Course: Biophysics

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Course title Biophysics
Course code KAZ/BFYRK
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
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
  • Blažková Markéta, Ing.
  • Kott Josef, Prof. Ing. DrSc.
  • Honzíková Kamila, Ing. Bc.
Course content
Lectures: 1. Energy in the nature. The energy in the human body. 2. The force actions. Sterilization. 3. Biomechanics. Biophysics of the termoregulation of the human body. 4.The sound. Electric fields. Magnetic fields. 5.Breathing. Electromagnetic radiation. 6.The radiation field. Radioactivity. The effects of ionizing radiation. 7.The ionizing radiation application. Nuclear magnetic resonance. 8.The equipment for the application in medicine. The technology of small dimensions. Seminars: 1. The knowledge of mathematics and general physics verification using simple math problems. The results of the verification test, the SI unit conversions. 2. Measuring of length, area, volume, time, mass, density. 3. The uniform movement, linearly uniformly accelerated motion. The balance of forces. The force of gravity. 4. The sound reflection. Physiological acoustics. Sound sources. Phasiological values of sound. Audiometry. 5. Light propagation. Light intensity - measurement. Reflection and refraction of the light. Light absorption. The light transmission through the atmosphere. Hygienic standards for laboratory according to The Czechoslovak State Standards. 6.Behavior of solids to temperature variations. The temperature scale. Physical state and its transformation. Isotherms. Isobars. Izochors. Equation of state. Dissemination of heat. 7. The rule of magnets. Electric charge. Measurement of charge. Electric field. The electric current. 8. The law radioactive transmutation. Radioactive decay series. Study Supports: For students is prepared a study support. Emphasis is placed on a self-study. Possible is a personal consultation by appointment or a seminar on the requested topic.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Multimedia supported teaching, Lecture with visual aids, Seminar
  • Contact hours - 16 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 40 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 22 hours per semester
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
Graduates will learn the basic laws of physics using mathematical equations. Based on their knowledge they will be able to develop reliable methods of measuring and methods of results processing. That kind of knowledge the graduate exploits in other subjects such as Instrumental Technique, Biophysics and Radiation Protection.
teaching methods
Lecture with visual aids
Multimedia supported teaching
assessment methods
Oral exam
Recommended literature
  • Antonov V., Černyš A., Pasečnik V., Vozněsensky S., Kozlova E. Byiofyzika. VLADOS, Moskva, 2006.
  • Begun P., Šukejpo J. Biomechanika. Polytechnika, Moskva, 2000.
  • Beiser A. Úvod do moderní fyziky. Academia, Praha, 1975.
  • Campbell N. A., Reece J. B. Biologie. Computer Press, Brno, 2006.
  • Cotterill R. Biophysik. Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2008.
  • Gaertner H., Hoffmann M., Schaschke H., Schnermann I. M. Kompendium chemie. Universum, Praha, 2007.
  • Gascha H., Pflanz S. Kompendium fyziky. Universum, Praha, 2008.
  • Halliday D., Resnick R., Walker J. Fyzika,. Nakladatelství VUTIUM, Prometheus, Praha, 2000.
  • Hoppe W., Lohmann W., Markl H., Ziegler H. Biophysik. Springer Verlag, Berlin, 1982.
  • Jelínek J., Zicháček V. Biologie pro gymnasia. Nakladatelství Olomouc, 2004.
  • Klener V. Principy a praxe radiační ochrany. SÚJB, Praha, 2000.
  • Navrátil L., Rosina J. Medicínská biofyzika. Grada, Praha, 2005.
  • Nelson P. Biological Physics. Freedman Com., New York, 2008.
  • Pfnetzer H. Angewandte Biophysik. Springer, Wien, 2003.
  • Rosina J., Kolářová H., Stanek J. Biofyzika pro studenty zdravotnických oborů. Grada, Praha, 2006.

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 Radiological Assistant (2016) Health service 1 Winter