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Biophysics, Code MD101

Aim of the Course

The aim of this course is to provide the students with the basic concepts and principles of physics. To strengthen an understanding of the concepts and principles through a broad range of applications to the real world and demonstrate the role of physics in other disciplines, e.g. medicine and biology.

Course Contents

  • Temperature scales.
  • Heat and energy
  • Work and energy
  • 1st law application and human metabo
  • Heat and cold in medicine
  • Effect of temperature on membrane
  • Charge and electrostatic forces and fields
  • Mechanical properties of matter and fluids.
  • Buoyancy, viscosity and surface tension.
  • Light and optics, Types of microscopes
  • Applications of light in medicine, and X-rays.
  • X-ray crystallography and biomolecules.


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