Physical Basis of Human Disease
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, are covered. Taking the perspective of the design constraints on the system (that is, the mass transport and biophysical limitations of the human body), course surveys recent results from the fields of drug delivery, gene therapy, tissue engineering, and nanotechnology. The main course materials are primary literature.
Sample reading list:
See instructor for complete list
Readings taken from the primary literature will be handed out in class.
Final Exam - 40%
Design Project - 15%
Problem set(s) - 30%
Other (See Instructor) - 15%
Open to Graduate Students Only.
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