INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Department of Genetics and Bioengineering
2017-2018

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
GBE 330 Biosensors Undergraduate 2 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Area Elective 5 2 + 2 120

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Almir Badnjević, Assist. Prof. Dr. Almir Badnjević Almir Badnjević, Assist. Prof. Dr.
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Biosensors have emerged as an exciting research area due to the integration of molecular biology with electronics to form devices of modern time. This course will introduce fundamental of microbiology and biochemistry from engineering prospective and give a comprehensive introduction to the basic features of biosensors. Types of most common biological agents and the ways in which they can be interfaced with a variety of transducers to create a biosensor for biomedical applications will be discussed. Focus will be on optical biosensors, immunobiosensors and nanobiosensors.

COURSE OBJECTIVE
The aim of the lectures are to introduce the sensor, especially biosensor technology to genetics and bioengineering students and the ones who are interested in the subject. Students will be able to learn basic concepts in biosensing and bioelectronics, to solve typical problems in biosensing and bioelectronics and to locate information fast. Also students will learn about measurement accuracy and sources of errors, technical characteristics of sensors, measurement standards and sensors network and communications

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Introduction/Overview of the field and applications of Biosensors.
  2. Measurement Accuracy and Sources of Errors
  3. Characteristics and Operational Modes of Sensors
  4. Static and Dynamic Characteristics of Biosensor
  5. Measurement Standards
  6. Sensor Networks and Communication
  7. Biological sensing elements
  8. Calorimetric biosensors
  9. Potentiometric and Amperometric biosensors
  10. Optical Biosensors
  11. Piezoelectric and immunobiosensors

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic
  1. Introduction/Overview of the field and applications of Biosensors.
  2. Measurement Accuracy and Sources of Errors
  3. Characteristics and Operational Modes of Sensors
  4. Static and Dynamic Characteristics of Biosensor
  5. Measurement Standards
  6. Sensor Networks and Communication
  7. Biological sensing elements
  8. Calorimetric biosensors
  9. Potentiometric and Amperometric biosensors
  10. Optical Biosensors

TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
Description
  • Interactive Lectures
  • Presentation
  • Discussions and group work
Description (%)
Method Quantity Percentage (%)
Midterm Exam(s)120
Lab/Practical Exam(s)120
Term Paper120
Final Exam140
Total: 100
Learning outcomes
  • Physical operating principles of biosensors
  • Basic terms and definitions
  • Biology of the sensing elements
  • Variety of biosensors
  • Limitations of the biosensors
  • Application areas for different types of biosensors
  • Measurement accuracy and sources of errors in biosensors
  • Technical characteristics of biosensors
TEXTBOOK(S)
  • J. F Raden (2010). Handbook of Modern Sensors, Physics, Designs and Applications, Springer-Verlag
  • J. G. Webster, H. Eren (2014). Measurement, Instrumentation, and Sensors Handbook, CRC Press
  • Jonathan Cooper, Anthony Cass (2004). Biosensors
  • Second Edition, Oxford University Press

ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)14228
Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)14228
Midterm Examination (1 week)122
Final Examination(1 week)122
Preparation for Midterm Examination11414
Preparation for Final Examination11414
Assignment / Homework/ Project11414
Seminar / Presentation11818
Total Workload: 120
ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 5