Organisation structure

Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Biophysics

Teaching activities

Institute of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

The Institute of Pharmaceutical Chemistry provides six obligatory and two compulsory optional subjects. General and Inorganic Chemistry represents the theoretical basis of chemical disciplines and deals with the chemistry of elements and their compounds with a focus on their use in pharmacy and medicine. Organic Chemistry is focused on basic principles of organic chemistry, structure of organic compounds, basic mechanisms of chemical reactions, relations between functional groups, their influence on the physicochemical properties of organic substances and their spectral identification. Physical Chemistry deals with the physical properties of chemical systems and the patterns of chemical processes. It focuses on thermodynamics, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics and colloid chemistry. Analytical Chemistry focuses on identification and quantification of chemical substances by microanalysis, classical and modern instrumental analysis. Pharmaceutical Chemistry deals with the design and synthesis of pharmaceuticals, the study of their chemical properties and the relationship of the chemical structure of drugs and their effect on the human organism. On Drug Analysis the student acquires practical skills using analytical methods for drug and drug assessment in accordance with valid regulations, in particular European Pharmacopoeia and the Slovak Pharmaceutical Codex. The aim of the compulsory elective course Laboratory Technique is to acquaint students with the basic procedures for working in chemical laboratories. Bioanalytical Methods are focused on the most important instrumental analytical methods used in the analysis of biological materials, natural materials, pharmaceuticals and drugs.

  • General and Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Drug Analysis
  • Laboratory Technique (compulsory optional subject)
  • Bioanalytical Methods (compulsory optional subject)
Safety of Feed and Food:
  • Analytical Chemistry

Institute of Medical Chemistry

Institute of Medical Chemistry provides the teaching of basic chemical disciplines. Subject Chemistry creates the theoretical basis for the study of relations between the structure and properties of biologically important substances. Parts of chemistry closely related to biophysics, biochemistry, physiology, pathology, and other subjects exigent of chemical knowledge are emphasized. Food chemistry provides the knowledge on the chemical structure and composition of food as well as on chemical processes that occur during the processing and storage of raw materials and foodstuffs. These processes result in changes of chemical composition and quality of products. The subject explains the principles of these changes based on knowledge of chemical and physical phenomena. Chemistry in calculations (COS) is for students of pharmacy in order to focus on basic calculations necessary for common pharmaceutical practice. Purpose of the subject is to stimulate the exact cogitation and the correct logical approach to functional chemical calculations.

General Veterinary Medicine:
  • Chemistry

Institute of Biochemistry

The education of Biochemistry is based on explanation of enzyme action mechanisms and chemical reactions in the frame of saccharide, lipid, steroid, protein, amino acid and nucleic acid metabolism. In the second term it exploits knowledge of the principles of biochemistry connected with knowledge from physiology. The aim is to understand the principles of animal organism function at the molecular level in the area so called functional biochemistry (molecular physiology). Study subject Clinical and Pathological Biochemistry for study programme Pharmacy is focused to the understanding to pathological processes at molecular level including possibilities of their laboratory diagnostics that use case reports. With the exception of obligatory subjects of biochemistry for individual study programmes the institute provides education of three compulsory optional subjects Pathological Biochemistry, Xenobiochemistry and Clinical Biochemistry that serve for further pre-clinical and clinical study subjects of the SP GVM.

General Veterinary Medicine:
  • Biochemistry
  • Pathological Biochemistry (compulsory optional subject)
  • Clinical Biochemistry (compulsory optional subject)
Animal Science:
  • Biochemistry

Institue of Biophysics

Institue of Biophysics performs mainly tuition of obligatory subject Biophysics for study programmes General Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science in Slovak and English language, Food Hygiene, Pharmacy and Safety of Feed and Food in Slovak language. Biophysics as an interdisciplinary scientific field gives physical and physicochemical explanation of biological phenomena and it researches influence of physical factors to living organisms. In agree with this definition, biophysics as a subject in curricula of above mentioned study programmes training grants inevitable basic knowledge necessary for understanding these laws, phenomena and processes proceeding in the living organisms, which have physical base. This subject gives the information about experimental methods, which are used in veterinary diagnostics, therapy and veterinary and pharmaceutical research, too. Teachers in Institute grant also compulsary optional seminar Biophysical Methods in Medicine for medical students and obligatory subject Biophysical Examination Methods for bachelor students of Safety of Feed and Food study programme.

General Veterinary Medicine:
  • Biophysics
  • Biophysical Methods in Medicine (compulsory optional subject)
Animal Science:
  • Chemistry and Biophysics
  • part Biophysics