Course: Biophysics

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Course title Biophysics
Course code KOPA/BFVK5
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 Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Novotný Dušan, doc. RNDr. CSc.
  • Berčík Čestmír, RNDr.
Course content
Lecture Topics: The First Consultation: Introduction to biophysics, building materials, interaction phenomena on the interface of two media, transporting phenomena, energy conversion in the body. Heat and temperature, biophysical aspects of temperature control, the use of heat and cold therapy. Fundamentals of acoustics, sound and ultrasound and their transmission, noise and audiometry. The Second Consultation: Optics, vision biophysics, light propagation and fundamentals of optical imaging, medical devices using optical methods. Electromagnetic field and its interaction with the organism, magnetotherapy. Ionizing radiation in medicine, X-ray, X-ray computed tomography, radiotherapy. Laser. Magnetic resonance imaging. Self-Study: Biological membranes, resting and action membrane potential, electric current, action potentials. Physical fundamentals of breathing, blood circulation and blood pressure. Electromagnetic field and its interaction with the organism, magnetotherapy. Ionizing radiation in medicine, X-ray, X-ray computed tomography, radiotherapy. Laser. Magnetic resonance imaging.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified
Learning outcomes
The subject provides basic information about of biophysics. It introduces students with the application of biophysics in medical diagnostics and therapeutic methods. Students will acquire basic information about the physical differences in individual methods and their biological effects. The aim of the course is to introduce the students with selected areas of biophysics: basic knowledge of physics and the issue of its application in medicine.
Subject Knowledge: Students will acquire basic terminology, knowledge and the nature of the physical processes in the human body. Professional Skills: Students are able to explain in terms of biophysics selected processes in the human body and describe the principles of physical function devices with which they will come into contact during clinical training.
Prerequisites
Conditional subject was not determined

Assessment methods and criteria
unspecified
Active participation in seminars, passing a written test - 80%.
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 pro studenty zdravotnických oborů. Praha, 2006. ISBN 978-80-247-1383-0.
  • 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.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Health Studies General Nurse (K15) Health service 1 Summer