Course: Biophysics

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Course title Biophysics
Course code KAZ/BFYR
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Tutorial
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
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.
  • Blažková Markéta, Ing.
  • Beneš Martin, MUDr.
Course content
Lectures: 1. Origin of electromagnetic field and matter particles. 2. Biogenic elements. 3. Biological membranes. 4. Cell and its composition. 5. Energy. Forms of energy. 6. Physics of sound fields. 7. Transfer of electrons through substances. 8. Optic band. 9. Lasers. 10. Biomechanics of humans. 11. Corpuscular and Elmg radiation. 12. Application of ionizing radiation in medicine. Exercises: 1. Power. 2. Temporally changeable straight and curved mechanic action. Blood sedimentation. 3. Pressure fenomena in substances and liquids. 4. Equations of stream fields 5. Heat. Temperature. 6. Optics of human eye. 7. Electric direct and alternating current. 8. Strength. 9. Qualities of laser fields. 10. Corpuscular elementary particles. 11. Wave elementary field. 12. Dosimetry of ionizing radiation.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Multimedia supported teaching, Lecture with visual aids
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 28 hours per semester
  • Practical training (number of hours) - 15 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 15 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 20 hours per semester
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
The students will revise and consequently enlarge their knowledge and remember processes of basic physical actions and laws which enable the description, explanation and understanding of biological processes in humans. They will get enough knowledge for direct understanding of the function of diagnostics and therapeutical devices and equipment used in modern health centres. They will understand physical and some chemical processes happening in healthy or pathological human organisms. They will be able to operate standard and modern diagnostic and therapeutical devices and equipment in medical centres and various departments.
teaching methods
Lecture with visual aids
Multimedia supported teaching
assessment methods
Oral exam
Recommended literature
  • Alberts, B. a další. Základy buněčné biologie. Ústí n. L.,Espero Publishing, 2008.
  • Antonov, V.F. a další. Biofyzika. Moskva, Vlados, 2003.
  • Betun, P.I.,Šukejpo, J.A. Biomechanika. Moskva, Polytechnika, 2000.
  • Campbell, N.A.,Reece,J.B. Biologie. Brno, Computer Press, 2006.
  • Hrazdíra, I. a kol. Biofyzika. Praha, Avicenum, 1990.
  • Křen, J., Rosenberg, P., Janíček, P. Biomechanika. Plzeň, ZČU, 2001.
  • Navrátil, L., Rosina, J. a kol. Medicínská biofyzika. Praha, Grada, 2005.
  • Rosina, J., Kolářová, H., Stanek, J. Biofyzika pro studenty zdravotnických oborů. Praha, Grada, 2006.
  • Volobnev, A.N. Kurz fyziky a biofyziky. Samara, 2004.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Health Care Studies Assistant of Protection and Support of Public Health (2016) Health service 1 Winter
Faculty of Health Care Studies Radiological Assistant (2016) Health service 1 Winter