Topic outline

  • General

    SQG3692


    Lecturer : SHAFINAZ BT SHAHIR
    Semester : 1 2010/2011



    Synopsis :

    This course will present an overview of the fundamental principles and applications of biosensors. More specifically it will cover the following subjects: What is a sensor? How does a sensor become biological in nature? The history of biosensors. What are the components of a biosensor? What are the types of transducers used in biosensors? What are bioreceptor molecules? How are bioreceptor molecules attached to the transducers, i.e. immobilised? What are the most important factors that govern the performance of a biosensor? In what areas have biosensors been applied?



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    • Topic 1

      Learning Objectives:

      At the end of this chapter you should be able to:

      1. Define the term biosensor

      2. State and describe the fundamental components required to make a viable biosensor.

    • Topic 2

      Learning Objectives:

      At the end of this chapter you should be able to:

      1. State six types of material that can used as biosensing elements

      2. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each type of as biosensing element in relation to their use in biosensors.

    • Topic 3

      Learning Objectives:

      At the end of this chapter you should be able to:

      1. State five types of immobilization methods used to make a viable biosenser

      2. Illustrate the methods that can be used to immobilize biomolecules to a transducer for the construction of a viable biosensor.