ENGG 166. Quantitative Human Physiology
Introduction to human physiology using the quantitative methods of engineering and physical science. Topical coverage includes cellular membrane ion transport, Hodgkin-Huxley models and action potentials, musculoskeletal system, cardiovascular physiology, respiratory physiology, and nervous system physiology. Laboratory exercises and a final project delve into the measurement of human physiology, data analysis, and model testing.
This is a seminar and laboratory-based course. The class will meet twice weekly for 110-minute periods. Class periods will split into approximately 1 hour of collaborative, intellectual dialog on the mathematical, physiological, and laboratory readings of the day. Students are responsible for a high-level of advance preparation of the readings and may be called upon to explain key concepts from the relevant textbook chapters, handouts, and lab procedures. This will be followed by either a laboratory data acquisition session or a computer lab analysis workshop for the remainder of the period. The X-hours will be used weekly for simulation and data analysis exercises.
Prerequisite: PEMM 101 and 102, or permission of instructor. Course directors: Solomon Diamond and Erik Kobylarz