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Branch detail

Chemistry for Medical Applications


Original title in Czech: Chemie pro medicínské aplikace
Abbreviation: BPCO_CHMN
Specialisation: -
Length of Study: 3 years
Programme: Chemistry and Chemical Technologies
Faculty: Faculty of Chemistry
Academic year: 2017/2018
Accredited from: 30.4.2012
Accredited 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.
Branch supervisor: prof. RNDr. Ivana Márová, CSc.

Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

Year of study 1, winter semester

Code Title L. Cr. Sem. Com. Compl. Gr. Op.

Compulsory
FCH-BCV_A1 English for Chemists I cs  1  winter C Ac   yes
FCH-BCT_CHI1 Chemical Informatics I cs  3  winter C ClAc   yes
FCH-BCT_MAT1 Mathematics I cs  8  winter C Ac,Ex   yes
FCH-BCT_ACH1 General and Inorganic Chemistry I cs  8  winter C Ac,Ex   yes
FCH-BCT_BIO General Biology and Ecology cs  2  winter C Ex   yes
FCH-BCT_CHL1 Legislation in Chemistry I cs  1  winter C Ac   yes
FCH-BCT_ZLT Basics of Laboratory Technique cs  1  winter C ClAc   yes
 


Year of study 1, summer semester

Code Title L. Cr. Sem. Com. Compl. Gr. Op.

Compulsory
FCH-BCV_A2 English for Chemists II cs  1  summer C Ac   yes
FCH-BCT_FYZ1 Physics I cs  6  summer C Ac,Ex   yes
FCH-BCT_CHI2 Chemical Informatics II cs  4  summer C Ac,Ex   yes
FCH-BCT_MAT2 Mathematics II cs  6  summer C Ac,Ex   yes
FCH-BCT_ACH2 General and Inorganic Chemistry II cs  5  summer C Ac,Ex   yes
FCH-BCA_OBT General Toxicology cs  2  summer C Ex   yes
FCH-BCT_OCH1 Organic Chemistry I cs  6  summer C Ac,Ex   yes
FCH-BCT_ACH1_P Laboratory Classes in Laboratory Tech... cs  3  summer C ClAc   yes
FCH-BCT_FYZ1_P Laboratory Classes in Physics I cs  3  summer C ClAc   yes
FCH-BCT_ZF Basic principles of physiology cs  2  summer C Ex   yes

Compulsory-optional
FCH-BCA_TEK Technical Drawing cs  2  summer CO ClAc 1 yes
 


Year of study 2, winter semester

Code Title L. Cr. Sem. Com. Compl. Gr. Op.

Compulsory
FCH-BCA_ANC1 Analytical Chemistry I cs  6  winter C Ac,Ex   yes
FCH-BCV_A3 English for Chemists III cs  1  winter C Ac   yes
FCH-BCA_FCH1 Physical Chemistry I cs  6  winter C Ac,Ex   yes
FCH-BCT_OCH2 Organic Chemistry II cs  6  winter C Ac,Ex   yes
FCH-BCA_ANC1_P Laboratory Classes in Analytical Chem... cs  3  winter C ClAc   yes
FCH-BCA_FCH1_P Laboratory Classes in Physical Chemis... cs  3  winter C ClAc   yes
FCH-BCT_UN Introduction to Medical Materials and... cs  2  winter C ClAc   yes

Compulsory-optional
FCH-BCT_FYZ2 Physics II cs  4  winter CO Ac,Ex 1 yes
FCH-BCT_EMT Measuring Technique cs  4  winter CO Ac,Ex 1 yes
FCH-BCT_ACH2_P Laboratory Classes in Inorganic Chemi... cs  3  winter CO ClAc 1 yes
 


Year of study 2, summer semester

Code Title L. Cr. Sem. Com. Compl. Gr. Op.

Compulsory
FCH-BCA_ANC2 Analytical Chemistry II cs  6  summer C Ac,Ex   yes
FCH-BCV_A4 English for Chemists IV (B1) cs  3  summer C Ac,Ex   yes
FCH-BCA_BCH1 Biochemistry I cs  4  summer C Ac,Ex   yes
FCH-BCA_FCH2 Physical Chemistry II cs  6  summer C Ac,Ex   yes
FCH-BCA_LSP1 Laboratory project I cs  2  summer C ClAc   yes
FCH-BCA_MCH Macromolecular Chemistry cs  3  summer C Ac,Ex   yes
FCH-BCA_ANC2_P Laboratory Classes in Analytical Chem... cs  3  summer C ClAc   yes
FCH-BCA_FCH2_P Laboratory Classes in Physical Chemis... cs  3  summer C ClAc   yes

Compulsory-optional
FCH-BCO_ODP_N Technical Practices - MA cs  4  summer CO Ac 1 yes
FCH-BCA_UN_P Practical Introduction to nanotechnology cs  3  summer CO ClAc 1 yes
FCH-BCT_OCH_P Laboratory Classes in Organic Chemistry cs  3  summer CO ClAc 1 yes
 


Year of study 3, winter semester

Code Title L. Cr. Sem. Com. Compl. Gr. Op.

Compulsory
FCH-BCA_CHI1 Chemical Engineering I cs  6  winter C Ac,Ex   yes
FCH-BCA_LSP2 Laboratory project - MA II cs  4  winter C ClAc   yes
FCH-BCA_MABS Methods for Analysis of Biological Sy... cs  4  winter C Ac,Ex   yes
FCH-BCO_MIB Mikrobiology cs  4  winter C Ex   yes
FCH-BCO_BCH_P Laboratory Classes in Biochemistry cs  2  winter C Ac   yes
FCH-BCA_CHI1_P Laboratory Classes in Chemical Engine... cs  2  winter C ClAc   yes

Compulsory-optional
FCH-BCO_BIO1 Bioengineering I cs  4  winter CO Ac,Ex 1 yes
FCH-BCO_MOG1 Molecular Genetics I cs  4  winter CO Ex 1 yes
FCH-BCO_MIB_P Laboratorry Classes in Microbiology cs  2  winter CO Ac 1 yes
 


Year of study 3, summer semester

Code Title L. Cr. Sem. Com. Compl. Gr. Op.

Compulsory
FCH-BCO_BAP Bachelor Thesis cs  12  summer C Ac   yes
FCH-BCA_CHI2 Chemical Engineering II cs  6  summer C Ac,Ex   yes
FCH-BCO_TBP Technology of Biopolymers cs  4  summer C Ex   yes
FCH-BCO_ZM Basic Principles of Modern Biotechnol... cs  4  summer C Ac,Ex   yes

Compulsory-optional
FCH-BCT_KS Construction of Medical and Biotechno... cs  3  summer CO ClAc 1 yes
FCH-BCA_ISO System of Quality Assurance and ISO S... cs  2  summer CO ClAc 1 yes