Course: Physics and Biophysics

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Course title Physics and Biophysics
Course code KAZ/BFYL
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Tutorial
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Kott Josef, Prof. Ing. DrSc.
Course content
Lectures: 1. Introduction. Significance of physics for a health laboratory assistant. Classification of International System of Units SI. 2. - 3. Mechanics. Measurement. Motion Tudory. Power - classification, effects. Energy. Mechanics of solid bodies. Mechanics of liquids and gases. Vibration and waves. 4. - 5. Acoustics. Acoustic properties. Sound. Physiological acoustics. Sound sources. 6. - 7. Optics. Geometric optics. Light reflection and refraction. Optical apparatus. Optical spectrum and colour theory. Wave optics. 8. - 9. Thermics. Temperature. Heat as a form of energy. State of matter and transformation. State modification of ideal gas. Heat diffusion and dispersion. Heat machines. Meteorology basics. 10. - 11. Electricity and magnetism. Magnetism. Electrostatics. Electric current. Electromagnetism. Electricity conduction. Physical basics of electronics. 12. - 15. Atomic physics. Nuclear physics. Quantization. Atom construction. Helium atom - spectrum. Radioactivity and nuclear physics. Practical exercises: 1.Test of knowledge relating to mathematics and general physics using simple mathematic exercises. 2.Results of a test. International System of Units SI. 3. - 4. Measuring of lenght, area, volume, time, weight, density. 5. - 6. Motion - simple harmonic, linear. Power balance. Gravitation power. 7. - 8. Sound reflection. Physiological acoustics. Sound sources. Physiological sound values. Audiometry. 9. - 10.Light diffusion. Light intensity - measuring. Light reflection and refraction. Light absorption. Passing of light through atmosphere. Hygiene regulations necessary for a laboratory according to CSN. 11. Bodies at temperature changes. Temperature scale. State of matter and changes. Isotherm. Isobare. Isochore. Status equitation. Heat diffusion. 12. - 13. Magnet principle. Electric charge. Measuring of charge. Electric field. Electric current. 14. Principle of radioactive change. Radioactive breakdown. 15. Credit test.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Practicum
  • Contact hours - 75 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 30 hours per semester
  • Preparation for formative assessments (2-20) - 20 hours per semester
professional skills
interpretovat elementární fyzikální zákony
learning outcomes
professional knowledge
popsat základní fyzikální zákony pomocí matematických rovnic
professional skills
aplikovat základní disciplíny fyziky na fungování lidského organismu
vypracovat spolehlivé měřící metody a metody zpracování výsledků
teaching methods
professional knowledge
professional skills
Field trip
assessment methods
professional knowledge
Oral exam
professional skills
Oral exam
Recommended literature
  • Blackburn, G., M., Gait, M., J. Nucleic acid in chemistry and biology. IRL Press at Oxford University Press, Oxford 1990.
  • Hálek, J. Biofyzika pro bakaláře. 2.vyd. Olomouc. Univerzita Palackého, Lékařská fakulta, 2002.. ISBN 80-244-0529-6.
  • Holliday, D., Resnik, R., Walker, J. Fyzika. Vysokoškolská učebnice obecné fyziky. Brno VUTIUM 2001.
  • Hrazdíra,I., Mornstein, V., Škorpíková, J. Základy biofyziky a zdravotnické techniky. Neptun, Brno 2006.
  • Navrátil, L., Rosina, J. a kol. Medicínská biofyzika. Praha, Grada, 2005.
  • Ruch, T., C., Patton, H., D. Physiology and Biophysics. W. B. Saunders comp., Philadelphia 1989.
  • Svoboda, E. a kol. Přehled středoškolské fyziky. 2. vyd. Prométheus 1996.
  • Štoll, I. Fyzika pro gymnazia. Prométheus 2001.

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