BLKIT0121p Instrument Technology I - lecture

Faculty of Medicine
autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0.3/0/0. 0 credit(s). Type of Completion: -.
doc. MUDr. Milan Dastych, CSc., MBA (lecturer)
prof. RNDr. Vojtěch Mornstein, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Daniel Vlk, CSc. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. František Březina (assistant)
Marta Vágnerová (assistant)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Vojtěch Mornstein, CSc.
Department of Laboratory Methods - Departments of Non-medical Branches - Faculty of Medicine
Contact Person: Michaela Gregorovičová
Supplier department: Department of Laboratory Methods - Departments of Non-medical Branches - Faculty of Medicine
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
At the end of this course, students should be able to: understand and explain the physical and physico-chemical basis of the measuring laboratory methods most frequently used in clinical biochemistry, immunology and hematology, namely the principles of spectrometry, electrophoresis, sedimetation analysis, microscopy, and some others, e.g. weighing, temperature measurement, measurement of the basic properties of liquids. The student should be able to understand in an adequate extent to the main methods of detection of ionizing radiation, and to the rules of safe use of the ionzinig radiation sources.; A student will be able to do the following upon completing the course: Have an overview of new instrumental technologies; Understand the technical parameters of laboratory instruments and be able to compare them with one another; Judge the advantages, disadvantages and limitations of individual instrumental and analytical systems; Apply acquired theoretical knowledge to practical work in a laboratory; Follow standard technical operational procedures;
Learning outcomes
After finishing this course the student: will understand the physical and physico-chemical fundamentals of measuring laboratory methost most often used in clinical biochemistry etc., namely spectrometry, electrophoresis,sedimentation analysis, microscopy and also weighing, thermometry, measurement of viscosity or surface tension; in an adequate exten the student will understand the main methods of ionising radiation detection and also the basic rules of a safe manipulation with the sources of this radiation; orientate in new instrumentál methods; understand technical parameters of laboratory devices and compare them with one another (advantages, disadvantages, limitations); apply the acquired theoretical knowledge in practice; follow the standard technical oprational procedures;
  • 1. Introduction into laboratory instruments.
  • 2. Measurement of physico-chemical properties of solids and liquids (weighing, measurement of density, viscosity and surface tension).
  • 3. Measurement of temperature - principles and main kinds of thermometers, IR imaging.
  • 4. Introduction into molecular biophysics.
  • 5. Ultrazsound - laboratory applications, ultrasonic cavitation, effects of US on living systems.
  • 6. Optical laboratory methods: light and electron microscopy.
  • 7. Instrumental measuring methods in molecular biophysics.
  • 8. Optical laboratory methods: spectrophotometry, refractometry, polarimetry.
  • 9. Auxiliary laboratory devices, centrifuges.
  • 10. Sources of elektric current and properties of electric circuits - measurement
  • 11. Detectors of ionnizing radiation, dosimetry, safety in working with radioactive material.
  • DASTYCH, Milan. Instrumentální technika : obor zdravotní laborant. 2., dopl. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2014. 201 s. ISBN 9788021071032. 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
a lecture with the use of audiovisual teaching aids (pp-presentations, commented videos) including interactive input;
Assessment methods
BLIT0121p is not finished by credit or examination. The final examination follows after the second block of lectures (BLIT0222p). It is an examination - two written tests, a final oral examination with questions from the general and specialized portions of the course;
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 5.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, autumn 2018.
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