BRZB0211p Fundamentals of Biophysics - lecture

Faculty of Medicine
spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Vladan Bernard, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. RNDr. Vojtěch Mornstein, CSc. (lecturer)
doc. RNDr. Jiřina Škorpíková, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Daniel Vlk, CSc. (lecturer)
Jitka Halouzková (assistant)
Marta Vágnerová (assistant)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Vojtěch Mornstein, CSc.
Department of Biophysics - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Contact Person: Marta Vágnerová
Supplier department: Department of Biophysics - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Timetable
Wed 13:00–14:40 A11/327
Prerequisites
Common knowledge of hifgh 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 the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
During this course the students:
will get aquainted with the principles of some devices used in medicine;
will be informed how to recognize possible risks connected with the use of some medical devices (of mechanical, electromagnetic or optical character);
will get acquainted with physical principles of some physiological processes (cardiovascular system, respiration, origin of membrane potentials);
will get acquainted with the main concepts of the biophysics of sensory organs;
acquire basic knowledge of concepts of molecular biophysics.
Learning outcomes
After finishing this course the students:
will understand the principles of some devices used in medicine;
will recognize possible risks connected with the use of these devices (of mechanical, electromagnetic or optical character);
will know the physical principles of some physiological processes (cardiovascular system, respiration, origin of membrane potentials);
will have basic knowledge about concepts of molecular biophysics.
Syllabus
  • 1. Introduction. Biophysical view on structure of matter.
  • 2. Introduction into molecular biophysics I (subject of study).
  • 3. Introduction into molecular biophysics II (methods of study).
  • 4. Biophysics of biomembranes. Bioelectric phenomena.
  • 5. Biophysics of cardiovascular system.
  • 6. Biophysics of respiratory system.
  • 7. Biophysical function of sensory receptors. Biophysics of hearing.
  • 8. Biophysics of vision.
  • 9. Effects of mechanical forces on the living organisms. Tonometry.
  • 10. Medicine and technology. Biosignals and their processing.
  • 11. Optical laboratory instruments.
  • 12. Optical diagnostic instruments.
  • 13. Electrodiagnostic methods.
  • 14. Modern physical methods in surgery. Lithotripsy. Artificial body organs.
Literature
    recommended literature
  • MORNSTEIN, Vojtěch. Lékařská fyzika a biofyzika. 1. vydání. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2018. 339 stran. ISBN 9788021089846. info
  • Biofyzika : pro zdravotnické a biomedicínské obory. Edited by Jozef Rosina. Vyd. 1. Praha: Grada, 2013. 224 s. ISBN 9788024742373. info
  • VLK, Daniel and Vojtěch MORNSTEIN. Lékařská biofyzika, komunikační nástroj - terminologický základ pro všechny zdravotnické odbornosti. 2010. ISBN 978-80-7399-962-9. info
  • HRAZDIRA, Ivo, Vojtěch MORNSTEIN and Jiřina ŠKORPÍKOVÁ. Základy biofyziky a zdravotnické techniky. 1. vydání. Brno: Neptun, 2006. 312 stran. ISBN 8086850013. info
Teaching methods
lectures
Assessment methods
The exam is oral. Student choose two questions from different areas of the subject.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 30.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses

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Teacher's information
http://www.med.muni.cz/biofyz/radiologieBC.htm
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, spring 2020.
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