Course detail

Electronics and Biosensors

FEKT-ABSNAcad. year: 2018/2019

The subject deals with a wide spectra of chemical sensors and biosensors used in medicine and related branches, with the principles of magnitude conversion, modern construction and applications of sensors in disease diagnostics, further in analyses and monitoring of toxic and biologically interesting matters. Another offer is the choice of physical magnitude sensors as flowmeters and pressure and temperature sensors.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Basic overview of types and principles of sensors used in medicine, acquisition of theoretical knowledge and practical experience in the field of sensors.


The basic knowledge of chemistry, biology a electrochemistry are required.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Drbohlavová, J.; Fohlerová, Z.: Elektronika a biosenzory, Vysoké učení technické v Brně, Brno 2015
Skládal, P.: Biosensory, Masarykova univerzita, Brno 2002 (CS)
Rieger, P.H.: Electrochemistry. New Jersey, Prentice-Hall, Inc., A Division of Simon & Schuster, Englewood Cliffs, 1987 (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Requirements for successful completion of the subject are specified in guarantor‘ s regulation updated for every academic year.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

The subject goes through five basic conversion principles of chemical and biochemical magnitudes of sensors used in medicine. In addition to the basic principles there are modern microsensor constructions to be shown, as well as the influence of miniaturization on the parameters of microsensors and their applications in use.

1. Introduction, basic chemical sensors and biosensors, definition, principle of measurements
2. Electrochemical sensors and microsensors, impedimetric sensors
3. Potentiometric sensors, pH sensors, ion-selective sensors, ISFET sensors, LAPS biosensors
4. Polarographic, voltammetric and amperometric sensors
5. Gravimetric chemo- and biosensors and microsensors
6. Temperature and calorimetric biosensors
7. Optical chemo- and biosensors and microsensors
8. Fluorescent chemo- and biosensors and microsensors, chemiluminescence, bioluminiscence
9. Special biosensors, enzymatic biosensors, transducers for bioafinite sensors
10. Imunosensors, electrochemical biosensors for DNA
11. Physical sensors - temperature, flow, energy, pressure, humidity, magnetic sensors, Hall`s Phenomenon


The aim of the subject is to give an overview of the basic physical, chemical and biochemical principles and characteristics of the basic sensor types used in medicine, as well as for the construction of analyzers and other medical devices.

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

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BTBIO-A Bachelor's

    branch A-BTB , 3. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

  • Programme EEKR-CZV lifelong learning

    branch ET-CZV , 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit


Laboratory exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer