Course detail

Introduction to Biology of Man

FEKT-BPC-UBCAcad. year: 2021/2022

Introduction into anatomy and human physiology, principles of interdisciplinary communication of an engineer and a medical doctor, basic special terminology and function of the particular systems and organs. Review of cellular level of living organisms, morphology and function of blood, circulation, respiration, urinary system, endocrine system and nervous system.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Participatan will be able to:
- List and define the basic anatomical terms,
- Communication with medical staff,
- Describe the general structure and function of cells,
- Describe the basic principles of physiological systems of the human body,
- Apply these principles in the interpretation of measured signals and data.


The subject knowledge of biology of man and the knowledge of basic princips of medical technology in the field of electrokardiography, electroencephalography, electromyography and blood flow is requested.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

HONZÍKOVÁ, Nataša a Petr HONZÍK. Biologie člověka - elektronická skripta. FEKT VUT v Brně, 2003. (CS)
CHIRAS, D. Human Biology, 7th Edition, Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2011

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Techning methods include lectures. Course is taking advantage of e-learning (Moodle) system. Students have to write a single project during the course.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Graded credit is awarded on the basis of an interview with the examiner on the selected topic in biology or physiology.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

General characteristics of living organisms.
Cellular basis of living organisms.
Overview of the human morphology, the anatomic and physiological terminology.
Physiological functions.
Physiology of blood.
Physiology of circulation.
Physiology of respiration.
Physiology of digestion and absorption.
Physiology of energy balance and metabolism.
Physiology of urinary system.
Endocrine system.
Nervous system.
Applied physiology.


The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the nature of the physiological processes in the human body and the basic knowledge of human biology. The course is aimed to engineers who specialize in medical devices, and its primary purpose is to supplement student's knowledge so that they are able to communicate with medical staff.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

There is no controlled od compulsory education in this course.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPC-AMT Bachelor's, any year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, elective
  • Programme BPC-TLI Bachelor's, any year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, elective

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer