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Medical Biophysics and Biochemistry

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Medical Biophysics 3501

Description:  The physics of blood flow and vascular mechanics in the microcirculation and large vessels, surface energy and interactions at biological interfaces such as the lung, diffusive and convective transport and exchange.

Medical Biophysics 3503

Description:  Concepts of images relevant to all imaging modalities. Image formation and capture including digital cameras and the eye, pixels, aliasing, resolution, contrast, sensitivity, specificity, ROC, window/level, dynamic range, RGB, spectroscopy. Image compression and quality, quantitative analysis based on imaging software and principles of quantitative stereology.

Medical Biophysics 3645

Description:  An introduction to the physical and biophysical principles underlying the methodology and technology for the medical uses of light including diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Specific areas will include: instrumentation which involves light detection and analysis, light spectroscopy which involves photodynamic therapy and diffuse optical tomography and optical imaging.

Medical Biophysics 3970

Description:  Intended primarily for students in Honors Specialization and Major modules in Medical Biophysics. Laboratories include topics from biomechanics (mechanical properties of arteries and bone), imaging (quantitative stereology, optical CT), biophysical analysis (diffusion and washout models), and transport systems (cardiovascular fluid dynamics). Includes an individual 6-week project in a research laboratory.

Biochem 3380

Professor: McLachlin

Description: This course consists of a series of laboratory exercises designed to familiarize the student with the basic methods in biochemistry and molecular biology, and to demonstrate concepts taught in biochemistry lecture courses. Students will learn how to present their results in an acceptable scientific format.

Average Course Rating: 5

% of People Who Would Recommend: 100

Textbook Readings Required: Yes

Most Frequent Study Style: Assignments, Group work, practical skills

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  • Come to the lab prepared

Biochem 3381

Description: A consideration of the structure of proteins and nucleic acids; enzymology; elements of recombinant DNA technology and related methodology.

Biochem 3382

Professor: McLachlin and Junop

Description: Among the topics discussed will be principles of metabolic control, mechanisms of signal transduction, regulation of DNA replication, regulation of gene expression, and epigenetic mechanisms of gene regulation.

Average Course Rating: 4

% of People Who Would Recommend: 50

Textbook Readings Required: No

Most Frequent Study Style: Understand and application of concepts

Student Feedback:

  • Keep up with lectures, focus on key concepts rather than small details

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