VSBF011p Biophysics

Faculty of Medicine
Autumn 2002
Extent and Intensity
3/0/0. 5 credit(s). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: RZk (examination).
prof. MUDr. Ivo Hrazdira, DrSc. (lecturer)
prof. RNDr. Vojtěch Mornstein, CSc. (lecturer)
doc. RNDr. Jiřina Škorpíková, CSc. (alternate examiner)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Vojtěch Mornstein, CSc.
Department of Biophysics - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Common high school level of 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 / plans the course is directly associated with
  • 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 and Vojtěch MORNSTEIN. Lékařská biofyzika a přístrojová technika (Medical biophysics and technology). 1st ed. Brno: Neptun, 2001. 395 pp. ISBN 80-902896-1-4. info
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2000, Autumn 2001.
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