Course: Medical Biophysics, Biometrics and Computer Technology

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Course title Medical Biophysics, Biometrics and Computer Technology
Course code LBF/VCB11
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Exercise
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 10
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
Lecturer(s)
  • Jiravová Jana, Mgr.
  • Sněhota Martin, MUDr.
  • Doležal Ladislav, Ing. CSc.
  • Kolářová Hana, prof. RNDr. CSc.
  • Bajgar Robert, MUDr. Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Bartoň Tománková Kateřina, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
  • Hanáková Adéla, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Zapletalová Jana, Mgr. Dr.
  • Hošíková Barbora, Mgr.
  • Binder Svatopluk, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Žárská Ludmila, Mgr.
  • Malá Zuzana, Mgr.
Course content
Electromagnetic spectrum. Radiation sources. Optical instruments in medicine. Biophysics of vision. Optical system of the human eye, refractive disorders and their correction. Biosignals ? generation, processing, analysis. Fundamentals of biomechanics. Sound and its properties. Human voice. Biophysics of hearing. Biophysics of electric manifestations in organism, and their use in therapy. Biophysics of respiration. Biophysics of blood circulation. Microscopical methods. Ultrasound methods in medicine. Therapeutic ultrasound application in medicine. Ionizing radiation in medicine. Magnetic resonance. Environmental 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.
Prerequisites
Students ought to have fundamental biology and physics attainments at the secondary education level.
LBF/VCA11

Assessment methods and criteria
Mark, Oral exam, Student performance

Successfully completed all practical tutorials, measurement protocols elaborated, practical and oral exam.
Recommended literature
  • Studijní materiály k přednáškám a k praktickým cvičením (courseware/portal.upol.cz).
  • 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. a kol. (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 Summer
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry General Medicine (2011) Medical sciences 1 Summer
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry General Medicine (2014) Medical sciences 1 Summer
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry General Medicine (2015) Medical sciences 1 Summer