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Course module: 3DBX0
3DBX0
Biological physics
Course info
Course module3DBX0
Credits (ECTS)5
Category1 (Introductory)
Course typeBachelor College
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byEindhoven University of Technology; Applied Physics; Applied Physics;
Is part of
Applied Physics
Coherent package - Biomechanics and diagnostics
Coherent package - Biological Physics
Contact persondr. L.J. van Ijzendoorn
Telephone4341
E-maill.j.van.ijzendoorn@tue.nl
Lecturer(s)
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Co-lecturer
prof.dr.ir. L. Brunsveld
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Responsible lecturer
dr. L.J. van Ijzendoorn
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Subject matter expert
dr. L.J. van Ijzendoorn
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Contactperson for the course
dr. L.J. van Ijzendoorn
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Co-lecturer
prof.dr. C. Storm
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Academic year2017
Period
4  (23/04/2018 to 08/07/2018)
Starting block
4
TimeslotE: E - Mo 9-10, Tu 5-8, Th 1-4
Course mode
Fulltime
Remarks-
Registration openfrom 15/11/2017 up to and including 25/03/2018
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Explanation-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Registration open for students from other department(s)Yes
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Number of insufficient tests-
Number of groups of preference0
Learning objectives
  • Learning about the basic physical processes that play a role in biology at the microscopic and molecular level

  • Recognizing technical scientific questions related to the functioning of molecules and cells in living tissue

  • Learning how to formulate a research question
Content
The laws of physics are inextricably linked to the existence of life. Molecular interactions and ordering processes determine self-assembly (steered by thermodynamics) and transport properties in living tissue. The cursory part of this course is focused on the understanding of the biological physics of the molecular interactions and transport properties. In addition, research questions will be presented which are currently studied at the TU/e by researchers from the departments of W, ST, N and BMT. Following this, the students are challenged to define a research question themselves and write an essay.


Topics:

  • Molecular building blocks of the cell
  • Understanding of the basics of Energy, Entropy and Free Energy
  • Diffusion, Brownian motion / Random Walks
  • Bolzmann equilibrium
  • Molecular basis of viscosity
  • Laws of thermodynamics
  • Molecular interactions: vd Waals, electrostatic, hydrophobic interactions, depletion forces, entropic forces
  • Chemical potential, reaction kinetics and equilibrium .
  • Elasticity of molecules
  • Molecular machines

Entrance requirements
Entrance requirements tests
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Assumed previous knowledge
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Previous knowledge can be gained by
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Resources for self study
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Short promotional description of the course
Dit vak is het eerste inleidende vak van het coherente keuzepakket Biomechanica en Diagnostiek. In de vervolgvakken worden experimentele biofysische technieken geïntroduceerd (jaar 2) en wordt gefocusseerd op het modelleren van biomechanische processen (jaar 3).
Short promotional description of the course
This course (3DBX0) is the first in the elective package Biomechanics and Diagnostics. In the second course (3EKX0) biophysical techniques used in research will be discussed (year 2). The third course (3FBX0) deals with a deeper understanding of the theory and modelling of biomechanical processes (year 3).
Required materials
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Recommended materials
Biological Physics: Energy, Information, Life (Updated Edition)
Instructional modes
College / course

General
• First week: 2 blocks with two hour lectures followed by 2 hours guided selfs-study
• Five weeks 1 block containing 2 hours lectures and 2 hours guided self-study and a second block with an electronic interim test including feedback and a lecture of 2 hours on research at TU/e by a guest-lecturer
• 7th week: after a short plenary lecture, two blocks of 4 hours essay writing under supervision

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Guided selfstudy

General
• First week: 2 blocks with two hour lectures followed by 2 hours guided selfs-study
• Five weeks 1 block containing 2 hours lectures and 2 hours guided self-study and a second block with an electronic interim test including feedback and a lecture of 2 hours on research at TU/e by a guest-lecturer
• 7th week: after a short plenary lecture, two blocks of 4 hours essay writing under supervision

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Lecture

General
• First week: 2 blocks with two hour lectures followed by 2 hours guided selfs-study
• Five weeks 1 block containing 2 hours lectures and 2 hours guided self-study and a second block with an electronic interim test including feedback and a lecture of 2 hours on research at TU/e by a guest-lecturer
• 7th week: after a short plenary lecture, two blocks of 4 hours essay writing under supervision

Remark
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Tests
Weekly electronic test
Test weight20
Minimum grade-
Test typeInterim examination
Number of opportunities1
OpportunitiesBlock 4
Test duration in minutes-

Assessment
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Remark
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Essay
Test weight20
Minimum grade-
Test typeInterim examination
Number of opportunities1
OpportunitiesBlock 4
Test duration in minutes-

Assessment
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Remark
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Final examination
Test weight60
Minimum grade5
Test typeFinal examination
Number of opportunities2
OpportunitiesBlock 4, Block I
Test duration in minutes180

Assessment
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