Oct 22, 2019  
Graduate Record 2008-2009 
Graduate Record 2008-2009 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

BIOM 701 - Fundamentals of Biophysical Sciences

The major focus of the course is an analysis of the fundamental transport properties relevant to biologic systems: diffusion, momentum and mass transport, hydrodynamics of macromolecules and cells, suspension stability (colloidal) and rheology of concentrated suspensions, and flow through permeable and semi-permeable media. Transport models will be developed to analyze processes such as blood coagulation, biomolecular transport in tissue, hemodialysis, protein-surface interactions, and forces underlying physical organization of cell membranes, which will then be extended to appropriate design problems relevant to the biomedical engineering industry. (E)

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisite: Undergraduate fluid mechanics or transport phenomena.

Credits: 3