INNOVATIONS IN MEDICAL BIOPHYSICAL EDUCATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE AND PHARMACY IN KOŠICE, SLOVAKIA

J. Stanicova, V. Verebova

University of Veterinary Medicine & Pharmacy (SLOVAKIA)
Biophysics integrally participates in curriculum of human medicine, veterinary medicine and pharmacy. It grants inevitable basic knowledge necessary for understanding these laws, phenomena and processes proceeding in the living organisms, which have physical base. Medical biophysics also gives the information about experimental methods, which are used in human and veterinary diagnostics, therapy, pharmaceutical practice and research as well. As a basic subject, it stands between mathematics, physics, physical chemistry and biological sciences on the other hand. This subject also gives physical bases necessary for managing subsequent subjects in the medicine training such as chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, surgery, X-ray diagnostics, orthopedics, pharmacology.

With concern of biophysical education at University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice (UVMP) we try granting to students of UVMP the logical and apt explanation of biophysical processes in lectures and teaching them to obtain practical skills in practical lessons. This year, we started a new managing of practical exercises by implementation of computer technology. Students have a possibility to evaluate their experimental results by computers directly situated in laboratory room. We have also created share pages on university intranet to communicate with students electronically. Beside that some new experiments in biophysical laboratory were realized. They serve for demonstration of the physical principles of diagnostics methods such as electrocardiography and ultrasound imaging. On the other hand, some biophysical exercises especially for students of pharmacy were arranged, too.

In our contribution we will aim to describe above mentioned activities serving for innovations of pedagogical process at UVMP.