Laboratory Course in Biophysics

Module PH9010

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Basic Information

PH9010 is a semester module in German or English language at Bachelor’s level which is offered in winter semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Service Modules for Students of other Disciplines

If not stated otherwise for export to a non-physics program the student workload is given in the following table.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
120 h  h 4 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH9010 is Günther Woehlke.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions

Content

The practical lab course Biophysics offers experiments covering a wide spectrum of timely subjects and methods in molecular and cellular biophysics.

Learning Outcome

After the successful participation in the module the student is able to:

  • prepare a scientific experiment independently
  • set up and perform a complex experiment
  • record all important data during measurement
  • evaluate the obtained data and write a scientific report

Preconditions

Lecture/excercises Physics I and II for biochemistry students (or equivalent)

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

ArtSWSTitelDozent(en)Termine
PR 4 Praktikum Biophysik für Studenten der Biochemie Bausch, A. Dietz, H. Lieleg, O. Rief, M. Simmel, F. … (insgesamt 7) Mittwoch, 08:00–13:00
Mittwoch, 08:00–13:00
sowie einzelne oder verschobene Termine

Learning and Teaching Methods

The lab course is carried out in groups of maximum 4 participants. The groups are working self-dependently as far as possible. A supervisor supports the group in case that questions or problems arise.

Media

lab course experiments

data acquisition (manual and / or computer-assisted)

supplemental literature on selected issues

Literature

experiment manuals and references denoted in the manual

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

Altogether 6 credits have to be achieved from the catalogue of advanced lab course experiments. For each successfully completed experiment one credit is recorded (for some experiments two credits are recorded).

For the successful completion of an advanced lab course experiment following parts have to be passed:

  • introductory discussion with the experiment supervisor, a preparation for the experiment has to be proved
  • experimentation and recording experimental data
  • preparation of a written lab report
  • concluding oral discussion

Condensed Matter

When atoms interact things can get interesting. Fundamental research on the underlying properties of materials and nanostructures and exploration of the potential they provide for applications.

Nuclei, Particles, Astrophysics

A journey of discovery to understanding our world at the subatomic scale, from the nuclei inside atoms down to the most elementary building blocks of matter. Are you ready for the adventure?

Biophysics

Biological systems, from proteins to living cells and organisms, obey physical principles. Our research groups in biophysics shape one of Germany's largest scientific clusters in this area.