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Fall 2011-2012
CBE 439  

Quantitative Physiology & Tissue Design

Celeste M. Nelson

A treatment of the quantitative tools to understand the human body. Course reviews cell biology and anatomy, then examines cells, tissues, and organs using principles from engineering kinetics and transport processes. Topics include: cell physiology; organ system physiology (including the cardiovascular, renal, and respiratory systems); and pathophysiology. Clinical treatments for human disease will also be analyzed.

Sample reading list:
Keener & Sneyd, Mathematical Physiology
Folkow & Neil, Circulation
Guyton & Hall, Textbook of Medical Physiology
Weibel, The Pathway for Oxygen
Weiss, Cellular Biophysics
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly homework assignments.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 15%
Design Project - 15%
Take Home Final Exam - 25%
Problem set(s) - 30%
Other (See Instructor) - 15%

Other Requirements:
Open to Juniors and Seniors Only.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
23649 L01 11:00 am - 12:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   008   Enrolled:47 Limit:50