|Course title||Medical Biophysics, Biometrics and Computer Technology|
|Organizational form of instruction||Lecture + Exercise|
|Level of course||Master|
|Year of study||not specified|
|Number of ECTS credits||10|
|Language of instruction||English|
|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|
Introduction to biostatistics. Sampling and descriptive statistics. Hypothesis testing, parametric tests. Non-parametric tests, categorical data analysis, dependency measurement. Biosignals - generation, processing, analysis. Biophysics of sensory perception. Biophysics of electric manifestations in organism, and their use in therapy. Electrocardiography, electroencephalography, electromyography. Biophysics of respiration. Biophysics of the optical analyzer. Optical system of the human eye, refractive disorders and their correction. Sound and its properties. Human voice. Biophysics of hearing. Physics of ultrasound. Therapeutic ultrasound application in medicine. Imaging systems. Magnetic resonance. Environmental biophysics. Biophysical calculations.
|Learning activities and teaching methods|
|Lecture, Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Laboratory Work|
The main objective is to teach the basic knowledge and skills on the atomic and nuclear physics, thermodynamics, gases and liquid kinetics, molecular constitution of living systems, cells biophysics including biopotencial generation and mechanism of cells excitation, heart function and circulation system biophysics. They obtain skills required for work with technical equipments for biomedical measurement and some diagnostics equipments like ECG recorder and ultrasonograph. The students are also introduced to selected software used in information mining and health care.
The students will be skilled in medical biophysics to be prepared for further study of consequent topics like physiology, pathophysiology, radiology, nuclear medicine etc. Their knowledge on informational technologies support them in effective use of software supporting their study.
Students ought to have fundamental biology and physics attainments at the secondary education level.
|Assessment methods and criteria|
Mark, Oral exam, Written exam
100% attendance, measurement protocols completed, final exam in a written form (MCQ, calculations, essay questions).
|Study plans that include the course|