|PHY3061||The Biophysics of Cells and Tissues||2022-23|
|Prof. J.R. Meakin|
|Credits:||15 NICATS / 7.5 ECTS|
|Enrolment:||44 students (approx)|
This module describes the fundamental physical properties of biomolecules, cells and tissues and introduces some of the biophysical and biomechanical challenges in understanding the behaviour of normal tissues and their failures in disease.
The physical properties of tissues and their constituent cells and biomolecules are central to their biological functions. Physical processes are also vital to normal growth and development and diseases, ranging from arthritis to cancer, may be related to failures in these processes.
A student who has passed this module should be able to:
|Description||Study time||KIS type|
|20×1-hour lectures||20 hours||SLT|
|2×1-hour problems/revision classes||2 hours||SLT|
|5×6-hour self-study packages||30 hours||GIS|
|4×4-hour problem sets||16 hours||GIS|
|Reading, private study and revision||82 hours||GIS|
|0%||Guided self-study||5×6-hour packages||Fortnightly||1-6||Discussion in class|
|0%||4 × Problems sets||4 hours per set||Fortnightly||1-6||Solutions discussed in problems classes.|
|100%||Final Examination||2 hours 30 minutes||January||1-6||Mark via MyExeter, collective feedback via ELE and solutions.|
The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of information that students are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Instructor(s).
|Pre-requisite Modules||Vector Mechanics (PHY1021), Properties of Matter (PHY1024) and Thermal Physics (PHY2023)|
Re-assessment is not available except when required by referral or deferral.
|Original form of assessment||Form of re-assessment||ILOs re-assessed||Time scale for re-assessment|
|Whole module||Written examination (100%)||1-6||August/September assessment period|
Notes: See Physics Assessment Conventions.
|IoP Accreditation Checklist||
|Keywords||Physics; Placeholder; Main; Topic placeholder; Specific; Cells; Tissues placeholder; Tissues; Specific skill; Biophysics; .|