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Course syllabus I-BFYZ - Biophysics (FEEIT - WS 2019/2020)

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Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Faculty: Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Course unit title:
Course unit code:
Mode of completion and Number of ECTS credits:
Exam (6 credits)
Name of lecturer:
prof. Ing. Julius Cirák, CSc. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course, tutor) - slovak, english
RNDr. Juraj Chlpík, PhD. (instructor) - slovak, english
RNDr. Soňa Kotorová, PhD. (instructor) - slovak, english
Ing. Tomáš Váry, PhD. (instructor) - slovak, english
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
In the course the subject is to provide basic information to students necessary for understanding the processes taking place in the living matter, which are usually related to the transmission of electric charges (electric, magnetic, optical phenomena). In the form of laboratory exercises to familiarize them with the work with biological samples and the implementation of electrical and optical measurements on these objects.
Prerequisites and co-requisites:
Course contents:
Biological evolution. Biological cell structure, biological importance of cell, organelles. Structure of biological macromolecules: nucleic acids, the nature of the genetic code in cells, genetic engineering; protein; polysaccharides. Biomembranes: physical fundamentals of membrane organization and dynamics, membrane transport, electric field in membrane. Neurobiophysics: propagation of electrical signals along the nerve fibres, central nervous system, neural networks. Biomechanics: molecular basis of muscle contraction. Photobiophysics: photosynthesis. Visual receptor. Organic photovoltaic systems. Biosensors.
Recommended or required reading:
W. Hoppe, W. Lohmann, H. Markl, H. Ciegler: Biophysics, Springer-Verlag, Berlin-New York-Tokyo, 1983..
CIRÁK, J. -- LIU, A. Bioelektronika. Bratislava : STU v Bratislave, 1993. 174 p.
CIRÁK, J. -- LIU, A. Bioelektronika: Návody na cvičenia. Bratislava : STU v Bratislave, 1991. 106 p.
BENEDEK, G B. -- VILLARS, F M. Physics with illustrative examples from medicine and biology. Electricity and magnetism. New York : Springer Verlag, 2000. 670 p. ISBN 0-387-98770-3.
BENEDEK, G B. -- VILLARS, F M. Physics with illustrative examples from medicine and biology. Mechanics. New York : Springer Verlag, 2000. 548 p. ISBN 0-387-98769-X.
SHI, D. Introduction to Biomaterials. Beijing : Tsinghua University Press ;, 2006. 33 p. ISBN 7-302-10807-2.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods:
Weekly: 2 hours lectures, 2 hours seminar/laboratory exercise

presence method
Assesment methods and criteria:
Final examination - max 40 points

theoretical questions
solving problems and tasks
Language of instruction:
Slovak, English
Work placement(s): There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.

Last modification made by Bc. Petr Kolářík on 02/12/2020.

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