This course has been discontinued.
Last planned examination: Autumn 2022
Decision to discontinue this course:No information inserted
The course gives an introduction to the electrical properties of the biological cell.
Content and learning outcomes
The course is given as a series of seminars where the participants are expected to take an active role. The topics to be discussed: cellular electrical potential, mechanisms generating electrical potential, action potentials, model descriptions, the cable model, the Hodgkin-Huxley model, neuronal cells, voltage gated ion channels.
Electrophysiological measurement of membrane potential.
Intended learning outcomes
The course intends to provide
- Knowledge of the fundamental physical principles for the electrical properties of living cells
- Mathematical models describing membrane and action potentials
- An introduction to electrophysiological measurement techniques
Literature and preparations
Mathematics corresponding to F2. Cellular Biophysics (SK2510) or equivalent.
English B / English 6
SK2510 Cellular Biophysics I
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- INL1 - Assignments, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
- LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
- TEN1 - Examination, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
Other requirements for final grade
Hand-in assignments (INL1; 1,5 cr).
Laboratory exercise (LAB1; 1,5cr).
Written examination (TEN1; 3 cr)
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
- In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
- In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.
Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web SK2511
Main field of study
The course is given for the last time VT18.Replaced by SK2512