Units in Third Year Biophysics


Biophysics 311 (563.311)

6 points
Full Year

This unit is a subset of Biophysics 314 comprising three compatible core topics of 13 lectures each, chosen from the following: quantum foundations of physics and biology; atomic and molecular structure and its relation to biological function; biophysical dynamics; electromagnetism; physical investigative techniques and computational methods.

Lectures:

1 per week
Tutorials:

1 per fortnight
Prerequisite:

all 4 second-year biophysics units

Biophysics 312 (563.312)

12 points
Full Year

This unit is a subset of Biophysics 314 comprising all six core topics of 13 lectures each: quantum foundations of physics and biology; atomic and molecular structure and its relation to biological function; biophysical dynamics; electromagnetism; physical investigative techniques and computational methods.

Lectures:

2 per week
Tutorials:

1 per week
Prerequisite:

all 4 second-year biophysics units

Biophysics 313  (563.313)

18 points
Full Year

This unit is a subset of Biophysics 314 comprising all six core topics of 13 lectures each: quantum foundations of physics and biology; atomic and molecular structure and its relation to biological function; biophysical dynamics; electromagnetism; physical investigative techniques and computational methods.

Students also undertake an 18-lecture module on practical techniques and an experimental project allocated from a range of research areas from within Physics as well as other departments and research groups.

Lectures:

3 to 4 per week
Tutorials:

1 per week
Labs:

1 project of approx. 50 hrs
Prerequisites:

all 4 second-year biophysics units. Completion of a second-year biology unit and some first-year calculus is strongly recommended.

Biophysics 314 (563.314)

24 points
Full Year

Modern developments in the biological sciences are given a firm physical basis with emphasis on the relevant fundamental physics necessary for employment and research in the various biophysical fields. The biological applications of electromagnetism and nuclear physics, the physical properties of biological materials and the relationship between molecular structure and function are covered. Laboratory techniques in areas such as electronics, radiobiology and ultrasound along with computer-based analysis provide the skills and understanding to best exploit recent technology and investigative tools. Students also undertake three separate experimental projects allocated from a range of research areas from within Physics as well as other departments and research groups.

Lectures:

3 to 4 per week
Tutorials:

1 per week
Labs:

3 projects of approx. 50 hrs each
Prerequisites:

all 4 second-year biophysics units. Completion of a second-year biology unit and some first-year calculus is strongly recommended.