MPPT081 Basics of Technology

Faculty of Medicine
spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
doc. Mgr. Vladan Bernard, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Ing. Marek Dostál, Ph.D. (lecturer)
MUDr. Věra Maryšková (lecturer)
Mgr. Erik Staffa, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. RNDr. Jiřina Škorpíková, CSc. (lecturer)
Marta Vágnerová (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Jiřina Škorpíková, CSc.
Department of Biophysics - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Contact Person: doc. RNDr. Jiřina Škorpíková, CSc.
Supplier department: Department of Biophysics - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Wed 3. 3. 16:00–17:40 A19/113, Wed 10. 3. 16:00–17:40 A19/113, Wed 17. 3. 16:00–17:40 A19/113, Wed 24. 3. 16:00–17:40 A19/113, Wed 31. 3. 16:00–17:40 A19/113, Wed 7. 4. 16:00–17:40 A19/113, Wed 14. 4. 16:00–17:40 A19/113, Wed 21. 4. 16:00–17:40 A19/113, Wed 28. 4. 16:00–17:40 A19/113, Wed 5. 5. 16:00–17:40 A19/113, Wed 12. 5. 16:00–17:40 A19/113, Wed 19. 5. 16:00–17:40 A19/113, Wed 26. 5. 16:00–17:40 A19/113, Wed 2. 6. 16:00–17:40 A19/113, Wed 9. 6. 16:00–17:40 A19/113
Basic high school physics knowledge level plus the finishing of biophysically oriented subjects in bachelor study programme.
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
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Course objectives
At the of the course students should be able: understand and explein the principles and method 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.
Learning outcomes
After finishing the course the students will - understand basic principles of the devices used in medidine, be able of safe and efficient attitude to their use.
  • Physical principles of medical technology.
  • Medicine and technology. Biosignals and their processing.
  • Conventional X-ray imaging methods.
  • Modern tomographic methods (CT, MRI).
  • Radionuclide diagnostics.
  • Methods and instruments for ionising radiation therapy.
  • Measurement and registration of temperature.
  • Optical laboratory instruments.Optical diagnostic instruments.
  • Electrodiagnostic methods
  • Ultrasound imaging.
  • Ultrasound Doppler and duplex methods.
  • Measurement and registration of mechanical quantities.
  • Methods and instruments used in physiotherapy.
  • Modern physical methods in surgery. Lithotripsy.
  • Artificial body organs.
  • Legislation framework of medical devices.
  • MORNSTEIN, Vojtěch, Vladan BERNARD, Marek DOSTÁL, Ivo HRAZDIRA, Erik STAFFA, Jaromír ŠRÁMEK and Daniel VLK. Lékařská fyzika a biofyzika (Medical Physics and Biophysics). 1. dotisk 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2020. 339 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-8984-6. info
  • HRAZDIRA, Ivo, Aleš BOUREK and Jiřina ŠKORPÍKOVÁ. Fundamentals of biophysics and medical technology. Edited by Vojtěch Mornstein. 2nd revised edition. Brno: Masaryk University, 2012. 325 stran. ISBN 9788021057586. info
  • Elektronické přístroje v lékařství. Edited by Jiří Rozman. 1. vyd. Praha: Academia, 2006. 406 s. ISBN 8020013083. info
  • HRAZDIRA, Ivo and Vojtěch MORNSTEIN. Lékařská biofyzika a přístrojová technika. 1. vyd. Brno: Neptun, 2001. viii, 381. ISBN 8090289614. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
The exam consists of written test consisting of 25 questions and oral part, which can be done only when the number of correctly answered question is 14 at least. The oral part consists of 2 questions as a rule. The examined student has to be able explain the problems and characterise their possible clinical importance.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
General note: přednášky vyvěšeny na webových stránkách Biofyzikálního ústavu.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 30.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2000, Spring 2001, Spring 2002, Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, spring 2019, spring 2020.
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