LF:VLBF011p Biophysics-lect. - Course Information

VLBF011p Biophysics - lecture

Faculty of Medicine
Autumn 2008
Extent and Intensity
3/0/0. 5 credit(s). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: RZk (examination).
MUDr. Aleš Bourek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
MUDr. Lenka Forýtková, CSc. (lecturer)
prof. MUDr. Ivo Hrazdira, DrSc. (lecturer)
prof. RNDr. Vojtěch Mornstein, CSc. (lecturer)
doc. RNDr. Jiřina Škorpíková, CSc. (alternate examiner)
Mgr. Daniel Vlk, CSc. (alternate examiner)
prof. RNDr. Vojtěch Mornstein, CSc.
Department of Biophysics - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Contact Person: prof. RNDr. Vojtěch Mornstein, CSc.
Timetable of Seminar Groups
VLBF011p/01: Mon 11:30–12:20 N02000, Wed 10:30–12:20 N02000; and Wed 5. 11. 10:30–12:20 P31 Posluchárna A. I. Bláhy
VLBF011p/02: Mon 15:30–17:20 N02000, Fri 9:30–10:20 P31 Posluchárna A. I. Bláhy; and Fri 28. 11. 9:30–10:20 Aula
Common level of high school knowledge in physics
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Main objectives can be summarized as follows: to understand the principles of devices used in general medicine; to recognize possible risks connected with the use of some medical devices (of mechanical, electromagnetic or optical character, ionizing radiation); to accept rules and methods of safe use of this devices - both in patients and in the healthcare professionals; to understand physical principles of some physiological processes (cardiovascular system, respiration, origin of membrane potentials; to understand the main concepts of the biophysics of sensory organs; to understand the main concepts in information theory and namely the healthcare informatics
  • Introduction into medical biophysics.
  • 1. Introduction. Biophysical view on structure of matter.
  • 2. Biological effects of ionising radiation.
  • 3. Thermodynamic principles and entropy.
  • 4. Thermodynamic processes in living organisms.
  • 5. Introduction into molecular biophysics I (subject of study).
  • 6. Introduction into molecular biophysics II (methods of study).
  • 7. Biophysics of biomembranes. Bioelectric phenomena.
  • 8. Biophysics of cardiovascular system.
  • 9. Biophysics of respiratory system.
  • 10. Biophysical function of sensory receptors. Biophysics of hearing.
  • 11. Biophysics of vision.
  • 12. Effects of mechanical forces and acoustic fields on the living organisms.
  • 13. Biological effects of electromagnetic fields and non-ionising radiation.
  • 14. Introduction into biocybernetics and modelling.
  • 15. Free theme.
  • Physical principles of medical technology.
  • 1. Medicine and technology. Biosignals and their processing.
  • 2. Conventional X-ray imaging methods.
  • 3. Modern tomographic methods (CT, MRI).
  • 4. Radionuclide diagnostics.
  • 5. Methods and instruments for ionising radiation therapy.
  • 6. Measurement and registration of temperature.
  • 7. Optical laboratory instruments.
  • 8. Optical diagnostic instruments.
  • 9. Electrodiagnostic methods.
  • 10. Ultrasound imaging.
  • 11. Ultrasound Doppler and duplex methods.
  • 12. Measurement and registration of mechanical quantities.
  • 13. Methods and instruments used in physiotherapy.
  • 14. Modern physical methods in surgery. Lithotripsy.
  • 15. Artificial body organs.
  • HRAZDIRA, Ivo, Aleš BOUREK and Jiřina ŠKORPÍKOVÁ. Fundamentals of biophysics and medical technology. Edited by Vojtěch Mornstein. 1. vydání. Brno: Masaryk University, 2007. viii, 317. ISBN 9788021042285. info
  • HRAZDIRA, Ivo and Vojtěch MORNSTEIN. Lékařská biofyzika a přístrojová technika (Medical biophysics and technology). 1. vyd. Brno: Neptun, 2001. 395 pp. ISBN 80-902896-1-4. info
Assessment methods
The practical exercises in Biophysics are compulsory, missing practicals have to be substituted. The exam has theoretical character but can be done only with the credits gained for practicals. The exam consists of written test and oral part.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses

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