PřF:F6342 Basics of medical biophysics - Course Information
F6342 Basics of medical biophysicsFaculty of Science
- Extent and Intensity
- 2/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
- prof. RNDr. Vojtěch Mornstein, CSc. (lecturer)
- Guaranteed by
- prof. RNDr. Vojtěch Mornstein, CSc.
Department of Condensed Matter Physics - Physics Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: prof. RNDr. Vojtěch Mornstein, CSc.
Supplier department: Department of Condensed Matter Physics - Physics Section - Faculty of Science
- Mon 18. 2. to Fri 17. 5. Mon 8:00–9:50 F2,02012
- 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 the course is directly associated with
- Course objectives
- The course presents to the students the principles of devices used in medicine with focus on recognizing possible risks (of mechanical, electromagnetic or optical character, ionizing radiation) connected with the use of these devices. The rules and methods of safe use of these devices is lectured - both at the patients and the healthcare professionals levels.
To this end, physical principles of selected physiological processes (cardiovascular system, respiration, origin of membrane potentials) are lectured including the main concepts of the biophysics of sensory organs.
- Learning outcomes
- The main objective of the course is to provide the students with the ability to
- list and describe physical principles of selected physiological processes including the main concepts of the biophysics of sensory organs
- list and describe the principles of devices used in medicine and to
- apply this knowledge in recognizing possible risks connected with the use of medical devices and in accepting the rules of safe use of these devices.
- 1. Introduction. Biological effects of ionising radiation.
- 2. Biophysics of cardiovascular and respiratory system.
- 3. Biophysical function of sensory receptors. Biophysics of hearing.
- 4. Biophysics of vision.
- 5. Effects of mechanical forces and acoustic fields on the living organisms.
- 6. Conventional X-ray imaging methods.
- 7. Modern tomographic methods (CT, MRI).
- 8. Radionuclide diagnostics.
- 9. Methods and instruments for ionising radiation therapy.
- 10. Measurement and registration of temperature and pressure.
- 11. Optical diagnostic instruments.
- 12. Electrodiagnostic methods.
- 13. Ultrasound imaging and Doppler methods.
- 14. Methods and instruments used in physiotherapy, surgery and lithotripsy. Artificial body organs.
- 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
- not specified
- HRAZDIRA, Ivo, Aleš BOUREK and Jiřina ŠKORPÍKOVÁ. Fundamentals of biophysics and medical technology. Edited by Vojtěch Mornstein. 1. vydání. Brno: Masaryk University, 2007. viii, 317. ISBN 9788021042285. info
- Teaching methods
- Assessment methods
- The exam has theoretical character, is oral and consists of two questions. The examined student has to demonstrate namely knowledge of biophysical interactions of the devices used in medicine.
- Language of instruction
- Further Comments
- The course is taught annually.
- Listed among pre-requisites of other courses