SK3511 Cellular Biophysics II 6.0 credits

Den biologiska cellens fysik II

The course covers the electrical properties of biological cells.

  • Educational level

    Third cycle
  • Academic level (A-D)

    D
  • Subject area

  • Grade scale

Information for research students about course offerings

Study period 4.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course the students should:

  • have a good knowledge about the electrical properties of living cells
  • be well familiar with the mathematical models describing membrane graded and action potentials
  • have a deep insight into the modern electrophysiological measurement techniques

Course main content

The course is given as a series of seminars where the participants make presentations and take an active role in discussions. The topics to be discussed: electrical properties of the cells, action potentials, models describing potentials generated in the cells (core conductor model, cable model, Hodgkin-Huxley model), propagation of electrical signals in neurons, voltage gated ion channels.

Disposition

Seminars: 24 h
Laboratory exercises: 8 h

Eligibility

Enrolled PhD student.

Recommended prerequisites

SK3530 (Introduction to Biomedicine), SK3500 (Physics of Biomedical Microscopy) anf SK3510 (Cellular Biophysics I) are recommended.

Literature

Weiss T. F. Cellular Biophysics, volume 2, MIT Press, 1997

Examination

  • INL1 - Assignments, 1.5 credits, grade scale: P, F
  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 1.5 credits, grade scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.0 credits, grade scale: P, F

Requirements for final grade

INL1 - hand-in assignments, 1.5 university credits, grading P/F.
FÖR1 - deepening task, 1.0 university credits, grading P/F.
LAB1 - laborations, 1.5 university credits, grading P/F.
SEM1 - seminars, 1.0 university credits, grading P/F.
SEM2 - seminar, 1.0 university credits, grading P/F.

Offered by

SCI/Applied Physics

Contact

Marina Zelenina, marinaz@kth.se

Examiner

Hjalmar Brismar <brismar@kth.se>

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2014.