Course: Biophysics

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Course title Biophysics
Course code KSZD/BFP5
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. 2. week: The phenomena on the edge of two environments, transporting phenomena. 3. week: Energy transformation in organism. 4. week: Heat and temperature, biophysical aspects of temperature regulation, the cold and heat application in therapy. 5. week: The basics of acoustics, sound and ultrasound and their diffusion, noise and audiometric, application in medicine. 6. week: The biophysics of electric manifestations and the effects of electric currents, diagnostic and therapeutic methods. 7. week: Biological membranes, active and inactive membrane potential, electric current, activity potentials. 8. week: Optics, the biophysics of sight, the diffusion of light and the basics of optical projection, medical devices using optical methods. 9. week: Electromagnetic field and its interaction with an organism, magnetotherapy. 10. week: Ionizing radiation in medicine, X-ray radiation, computer tomography, radiotherapy. 11. week: Laser. Magnetic resonance.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
The subject introduces the basics of biophysics and its application in midwifery, medical diagnostic and treatment methods. Students will get basic information about physical differences of individual methods and their biological effects. Students will know the types of these methods and devices which are used for the examination. The other parts of the subject cover the basics of ultrasound diagnostics as the first choice examination method in gynaecology and obstetrics.
Subject Knowledge: Student knows basic terminology, the facts and the basics of biophysical processes in human organism. Professional Skills: Student is able to explain selected processes in human organism from the biophysical point of view and he can describe the principles of physical devices functioning in clinical training.
Conditional subject was not determined

Assessment methods and criteria
Active participation in the lectures, passing a written test with 80% success rate.
Recommended literature
  • BENEŠ, J., STRÁNSKÝ P., VÍTEK F. Základy lékařské biofyziky. Praha: UK Praha, Karolinum. 196 s. ISBN 80-246-1009-4.. UK Praha, nakl. Karolinum, 2005. ISBN 80-246-1009-4.
  • HÁJEK, JERONÝM. Antropomotorika Praha:UKPF.2001,95s.. ISBN 8072900633.
  • HRAZDÍRA I. a kol. Lékařská biofyzika a přístrojová technika. Praha: Neptun. ISBN 978-80-902896-1-4.. 1990. ISBN 978-80-902896-1-4.
  • NAVRÁTIL, L., ROSINA,J., aj. Medicínská biofyzika, Grada Publishing, a.s, 2005. 2005.
  • ROSINA, J.a kol. Biofyzika pro studenty zdravotnických oborů.Praha:Grada,2006.232s. ISBN 80-247-1383-7.

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