# SYLLABUS COURSE TITLE PHYSICS WITH BIOPHYSICS Faculty

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COURSE TITLE
FACULTY/INSTITUTE
PHYSICS WITH BIOPHYSICS
FACULTY OF BIOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE,
DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND CELL
BIOLOGY
COURSE CODE
DEGREE PROGRAMME
FIELD OF STUDY
DEGREE LEVEL
FORMA
MODE
STUDI&Oacute;W/STUDY
BIOLOGY,
BIOTECHNOLOGY, 1ST
PROTECTION
OF
THE
ENVIRONMENT
COURSE FORMAT
YEAR AND SEMESTER
NAME OF THE TEACHER
LECTURE
SUMMER
GRZEGORZ BARTOSZ
COURSE OBJECTIVES
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Understanding basic physical processes occurring in cells and organisms
Knowledge of principles of main physical techniques applied in biology
Introduction into the theory of measurement and estimation of error
PREREQUISITES
Knowledge of physics and mathematics at the basic high
school level
KNOWLEDGE:
LEARNING OUTCOMES
Students will understand physical processes in living cells and
organisms, and principles of physical techniques applied for
studies of biological objects
SKILLS:
Students will acquire skills necessary for making simple
measurements of physical quantities of biological material,
estimate the error of measurements
SOCIAL COMPETENCES:
Students will be able to co-operate in groups making
measurements and calculations and take care of the
equipment
COURSE ORGANISATION –LEARNING FORMAT AND NUMBER OF HOURS
Lectures: 14 x 2 hrs
COURSE DESCRIPTION
Physics as a synthetic science about the properties of the matter. Fundamental interactions
in nature. Elements of the structure of matter. Wave-corpuscular dualism. Types of
electromagnetic radiation. Spectroscopy and spectrophotometric research techniques.
Turbidimetry, nephelometry. Fluorescence, fluorimetry. Elements of optics. Optical and
elektron microscopy. Tunnel and atomic force microscopy. Optics of vision. Hydrodynamics,
viscosity. Acoustics. Heat exchange, direct and indirect calorimetry. Electricity. Methods of
measurements of electric quantities including electric potentials in living organisms. Ionizing
radiation and its interactions with the matter. Biological effects of ionizing radiation.
Diffusion. Structure of cell membranes, membrane transport.
METHODS OF INSTRUCTION
REQUIREMENTS AND ASSESSMENTS
NEEDED TO ACHIEVE EXPECTED
LEARNING OUTCOMES EXPRESSED
IN TIME AND ECTS CREDIT POINTS
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
INTERNSHIP
MATERIALS
Lecture
Written open test (30 questions)
Lectures:
28 hrs
Indoor work:
30 hrs
Exam:
2 hrs
In total:
60 hrs 3 ECTS
English
n.a.
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S.A. Kane (2010) Introductory Physics for the Life
Sciences: Resources for Teaching Premedical Physics.
Haverford
J. Newman (2008) Physics of the Life Sciences. Springer