# Physics for Biomedical Research

Course Code : | 1005FBDBMW |

Study domain: | Physics |

Academic year: | 2017-2018 |

Semester: | 2nd semester |

Contact hours: | 67 |

Credits: | 6 |

Study load (hours): | 168 |

Contract restrictions: | Exam contract not possible |

Language of instruction: | Dutch |

Exam period: | exam in the 2nd semester |

Lecturer(s) | Jan Sijbers |

### 1. Prerequisites *

- competences corresponding the final attainment level of secondary school

an active knowledge of

- Dutch

- English

- general knowledge of the use of a PC and the Internet

### 2. Learning outcomes *

- The student knows the origin of magnetism
- The student knows the basic laws of magnetism and can apply them
- The student knows the basic laws of counter current and can apply them
- The student knows the basic laws of hydrodynamics and can apply them
- The student knows the basic laws of geometric optica and can apply them
- The student knows the basic laws of wave-theory and can apply them
- The student knows the basic laws of acoustics and can apply them
- The student knows the basic laws of physical optics and can apply them
- The student knows the basic laws of atom physics and can apply them
- The student knows how radiation interacts with substances

### 3. Course contents *

The course contains:

- Biomagnetism

- Hydrodynamics

- Wave theory

- Geometrical and physical optics

- Polarisation of light and applications with concentration determinations

- Microscopes with Abbe’s theory

- Modern physics with photon, Compton Effect,…

- Radio activity and interaction of radiation with substances.

In the practical course, experiments are carried out, analyzed and discussed. The students are encouraged to resolve physical problems at home which are later on discussed during exercise sessions.

### 4 International dimension*

### 5. Teaching method and planned learning activities

Personal work

**5.3 Facilities for working students ***

Classroom activities

- Lectures: recording available via video link on Blackboard
- Exercise sessions: free to choose the group division
- Practica: free to choose the group division

### 6. Assessment method and criteria

Continuous assessment

Presentation

### 7. Study material *

#### 7.1 Required reading

Course and slides from the teacher + notes of the practical classes

Scientific calculator

**7.2 Optional reading**

The following study material can be studied voluntarily :### 8. Contact information *

Prof. Dr. J. Sijbers

Universiteit Antwerpen

Universiteitsplein 1, Lokaal N.1.13

B-2610 Wilrijk

Tel: 03/265.24.64

Fax: 03/265.22.45

Email: jan.sijbers@uantwerpen.be

WWW: http://visielab.ua.ac.be/staff/sijbers