Multidisciplinary Education: About Some Aspects of Teaching Biophysics


This article presents one of the most pressing issues for undergraduate educational programs - interdisciplinary education. An interdisciplinary subject requires careful consideration of new issues and concepts in different contexts, identifying relationships between subjects, and developing common aspects, which is quite difficult to effectively implement within one discipline. This article discusses the problems and prospects associated with the teaching of biophysics. The main emphasis in the work is on the movement of blood in thin capillaries, the study of which is associated with microrheology. Various models have been proposed to explain the rheological properties of blood. These models, considered in the example of dispersed (two-phase) systems, describe the blood flow in capillaries only quantitatively, but the features of erythrocyte mobility in small capillaries within the framework of these models remain unclear. The laws of hydrodynamics or rheology alone cannot explain these features. To improve these models, we suggest that students consider the electrical properties of the dispersion system. This article considers the concept of blood cells and corpuscular elements functioning as electrical systems. These complex electrical systems are constantly moving in vessels of different diameters and, of course, are sensitive to changes in various hydrodynamic influences. Students are allowed to independently carry out practical work on these models, changing various indicators of blood. Unfortunately, microrheology and related issues are little discussed in textbooks. However, students must be familiar with the current problems, difficulties, and still scientifically inexplicable questions in this direction.

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Lali Kalandadze, Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University, Georgia

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Conference: ECE2023
Stream: Interdisciplinary

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Kalandadze L. (2023) Multidisciplinary Education: About Some Aspects of Teaching Biophysics ISSN: 2188-1162 The European Conference on Education 2023: Official Conference Proceedings
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