AP1400 - Introductory Physics for Biologists

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Physics
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2017/18
Semester B 2018/19 (Tentative)

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course covers a wide scope of topics in physics relevant to medical and veterinary programs including biomechanics, heat, gases, wave and optics in both physiological and pathological contexts. Students will investigate the fundamentals of these topics and become able to apply them to achieve understanding of aspects of musculoskeletal functioning, thermoregulation, sensory perception and imaging technologies. This course equips students with a broad knowledge in several important topics in biophysics and the depth and coverage are sufficient for the students to pursue later studies in physiology, imaging technologies, pathology, and orthopaedic surgery.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 30%
Examination: 70%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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