University College London

Introduction to Biophysics


Iowa State Course Substitution

CH E Professional Elective


Course Info

International Credits: 0.5
Converted Credits: 4.0
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Course Description:
The aims of this course are three-fold: a) to explore the biophysics of signalling and movement at the cellular level; b) to introduce mathematical modelling in biophysics; c) to appreciate how biophysical measurements can be acquired and used in clinical environments. At the cellular level, topics will include: diffusion, membrane potentials, ion channels, synapses, action potentials, contraction of muscle cells, and neural coding. Guest lectures from clinicians will cover electrocardiography (ECG), electromyography (EMG), and anaesthesia.


Evaluation Date:
September 8, 2016
Monica Lamm
Prof. elective for CH E degree