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Chemistry for Medical Applications

Original title in Czech: Chemie pro medicínské aplikaceFCHAbbreviation: BPCO_CHMNAcad. year: 2017/2018Specialisation: -

Programme: Chemistry and Chemical Technologies

Length of Study: 3 years

Accredited from: 30.4.2012Accredited until: 31.5.2020

Profile of the branch

The FCH BUT “Chemistry and chemical technology” bachelor study program provides both theoretical knowledge and practical skills so as its alumni could proceed their study in a master program oriented on chemistry, material science and chemical-technological branch of chemistry or so as they can land positions in middle management or be employed as technical staff in industrial businesses.
The “Chemistry for medical applications” study branch is aimed at preparation of alumni for work in modern and perspective chemical, pharmaceutical, biomedical or biotechnological industries or in research and development. The outstanding feature of this study branch is its multidisciplinary character; therefore, students are educated in basic chemistry disciplines and, moreover, they also complete a series of biotechnology, biology, and engineering oriented courses. Complex nature of the branch leads to the curriculum being based on wide interdisciplinary theoretical and practical knowledge and skills complemented with essential language education, training in team collaboration and support of ability to work independently and solve particular problems of the dynamically developing branch flexibly.

Key learning outcomes

Recently introduced study branch extends curriculum of standard chemical study programs with disciplines essential for mastering chemical foundations oriented on medical applications; they include understanding of structure, methods of analysis, and production of various types of functional micro- a nanosystems inspired by natural processes and structures. The students are educated in the following fields of chemical disciplines applied to biomedicine and biotechnologies: production, structure and function of modern medically usable materials including bioproduction; control of engineering and bioengineering processes at micro- and nanolevels; and development of methods used for characterization of products and structures, namely of modern instrumental methods, microscopic technics etc. To fulfil requirements of practice, common chemically oriented curriculum must be extended with biologically and biotechnologically oriented courses and also with basics of mechanical and regulation engineering.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

The students acquire basic knowledge and skills including laboratory working skills in the field of technical chemistry with the focus on inorganic, organic, physical and analytical chemistry, and chemical engineering. The above chemistry foundations represent a base for further specialization in two different orientations such as biological-biotechnological and technical branch. The graduates of the biological-biotechnological branch are educated in biology, physiology and biochemistry and also in the field of modern biotechnology, biomedicine, and molecular biology. The technical branch alumni get thorough knowledge of bioengineering and machine construction including measurement and control instruments operation. Moreover, the graduates are also familiarized with nano(bio)technologies and their application in manufacture of systems for various medical applications (diagnostics, carrier systems, regenerative medicine). The students are also trained in practical laboratory skills. Moreover, they are also provided essential language education in English for Chemists courses and trained in team collaboration and solution of problems occurring in practice. Complex nature of the branch leads to the curriculum being based on development of interdisciplinary theoretical and practical knowledge and skills in the fields of medicine, pharmacy, modern biotechnologies, nanotechnologies and specialized chemical manufacture.
The graduates of chemical-technical bachelor program are educated in basics of biology, biotechnology, bioengineering and other subjects delivered in the logical system of compulsory and semi-optional courses which provides the alumni with a good chance to land a job in biologically, chemically and biotechnologically oriented research where they can work as research and development assistants and after getting more professional experience even as development specialists. The graduates are also supposed to work in chemical, biotechnological and pharmaceutical plants as highly qualified workers and as specialists in lower or middle management controlling manufacture of products. The graduates are also supposed to work in service departments like quality control or registration divisions etc. They can become employees of especially pharmaceutical and biotechnological businesses focused on production of modern systems for applications in medicine; generally, they can also land jobs in cosmetics and food producing enterprises manufacturing carrier and delivery systems. Because of thorough education in chemical disciplines, the graduates can also work in the manufacture of fine chemicals.
Nevertheless, they can also apply to study either master programs dealing with medicinal materials and systems, nanotechnologies and nanobiotechnologies and their applications, or, due to thorough chemical background, also master programs focused on other branches of chemistry.

Entry requirements

Written entrance examination test checks ability/competence of applicants to study chemistry at university level. Applicants are given points for correct answers; a notional pass mark is applied to this examination. The applicants will be enrolled on condition of either successful passing the entrance examination or fulfilment of requirements for granting dispensation. Current information on admission regulations is available at

Programme supervisor

Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

1. year of study, winter semester
BCV_A1English for Chemists Ics1winterCompulsoryAcyes
BCT_CHI1Chemical Informatics Ics3winterCompulsoryClAcyes
BCT_MAT1Mathematics Ics8winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCT_ACH1General and Inorganic Chemistry Ics8winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCT_BIOGeneral Biology and Ecologycs2winterCompulsoryExyes
BCT_CHL1Legislation in Chemistry Ics1winterCompulsoryAcyes
BCT_ZLTBasics of Laboratory Techniquecs1winterCompulsoryClAcyes
1. year of study, summer semester
BCV_A2English for Chemists IIcs1summerCompulsoryAcyes
BCT_FYZ1Physics Ics6summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCT_CHI2Chemical Informatics IIcs4summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCT_MAT2Mathematics IIcs6summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCT_ACH2General and Inorganic Chemistry IIcs5summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCA_OBTGeneral Toxicologycs2summerCompulsoryExyes
BCT_OCH1Organic Chemistry Ics6summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCT_ACH1_PLaboratory Classes in Laboratory Technics Ics3summerCompulsoryClAcyes
BCT_FYZ1_PLaboratory Classes in Physics Ics3summerCompulsoryClAcyes
BCT_ZFBasic principles of physiologycs2summerCompulsoryExyes
BCA_TEKTechnical Drawingcs2summerCompulsory-optionalClAc1yes
2. year of study, winter semester
BCA_ANC1Analytical Chemistry Ics6winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCV_A3English for Chemists IIIcs1winterCompulsoryAcyes
BCA_FCH1Physical Chemistry Ics6winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCT_OCH2Organic Chemistry IIcs6winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCA_ANC1_PLaboratory Classes in Analytical Chemistry Ics3winterCompulsoryClAcyes
BCA_FCH1_PLaboratory Classes in Physical Chemistry Ics3winterCompulsoryClAcyes
BCT_UNIntroduction to Medical Materials and their Applicationscs2winterCompulsoryClAcyes
BCT_FYZ2Physics IIcs4winterCompulsory-optionalAc,Ex1yes
BCT_EMTMeasuring Techniquecs4winterCompulsory-optionalAc,Ex1yes
BCT_ACH2_PLaboratory Classes in Inorganic Chemistry IIcs3winterCompulsory-optionalClAc1yes
2. year of study, summer semester
BCA_ANC2Analytical Chemistry IIcs6summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCV_A4English for Chemists IV (B1)cs3summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCA_BCH1Biochemistry Ics4summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCA_FCH2Physical Chemistry IIcs6summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCA_LSP1Laboratory project Ics2summerCompulsoryClAcyes
BCA_MCHMacromolecular Chemistrycs3summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCA_ANC2_PLaboratory Classes in Analytical Chemistry II cs3summerCompulsoryClAcyes
BCA_FCH2_PLaboratory Classes in Physical Chemistry IIcs3summerCompulsoryClAcyes
BCO_ODP_NTechnical Practices - MAcs4summerCompulsory-optionalAc1yes
BCA_UN_PPractical Introduction to nanotechnologycs3summerCompulsory-optionalClAc1yes
BCT_OCH_PLaboratory Classes in Organic Chemistrycs3summerCompulsory-optionalClAc1yes
3. year of study, winter semester
BCA_CHI1Chemical Engineering Ics6winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCA_LSP2Laboratory project - MA IIcs4winterCompulsoryClAcyes
BCA_MABSMethods for Analysis of Biological Systemscs4winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCO_BCH_PLaboratory Classes in Biochemistrycs2winterCompulsoryAcyes
BCA_CHI1_PLaboratory Classes in Chemical Engineeringcs2winterCompulsoryClAcyes
BCO_BIO1Bioengineering Ics4winterCompulsory-optionalAc,Ex1yes
BCO_MOG1Molecular Genetics Ics4winterCompulsory-optionalEx1yes
BCO_MIB_PLaboratorry Classes in Microbiologycs2winterCompulsory-optionalAc1yes
3. year of study, summer semester
BCO_BAPBachelor Thesiscs12summerCompulsoryAcyes
BCA_CHI2Chemical Engineering IIcs6summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCO_TBPTechnology of Biopolymerscs4summerCompulsoryExyes
BCO_ZMBasic Principles of Modern Biotechnologiescs4summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
BCT_KSConstruction of Medical and Biotechnological Equipmentcs3summerCompulsory-optionalClAc1yes
BCA_ISOSystem of Quality Assurance and ISO Standardscs2summerCompulsory-optionalClAc1yes