The Physical Basis of Human Disease
This course covers major diseases (cancer, diabetes, heart disease, infectious diseases), the physical changes that inflict morbidity and mortality, the design constraints for treatment, and emerging technologies that take into account these physical hurdles. Taking the perspective of the design constraints on the system (that is, the mass transport and biophysical limitations of the human body), we will survey recent results from the fields of drug delivery, gene therapy, tissue engineering, and nanotechnology.
Sample reading list:
Saunders, Textbook of Medical Physiology
McCance & Huether, Pathophysiology
See instructor for complete list
The majority of the readings for the class will come from the primary literature.
Mid Term Exam - 15%
Design Project - 15%
Take Home Final Exam - 25%
Problem set(s) - 30%
Other (See Instructor) - 15%
Open to Juniors and Seniors Only.
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