Engineering - Course - Biophysics

  • Course Code: PHYS352
  • Credits: 3
  • Hours Distribution: (3Crs.:3Lec)
  • Course Type: Biomedical Engineering Program Core (BEPC)

Course Description

The aim of the course is to study the cellular and molecular biophysics and cover, in depth, the molecular phenomena related to biologic processes. The course addresses organ systems and the principles of physics in the processes of locomotion, Static forces, mechanical characterization of materials, physics of cardiovascular system, energy supplied by the heart and cardiac output, fluid mechanics including blood and fluid flow, respiration, audition and vision, including different types of waves. Moreover, the aim is to study bioelectric phenomena such as resting and action potentials with their physical tools, fundamentals of bioelectricity, basic circuit theory for modeling the nervous system and action potential generation and propagation, and continue to electrical stimulation and field potentials.