ARTIFICIAL ORGANS   [Archived Catalog]
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
Artificial organs is the first of a three course sequence that explores design, development, and clinical use of artificial organ technology. Each course in the series is stand-alone and, as such, is not a prerequisite for any other course in the series. Students may take one, two, or all three courses. Artificial organs is directed toward artificial heart and vascular prostheses. The basic physiology of each system (heart and vascular) is reviewed with emphasis on identifying the bioengineering design requirements for appropriate organ replacement systems. Commercially available systems are analyzed from the point of view (where applicable) of mass transfer efficiency; biomechanics and hemodynamic similarity to the host; and size and efficiency of the device. Students will be required to design an artificial organ consistent with the above-mentioned considerations. Upon completing the course, the student should be able to describe the fundamental engineering principles related to heart and vascular physiology and apply the fundamental principles to design improvements and/or new designs for artificial heart and vascular prostheses.
Academic Career: Undergraduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: Letter Grade
Course Requirements: PREQ: BIOENG 1220; PLAN: Bioengineering (BEH OR BSE)

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