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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - BME6855

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2003-05-15
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2078 2003-05-16
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Chemical Engineering EN 210700000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    William E. Lee 9742136

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    BME 6855 Biofluid Mechanics and Bioheat Transfer

    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)
    Biofluid Bioheat
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    Graduate standing in engineering or CI



    Course Description

    Analysis and applications of biofluids, including nonNewtonian fluids and particulate systems, and bioheat transfer, including energy balances, heat and temperature regulation, clinical situations, and modeling. Open to nonmajors with CI.

  3. Justification

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


    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?


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


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


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1) Detailed examination of rheology, leading up to biorheology2) Analysis of two-phase systems (liquid-particulate, etc.)3) Analysis of representative biological fluids4) Testing techniques of biorheology5) Clinical applications of biorheology6) Energy balances on human subjects7) Experimental techniques related to bioheat transfer8) Clinical applications of bioheat transfer

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:1) Understand the rheology of Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids2) Understand the extension of (1) to biological fluids3) Conceptually perform biorheological test procedures4) Understand the clinical aspects of biorheology5) Understand human energy balances, focusing on heat transfer mechanisms and metabolism6) Conceptually perform heat transfer measurements7) Understand the clinical aspects of bioheat transfer

    C. Major Topics

    Part I Biorheology1) Review of Newtonian fluid mechanics2) Development of nonNewtonian fluid mechanics3) Experimental techniques of rheology4) Extension of rheological concepts to biological fluids5) Two-phase systems (liquid-solid and liquid-gas)6) Clinical biorheology7) Energy balances on human subjects8) Metabolism and basal metabolism rate (BMR)9) Measurement techniques in bioheat transfer10) Factors that influence heat management (pharmaceutical, pain, etc.)11) Clothing, extreme environments, and related topics12) Clinical aspects of bioheat transfer (anesthesiology, extreme environments, etc.)

    D. Textbooks

    1) Understanding rheology (F. Morrison)2) Biological and bioenvironmental heat and mass transfer (A. Datta)

    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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