Skip to main content

Bioelectrical Physics

BME5103

Bioelectrical Physics

College of Engineering
BIOM

This course focuses on qualitative and quantitative understanding of electrically active tissue whether it is in the brain, heart or the body muscles. The course uses many of the same examples which were used by Nobel Prize winners, Hodgkin and Huxley to explain the mechanism behind the generation, propagation and stimulation by electrical signals in model organisms such as giant squid. The lessons learned from such analyses are used to demonstrate the interconnectivity between different elements of the bioelectrical system as well as usage in clinical measurements such as the electrocardiogram.