SK3511 Cellular Biophysics II 6.0 credits
Den biologiska cellens fysik II
The course covers the electrical properties of biological cells.
Education cycleThird cycle
Main field of study
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.
Seminars: 24 h
Laboratory exercises: 8 h
Enrolled PhD student.
SK3530 (Introduction to Biomedicine), SK3500 (Physics of Biomedical Microscopy) anf SK3510 (Cellular Biophysics I) are recommended.
Weiss T. F. Cellular Biophysics, volume 2, MIT Press, 1997
- 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.
Marina Zelenina, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hjalmar Brismar <email@example.com>
Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2014.