About the Biophysics Course
The degree course of the Biophysics specialty is provided at the first (Bachelor of Arts in Biophysics) and Second (Master of Arts in Biophysics) levels of higher education. Because of multiple technological breakthroughs over the last decade allowing the gathering of large amounts of new kinds of data, biology has become a particularly exciting frontier of science, not only at a fundamental level but because of new opportunities to apply basic insights to medicine and health care. Physics has played an important role in developing many of the new technologies helping biology to advance, and it further turns out many of the conceptual, experimental, and theoretical skills of physicists have turned out to be valuable for understanding biological problems. Biophysics is an interdisciplinary subject involving the frontiers of physics and biology. Biophysics is the bridge connecting the fundamental laws governing electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, and classical and quantum mechanics with the way biological organisms, including ourselves, sense, move, eat, reproduce, and get sick.
Biophysicists aim first to understand biological systems from the perspective of physical laws and models, and second to study biological systems using physical techniques. The biophysics major at International European University, Poland is a rigorous program involving a core education in physics, biology, and chemistry, along with integrated biophysics courses and an exciting range of electives including experimental and research opportunities. The degree in Biophysics at IEU, Poland is a great choice for students who enjoy math and physics but are interested in problems related to biology or medicine. Biophysics has contributed to breakthroughs in microscopy, including the development of electron and atomic force microscopy and fluorescent imaging techniques, techniques that revealed the structures inside of cells and are critical to present-day research.
Name of the specialty – Biophysics;
Level of Higher Education – First (Bachelor of Science in Biophysics) and Second (Master of Science in Biophysics) level;
The list of specializations and educational programs — Molecular Biophysics, Structural Biophysics, Computational Biophysics, Biophysical Chemistry, Biomechanics, Systems Biophysics, Nanobiophysics, Membrane Biophysics, Single-Molecule Biophysics, Biophotonics, Biomechanical Imaging, Synthetic Biophysics;
The total amount of credits from the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System — 240 credits;
The duration of studying – 4 years of full-time studying (Bachelor of Science in Biophysics), 2 years of full-time studying (Master of Science in Biophysics).
In the first two years at IEU, Poland students take foundation courses in math, physics, chemistry, and biology. In the second two years, students take specialized courses in biophysics, physics, and biology. Biophysics majors complete at least two semesters of independent research. IEU, Poland’s curriculum prepares students to succeed in today’s interdisciplinary research and technology environment. Many of the most important advances in biotechnology and medicine are occurring at the intersection between biology, physics, computer science, and engineering. The biophysics major provides the broad math and science skills necessary to compete in this interdisciplinary environment. More importantly, students are encouraged to think independently. The educational process establishes problem-solving skills useful throughout life. Biophysics students gain practical experience through hands-on projects in classes at IEU, Poland as well as a senior capstone research project or professional internship. Facilities are available for student research in nonlinear optics, condensed-matter physics, and nuclear physics.
After graduating students are able:
- To examine biophysical scenarios using both a conceptual understanding of the core concepts of biology, chemistry, and physics, and calculations using the appropriate methods of mathematical, theoretical, and computational physics.
- To effectively communicate biophysics content through both written reports and oral presentations.
- To devise, implement, and refine an experiment to assess biophysics questions using appropriate statistical and computational methods to interpret the data and draw valid scientific conclusions.
- To apply their physics and biophysics experience and knowledge to analyze new biophysical situations and to develop and refine experimental methods for new biophysical applications.
- To function successfully in the laboratory and use safe laboratory practices.
- To critically evaluate data and design experiments to test hypotheses relevant to the practice of biochemistry and biophysics.
- To read and evaluate primary literature in the discipline.
- To effectively communicate scientific data and ideas, using various formats appropriate for different target audiences.
- To use databases, computational tools, and other online resources effectively.
- To demonstrate awareness of ethical issues in the practice of science.
- To solve qualitative and quantitative problems, using appropriate statistical mechanics and computing techniques.
- To explain models of biological systems and models dealing with statistical mechanics and transport phenomena.
- To express the direction and the magnitude of the velocity.
- To express the concept of acceleration.
- To express the inertial and non-inertial reference frames.
- To analyze the source of acceleration.
- To examine action and reaction principles.
- To explain circular motion.
- To express the gravity law.
- To express acceleration of gravity.
- To express the motion of the satellite.
- To express the pressure of the atmosphere.
- To express Archimedes’ Law.
- To analyze the differences between temperature and heat.
- To define the nature and structure of light.
- To express reflection and diffraction.
- To express principles of mirrors and lenses.
- To analyze actions in waves.
- To determine electromagnetic waves.
- To analyze waves of sound.
- To express the concept of static electricity.
- To express Coulomb’s Law.
- To analyze the differences between insulators and conductors.
The curriculum covers a comprehensive range of subjects. The major subjects (or modules) are:
- Microscopic Anatomy
- Mammalian Physiology
- Biophysical Chemistry
- Physicochemical Techniques
- Functional Anatomy
- Medical Biophysics
- Cytology and Cell Physiology
- Neuro Biophysics
- Radiation Biophysics
- Electron Microscopy
- Introduction to Mechanics
- Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism
- Introduction to Optics
- Introduction to Modern Physics
- Introduction to Methods in Computational Physics
- General Chemistry
- Bioenergetics and Systems
- Genomes and Evolution
- Thermal and Statistical Physics
- Biological Physics
- Experimental Biophysics
- Organic Chemistry
- Introduction to Methods in Computational Physics
- Introduction to Fluids
- Computational Physics
After completing the professional education program of the specialty «Biophysics» at IEU, Poland a specialist can perform professional work as:
- Biomedical Engineer
- Biomedical Technician
- Database Analyst
- Financial Analyst
- Health Physicist
- Laboratory Technician
- Medical Radiation Technologist
- Natural Science Manager
- Radioisotope Technician
- Scientific Writer
- Water Resources Engineer
- Agricultural Scientist
- Artificial Intelligence Designer
- Drug Developer
- Environmental Scientist
- Food Scientist
Why Study Biophysics in Europe?
If you’re looking to study Biophysics in Europe, the International European University in Poland is an excellent option for international students. Our Life Sciences School is consistently ranked among the TOP-10 Life Sciences Schools in Europe, and the quality of education is top-notch. Studying Biophysics at IEU, Poland offers a fantastic opportunity to obtain a high-quality degree from one of the best universities in the EU.
At IEU, Poland, international students gain access to award-winning teaching methods and internationally recognized qualifications used worldwide. Pursuing a degree in Biophysics from IEU, Poland involves practicing Biophysics skills through various classroom discussions, group activities, and individual assignments. By studying Biophysics at IEU, Poland, students acquire the skills and knowledge to communicate effectively in Biophysics.
Career Perspectives in Europe
Earning a degree in Biophysics from IEU, Poland can prepare you for various career opportunities in the public and private sectors. Graduates can find work in sciences, medicine, education, and many other fields, or even start their businesses. Studying Biophysics at IEU, Poland can also increase your earning potential and make you stand out in the job market.
Application Process for Biophysics Degree in Europe
The application process for a Biophysics Degree at IEU, Poland is easy and fast compared to other European Biophysics universities. International students are provided with full support along the way, making it easy to collect necessary documents, submit the application, and obtain a Student Visa.
Rich Cultural Experience in Europe
At IEU, Poland, international students get to experience Polish culture, which is rich in history and tradition. Country exploring is an eye-opening experience for students who have never left their home country before. During their time abroad, students can also travel around Europe, which allows them to see how other cultures live and what they value most about life. Pursuing a Biophysics Degree abroad offers unforgettable experiences, such as visiting museums or historical sites, trying new foods from around the world, learning how people celebrate holidays differently, meeting new friends from all over the world who share similar interests, and many more!