Course: Medical Biophysics, Biometrics and Computer Technology

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Course title Medical Biophysics, Biometrics and Computer Technology
Course code LBF/VCA11
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Exercise
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 0
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
  • Sněhota Martin, MUDr.
  • Kolářová Hana, prof. RNDr. CSc.
  • Bajgar Robert, MUDr. Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Zapletalová Jana, Mgr. Dr.
  • Bartoň Tománková Kateřina, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
  • Hálek Jan, prof. Ing. CSc.
  • Zacpal Jiří, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Langová Kateřina, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Malá Zuzana, Mgr.
  • Jiravová Jana, Mgr.
  • Skákalová Hana, Mgr.
  • Žárská Ludmila, Mgr.
Course content
Introduction to medical biophysics. Fundamentals of measurement. Essentials of informatics, medical informatics. Introduction to biostatistics. Sampling and descriptive statistics. Hypothesis testing, parametric tests. Non-parametric tests, categorical data analysis, dependency measurement. Computer hardware. Computer software. Introduction to biocybernetics. Molecular structure of living systems. Cell biophysics.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Laboratory Work
Learning outcomes
The goal of the subject is explanation of biophysical principles in physiological processes of human body (molecular biophysics, biophysics of cell and tissues), its function (biophysics of perception, organ biophysics) and its interaction with external environment. It explains basic principles of diagnostic and therapeutic instruments, essentials of biocybernetics, biostatics, computer techniques and informatics focusing on hospital systems. The basic goal of the practical training is to develop in students the general routine needed at work with medical instrumental technique. A part of the practical training course is a computer work, when the students are familiarized with application software used in medicine.
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
Student performance

Successfully completed all practical tutorials, measurement protocols elaborated.
Recommended literature
  • Studijní materiály k přednáškám a praktickým cvičením (courseware/
  • Beneš, J. a kol. (2011). Základy lékařské biofyziky. Praha: Karolinum.
  • Hrazdira, I., Mornstein, V., Škorpíková, J. (2006). Základy biofyziky a zdravotnické techniky. Brno: Neptun.
  • Komenda, S. (2000). Vypočitatelná náhoda. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci.
  • Navrátil, L., Rosina, J. et al. (2005). Medicínská biofyzika. Praha: Grada Publishing.
  • 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 Medicine and Dentistry General Medicine (2012) Medical sciences 1 Winter
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry General Medicine (2015) Medical sciences 1 Winter
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry General Medicine (2014) Medical sciences 1 Winter