AOBFp general Biophysics

Faculty of Medicine
Spring 2017
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. RNDr. Vojtěch Mornstein, CSc. (lecturer)
doc. RNDr. Jiřina Škorpíková, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Daniel Vlk, CSc. (lecturer)
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
Tue 9:20–11:00 A11/334
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 / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
At the end of the course students will understand and explain biophysical principles and laws; evaluate data obtained by the basic biophysical methods in light of a scientific, effective, safe and efficient attitude to their use; understand possible usage of the biophysical techniques and medical devices in practice; explain basic principles of the so-called physiological biophysics and (in certain extent) the theory and methods of molecular biophysics.
  • 1. Introduction. Biophysical view on structure of matter. 2. Biological effects of ionising radiation. 3. Introduction into molecular biophysics I (subject of study). 4. Introduction into molecular biophysics II (methods of study). 5. Biophysics of biomembranes. Bioelectric phenomena. 6. Biophysics of cardiovascular system. 7. Biophysics of respiratory system. 8. Biophysical function of sensory receptors. Biophysics of hearing. 9. Biophysics of vision. 10. Effects of mechanical forces and acoustic fields on the living organisms. 11.Biological effects of electromagnetic fields and non-ionising radiation. Methods and instruments used in physiotherapy. 12. Optical laboratory instruments. 13. Optical diagnostic instruments. 14. Modern physical methods in surgery. Lithotripsy. 15. Artificial body organs. Nanotechnology in medicine.
    recommended literature
  • 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
  • HRAZDIRA, Ivo and Vojtěch MORNSTEIN. Lékařská biofyzika a přístrojová technika. Dotisk 1. vyd. Brno: NEPTUN, 2004. 381 s. ISBN 8090289614. info
Teaching methods
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 consisting of 25 questions and oral part, which can be done only when the number of correctly answered questions is 14 or more. This limit is lowered to 11 in the last exam resit. The oral part consists of 2 questions as a rule. They are chosen from the list which is available in department web page. The examined student has to be able to explain the problems and characterise their possible clinical importance.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
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 2018, spring 2019, spring 2020.
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