Course: Plasma in biomedicine and nanotechnology

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Course title Plasma in biomedicine and nanotechnology
Course code UFY/PBN
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Doctoral
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course In each academic year, in the winter semester.
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Straňák Vítězslav, doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Content of lectures 1. Hot topics in bio-medicine and nanotechnology - motivation 2. Diagnostics of the deposition process 3. Optimisation of the deposition process 4. Growth of nanoparticles 5. Nanocomposites: growth, formation, deposition 6. Properties and application potential of nanocomposites 7. Imobilization of molecules onto the surfaces 8. Antibacterial thin films 9. Osseointegration 10. Nanostructures pro biosensors 11. Plasma sterilisation 12. Plasma medicine Content of practicals The practicals extend the lecture topics with accent on student own work.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Laboratory, Practical training
  • Preparation for exam - 30 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 40 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 10 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course focuses on modern trends in research and development in the area of plasma medicine and plasma nanotechnology. Main attention is devoted to nanostructured surfaces, prepared by low-temperature plasma, suitable for medical application. The direct interaction of plasma with living tissue are included, too.
Students will get an overview and basic knowledge of plasma medicine and plasma nanotechnologies, especially of nanostructured surfaces prepared by low-temperature plasma. These surfaces represnt a hot-topic and are widely applicable in biomedicine. Furthermore, the student will gain basic knowledge of plasma interaction with living organism.
Prerequisites
the knowledge of fields: electricity and magnetism, plasma physics, plasma technology, general physics
UFY/FP
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UFY/FPE

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Test

Understanding of the topic within the frame given by the plan. Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes: credit: attendance of seminars, min 75%, passing the test to min 60%. exam: passing the test min 75%, proof of knowledge at the oral exam min 75%.
Recommended literature
  • A. Friedman, G. Friedman, Plasma Medicine, John Willey and Sons (2013)..
  • D.J. Whitehouse, Handbook of Surface and Nanometrology, CRC Press, New York, (2011)..
  • D.M. Mattox, Handbook of Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) Processing, Elsevier, (2010)..
  • K. Jousten, Handbook of Vacuum Technology, Wiley-Vch (2008)..
  • M.A. Lieberman, A.J. Lichtenberg, Principles of plasma discharges and materials processing, J. Wiley, New York (2005)..
  • R. Hippler, H. Kersten, M. Schmidt, K. H. Schoenbach: Low Temperature Plasma,: Fundamentals, Technologies and Techniques, Wiley-VCH, (2008)..
  • Tuantranont, Application of Nanomaterials in Sensors and Diagnostics, Springer Berlin (2013)..
  • Y.Huttel, Gas-Phase Synthesis of Nanoparticles, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, (2017)..


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Biophysics (1) Category: Physics courses - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Biophysics (1) Category: Physics courses - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Biophysics (1) Category: Physics courses - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Biophysics (1) Category: Physics courses - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter