Course syllabus T15-0056-B - Biophysics (TF - WS 2020/2021)

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Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Course unit code: T15-0056-B
Course unit title: Biophysics
Planned types, learning activities and teaching methods:
1 hour weekly / 13 hours per semester of study (on-site method)
2 hours weekly / 26 hours per semester of study (on-site method)

Applied Biology - bachelor (required), 1. semester
Applied Biology - bachelor (required), 1. semester
Management of Machinery Operation - bachelor (elective), 1. semester
Management of Machinery Operation - bachelor (elective), 1. semester
Level of study:
Prerequisites for registration: none
Assesment methods :
Processing the reports of laboratory measurements. Writing two written tests each 20 points during the semester. The value of final written exam is 60 points. Student can get grade A (excellent) after obtaining at least 93 points, grade B (very good) at least 86 points, grade C (good) at least 79 points, grade D (satisfactory) at least 72 points and grade E (sufficient) at least 64 points.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
Students acquire knowledge from mechanics, molecular Physics, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism and optics applied on biological systems.
After completion of the subject the student is able to solve biophysical problems. Student is able to calculate tasks applied on the biological systems and is able to measure basic physical parameter of the biological systems.
Course contents:
The legal system of units. Gas properties. Molecular Biophysics. Diffusion, osmosis. Respiration of the living organisms. Moisture content of biological materials. Fluid flow. Principles of biomechanics. Bioenergetics. Basic thermodynamic terms. Cell´s Biophysics. Transport mechanisms through the cell membrane. Optical equipment used in Biophysics. Basics of the ecological Biophysics. Electric and magnetic fields effects on living organisms.
Recommended or required reading:
DUNCA, J. -- HANZELÍK, F. -- HLAVÁČOVÁ, Z. -- HLOZÁK, K. Biofyzika. 4th ed. Nitra : Slovenská poľnohospodárska univerzita, 2004. 222 p. ISBN 80-8069-376-5.

Blatt, F. J. 2002. Modern Physics, New York : M Graw Hill, Inc., 517 p.
Študijné materiály poskytnuté prednášajúcim, poznámky z prednášok, články vo vedeckých časopisoch

Language of instruction: Slovak
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 136

18,4 %
12,5 %
13,2 %
23,5 %
31,6 %
0,8 %
Name of lecturer(s):
Ing. Ján Csillag, PhD. (instructor)
Mgr. Peter Hlaváč, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
doc. RNDr. Zuzana Hlaváčová, CSc. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course)
Last modification:
17. 9. 2020
doc. RNDr. Zuzana Hlaváčová, CSc. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by Ing. Helena Barošková on 09/17/2020.

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