450-4013/01 – Therapeutical Medical Technology (LTP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Cybernetics and Biomedical EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Marek Penhaker, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Marek Penhaker, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2010/2011Year of cancellation2010/2011
Intended for the facultiesFEIIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
PEN72 prof. Ing. Marek Penhaker, Ph.D.
TIE30 Mgr. Petr Tiefenbach
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+3
Part-time Credit and Examination 2+12

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the course is to provide detailed information about medical therapeutical instruments, their activities, construction, and the relationship of legislation governing their use. Students acquire knowledge about medical therapeutical devices and devices, including inclusion in individual therapeutic methods. The acquired knowledge and skills in this subject form the basic prerequisite of knowledge of biomedical engineer.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Experimental work in labs


In the course students are familiarized and practically verify principles by acting of various types of physical energies on living organisms using medical therapeutical instrumentation. The use of these effects for therapy purposes is discussed in more detail, the critical doses that are acceptable under different treatment conditions are listed. The individual therapeutic methods are discussed and the nature of the device, the description and its construction, including the relation to the valid legislation regulating their use, are explained. Safety risks are explained using medical instrumentation and individual therapeutic methods.

Compulsory literature:

• ROZMAN, Jiří. Medical Instrumentation III. Brno: University of Technology, 2000. ISBN 80-214-1667-X. • BRONZINO, Joseph D. The biomedical engineering handbook. 3rd ed. Boca Raton: CRC/Taylor & Francis, 2006. ISBN 0849321239. • WEBSTER, John G., ed. Medical instrumentation: application and design. 3rd ed. S.l.: John Wiley, c1998. ISBN 0-471-15368-0.

Recommended literature:

• DAVID, Yadin. Clinical engineering. Boca Raton: CRC Press, c2003. Principles and applications in engineering. ISBN 0849318130. • PEREZ, Reinaldo. Design of medical electronic devices. San Diego: Academic Press, c2002. ISBN 0125507119. • CARR, Joseph J. a John M. BROWN. Introduction to biomedical equipment technology. 4th ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, c2001. ISBN 0130104922. • MACKAY, R. Stuart. Bio-medical telemetry; sensing and transmitting biological information from animals and man. New York: Wiley, 1968. • FRADEN, Jacob. AIP handbook of modern sensors: physics, designs and applications. 3rd print. New York: American Institute of Physics, 1995. AIP series in modern instrumentation and measurements in physics & engineering. ISBN 1-56396-108-3. • OLANSEN, Jon B. a Eric. ROSOW. Virtual bio-instrumentation: biomedical, clinical, and healthcare applications in LabVIEW. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2002. ISBN 0130652164. • DAVIM, J. Paulo, ed. The design and manufacture of medical devices. Cambridge: Woodhead Publishing, 2012. Woodhead Pu blishing reviews: mechanical engineering. ISBN 978-1-907568-72-5

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Verification of study: Gift-over of semestral work Conditions for credit: On the whole maximum 40 points and minimum - 25 points. This points can be obtained ofter gift-over of semestral work.


Other requirements


Subject codeAbbreviationTitleRequirement
450-4008 LDP Diagnostic Instruments in Medicine Compulsory


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Lectures: Conception of therapeuticals instruments in medicine, therapeuticals dose, interaction of physical fields on biological structure, physiological effect Technical conception of therapeutical instruments, Fundamental block schematics and parameters of individual blocks of therapeutical systems ¨Heart electrotherapy, defibrillation, cardiac pacemaker anesthesia and spirometry instruments, incubation apparatus Leser technology, characteristics of radiation, fundamental types of laser, Incidence of laser ray on to biological tissue Electromagnetic field technology, physical principle, electromagnetic field energy and effect, high frequency technology Ultrasound technology, Incidence on to biological tissue, cavitation, acoustic diffusion, thermal convection, physiatrics Techniques of hock wave Technique of radiation, RTG, radionuclide, laser Basement of nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry, Therapy by radioisotope Instruments for rehabilitation and physiotherapy, ionosphere, function generator, magnetoscope, pharmacology Suplementary instruments for surgical branch Technique of low temperature, cryosurgery Instruments summary of other medical branch, Electrical safety at the health service Exercises: Fundamental idea, Submission of semestral work. Basic requirements within Therapeutical medical technology Presentation of semestral work Laboratories: Measurement - defibrillation Measurement - cardiac pacemaker Nidation of cardiac pacemaker Project - narcotization and respiratory technique Project - surgical and eye lasers Project and excursion onto specialist workplace - unipolar and bipolar galvanocautery Project - laparoscopy, arthroscopy Brightness magnifier of RTG image and television system Project and excursion onto specialist workplace - scintigraphy and therapy by radioisotope Project and excursion onto specialist workplace - diathermy, magneto - therapy, laser and ultrasound therapy Excursion onto specialist workplace - prompt ambulance service

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2010/2011 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 40  20
        Examination Examination 60  11
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: obligatory participation at all laboratory exercises

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2010/2011 (N2649) Electrical Engineering (2601T004) Measurement and Control Engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan
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