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Biophysics Seminars 1

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Official data in SubjectManager for the following academic year: 2020-2021

Course director

Dr. Zoltán UJFALUSI (, assistant professor

Department of Biophysics

Subject data

Code of subject: OAE-BO1-T  |  1 credit  |  General Medicine |  Elective module  |  autumn

Prerequisites: OAA-BI1-T parallel

Number of hours/semester

0 lectures + 0 practices + 12 seminars = total of 12 hours

Course headcount limitations

min. 4 – max. 40 person


The objective of the course is to advance the acquisition of knowledge and skills related to Biophysics 1. Object-oriented discussions and problem solving sessions are organized in interactive small-group seminars.




  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Electromagnetic waves
  • 3. Basics of quantum physics, quantum numbers
  • 4. X-ray, X-ray diffraction, LASER
  • 5. Biological effects of radioactive radiation
  • 6. Thermodynamics
  • 7. Diffusion, osmosis
  • 8. Fluid flow, cardiac biophysics
  • 9. The cell membrane, resting potential, action potential
  • 10. Vision, hearing
  • 11. Cytoskeletal system, motor proteins, muscle function and regulation
  • 12. Test writing

Reading material

Obligatory literature

Literature developed by the Department


Damjanovich Sándor, Fidy Judit, Szöllősi János (eds.): Medical Biophysics, Medicina, Budapest, 2008

Recommended literature

Conditions for acceptance of the semester

Maximum of 15 % absence allowed

Mid-term exams

There will be no midterm test.

Making up for missed classes

None. Based on previous agreement with the lecturer the student can attend the seminar with another group another day on the same week.

Exam topics/questions

Can be found at the departmental website:


Instructor / tutor of practices and seminars

  • Dr. Szatmári Dávid Zoltán
  • Dr. Ujfalusi Zoltán
  • Takács-Kollár Veronika Tünde
  • Telek Elek