Department of Medical Physics, Biophysics and Further Mathematics
Head of the Department:
Liudmyla SERHIEIEVA, Professor, Doctor of Economic Sciences.
The Department of Physics was founded in 1965 by Associate Professor Anatolii Ihnatenko, Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. Under his leadership, scientific work was carried out in the field of metal physics.
In 1982, the Department was reorganized into the Department of Medical Physics, Biophysics and Further Mathematics. The Department was headed by Professor Emanuil Slyvko. He created a physiological laboratory at the Department to conduct experiments in the field of biophysics of epithelial cell membranes, and after that to study neurophysiology of human movements. For his significant contribution to science, Professor Emanuil Slyvko was awarded a scholarship by the President of Ukraine as an outstanding healthcare figure. Under the guidance of Professor Emanuil Slyvko 5 candidate dissertations were defended.
Since 2018, the Department has been headed by Professor Liudmyla Serhieieva.
Educational and Methodical Work
To prepare students, scientific and methodological work is carried out to ensure classroom and independent work of students. The Department has made methodical recommendations for preparing students for classes on all topics of disciplines, presentations of lectures, published textbooks. Effective control of knowledge is facilitated by the creation of packages of tests and tasks in the disciplines of the Department.
According to the academic curriculum, working programs have been created in all disciplines of the Department. Lectures for students are given using multimedia technologies. The practical classes use animated and multimedia visual aids and educational films. Effective teaching of medical and biological physics, biophysics and further mathematics is facilitated by the use of workbooks, in which the questions of the course topics are presented in the form of situational and computational problems, selected with regards to the tasks and specifics of medical education.
Scientific Directions and Achievements
Animal experiments have demonstrated the effect of the sympathetic nervous system on the epitheliocytes of the small intestine. Changes in the membrane potential of these cells and their biophysical mechanisms have been described as well.
In studies on healthy people using electromyographic methods studied the dynamics of excitation and inhibition in the spinal cord during stimulation of afferent nerve fibers and arbitrary movements of the extremities. The existence of presynaptic inhibition lasting several seconds has been proved. The dependence of the anticipatory action of the central motor programs on the human musculoskeletal system depending on the types of movement and body position is shown.
In a study of patients who suffered a stroke, in collaboration with the Department of Nervous Diseases a relationship between clinical indicators and the degree of inhibition of inhibitory processes in the central nervous system was found.
Under the leadership of Prof. Emanuil Slyvko defended 5 candidate dissertations.
The Department also continues scientific work devoted to the study of the mechanisms of arbitrary movements.
Cooperation with Other Institutions
The Department maintains scientific and business relations with single-discipline departments of medical universities of Ukraine, the Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology, Oles Honchar Dnipro National University, Zaporizhzhia National University.
Address: Academic Building No. 3, 24 Maiakovskoho Ave., Zaporizhzhia, 69035, Ukraine
Telephone: +380 61 233 31 35