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

Course director

Dr. Edina SZABÓ-MELEG (, assistant professor

Department of Biophysics

Subject data

Code of subject: OSA-BZ1-T  |  2 credit  |  Dentistry |  Basic module  |  autumn

Prerequisites: -

Exam course: yes

Number of hours/semester

14 lectures + 14 practices + 0 seminars = total of 28 hours

Course headcount limitations

min. 5 – max. 200 person


The course addresses the physical relations between the structure and function of biological systems as well as the physical basis of diagnostic and therapeutic methods. The main topics include mechanics, electricity and thermodynamics.


  • 1. Introduction: the significance of physics in dental medicine - Dr. Szabó-Meleg Edina
  • 2. Mechanics I.: Basics - Dr. Bugyi Beáta
  • 3. Mechanics II.: Statics - Dr. Bugyi Beáta
  • 4. Mechanics III.: Oscillations, waves, sound, vibration - Dr. Szabó-Meleg Edina
  • 5. Sound, ultrasound - Dr. Szabó-Meleg Edina
  • 6. Mechanics IV.: Hydrostatics and hydrodynamics - Dr. Szabó-Meleg Edina
  • 7. Mechanics V.: Mechanics of solids - Karádi Kristóf
  • 8. Materials science: the most important physical characteristics of metals, ceramics, polymers and composites - Dr. Szabó-Meleg Edina
  • 9. Electricity I.: Direct current - Dr. Szabó-Meleg Edina
  • 10. Electricity: Alternating current - Dr. Talián Csaba Gábor
  • 11. Membrane potential, action potential, sensory receptors - Madarász Tamás
  • 12. Thermodynamics I. - Dr. Lukács András Szilárd
  • 13. Thermodynamics II. - Dr. Lukács András Szilárd
  • 14. Diffusion, osmosis - Halász Henriett


  • 1. Introduction. Laboratory safety rules, work protection.
  • 2. Mathematical basics. Work in the laboratory
  • 3. Mechanics I.
  • 4. Mechanics II.
  • 5. Spectroscopy
  • 6. Viscosity
  • 7. Direct current measurements
  • 8. Alternating current measurements
  • 9. Electrical conductance measurements
  • 10. Thermodynamics
  • 11. Fluid flow
  • 12. Consultation
  • 13. Consultation
  • 14. Consultation


Reading material

Obligatory literature

Tölgyesi, Derka, Módos (eds.): Physical Bases of Dental Material Science, Budapest, 2012.

Damjanovich Sándor, Fidy Judit, Szöllősi János (eds.): Medical Biophysics, Medicina, Budapest, 2009.

Biophysics Practicals - Laboratory Manual, Pécs University Press

Literature developed by the Department

Online materials on departmental website:


Own notes.

Recommended literature

An Introduction to Biophysics (with medical orientation) (Györgyi Rontó and Imre Tarján editors) Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest

Conditions for acceptance of the semester

Maximum of 25 % absence allowed

Mid-term exams

During the semester the students write mid-term test. Based on the result the students can be exempted from some parts of the colloquium.

Making up for missed classes

Acceptance of the semester: presence at least 75% of the lectures. Completion and proper documentation of each laboratory practice and approval thereof by the course instructor. Maximum 3 absences from practices are allowed. Students are not allowed to be late from the practicals. Being late counts as an absence. Missed practices can be made up on the basis of discussion with the lab instructor.

Exam topics/questions

Exam topics and questions can be found on the departmental website:


  • Dr. Grama László
  • Dr. Huber Tamás
  • Dr. Kengyel András Miklós
  • Dr. Lukács András Szilárd
  • Dr. Szabó-Meleg Edina

Instructor / tutor of practices and seminars

  • Dr. Bugyi Beáta
  • Dr. Grama László
  • Dr. Hild Gábor
  • Dr. Lukács András Szilárd
  • Dr. Pasitka Jonatán
  • Dr. Szabó-Meleg Edina
  • Dr. Szatmári Dávid Zoltán
  • Dr. Ujfalusi Zoltán
  • Ghadaksaz Alireza
  • Kapronczai Róbert
  • Karádi Kristóf
  • Madarász Tamás
  • Pirisi Katalin Erzsébet
  • Takács-Kollár Veronika Tünde
  • Telek Elek
  • Ujfalusi-Pozsonyi Kinga

Teams / Moodle

Links for the Teams / Moodle pages of the Subject:

Teams links


Dental Biophysics 1. Lectures