Course detail

Therapeutic and Prothetic Technology

FEKT-BPC-TPTAcad. year: 2023/2024

Basic therapeutical approaches, physical therapy. Effect mechanisms of physical therapy. Principles and design of devices and therapeutical and surgical systems – exploitation of ionizing and non-onizing radiation, ultrasound, low temperatures. Therapeutical effects on human organism. Support and replacement of organs.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Knowledge at secondary school level and of completed subjects in the study area

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Students must obtain at least 50 points out of 100 in the sub-activities:
1. laboratory tasks (min 15 points, max 30 points)
2. final exam (min 35 points, max 70 points).
Students are assessed in the laboratory, where they must demonstrate competence in the design part of the therapy equipment and measuring parameters of therapeutic devices. The final test checks student’s knowledge about the effects of physical fields on the human body and therapeutic technique.
Laboratory exercises are mandatory, properly excused missed lectures can be compensated individually after discussion with teacher.


To provide the students with understanding of the basic therapeutical principles and design of therapeutical and surgical electronic systems, support and replacement of organs.
The student is able to:
- Explain the principles of physical therapy,
- Explain the impact of physical fields and describe their effects on the human body,
- Explain the principle of electrical stimulation and specify types of stimulators, including their usage,
- Describe the use of ultrasound in the treatment and its effects, indicate structural design of ultrasonic probes and devices,
- Indicate the possibility of using electromagnetic field therapy (diathermy, radiotherapy), to explain the principles of the method, to design simple applicators,
- Describe the effect of low temperatures on human tissue, describe the technical solutions of cryocauters,
- Describe the principle of support heart function and kidney function, explain technical solutions apparatus for these purposes,
- Explain the principle of hearing aids, indicate their types, propose a method of speech signal processing,
- Explain the role of computers in planning and management of therapy, give specific examples.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Poděbradský J, Vařeka I: Fyzikální terapie (2 díly), Grada Publishing 1998. (CS)
Rozman J.: Terapeutická technika. Skripta VUT FEI,Brno 2000 (CS)

Recommended reading

Not applicable.


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPC-AMT Bachelor's, any year of study, summer semester, elective
  • Programme BPC-EKT Bachelor's, any year of study, summer semester, elective
  • Programme BPC-BTB Bachelor's, 3. year of study, summer semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Therapeutical principles, physical therapy, introduction
2. Electric stimulation of muscles and organs.
3. Cardiostimulators, gastro - and urostimulators.
4. Ultrasonic physical therapy, aerosology and surgery
5. High-frequency heating of tissue, hyperthermia, electrotomy
6. Radiotherapy by nuclides and accelerated electrons, the gamma knife
7. Cryosurgery, principles and technical solutions
8. Application of lasers in surgery, technical solutions
9. Anestesiological and ventillation systems
10. Support and replacement of heart, extrasomatic circulation
11. Support of kidneys, hemodialysis and hemofiltration
12. Sensoric support, digital hearing aids, cochlear and optical neurological aids
13. Computer planning and therapy management

Laboratory exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1-2Design and verification by experiment of the generator of harmonic and shape oscillations in LabView
3-4 Design and verification by experiment of the function of selected therapeutical devices in LabView
5-6 Design and stimulation of the measurement of auditory characteristics in LabView
7-8 EEG feedback application in nervous system therapy – PC playstations
9-10 EEG, EMG measurements using the BIOPAC computer system for subsequent therapy
11-12 EMG, EEG biofeedback simulation in Labview
13 Test