13E063OB - Fundamentals of Biophysics

Course specification
Course title Fundamentals of Biophysics
Acronym 13E063OB
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ESPB 6.0 Status mandatory
    The goal Introduce the students with the fundamental directions of modern biophysics, which have enabled a wide implementation, from genetic to biomedical and environmental engineering.
    The outcome Upon course completion, the students should be provided with: 1) a deeper insight into biophysical processes, and 2) wider and more substantial recogition of biophysical problems.
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    Contents of lectures Physics of informational biopolymers. Non-equilibrium thermodynamics of biological systems. Biophysics of the membrane and nerve impulse. Biomechanical processes. Basics of biomaterials. Complex bioelectrical activities. Biological neural networks. Organism-environment interactions. Biological effects of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation. Pre-biological evolution, phylogenesis, and ontogenesis.
    Contents of exercises Recitations, seminars and demonstrations in other centres and laboratories following the lecture topics.
    1. D. Raković, Fundamentals of Biophysics, 3. ed., IASC & IEFPG, Belgrade, 2008.
    2. M. V. Volkenshtein, Biophysics, Mir, Moscow, 1983. (Original title)
    3. A. B. Rubin, Fundamentals of Biophysics, Scrivener Publishing, 2014. (Original title)
    4. R. M. J. Cotterill, Biophysics: an introduction, John Wiley & Sons, 2002. (Original title)
    5. J. D. Bronzino, ed., Biomedical Engineering Handbook, CRC & IEEE Press, 2000. (Original title)
    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 recitations, seminars and demonstrations in other centres and laboratories, student seminars with presentations, pre-exam by the end of semester. Around 75 hours of independent study (3 hours per week during the semester, and approximately 30 hours of preparation during exam period).
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
    Activites during lectures 10 Test paper 70
    Practical lessons Oral examination
    Seminars 20