Biophysics

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Biophysics

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Biology, Physics, Physiology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Biology, Biochemistry

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • 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

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