Course Description

Course Name

Biophysics

Session: VSOS3221

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.

Overview

Course Outline
Biophysics is an interdisciplinary science that applies the methods of physics to the study of biological structures and processes. This lecture will explain quantitative aspects of human biophysics with examples from physiology, genetics, nanotechnology, bioengineering, biomechanics and structural biology. It outlines important physical ideas, equations, and examples, along with the biological organization necessary to understand that knowledge. It covered energetics, bond formation and dissociation, diffusion and directed transport, muscle and connective tissue physics, fluid flow, membrane structure, electrical properties and transport, pharmacokinetics, and system dynamics and stability

Course Objective
1. To understand basic knowledge of molecular structure, energy, movement, and interaction.
2. To understand the uses of quantitation in modern biology.
3. To understand biological principles with a particular emphasis on human biology.

Textbook
Biophysics, A Physiological Approach, Patrick F. Dillon, Cambridge University Press

*Course content subject to change