1st Bachelor in Medical Biology -

Applied biomedical physics

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ECTS Credits4
Number of Hours (h/year)45
Teaching staffCAMPSTEYN, Henri
Course UnitCompulsory
TermQuad. 1 and 2


Aims and Objectives

To learn phenomenons and laws of physics and their applications with extension to other sciences. To be skilled in measurement, its surroundings and treatment.


Measurable quantities, units, dimensions, measure, error, uncertainty.

Mechanics: vectorial calculus; kinematics; dynamics; energy, wirk,power; hydrostatics and hydrodynamics.

Matter constitution: atoms and molecules; phases of matter; deformations of solids: surface phenomenons and capillarity.

Electricity: electrostatics; DC and AC electrodynamics; electromagnetism; notions of electronics, pulse treatment and Coulter counter.

Optics: models; reflection; refraction; lenses; interference; diffraction; instruments; polarisation; light characterization and detection.

Calorimetry and thermometry: temperature; heath; thermal dilatation; changes of phases; conservation of liquid gases.


CAMERON J.R. et SKOFRONICK J.G., Medical Physics, Wiley, 1978.

KANE J. et STERNHEIM M., Physique, Dunod, 1999.

SCHOEFF L.E. et WILLIAMS R.H., Principles of Laboratory Instruments, Mosby, 1993.

Teaching and Learning MethodsLectures
Assessment MethodsOral examinations

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