Course detail

Biosystem diagnostics

FEKT-MPA-DBSAcad. year: 2023/2024

Not applicable.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Not applicable.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Laboratorní cvičení: 0 - 20 bodů
Závěrečná zkouška: 0 - 80 bodů
Závěrečná zkouška se skládá z testové části, na které se ověřují základní znalosti a terminologie. Druhá část ověřuje hlubší pochopení konkrétní oblasti z lékařské diagnostické techniky. 


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Study aids

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Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

[1] WEBSTER, John G, ed. Medical instrumentation: application and design. 3rd ed. S.l.: John Wiley, c1998. ISBN 0-471-15368-0.
[2] KHANDPUR, R. S, Handbook of biomedical instrumentation, 3rd ed.: McGraw Hill, 2014, ISBN 9789339205430.

Recommended reading

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Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme MPAD-BIO Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Recording electrodes, electrode polarization, electrode types. 2. Instrumentation requirements, general characteristics, sources of interference and sources of potential error. 3. EEG electroencephalography, principle and characteristics of the device, methods of sensing signals from the brain and their classification, other devices needed for diagnosis (photostimulator, phonostimulator). 4. Electromyography EMG, principle and characteristics of the device, method of sensing and analysis of myopotentials, stimulators. 5. Electrical diagnostic methods for diagnosis of the eye, electrooculography EOG, electroretinography ERG. 6. Diagnostics of the eye, periemetry, intraocular pressure, ultrasound biometry, fundus camera. 7. Diagnostics of the auditory organ, subjective and objective audiometry, tympanometry, otoacoustic emissions. 8. Invasive methods of measuring blood pressure at different sites in the bloodstream. 9. Spirometry, measurement of residual volume, pneumotachographs. 10. Plethysmography - methods of measuring volume changes. 11. Measurement of temperature 12. Basic monitoring techniques, function of monitors and link to hospital information system.  

Laboratory exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer