Credits: 5

Schedule: 25.02.2016 - 19.05.2016

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

IV-V (spring), even years

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After taking the course, the student

  • can tell about physics of the neuron on the molecular dynamics and membrane level
  • can characterise the principles of molecular function of electrical activity of a neuron
  • can describe basic mechanisms of synaptic transmission and plasticity
  • knows the physical basis of several neuron/molecular level measurement technologies
  • can read advanced literature on the topic.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Structure and dynamics of the neuronal cell membrane. Physics aspects of cytoplasm. Synaptic function. Signal transmission and processing of a neuron. Physics for neurotechnology.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Teaching Methods: Lectures and discussion sessions, seminar presentations etc.

Requirements, assessment Methods and Criteria: Active participation, homework presentations, quizzes/exams.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

  • Contact teaching 24 h
  • Preparing for the teaching sessions 44 h
  • Homework, preparation for final presentation and report 65 h


Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Selected publications

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Basics of biophysics

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

0 to 5

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The number of participants may be restricted, and the participants may be pre-selected. The priority is given to Master and PhD students of Biomedical Engineering.