6B05104 – Biophysics

Educational program

6B05104 – Biophysics

Field of education

6В05 Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics

Direction of personnel training

6В051 Biological and related sciences

Group of educational programs

В080 Biology

EP purpose

To train interdisciplinary specialists - biophysicists who have knowledge of the most important physical processes occurring in living organisms, who have the ability to explain the relationship between the physical and biological aspects of the functioning of living systems, and also to form the skills of a biophysical approach to the experimental study of biological phenomena and regularities necessary for work in scientific research. research institutes, scientific and diagnostic centers, in secondary and higher educational institutions.

Language of education

Kazakh, Russian, English

Volume of the credits


The awarded academic degree

Bachelor of Science in the educational program "6В05104 – Biophysics"

Educational outcome

A graduate after studying this program will be able to:


ON1. Analyze the processes and phenomena in living nature from the standpoint of physicochemical laws and understanding the structure of biophysical processes in the study of biosystems;

ON2. To be able to interpret and explain the patterns of functioning, development and evolution of biosystems from the standpoint of thermodynamics and synergetics;

ON3. Explain and reveal the mechanism of the impact of external factors on living organisms and biosystems, based on the ideas of the unity of the physical world;

ON4. To conduct research on various physiological and biophysical processes in biosystems, having mastered the methods and skills of working on modern laboratory medical and biological equipment (preparing material for research, conducting experiments on biological objects: plants, microorganisms, animals, humans);

ON5. Apply methods of laboratory analysis (calorimetry, spectrophotometry, electrophysiological studies, mechanographic, optical and electron microscopy, morphometric and cytophotometric, and others) to describe the biophysical mechanisms underlying the studied physiological phenomena in living organisms of different levels of complexity;

ON6. Effectively use and eliminate minor malfunctions of modern electronic medical equipment and functional diagnostic equipment, ensure the verification of instruments;

ON7. Determine and establish with the help of modern functional diagnostic equipment and computer technology, together with a specialist doctor, the diagnosis of patients with major diseases or make an assessment of their functional state;

ON8. Use various types of information and communication technologies in professional activities both for conducting the research itself and for preparing the required scientific documentation, publications and reports.

ON9. Organize and conduct the educational process in biology based on knowledge about the main problems of biology, about the state and prospects for the development of its most important areas, their role in the knowledge of the fundamental laws of life, be able to determine educational tasks in teaching biology.

ON10. Plan your work taking into account the needs of society, select and adapt the scientific content of educational materials, taking into account the age of students, choose the optimal forms and methods of educational activities.

ON11. Build effective cooperation with colleagues, including foreign ones, in order to achieve professional goals and create conditions for the development of their creative abilities.

ON12. Build the trajectory of your professional growth and development throughout your professional career, observing the principles of bioethics, ensuring your high competitive ability.

For applicants


Academic activity

Graduates of a bachelor degree in the direction of preparing Biophysics are able to carry out the following professional activities:

1. Researcher

2. laboratory specialist;

3. specialist

4. teacher - biologist

5. specialist training and support staff

6. laboratory assistant

There are laboratories at the Faculty for the implementation of the educational program.

Base practices: Research Institute of Biology and Biotechnology, Institute of Human and Animal Physiology MES RK, Diagnostic Medical Center "Smart Health", educational institutions of Almaty:

  1. lyceum number 161;
  2. school-gymnasium № 81;
  3. school-gymnasium № 51;
  4. gymnasium № 138;
  5. school-gymnasium № 139;
  6. Lyceum № 131;
  7. Lyceum № 134;
  8. school-gymnasium № 86;

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, age 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 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.