BMEN 7610 Bioelectricity

The objective of this course is to introduce the student to bioelectricity of excitable cells from a quantitative perspective. Topics include membrane transport phenomena, the ionic basis of action potentials, the Hodgkin - Huxley model, propagation of action potentials down excitable fibers, the response of cells to external stimuli, and the current flow in the medium surrounding the electrically-active cell. The course also incorporates virtual bioelectricity labs designed to familiarize the student with the concepts presented in lecture.