Course: Biophysics

« Back
Course title Biophysics
Course code KOPA/BFYX
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
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 unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Berčík Čestmír, RNDr.
Course content
1. Introducation, general and molecular biophysics 2. Gravitational and centrifugal zone 3. Liquid mechanics 4. Molecular physics and termodynamics 5. Mechanical oscillation and termodynamics 6. Electricity and magnetism. Neonizing electromagnetic rays 7. Usage of centrifugal powers in midicine, blood sedimentation 8. Biochemistry of bones, joints and muscles, muscles construction 9. Blood circulation, blood pressure, breathing, human body temperature and its regulation 10. Biophysics of sense perception, auscultation, percussion, auscultoscope, audiometer 11. Usage of ultrasound in medicine 12. Electrical properties of issues and organs, effects of electric amperage in organism 13. Eye, eye disorders and its correction Biological effects of neonizing rays, laser, biolamps

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
The subject Biophysics follows the high school physics (it assumes the knowledge of the subject matter required in grammar school) and it is filled in a specific curriculum focused on medical problems with the aim of deeper knowledge of structure relations and the function of human organism, its physiological and pathological manifestations and with this connected principles of diagnostics and therapy. A part of this subject is also environmental biophysics focused on basic mechanisms of the influence of physical factors on a human-being from the point of view of environment formation and its conservation.
Students are introduced to particular fields of physics, which are, used in medicine, with physical prinipels of particular tuitional methods, with particular equipment methods and understanding to advantages and disadvantages of physical examination methods for patients.
Requirements are not given.

Assessment methods and criteria
Check test
Recommended literature
  • HRAZDÍRA, I., MORNSTEIN, V. Lékařská biofyzika a přístrojová technika, Neptun 2001. 2001.
  • NAVRÁTIL, L., ROSINA,J., aj. Medicínská biofyzika, Grada Publishing, a.s, 2005. 2005.
  • NAVRÁTIL,L.,ROSINA, J. , aj. Lékařská biofyzika, Manus Praha 2000. 2000.
  • Rosina,J. Biofyzika1.,2. 1.vyd,Praha:Scientia Medica 1995 72s.+ 80s..
  • Stránský,P. a kol. Základy biofyziky a výpočetní techniky pro studující lékařství. 1.vyd.Praha:Karolinum,1994,124s..

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Health Studies Midwife (A08) Health service 1 Winter