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Biophysics 2.



Általános információk

1st academic year  second semester

Lectures: 2 hours/week

Laboratory practices: 4 hours/week

Credit: 5 (for one semester)

Tutor: Dr. István Voszka (phone: 4591500 ext: 60234)

Participation in the practical lessons is compulsory. No more than three absences from practices are allowed for any reason, otherwise the semester will not be credited. Missed sessions must be reported to the teacher the week after. The missed measurements should be done with another group if possible.
The algorithm for it can be seen here:http://biofiz.semmelweis.hu/upload/file/Hianyzas_EN.pdf

Students must write a lab. report for each measurement. The registration card is signed only when the report is acceptable. The report is due two weeks after the measurement. At the final exam time all students must show their collection of reports to the examiner.The lab reports should be ready within one week after the measurement.

Precondition for participationon the laboratory practices, that the student must print the lab report sheet and fill the first page. It is important, that the student should write the questions, that he/she had during preparation for the practice. This will be the basis of discussion .

Rules for lab reports :

1.      Every lab report is considered as a written exam, where grades can be given between 1 and 5..

2.      The basis of acceptability that the teacher must sign the data measured ont he practice and written into part D of the lab report.

3.      After this the evaluation of the data must be done on the attached pages (parts E, F, G). For this application of computer is suggested, but the previously used excel sheets prepared for the given measurement are not allowed to use.

4.      Only the tasks listed in the homepage are required for a certain measurement.

5.      We give help to prepare the lab report by the checklist included in the sheet.

6.      The decision about acceptance of lab report is done usually one week after the measurement. If the grade is between 1 and 4 the student is responsible for the correction of mistakes (part H), but the examiner will check it on the exam. During the correction the first version should remain in the lab report in order to see, why the correction was necessary. For correction of small mistakes it is not necessary to include new page.

7.      Doing the missed measurement with another group is possible with previous agreement of both teachers (your own and the teacher of the group, where you want to go).

8.      If you can not do the missed measurement with another group, you have to make the lab report from the data given by the teacher but it is still considered as an absence.

9.      In case if one has more than three lab reports with grade 1 the signature for the semester is denied.

All the lab reports must be shown to the examiner on the semifinal/final exam. If the mistakes are not corrected the result of exam will be one grade worse.

The form for the lab report can be downloaded here:


The tasks for the acceptance of lab reports are listed here:

The order of laboratory practices can be found here:


Midterm tests:
There will be two midterm tests on the 6th and 10th weeks. It contains 5 questions, from which there are 2 calculations. One can get 10 points for each question. Retake will be on the 13th and 14th weeks
The first midterm will be from the lecture material of 1-45. weeks and the laboratory practices of the first measurement cycle. The second midterm will be from the lecture material of 6-9. weeks and the laboratory practices of the second measurement cycle. The retake will be from the material of both midterms.
For the signature one must achieve at least 50 points from the possible 100 (altogether for the two midterms) On the retake 50 points should be achieved from 100.

A sample for the midterm test can be downloaded from here:

Written entrance test. One must achieve at least 50 % of the points in order to pass.
On the oral part one should answer theoretical questions.

Formula collection can be used on the exams. It can be downloaded here: http://biofiz.semmelweis.hu/upload/file/keplettar_angol_130902.pdf

A tantárgy feladata az orvosképzés céljainak megvalósításában

Our teaching program is evolving continuously. Focused on the general objective of meeting the requirements of the medical curriculum, the courses are also intended to provide specific medical physics and statistics training.
Todays students will be the physicians of the oncoming decades. In selecting and highlighting topics of study, the first viewpoint is scientific foresight: the knowledge should be conveyed which must be pertinent to ensure first-class professional competence while keeping abreast of the most recent development in the field of study. Our aim is not only the teaching of a specific body of knowledge but also the development of the exact scientific method and concrete problem-solving abilities.

A tantárgy elsajátításához szükséges segédanyagok (könyv, jegyzet, egyéb)

Damjanovich-Fidy-Szöllősi (eds): Medical Biophysics (2009)

Laboratory Manual of Medical Physics and Statistics (2006)



1 Basic electronic units and circuits (Levente Herényi) 2017.01.31. pdf  
2 Signal processing, Detectors, Displays (Levente Herényi) 2017.02.07.  
3 Sound, ultrasound. (Levente Herényi) 2017.02.14.  
4 Bases of radioisotope diagnostic methods (István Voszka) 2017.02.21. pdf  
5 Transport phenomena, flow of fluids and gases (Levente Herényi) 2017.02.28. pdf  
6 Diffusion, osmosis (Levente Herényi) 2017.03.07.  
7 Thermodynamic aspects of transport processes (Levente Herényi) 2017.03.14.  
8 Membrane potential, Action potential (Gabriella Csík) 2017.03.21. pdf   pdf  
9 Sensory phenomena, Laws of sensation (Gabriella Csík) 2017.03.28. pdf  
10 Sedimentation and electrophoretic methods (Gusztáv Schay) 2017.04.04. pdf  
11 Optical spectroscopic techniques (László Smeller) 2017.04.18. pdf  
12 Mass spectroscopy methods: (Gergely Agócs) 2017.04.25. pdf  
13 Radio spectroscopy methods (Gusztáv Schay) 2017.05.02. pdf  
14 Summary (Levente Herényi) 2017.05.09.  



Re-retake from the material of both midterms: May 11. at 6 p.m. in Szent-Györgyi lecture hall.

Consultations in the exam period will be on the following days at 2 p.m.:
May 16, 23, 30
June 6, 13, 20, 27

The exams start at 8:30. Without lab reports and index book nobody can sit for the exam.




Competition on Medical biophysics/Biophysics will be held on Apr 27 (Thursday) at 7:00 p.m. in Szent-Györgyi lecture hall.

Condition for participation: at least 150 points are achieved from the 4 midterm tests (Instead of the first semester midterms the semifinal exam can be taken into account if it was 4 or 5. 5 can be considered as 85 points, 4 can be considered as 75 points.
  Form of it: written test containing problems and theoretical questions.


   Favours of exam:

The persons getting at least 50 % from the calculation part do not have to do the calculation on the final exam.
The persons getting at least 50 % of the possible points also in the theoretical part, do not have to take the theoretical questions on the final exam. In this case only the practice question has to be answered (together with its theoretical background). We call the attention, that in this case the exam is not formal and the student must be prepared well in order to get good grade.

- The persons achieving the best results (winners of first, second and third places) will get some reward and they do not have to take any question at the final exam (they get 5).

 The winners will not be determined separately for the different faculties.

We call your attention that during the competition one can use calculator with max. 2 lines display only.         









Formula collection

Házi feladat példák

Házi feladat példák

week Lectures Practice
1   31, 33-38
2 60, 61 further calculations amplifier
4 45, 62, 65  
5 29, 32  
6 41, 42, 44 Pulse gen: 67, 68
further calculations pulse gen
7   further calculations ECG

Audiometry: 56, 57, 58 further calculations audiometry

9 54 further calculations isotope diagnostics