Course Schedule - Spring Semester 2016

     

BIOE 381 001 (CRN: 25508)

FUND OF ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY

Long Title: FUNDAMENTALS OF NERVE AND MUSCLE ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY
Department: Bioengineering
Instructor: Clark, John W.
Meeting: 2:30PM - 3:45PM TR AEL B209 (11-JAN-2016 - 22-APR-2016) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
 
Section Max Enrollment: 19
Section Enrolled: 0
Enrollment data as of: 21-JAN-2022 1:55PM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: Final Exam Unknown
 
Description: An introduction to cellular electrophysiology. Includes development of whole-cell models for neurons and muscle (cardiac and skeletal muscle) cells, based on ion channel currents obtained from whole-cell voltage-clamp experiments. Material balance equations are developed for various ions and chemical signaling agents (e.g., second messengers). Numerical methods are introduced for solving the ordinary and partial differential equations associated with these models. Several types of cell models are discussed ranging from neurons and muscle cells to sensory cells of mechanoreceptors, auditory hair cells and photoreceptor cells. Volume conductor boundary-value problems frequently encountered in electrophysiology are posed. Course provides a cellular basis for the interpretation of macroscopic bioelectric signals such as the electrocardiogram (ECG), electromyogram (EMG), electroretinogram (ERG) and electroencephalogram. Cross-list: ELEC 381.