ZLBF0222c Medical Physics and Informatics II - practice

Faculty of Medicine
spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 1 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
doc. Mgr. Vladan Bernard, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Aleš Bourek, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Lenka Forýtková, CSc. (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Tomáš Jůza (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Věra Maryšková (seminar tutor)
Ing. Jana Pokorná (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Erik Staffa, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. RNDr. Jiřina Škorpíková, CSc. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Daniel Vlk, CSc. (seminar tutor)
Marta Vágnerová (assistant)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Vojtěch Mornstein, CSc.
Department of Biophysics - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Contact Person: Mgr. Daniel Vlk, CSc.
Supplier department: Department of Biophysics - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
ZLBF0121c Med.Physics and Inf. I -pract.
Basic knowledge of high school physics
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
At the end of the course students should be able: understand and explain biophysical principles and laws; operate basic biophysical devices; evaluate obtained data by the basic biophysical methods in light of a scientific, effective, safe and efficient attitude to their use; understand principles of the more complex therapeutical and diagnostical medical devices; discriminate possible usage of the biopfysical techniques and medical devices in practice;
At the end of this course the student will also have to demonstrate basic skills and habbits in data handling and processing of health related data, information and concepts, and the ability of making reasoned decisions as defined in the following paragraphs: 1. Searching, retrieval, storage, use of data, information and knowledge in medical decision making in diagnostics, treatment. 2. Improvement of skills in critical thinking especially in the area of Evidence Based Medicine. 3. Understanding the logics of the health and health care environment, communication with professionals and lay community. 4. Gaining initial insight in the core areas of health care informatics competences (possibilities, limitations and risks) in use of information and communication technologies in a medical environment. This is not a course in computer literacy (working with software programs).
Learning outcomes
After finishing this course the student will (with emphasis on dental medicine):
- understand the most important biophysical principles and laws;
- master the measurement by means of the basic biophysical instruments as well as the statical evaluation of this measurement;
- evaluate the results obtained by the basic biophysical methods; understand the principles of some more complex medical diagnostic devices to use them in a way which is safe for medical staff and patients;
- differentiate the application possibilities of biophysical methods and medical devices in practice.
The student will be able to independently and actively seek and use tools, procedures and processes facilitating the correct use of information society environment for more effective study of medicine and more efficient provision of medical services in individual medical specialties;
The student will understand the possibilities and risks of digitization and use of digital information and communication tools in the process of providing medical services;
The student will get a general overview of the benefits of the information society in the medical domain and will acquire basic behavioral habits in this field.
  • Practical exercises on biophysics
  • 1. Introduction, regulations of practical exercises, laboratory safety rules II.
  • 2. Information (overview and evolution).
  • 3. Medical informatics (definitions, the subject).
  • 4. Information technologies (hardware, software, OS, LAN, WAN).
  • 5. Information resources (data mining - data warehousing).
  • 6. Information systems (HIS, expert systems, AI, CME).
  • 7. Database of professional informations. Searching and processing a medical article.
  • 8. Electromagnetic radiation. Measuring the cooling effect of the environment. Catathermometry. Measuring the illuminance, Luxmeter.
  • 9. Contact and contactless thermography. Thermocamera and thermovision.
  • 10.Electrical excitability. Effect of the direct and alternating currents. Physiotherapy.
  • 11. Electrodiagnostic, electrotherapeutic methods. Individual measuring of the ECG.
  • 12. Advanced imaging methods. Ultasound – diagnostic and therapeutic usage. Doppler measuring of the velocity of the blood flow.
  • 13. X-rays and Tomography. NMR.
  • 14. Final test.
    required literature
  • MORNSTEIN, Vojtěch. Lékařská fyzika a biofyzika. 1. vydání. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2018. 339 stran. ISBN 9788021089846. info
    not specified
  • HRAZDIRA, Ivo, Vojtěch MORNSTEIN, Aleš BOUREK and Jiřina ŠKORPÍKOVÁ. Fundamentals of biophysics and medical technology. Edited by Vojtěch Mornstein. 3. dotisk 2., přeprac. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2017. 325 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-5758-6. info
  • MORNSTEIN, Vojtěch, Ivo HRAZDIRA and Aleš BOUREK. Lékařská fyzika a informatika : (se zaměřením na zubní lékařství). [1. vydání]. Brno: Neptun, 2007. 352 stran. ISBN 9788086850023. info
Teaching methods
Practical exercises
Assessment methods
Basic requirement is the full atendance in the lessons. Theoretical knowledges of the principles used methods are continuously controled by oral examination, in case of fundamental ignorance, student can be excluded from a lesson. For all tasks students must elaborate comprehensive and unique report, these are graded. If are two or more reports graded as "unsuccessful", student cannot write a closing test. Course is finished by the multiple choice test consisting usually 20 questions, evaluated by 20 points. For successfully mastered test student need at least 10 points.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 30.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses

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The course is also listed under the following terms spring 2020.
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