Important References

Rooms and Classrooms#rooms

Meaning of prefixes:

ZZ:YY-XXX - ZZ(Location):YY(Building)-XXX(Room number)


KL:YY-XXX room is located in Kladno  (KOKOS and Kasárna)
AL:YY-XXX room is located in Prague,  Albertov  (Studničkova 7/2028, Prague 2)
Other rooms without  prefixes KL: or AL: are located on various places in Prague.

KOKOS building (part A) – address nám. Sítná 3105, Kladno
KL:A-0XX (A-007 to A-016ab) – laboratories on the ground floor  (laboratory wing), see the map
KL:A-1XX (A-104 to A-121) – laboratories on the first floor (laboratory wing), see the map
Note: laboratories are located in the special laboratory wing. You can get  there through  a passage  on the ground floor by the elevators – entrance next to the study department.
KOKOS building (part B) – address nám. Sítná 3105, Kladno
KL:B-XXX the rooms and laboratories are located in the high rise building (the building has 7 floors), laboratories on the ground floor are marked as  KL:B-0XX, see the map, rooms on the first floor: KL:B-1XX, rooms on the second floor  KL:B-2XX,rooms on the third floor KL:B-3XX etc., see the map
KL:A-s1XX, KL:B-s1XX KL:C-s1XX – laboratories are located in the basement of the high rise building including the faculty library (KL:A-s104), see the map
KOKOS building (part C) – address nám. Sítná 3105, Kladno

KL:C-X are lecture theatres and small room (lounge) on the ground floor of the high rise building, see the map

KL:C-1 – Big lecture theatre, KL:C-2 – Small room (lounge), KL:C-4 – Small lecture theatre

Kasárna building (part K) – address ul. Sportovců 2311, Kladno

KL:K-XXX old barracks approximately 15 mins walk from the main building of the faculty, address  Sportovců 2311, see the map (the building has 2 floors; rooms and laboratories on the ground floor are marked as KL:K-1XX, rooms on the first floor KL:K-2XX and rooms  on the second floor KL:K-3XX)

Note: entrance to  KL:K-1 and  KL:K-2 is from the first floor

Map of CTU in Prague

Transport description between Kladno and Prague (Praha, Nadrazi Veleslavin)

How to get to (from Sitna sq to campus KASARNA)

How to get to (from bus station Kladno - Nemocnice to campus KASARNA)

How to get to (from bus station Kladno Gymnazium to campus KASARNA)

Library of FBME#library

Local FBME library, part of Central CTU library

Opening hours of the local library – link here
 FAQ  here!

The faculty library is a local library, which is part of the CTU Central library. The collection of books is still growing and it mainly focuses on biomedical engineering, healthcare but also on protection of population. However, due to the interdisciplinary nature of the study branches there are also books about medicine, biology, biochemistry, and biophysics, technology in clinical laboratories, and selected technical applications but also about psychology, economy, mathematics and electrical engineering.

Direct links

English language magazines accessible in the local FBME library

Safety and Protection of Health of Students#safety

General obligations of students and interns

All students, trainees and interns are obliged:

  • to participate in a training regarding health and safety on the premises of faculty and during performance of specific activities directly connected with the tuition (this concerns first year students of bachelor, follow up master and doctoral studies).
  • to observe the rules of the individual buildings of the faculty, research facilities and premises intended for practical training or seminars.
  • to observe the instructions and orders for prevention of risks given by the employees of the faculty and by the safety signs.
  • to observe own safety and to behave in a disciplined way and considerately with respect to other persons on the premises of the faculty.
  • to inform any of the employees of the faculty about own injury or injury of another person (if witnessed this event) which took place on the premises of the faculty or during the tuition.
  • to provide premedical care to the injured person or to arrange calling the emergency rescue service.
  • to inform any of the employees of the faculty about all defects detected on the premises of the faculty.
  • not to smoke in the premises of the faculty (i.e. not only in buildings but also outside), not to drink alcoholic beverages and not to use addictive substances.
  • not to enter the premises of the faculty under the influence of addictive substances.

Use of electrical appliances

  • Follow the instructions of the manufacturer.
  • Use only appliances provided by the faculty (i.e. the use of own electrical appliances including convector heaters, radios etc. is prohibited).
  • Use the appliances only on reserved and permitted places and only for the intended purposes.
  • Touch the parts of the electrical appliances only where intended.
  • Appliances intended for preparation of food and hot beverages must be under constant surveillance while in service (grease or oil on the pan can overheat and ignite, electric kettles can overspill and cause short circuit etc.)
  • Clean the heat appliances only after their cooling and in compliance with the instructions of the manufacturer.
  • Never touch the hot parts of electrical appliances (e.g. hotplate of the cooker, heating unit in the electric kettle etc.),
  • Never put metal in the microwave oven – risk of sparking and explosion!
  • Never fill the electric kettle above or below the allowed minimum or maximum.
  • Never immerse the electric kettle in water.
  • Wireless electric kettle can only be used with the base and must not be filled while standing on the base.
  • Do not dismantle the electrical appliances and do not carry out any unprofessional interventions.
  • Do not expose the electrical appliance to rain and do not use them in humid and wet conditions.
  • Do not use tools in areas with the risk of fire or explosion (unless intended for this environment).
  • Do not use the appliance without protective covers, damaged appliances including the cabling (damaged insulation), do not use damaged sockets, do not overload the appliance (it can be used only in compliance with the manual and for the purpose for which it was manufactured) etc.
  • Store the unused appliance adequately (on a dry, elevated or lockable place and mainly out of reach of unauthorised persons).
  • Use protective goggles for example when shredding CDs/DVDs in shredding machines intended for this purpose (risk of splinters).
  • Never carry electrical appliances by their cable and never pull the plug out of the socket by pulling the cable. Protect the cabling against heat, grease and sharp edges.
  • Keep the appliance in flawless condition. It is prohibited to use the damaged appliance until it is repaired. The appliance to which a liquid penetrated must be safely disconnected and revised by an authorised technician.
  • Electrical appliances such as electric kettles must be placed outside the base if not in service.
  • Do not interact with ventilation of the device (do not cover the ventilation) and do not overheat the device.
  • Firstly, check before you start using the device that the voltage on the label corresponds with the voltage of the network.
  • It is prohibited to use other accessories and components than those listed the in the manual!
  • Repairs of the electrical appliances can only be done by authorised persons designated by the management of the faculty and using the original components recommended by the manufacturer.

Work in laboratories

  • Work in laboratories is regulated by the rules of operation issued for each laboratory. It is prohibited to work contrary to the rules of operation of the laboratory!
  • Each student is obliged to acquaint oneself with the rules of operation and be subject to verification of his/her knowledge.
  • While working in lab, the student is obliged to observe the prescribed working procedure, not to divert from it and not to change it deliberately. The student is also obliged to use the prescribed personal protective devices duly.
  • While working in the lab, the student follows the instructions of the tutor, pays attention to own safety and safety of other students.
  • While working with gas and electric appliances and chemicals, it is necessary to pay greater attention and follow the instructions of the tutor.
  • Students are prohibited to manipulate with pressure bottles, gas taps and other dangerous devices without the consent of the tutor.
  • Students have aids prescribed for the particular task on the table as well as other necessary things; everything else has to be in bags outside the working area.
  • Students are obliged to report any injury or sudden indisposition.
  • It is necessary to keep the laboratory clean and tidy.

Work with dangerous chemical substances and chemical mixtures.

Highly toxic substances

  • Substances or mixtures graded as T+ or substances or mixtures graded as Acute Tox. 1 and 2 can be independently handled only by persons with professional authorisation pursuant to § 44b (1) of the Act N. 258/2000 Sb., or persons who participated in a training by an authorised person and have necessary knowledge for safe course of work.
  • While working in the laboratory, the rules of due laboratory practice and requirements of the norm ČSN 01 8003 have to be observed.
  • These substances can only be stored in lockable premises, which are protected against theft and entry of unauthorised persons. While storing these substances, their swap and mutual harmful interaction must be prevented as well as their leak to the environment and endangering the health of natural persons. NCHLS must be stored in a dry place without direct sunlight.

 Corrosive substances

  • These substances must only be used in well-ventilated premises or in places with local extraction.
  • Use personal protective devices for protection of the skin of hands and eyes (nitrile or butyl rubber gloves and goggles).
  • Store these substances in a dry and cool place.  Hydroxides must not be stored together with acids!
  • Highly flammable hydrogen can develop in contact with some metals in humid environment.
  • It must be possible to close the containers perfectly in order to prevent the leak of corrosive vapours (suitable material – polyethylene; do not store in metal containers).
  • Mineral acids must not get in contact with strong hydroxides, oleum, strong oxidizers (e.g. hydrogen peroxide, potassium permanganate) or hypochlorites (e.g. Savo).
  • While preparing the solutions of corrosive substances pour or add the corrosive substance into the water ( liquid) while stirring with a spoon ( not with hands!) and never vice versa!
  • Pipetting any substance by mouth is forbidden!
  • Avoid contact of hydroxides with aluminium, zinc and tin items (possibility of development of hydrogen).
  • Spilled acids, especially concentrated ones, firstly dilute by water, neutralise by sprinkling with carbonate (soda, chalk etc.) or by pouring a diluted solution of a hydroxide and  then carefully wash it with water or catch in sawdust or rugs etc.
  • Do not use sawdust or other organic substances to remove spilled nitric acid, perchloric acid and strong oxidisers. Use an inert material such as infusorial earth etc.
  • Avoid contact of highly oxidising substances and mixtures with organic substances (do not use it for cleaning the chemical utensils).
  • While working with flammable liquids, it is necessary to exclude the risk of occurrence of static electricity and mechanical or electric sparking. In case of their spill, turn off the gas devices immediately and turn off electricity.
  • Prevent contact of alkali metals and alkali metal hydroxides (including calcium carbite) with water.
  • While manipulating with substances in test tubes or other containers, keep the opening of the containers from oneself and other students.
  • Any manipulation with dangerous gasses, vapours and fuming, irritating and malodorous substances can only be carried out in fume cupboard or in a limited extent also in other exhaust devices (exhaust flues).
  • Collect the spilled mercury and dispose of with the use of zinc dust or sulphur.
  • It is prohibited to take any substances or mixtures out of the lab, to offer, donate or leave them to other persons.
  • Persons younger than 18 and persons fully or partially deprived of the capacity to carry out legal acts must not enter the laboratory with chemical substances or mixtures.
  • It is strictly prohibited to eat, drink, smoke, chew or use any body cosmetics while working with chemical substances/mixtures.

First aid in case of exposure to a chemical substance

  • In case of inhalation, (this applies to substances that cause the lung oedema) – quickly get the person out to fresh air and do not to let him/her walk! According to the situation, irrigate either the mouth or nose with water.
  • In case of staining with a corrosive substance- immediately take off stained clothes and take off rings, watches and bracelets if they are in places of contact with the skin. Rinse affected areas with a stream of lukewarm water for 10-30 minutes; do not use brush, soap or neutralization! Cover the etched parts of the skin with a sterile bandage. Do not put ointments or other medicines on the affected areas!
  • In case of eye contact - rinse eyes with running water for min. 10 minutes - it is necessary to open the eyelids strongly (even by force). If the affected person has contact lenses, remove them immediately. Do not neutralize in any case!
  • In case of small burns - cool the burned area with water and then cover it with a sterile dressing.
  • In case of mechanical injury - we do not pull out objects (e.g. shards, chips, etc.); fix the object in the wound gently. For larger bleeding wounds, use a tourniquet to stop it.

Work with pressure bottles for gases

  • Only a designated employee of the faculty, not a student, may take over bottles brought from the bottling plant.
  • The bottles must be protected against collisions during their use and the radiant surface temperature of 50 ° C must not be exceeded.
  • If any defect is found while operating the bottle, it is necessary to shut down the bottle and report it to the laboratory manager or tutor.
  • Gas can be taken from the bottle at least one hour after the bottle has been installed on the site.
  • In case of flammable gas bottles, it is forbidden to store any flammable substances and to work with open fire at a distance of less than 5 meters.
  • Full and empty bottles may only be transported with closed valves and protective caps.
  • Bottle caps must not be used for purposes other than those specified. The caps must always be properly tightened.
  • No pliers or wrenches, but only the specific key must be used when opening and closing the pressure reducing valves. Opening and closing must be done slowly.
  • At least two physically fit persons must carry bottles weighing more than 50 kg.
  • It is forbidden to throw, tug or roll bottles when handling. Bottles weighting more than 10 kg can be rolled on the base.
  • If there is a fire near the gas bottles, the electrical device must be switched off, the bottles must be removed immediately, both full and empty.
  • Gases which together form an explosive or otherwise dangerous mixture must be stored separately. Special areas must be prepared for storing these bottles, separated from each other by an inert gas storing area or at least 1 meter wide aisle.
  • Oxygen bottles must always be stored separately from flammable gases.
  • When using oxygen it is necessary to avoid contact of oxygen with fats or other flammable substances - danger of ignition!
  • Bottles with gases heavier than air must be stored so that within minimum 6 meters (5 meters for LPG) there were no terrain depressions, shafts, windows and cellar entrances or other underground spaces.
  • Empty bottles, full bottles and returned or defective bottles must be placed separately and marked with a safety chart accordingly.
  • The same requirements apply to the storage of empty bottles as for full bottles.
  • It is forbidden to smoke, handle open fire, store flammable and oxidizing substances, poisonous, corrosive, explosive substances and oxidants in the bottle storage area and within 5 meters from the storage area (cage).

Work with lasers and other sources of non-ionizing radiation

  • Only authorized persons who have been properly instructed before starting work can handle the laser or other non-ionizing radiation source. The authorized persons must be physically and mentally fit and have to undergo an initial medical examination focused on examination of sight.
  • All authorized persons must be familiar with the operating instructions which will be carried out by the person responsible for the operation of the laser or other source of non-ionizing radiation and instructed about the risks associated with the activities performed.
  • Before entering the laboratory, or rather before the start of work with the laser, authorized persons must remove all metallic and shiny accessories (e.g. bracelets, rings and chains).
  • When handling specimens, care should be taken to protect against reflected beams - shiny surfaces that cannot be removed must be covered with a non-reflective material.
  • When working with the laser, care must be taken that the laser beam does not escape into the free space without being fully attached.
  • When working with a laser or other source of non-ionizing radiation, the door to the laboratory must be closed and locked from the inside (unless the doorknob is outside).
  • Goggles should be worn when handling the laser or other non-ionizing radiation source, especially when adjusting and setting up specimens, as specified by the equipment manufacturer. Authorized persons will be instructed how to use the goggles correctly by the person in charge.
  • In the event of eye contact with direct or reflected laser beam, it is necessary to avoid further exposure and immediately provide professional eye examination.
  • It is forbidden to remove covers from the laser or other source of non-ionizing radiation, to interfere with its construction (especially electrical and optical parts).
  • It is forbidden to manipulate the laser or any other source of non-ionizing radiation arbitrarily and to work with it using force or harshly.
  • During operation of the laser or other source of non-ionizing radiation, it is forbidden to handle the covers in any way, to screw the optics or to remove the device from the stand.
  • During operation of the laser, it is forbidden to look directly into the transmitted or reflected light beam to determine the quality of the material and the machining, as well as to bend and view the space through which the beam passes.
  • It is forbidden to expose objects to the laser beam (except for approved measuring aids) that could cause unwanted reflections of the beam to the operator area.
CTU Teaching Quality Survey#survey

Teaching Quality Survey at FBME

The goal of the CTU Teaching Quality Survey is to get feedback on the quality of teaching both for the tutors and the management of the CTU from the students. The survey is usually opened during the examination period (the opening schedule is set in the schedule of the academic year). If the survey is open, the student can access it directly from KOS. Login is also possible through the CTU password in the application CTU Survey. The survey is anonymous but the student can choose if s/he wants to have his name made public under each text commentary. The Survey even includes the issues concerning the faculty as such and each student who participates in the survey has an opportunity to express his/her opinion on the study branch, the management and the overall situation at the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering.

Note: After clicking on the link CTU Survey, each student has to login first in the upper right corner and choose the language. After the login, s/he will be automatically directed to the Survey interface, where it can be completed.

You can find more information on the Survey in an article called CTU Teaching Survey on the web portal of the CTU.

Health Care#health-care

International students normally have quite good experience with the ordinary public Czech health care services. Usually there is no need to visit a private practice and pay extra for it.

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