Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9101045562005An Introduction to Biophysics IIElective128
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Investigation of the physicochemical fundamentals of the interactions of biological molecule
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Nadide KAZANCI
Learning Outcomes
1Being able to apply the Physical laws to the living organisms.
2Being able to learn the atomic and molecular structure of living organisms.
3Being able to learn the biological macro-molecules.
4Being able to apply the energy concept to the biological systems.
5Being able to learn the molecular organization of cell membranes.
6Being able to comprehend biological effects and applications of electromagnetic waves.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
The principle characteristics of quantum theory, hydrogen atoms, chemical bonds, bond energies, Van der Waals bonds, hydrogen bonds, the energy states of simple molecules, the universal gas law, kinetic heat theory, liquids and amorphous solids, electronic structure of solids, energy-band model, the structure and properties of water, general features in the structure of macromolecules, protein structure and some features of proteins, structure and some properties of biological membranes, electromagnetic spectrum, radiometri, photometry, thermal radiation, nuclear radiations and applications.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Gibbs free energy, photosynthesis, respiration
2Energy transfer in biomolecular systems
3Reactions and catalysis effect, human energy requirements
4Cells and the cell membrane
5Diffusion, fick's laws, diffusion of membrane and osmosis
6Molecular organization of cell membranes
7Cell membrane particles in the transition, passive transport, active transport
8Midterm exam
9Radiation and life forms, and applications of biological effects of electromagnetic waves, radio waves, microwaves, infrared rays, visible light, ultraviolet rays
10Lasers and biological effects
11X-ray scattering and absorption mechanisms
12The characteristics of X-rays, biological effects
13Radioactivity, alpha şınları, beta rays, gamma rays, and the half-life of activity
14Effects of radiation absorption and concepts and related units
15Biological effects of ionizing radiation and its applications, radiation protection
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
1. G. Ronto and Tarjan, 1999. “An introduction to biophysics with medical orientation”, Akademia Kiado, Budapest. 2. Ferit Pehlivan, 2004, “Biyofizik”, Ankara
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14342
Project Preparation23060
Project Presentation212
Individual Study for Mid term Examination16060
Individual Study for Final Examination17070
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)238
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