13E063OB - Fundamentals of Biophysics

Course specification
Course title Fundamentals of Biophysics
Acronym 13E063OB
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module Physical Electronics - Biomedical and Environmental Engineering
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ESPB 6.0 Status mandatory
    Condition None
    The goal Provide students with fundamental directions of modern biophysics, which have enabled a wide implementation, from genetic to environmental and biomedical engineering.
    The outcome Upon the course completion, the students should be provided with: - a deeper insight in biophysical processes - wider and more substantial recogition of biophysical problems
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    URL to lectures
    Contents of lectures IIntroduction. Physics of informational biopolymers. Non-equilibrium thermodynamics of biological systems. Biophysics of membrane and nerve impulse. Biomechanical processes. Biomaterials. Complex bioelectrical activities. Biological neural networks and cognitive and psychosomatic implications. Interactions of organism and environment. Pre-biological evolution, phylogenesis, and ontogenesis.
    Contents of exercises Practices, seminars and demonstrations in other centres and laboratories.
    1. D.Raković, Fundamentals of Biophysics, 3. ed., IASC & IEFPG, Belgrade, 2008.
    2. M.V.Volkenshtein, Biophysics, Mir, Moscow, 1983.
    3. J.D.Bronzino, ed., Biomedical Engineering Handbook, CRC & IEEE Press, 2000.
    4. DVD with Ppt-presentations and additional literature.
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
    3 2
    Methods of teaching 45 hours of lectures and seminars + 30 hours of practices, seminars and demonstrations in other centres and laboratories, student seminars with presentations, pre-exam by the end of semestre. Approximately 75 hours of personal study and exercise (3 hours per week during semestre, and approximately 30 hours of preparation during exam term).
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
    Activites during lectures 10 Test paper 70
    Practical lessons 0 Oral examination 0
    Colloquia 0
    Seminars 20