Course: Biophysics

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Course title Biophysics
Course code LBF/RDA03
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Exercise
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
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
  • Kolářová Hana, prof. RNDr. CSc.
  • Binder Svatopluk, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Malá Zuzana, Mgr.
Course content
General biophysics. Molecular physics. Cell biophysics and biopotentials. Mechanisms of effects of physical factors on living systems. Interaction of ionizing radiation and tissue. Molecular radiobiology. Biophysics of sense perception, transfer functions of receptors. Biophysics of blood circulation. Biophysics of ventilation, vital volumes and capacities, gas exchange between inner and outer environment.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Laboratory Work
Learning outcomes
The goal of the subject is explanation of biophysical principles of physiological and pathophysiological processes in human organism and explains basic action mechanisms of selected physical factors on life systems. The students become familiarized with cell biophysics, structure and properties of biological membranes, electric signs of cells, and formation and propagation of action potential. It will be explained mechanical and electrical properties of tissues, biomechanics of blood circuit, biophysics of breathing, biophysics of perception and environmental biophysics.
The students will be able to understand biophysical processes in human body and will be able to work with basic medical instrumental technique.
Students ought to have fundamental biology and physics attainments at the secondary education level.

Assessment methods and criteria
Mark, Oral exam, Student performance, Analysis of Activities ( Technical works)

100% attendance in seminars, measurement protocols elaborated, oral examination.
Recommended literature
  • Beneš a kolektiv. (2011). Základy lékařské biofyziky. Univerzita Karlova.
  • Hrazdira, I., Mornstein, V., Škorpíková, J. (2006). Základy biofyziky a zdravotnické techniky. Brno: Neptun.
  • Rosina, J. a kol. (2013). Biofyzika: pro zdravotnické a biomedicínské obory. Praha: Grada.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Health Sciences Radiology Assistant (1) Health service 1 Winter