7M05103 – Biophysics

Educational program

7M05103 – Biophysics

Field of education

7M05 Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics

Direction of personnel training

7M051 Biological and related sciences

Group of educational programs

M080 Biology

EP purpose

High-quality training of an interdisciplinary specialist for the scientific and educational sphere of higher educational institutions. The program is aimed at the formation of a professional personality of a specialist capable of interpreting and generalizing deep modern knowledge of the latest theories in the field of biophysics; independently carry out scientific research and integrate knowledge of related scientific fields into the context of their own scientific research; generalize them and present them to both specialists and non-specialists; ensure the effectiveness of the educational process on the basis of classical and innovative teaching methods, as well as build your own program for further education and research activities.

Language of education

Kazakh, Russian, English

Volume of the credits


The awarded academic degree

Master of Sciences in the educational program "7M05103 - Biophysics"

Educational outcome

After studying this program, a graduate will be able to:


ON1. To be able to interpret the known biological and biophysical laws of the life of living systems and the processes occurring in them, to analyze the mechanisms of their formation, implementation and development;

ON2. To master the methods of research and study of various biological processes, phenomena with the help of laboratory experiments, using the methods of mathematical analysis, to identify the relationships between biophysical, chemical and physiological processes;

ON3. Demonstrate the ability to master modern methods of biophysical research and to participate in the development and testing of modern equipment used to study the systems of the human body;

ON4. Carry out experimental research, improve and develop biophysical theories and methods in the field of the studied biological processes and phenomena;

ON5. Interpret and analyze the theories underlying the explanation of the mechanisms of the studied phenomena in living organisms of different levels of complexity;

ON6. Independently search for scientific and technical information, analyze and generalize scientific information, as well as be able to formulate goals and determine the choice of ways to achieve it in their research;

ON7. Freely interpret and creatively use scientific, historical and philosophical knowledge to generalize the success factors of the Kazakhstani model of social development and organization of their own research;

ON8. Participate in both experimental research and work on the practical use and implementation of their results.

ON9. Own the methods of independent research, interpret the results of a scientific publication, and also submit them for defense in the form of a master's thesis.

ON10. Build effective cooperation with colleagues to achieve professional goals and be able to create conditions for the disclosure of the creative abilities of the individual;

ON11. Prepare the necessary scientific and technical documentation and reports for the publication of these scientific works in high-ranking international scientific journals;

ON12. To be able to demonstrate originality and creative thinking when carrying out activities in a specific field and building a trajectory of their professional growth and development throughout their professional career, ensuring their high competitive ability.

For applicants


Academic activity

Graduates of the master titer in Biophysics

able to carry out the following types of professional activity:

  1. researcher
  2. laboratory specialist;
  3. laboratory assistant
  4. teacher - biophysicist,

For the implementation of the educational program at the faculty there are laboratories.

Base practices:

  • ·         Research Institute of Human and Animal Physiology
  • ·         Research Institute of Oncology and Radiology,
  • ·         Research Institute of Biological Safety at the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University
  • ·         biological research institutions, agricultural and agro-industrial centers, Smart Health diagnostic center in Keremet, lyceums and colleges in Almaty

Human resources:

Training in the specialty is carried out by 64 teachers, including:

  • ·         Doctors of Science 21
  • ·         Candidates of Science 34
  • ·         PhD 10
  • ·         masters 2

% degree of faculty in the specialty 88%

By titles 3 - academician, 1 academician of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan, 1 academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Higher Education, professors - 3; 1-professor of KazNU, associate professors - 6; Doctors of Science - 6; PhD - 2; Candidates of Sciences - 15.

Classes are held in 2 languages (state, English).

Reading all lecture courses provided only teachers who have academic titles and degrees.

At the moment, the composition of the faculty and teaching support staff of the department provides a highly effective conduct of classes in all disciplines of the department at the appropriate scientific and methodological level.

Academic mobility is implemented within the Republic of Kazakhstan and according to international programs (DAAD, ERASMUS, etc.)

Scientific activity

Scientific schools or scientific directions of the department:

The Department of Biophysics and Biomedicine conducts research on human physiology and biophysics, developmental physiology and labor physiology, methods of teaching biology and chronobiology.

The department has scientific schools that have received international recognition: the school of Professor S.T. Tuleukhanov on chronophysiology and the school of Professor V.M. Inyushin on biophysics.

International activity

Scientific schools or scientific directions of the department, (scientific projects):

There are international relations with foreign universities Drexel University (Philadelphia, USA), Ben-Gurion University (Israel), Moscow State University, Peoples' Friendship University, Tomsk University (Russia) and others.

Quality assurance (Accreditation, rating, work with employers)

Comparison with similar programs of foreign universities:

The educational program is similar in scope and list of subjects studied to foreign programs. The best modern educational methods are used in teaching, including business games, trainings, and also a combination of individual and team work.

A feature of the educational program is the ability to build your own learning path through the choice of disciplines.