Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9101045652005An Introduction to Biophysics IElective118
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
To teach the basic concepts of biophysics
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
1The topic of Biophysics
2Biophysics and science among the common disciplines
3The scope of biophysics and its branches
4One by living organisms as open systems, living organisms and the laws of matter and energy transport routes
5Vector model of the atom and electron arrangement
6Orbital angular momentum, magnetic moment, electron spin, total angular momentum
7The coupling of multi-electron systems, pauli principle
8Midterm exam
9Atomic and molecular content of organisms, the molecular bonds within and between molecules
10Strong interactions, weak interactions, hydrogen bonding, hydrophobic interactions
11Characteristics and importance of water for living, aqueous solutions, acids, bases
12Biological macromolecules, amino acids, peptide bonds
13Proteins, nucleic acids, lipids
14Energy transformations in biological systems
15The first law of thermodynamics, second law of thermodynamics
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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