ARTIFICIAL ORGANS 2   [Archived Catalog]
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
Artificial organs 2 is the second 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 2 is focused on artificial blood and artificial lung. The basic physiology of each system (blood and the lungs) 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 blood and lung physiology and apply the fundamental principles to design improvements and/or new designs for artificial blood substitutes and artificial lung devices.
Academic Career: Undergraduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: Letter Grade
Course Requirements: PREQ: BIOENG 1210; PLAN: Bioengineering (BSE or BEH)

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