SK3511 Cellular Biophysics II 6.0 credits
Den biologiska cellens fysik II
The course covers the electrical properties of biological cells.
Educational levelThird cycle
Academic level (A-D)D
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.