Characteristics of the Department of Physics
The department provides the teaching of the Physics, Didactics of Physics, Biophysics and relating disciplines. We further provide the teaching of the Basics of Physics, Preparatory and Higher Applied Mathematics for non-teaching study programmes. Our department also participates in providing the teaching of the Experimental Biology study programme guaranteed by the Department of Biology and Ecology, and the course of Medical Biophysics of the General Medicine study programme.
The department guarantees the following study programmes:
Bachelor degree programmes (in Czech language):
- Physics (double major study)
Two-year Master degree programmes (professional; in Czech language):
- Biophysics (single major study)
Two-year Master degree programmes (teaching; in Czech language):
- Teaching of Physics for Upper Secondary Schools (single and double major study)
- Teaching of Physics for Lower Secondary Schools and Upper Secondary Schools (single and double major study)
Ph.D. degree programmes (in Czech and English languages):
Scientific research activities at the department are focused on three main areas:
The department operates several specialised state-of-the-art laboratories used for practical training and scientific research activities. Laboratory equipment is gradually modernised so that it can correspond to current research and teaching requirements. Thanks to the financial means from the Research and Development for Innovations Operational Programme, we have recently managed to improve the laboratory equipment for research and teaching of the practical courses of Biophysics by buying a small computer cluster. Our students have an opportunity to become well acquainted with high-tech experimental devices and participate in the research activities within the scope of their theses.
The members of the department pay great attention to the promotion of physics by working intensively with talented young people from lower secondary schools, and secondary school physics teachers, which makes an inseparable part of the department's contribution to the region's development.