480-2480/02 – Biophysics (BIFY)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of PhysicsCredits3
Subject guarantorMgr. Ing. Kamila Hrabovská, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorMgr. Ing. Kamila Hrabovská, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2018/2019Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFEIIntended for study typesFollow-up Master, Bachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
HRA01 Mgr. Ing. Kamila Hrabovská, Ph.D.
PEI0007 Mgr. Pavlína Peikertová, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Graded credit 2+1
Part-time Graded credit 0+12

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The goal of the subject is the interpretation of physical phenomena in the field of medical physics. A student will learn the basic mechanisms of the effects of various physical factors on human health.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The subject is a link between physics and chemistry on the one hand and biological sciences on the other. The content of the subject is aimed to the interdisciplinary bachelor's study preparing technicians-specialists for health care. The subject concentrates on the description of physical and chemical processes in living organisms, their qualitative and quantitative aspects, energy flows and conversion in living matter, and mutual interaction of living systems.

Compulsory literature:

TREBUŇOVÁ, M., ŽIVČÁK, J.: Biophysics in biomedical engineering. I. Prešov: Technical University of Košice Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, 2017. ISBN 978-80-553-2848-5. HOBBIE, Russell K. a Bradley John ROTH. Intermediate physics for medicine and biology. 4th ed. New York: Springer, c2007. ISBN 978-0-387-30942-2.

Recommended literature:

NEWMAN, Jay.: Physics of the life sciences. New York: Springer, c2008. ISBN 978-0-387-77258-5. BEVELACQUA, J.J.: Basic Health Physics: Problems and Solutions. Wiley, 2010, ISBN 9783527408238.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Classified credit 51 - 100b. To obtain the credit the active participation in seminars is required and successful mastery of the control test.


no e-learning available

Other requirements

Compulsory attendance at seminars. Necessary calculator with hyperbolic functions.


Subject codeAbbreviationTitleRequirement
480-2410 FYI Physics I Compulsory


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Syllabus of lectures: 1) Biology and physics 2) Introduction to the mechanics of the human body 3) Vibrations and their influence on a human organism, acoustics 4) Fluid mechanics 5) Introduction to thermodynamics, heat transfer, bioenergetics 6) Geometrical optics, thermal radiation of bodies 7) Atomic physics, radioactivity 8) Electronic circuit 9) Bioadmitance, neurosensitivity 10) Impulsotherapy 11) Sensorics, feedback 12) Nomograms, spectrograms 13) Expert system 14) New trends - atomic surgery Syllabus of exercises: Hemodynamics Bioacoustics

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2018/2019 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Graded credit Graded credit 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Compulsory attendance at seminars.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2021/2022 (B0714A060017) Biomedical Technology P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2021/2022 (B0714A060017) Biomedical Technology K English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (B0714A060017) Biomedical Technology K English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (B0714A060017) Biomedical Technology P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B0714A060017) Biomedical Technology P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B0714A060017) Biomedical Technology K English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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