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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - BME6700

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2006-05-05
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1768 2006-04-05
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Chemical EN 210700000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Bill Lee 9742136

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    BME 6700 Cardiovascular Systems for Engineers

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Cardivascular Systems
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    Graduate standing in engineering or CI


    Course Description

    Cardiovascular basic and medical science from an engineering viewpoint. Topics explored: cardivascular anatomy and physiology, physical and mathematical aspects of current therapies and diagnostics, imaging, hemodynamics, and cardiovascular disease.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    This is a course addition to the growing biomedical engineering graduate curriculum. Cardiovascular engineering is one of the identified areas of strength and this course would be one of several courses in this area. This course addresses the basic scie

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    This would be one of several courses offered in the subdiscipline of cardiovascular engineering (a subdiscipline of biomedical engineering). Cardivascular engineering and science has been identified as an area of strength in both the colleges of engineering and medicine. As such, it would serve students in biomedical engineering specifically, but also be of interest to other engineering students and students in the medical sciences. It would be a required course in the graduate certificate in cardivascular engineering.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    This course has been offered twice in the last two years as a special topics course in the biomedical engineering program (currently administered by chemical engineering).

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    The instructor should be a Ph.D. (biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, or chemical engineering) or an M.D. with appropriate engineering/physics training.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    This course will provide the basics of cardiovascular anatomy and physiology for later detailed treatment of cardiovascular engineering. In addition to relevant anatomy and physiology, students will obtain a knowledge of cardiovascular disease, diagnostics, imaging, treatment strategies, and surgical advances, emphasising the mathematical and physical aspects. Students will also appreciate the multidisciplinary aspects of cardiology and cardiovascular research.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Students will be able to describe the basic anatomy and physiology of cardiovascular systems. Students will be able to describe the basic principles behind diagnostic/monitoring processes used in cardiovascular research and treatment, including the mathematical foundations. Students will be able to understand the nature of cardiovascular disease and the underlying physical theories. Students will understand the fluid mechanics aspects of cardiovascular systems, including pulsatile flow, blood rheology, and related subjects. Students will understand the interdisciplinary nature of cardiovascular disease.

    C. Major Topics

    1. Cardiovascular anatomy and physiology

    2. Cardiomyopathies -diseases of heart muscle

    3. Coronary arter anatomy and physiology

    4. Atherosclerosis

    5. Valvular anatomy and physiology

    6. Fluid mechanics aspects of blood and blood flow

    7. Fluid mechanics aspects of valve disease

    8. Cardiac electropysiology

    9. Congenital heart disease

    10. Renal function

    11. Cardiovascular pharmacology

    12. Cardiovascular imaging

    13. Case studies

    D. Textbooks

    The course is handled using extensive handouts and web references (no formal text is required).

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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