460-6032/02 – Selected Topics in Biomedicine (VTBI)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Computer ScienceCredits10
Subject guarantorprof. MUDr. Tomáš Papajík, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. MUDr. Tomáš Papajík, CSc.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFEIIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
GAL0151 prof. MUDr. Jiří Gallo, Ph.D.
MRA0096 doc. MUDr. František Mrázek, Ph.D.
PAP0090 prof. MUDr. Tomáš Papajík, CSc.
PRO0283 doc. MUDr. Vít Procházka, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 28+0
Part-time Examination 28+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the course is to deepen students' knowledge in special topics of biomedicine, interpretation of data for clinicians, electronic tools for diagnostics and topic related to precision medicine. In addition, this knowledge and skills will be further enhanced in a direction that is in line with the specific focus of its Ph.D. studies and dissertation work.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Other activities


Students will be acquainted with specific interesting examples / cases of patients, mechanisms of disease development and progression, will learn about the importance of identifying new biomarkers, designing treatment strategies and the key role of personalized medicine. The topics will focus on the individualization of therapy from a history of subjective and objective symptoms to a diagnosis of the disease. Also, the topics will focus on improvement of treatment approaches by implementing other disciplines that bring new knowledge about the etiopathogenesis, the origin and the development of the disease.

Compulsory literature:

• El-Khamisy S. Personalised Medicine (2017), Springer, New York • Tutton R. Genomics and the Reimagining of Personalized Medicine (2014), Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, Florida • Pritchard, D.E. et al. Strategies for integrating personalized madicine into healthcare practice. 2017. Per Med. • Zima T. Laboratorní diagnostika (2013), Galén.

Recommended literature:

• Potůček J. Základy personalizované medicíny (2016), CVUT Praha

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Continuous monitoring of study activities and assigned tasks during regular consultations. If some publication activity will be a part of the student's tasks, the relevant article would be presented in the course.


Other requirements

The student prepares and presents the work on a given topic.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

• topics according to the expert knowledge of the invited lecturer - haemato-oncology, immunology, orthopedics, other • interpretation of cases - clinical symptoms, pathological laboratory findings, family history • therapeutic strategies - available / in development • diagnostic strategies • search for and use of multivariate analysis, electronic calculators in clinical practice • application of new findings in the study of human genome, repair mechanisms to develop personalized treatment • special topics related to precision medicine

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Examination Examination  
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2021/2022 (P0588D140004) Bioinformatics and Computational Biology P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (P0588D140004) Bioinformatics and Computational Biology K English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (P0588D140004) Bioinformatics and Computational Biology P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (P0588D140004) Bioinformatics and Computational Biology K English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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