Ternopil Ivan Puluj National Technical University

Каф. біотехнічних систем



1. Educational programs for which discipline is mandatory:

# Educational stage Broad field Major Educational program Course(s) Semester(s)
1 bachelor's 16. Хімічна та біоінженерія 163. Біомедична інженерія (бакалавр) 1 2

2. The course is offered as elective for all levels of higher education and all educational programs.

3. Information about the author of the course

Full name Паляниця Юрій Богданович
Academic degree Cand. Sc.
Academic title Assoc. Prof.
Link to the teacher`s page on the official website of the department
Е-mail (in the domain

4. Information about the course

Study hours structure Lectures: 36
Practical classes: 0
Laboratory classes: 36

Amount of hours for individual work: 108
ECTS credits: 6
Teaching language english
Form of final examination exam
Link to an electronic course on the e-learning platform of the university

5. Program of discipline

Description of academic discipline, its goals, subject of study and learning outcomes

The purpose of studying the discipline: gaining knowledge about the basic physical and physicochemical patterns of biological objects, the functions of living organisms, mechanisms for obtaining information about the state of the internal and external environment, characteristics of medical and biological parameters that determine the state of the organism and its adaptation to change external and internal conditions.

Tasks of the discipline: application of physical and biophysical methods of research of a condition of biological objects, diagnostics of a condition and its management at use of power, material and information influences.

The place of academic discipline in the structural and logical scheme of study according to the educational program

Prerequisites. List of disciplines, or knowledge and skills, possession of which students needed (training requirements) for successful discipline assimilation

Higher mathematics

List of disciplines based on learning results from this discipline


Contents of the academic discipline

Lectures (titles/topics)

Topic 1. The subject of the discipline and its tasks.
Topic 2. The unity of the principles of structure and functioning of living organisms.
Topic 3. Biophysical bases of interaction of physical fields with biological objects.
Topic 4. Fundamentals of thermodynamics of life processes.
Topic 5. Kinetics of biological processes.
Topic 6. Fundamentals of molecular biophysics.
Topic 7. Membranology.
Topic 8. Bioelectric phenomena.
Topic 9. Biophysics of vision.
Topic 10. Biophysics of hearing.
Topic 11. Reception of smell and taste. Skin analyzer.
Topic 12. Biophysics of blood circulation.
Topic 13. Biophysics of respiration.

Laboratory classes (topics)

1. Modeling of oxygen supply to the body depending on the efficiency of energy exchange.
2. Study of electrical conductivity of biological systems.
3. Bioelectrical phenomena.
4. Determination of resistance of living tissue.
5. Determination of the impedance of living tissue.
6. Acoustic phenomena.
7. Blood pressure. Methods of measuring blood pressure.

Learning materials and resources

1. Hobbie, Russell K., and Bradley J. Roth. Intermediate physics for medicine and biology. Springer Science & Business Media, 2007.
2. Vos, Ken. Biophysics for dummies. John Wiley & Sons, 2013.
3. Hobbie, Russell K. "Physics in Biology and Medicine by Paul Davidovits. Reviewer." (1976): 312-314.
4. Davidovits, Paul. Physics in biology and medicine. Academic press, 2018.
5. Zuckerman, Daniel M. Statistical physics of biomolecules: an introduction. CRC Press, 2010.
6. Weiss, Thomas Fischer. Cellular Biophysics - Vol. 1: Transport. Bradford Book, 1996.
7. Glaser, Roland. Biophysics: an introduction. Springer Science & Business Media, 2012.
8. Rubin, Andrey B. Compendium of biophysics. John Wiley & Sons, 2017.

6. Policies and assessment process of the academic discipline

Assessment methods and rating system of learning results assessment

* Module 1
- Theoretical course (testing): 10
- Practical work: 20
* Module 2
- Theoretical course (testing): 10
- Practical work: 30
* Final control is exam
- theoretical course: 10
- practical task: 15

Table of assessment scores:

Assessment scale
(100 points)
(4 points)
90-100 Excellent А
82-89 Good B
75-81 C
67-74 Fair D
60-66 E
35-59 Poor FX
1-34 F
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