism, magnetotherapy.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
The subject provides basic information about biophysics. It introduces the students with the application of biophysics in the area of medical diagnostic and treatment methods. Students will get basic information about physical differences of individual methods and their biological effects. The aim of the study is introduction of selected areas of biophysics, basic findings in physics and the possibilities of its application in health care
Subject Knowledge: Student will learn basic terminology, the facts and the basics of biophysical processes in human organism. Professional Skills: Considering biophysics student can explain selected processes in the human organism and describe principles of functioning of physical devices used in clinical training.
Conditional subject was not determined

Assessment methods and criteria
Active participation in the lectures, passing a written test with a 75% acceptance level
Recommended literature
  • HÁJEK, JERONÝM. Antropomotorika Praha:UKPF.2001,95s.. ISBN 8072900633.
  • NAVRÁTIL, L., ROSINA,J., aj. Medicínská biofyzika, Grada Publishing, a.s, 2005. 2005.
  • ROSINA, J. a kol. Biofyzika. Praha, 2013. ISBN 978-80-247-4237-3.
  • ROSINA, J.a kol. Biofyzika pro studenty zdravotnických oborů.Praha:Grada,2006.232s. ISBN 80-247-1383-7.

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