Quantitative Physiology (Cells and Tissues) OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Undergraduate Class on Cellular Biophysics

Published Jan 24, 2009

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'Quantitative Physiology (Cells and Tissues)' is a perfect course for anyone interested in exploring cellular biophysics using mathematical models. It is offered to both graduate and undergraduate students in MIT's School of Engineering, and MIT has made many 'Quantitative Physiology (Cells and Tissues)' course materials available free online.

Quantitative Physiology (Cells and Tissues): Course Specifics

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Quantitative Physiology (Cells and Tissues): Course Description

Electrical Engineering professor Dennis Freeman taught 'Quantitative Physiology (Cells and Tissues)' in MIT's School of Engineering. Bachelor's and master's degree students from various engineering departments enroll in this lab course. 'Quantitative Physiology (Cells and Tissues)' takes a multidisciplinary approach, using mathematical models to explore biological concepts. Students in 'Quantitative Physiology (Cells and Tissues)' investigate the mechanisms that transport molecules across cell membranes. Students also learn how cells maintain their volume and composition. Throughout 'Quantitative Physiology (Cells and Tissues),' Professor Freeman emphasizes the relationship between theory and experimental results. 'Quantitative Physiology (Cells and Tissues)' students complete two lab projects, and OpenCourseWare users with appropriate equipment can also complete them using detailed lab instructions.

Lab instructions and the MATLAB software manuals downloads, as well homework assignments, writing guidelines and a reading list, are all available on 'Quantitative Physiology (Cells and Tissues)' OpenCourseWare. To get started with this free online course from MIT's School of Engineering, navigate to the physiology course page.

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