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EGRB 209. Applied Physiology for Biomedical Engineers. 4 Hours.
Semester course; 3 lecture and 3 laboratory hours. 4 credits. Prerequisites: MATH 200 and MATH 201, each with a minimum grade of C. Enrollment is restricted to biomedical engineering students. This course introduces the concepts of mathematical models and describes physiological systems using applied mathematics and engineering principles. Physiological systems will include a comprehensive study of muscle, nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine and musculoskeletal, beginning with applied biophysical concepts in cell anatomy and physiology leading into the various physiological systems. This course also incorporates a laboratory that uses the knowledge-based tools gained through lecture and implements them in practice using exercises in biochemical and physiological calculations, osmosis, electrical network simulation of diffusion, EEG, blood pressure, ECG, spirometry and musculoskeletal anatomy.