The Department of Biocybernetics and Aerospace Medicine was founded in 2003 and since 2010 has been preparing higher education applicants for degree programs “Biomedical Engineering”, specialty 163 “Biomedical Engineering”, and “Biotechnical and medical devices and systems”, specialty 172 “Telecommunications and Radio Engineering”.
The founder and Head of Department is Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor Kuzovyk Vyacheslav Danilovich.
He is a Member of the Scientific Council of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine; scientific adviser of the ninth direction of the State research program of Ukraine in Antarctica; member of the specialized scientific council D 05.052.02; member of the specialized scientific council K 26.062.11.
Kuzovyk is the author of more than 160 scientific and methodological works, including monographs, textbooks and manuals (co-authored). He is the author of more than 2 textbooks, 5 educational manuals, 2 copyright certificates.
His area of scientific interest is related to the development of methods of analysis and synthesis of technological processes of production in the aviation and biomedical industries of Ukraine. Under his direct leadership develops a number of priority areas of research: synthesis of technological processes of production and operation of biomedical complexes, creation of a unified system of maintenance and repair of medical equipment in the state’s economy; synthesis of computerized information systems; problems of research of human psychophysiology.
Today he is actively working on the problems of:
There is a research laboratory of medical and psychophysiological rehabilitation of extremals under his leadership.
The Department of Biocybernetics and Aerospace Medicine has a strong full-time teaching staff. There are two professors, Doctors of Technical Sciences; three Doctors of Medical Sciences, including two honored educators, one Doctor of Technical Sciences, senior researcher, working part-time, and five Candidates of Engineering Sciences, four of them have the academic title of Associate Professor of Staff and one Candidate of Medical Sciences, and one Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences working part-time.
Professors of the department Kuzovyk and Kosheva provide a high level of preparation for higher education applicants. 83% of the total number of scientific and pedagogical staff of the department are teachers with scientific degrees and titles. All scientific and pedagogical staff work at the department at a permanent place of work, thus, part of the teachers, employed on a full-time basis, is 70%.
The graduating department provides the educational process for degree programs “Biomedical Engineering”, specialty 163 “Biomedical Engineering”, and “Biotechnical and medical devices and systems”, specialty 172 “Telecommunications and Radio Engineering”. The educational work is carried out in accordance with the plan of work of the department.
Teaching disciplines of all blocks of curricula of degree programs “Biomedical engineering”, specialty 163 “Biomedical engineering”, and “Biotechnical and medical devices and systems”, specialty 172 “Telecommunications and radio engineering”, are provided by highly qualified scientific and pedagogical staff who have scientific degrees and academic titles that meet the licensing and accreditation requirements.
Since 2005 the department has been a co-organizer of the International Antarctic Conference (co-organized by the National Antarctic Science Center of Ukraine).
Over the last four years, more than 100 scientific works have been published by scientific and pedagogical staff of the Department of Biocybernetics and Aerospace Medicine, including two monographs, thirty-three foreign publications (twenty of them in publications belonging to Scopus database or other scientific and metric databases). During the last four years, the scientific and pedagogical staff of the department have authored and co-authored two textbooks (all with MESU stamp), one manual with MESU stamp, nine educational and methodological developments.
During the last five years, scientific and pedagogical staff, postgraduate students and students have been performing the departmental research works 19A/08.01.03 “Methodological bases of estimation of accuracy of test results of biomedical equipment”, 33/08.01.03 “Development of methods of assessment of psychophysiological status of the operator” and 33/14.01.03 “Development of a methodology for building a system for increasing the likelihood of evaluation of psychophysiological status of specialists of extreme activities”.
Three postgraduate students work under the direction of the Head of Department Professor Kuzovyk, two of them defended their dissertations. Students of the department are involved in scientific works; they obtain scientific results, report them at scientific and practical conferences and publish in professional publications.