Course detail

Materials and Components for Biomedicine

FEKT-BPC-MBMAcad. year: 2020/2021

The course deals with special materials for the usage in bio medicinal praxis. A section of it is dedicated to materials in cardiology, new electrochemical power sources, used in special instrumentation for medicine, for example, cardio stimulators (pace makers) and defibrillators. Another chapter will describe the influence of biological milieu on corrosion and life time of materials used and also the compatibility of implants and tissues. A part of the course will be dedicated to polymeric materials from chemical and structural viewpoints and related properties as well as the use of polymers for drugs with retarded loosening of the active substances (for example, tailored cytostatics). Another field of their application is presented by hydrogels for eye treating and further applications. Also the chapter describing nuclear magnetic resonance NMR and its application for diagnostic and analytical purposes. Next part describe measurement and influence of air ionts on humen health and importance of speleotherapy.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The graduate after finishing proposed course will have be able following actions:
• Qualified judging of the materials application in biomedical praxis
• Describe the diseases of heart and vessel system and to describe the strategy of their treating
• Describe the properties of macromolecular materials, ceramics and metals suitable for implants
• To have a general survey over recent situation of materials for contact and implanted eye lenses
• To possess fundamental knowledge of usage of electrochemical power sources for laboratory equipment, cardio stimulators /peace makers, defibrillators and so on
• To be informed of the newest trends in preparation and application of bio nanomaterials in medicine, for example, for the treatment of carcinogenous diseases
• To be avare of the nuclear magnetic spectroscopu (NMR) and of the tissues compatibility in NMR diagnostics
To have a general knowledge about measurement and influence ionts on humen health and speleotherapy
To have knowledge about influence of mineral substances on human health.


Student who will register for this course must possess knowledge on the level of secondary schools in following topics: •the influence of structure of materials onto their properties •essential knowledge of material science (w.g., metals, semiconductors and insulators) •essential knowledge of human body •essential knowledge of processes in human body •to be able to perform experiments with non - dangerous chemicals according to directions in laboratory manual •he (she) should to possess fundamental knowledge concerning computational work for treatment and analysis of experimental data


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Sedlaříková a kol.: Materiály pro biomedicínu, elektronická skripta (CS)
Bednář, B. a kol.: Nové materiály, Ediční středisko VŠCHT, Praha 1991 (CS)
Vondrák, J., Sedlaříková,M.,Elektrochemická měření, elektronická verze (CS)
Valečko,Z: Bioelektronika, BEN Technická literatura, Praha 2005 (CS)
Navrátil,L. a kol: Medicínská biofyzika, GRADA 2005, Praha (CS)
Žabka,M. a kol.:Moderní lékové formy ve farmaceutické technologii, Bratislava 2001 (CS)
Pistoia, G.: Lithium Batteries, New Materials, Developments and Perspective, Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterodam, 1994 (EN)
Liu,B. In vitro investigation of Fe30Mn6Si shape memory alloy as potential biodegradable metallic material, Material Letters 65 (2011) 540-543 (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Techning methods include lectures, practical laboratories and single project/assignment. Course is taking advantage of e-learning (Moodle) system.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Classification of laboratory work ( 6 work assignment )...summary 30p
Written part of closing examen..............................................................55p
Presentation of assignet topic................................................................15p

The final exam will be held by attendance and distant (online) way via e-learning.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction – chemical bonds. Structure of substances on molecular and atomic levels. Crystal structure of solids.
2. Properties of surfaces and nanoparticles – crystallographic planes, classification of nanostructures. Nano materials for electrical engineering – spintrtonics, nanophotonics, bio nanotechnologies – nano safety
3. Shape of drugs, tailored cytostatics, materials used for them
4. Metals and polymer materials designed for use in cardiology
5. Materials for eye lenses, polymers in the medizin
6. Investigation of concentrations and parameters of atmospheric ions. Speleotherapy.
7. Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroskopy and compatibility of tissue implants
8. Gasis in medizin and food industry
9. Mineral substances in the body, influence of surplus and deficiency of them


The proposed subject will deepen the knowledge of Bachelor students of electrical engineering of materials and their properties for biomedical applications.

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

Exercises in laboratory are obligatory. Dully excussed absence in laboratory exercises is possible to complete after being approved by the teacher.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPC-BTB Bachelor's, 3. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer