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BIOL59900 - Quantitative Physiology

Spring 2016

Days/Time: MWF / TBA
Credit Hours: 3

Learning Objective:
None

Description:
This course is designed to give upper-division biological sciences and biomedical engineers the ability to quantitatively understand the physical and chemical factors that are responsible for living systems. Normal relationships, both empirical and theoretical, will be covered primarily. This foundation in normal physiological systems is complemented by subsequent topics on system pathologies.

Topics Covered:
None

Prerequisites:
Physiology (Biol 301 and 302 or 395G or BME 295E) and Physics (PHYS 220 and 221 or 172 and 272) and Calculus (MA 223 and 224 or 290B and 290C or 161 and 162 or 165 and 166 or173.

Web Address:
http://www.itap.purdue.edu/learning/tools/blackboard/

Homework:
Homework assignments will be made periodically throughout the semester and will account for 25% of the final grade. Approximately 5-6 assignments will be made. Homework may be submitted to kotto@purdue.edu

Projects:
The homework grade will include a semester project. The end goal of the project is to develop a simple model of a physiological phenomenon and evaluate the model for a specific system.

Exams:
3 exams will account for 15% each of the final grade. 1 final exam, which will account for 30% of the final grade.

Textbooks:
Medical Physiology, Boron & Boulpaep; 2 edition, 2008. ISBN-10: 1416031154. Text is highly recommended.

Computer Requirements:
ProEd Minimum Computer Requirements.

ProEd Minimum Requirements: view

Tuition & Fees: view

Other Requirements:
None.

Kevin J. Otto
Phone
765-496-1012
Email
kotto@purdue.edu
Office
Purdue University
Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering
206 S. Martin Jischke Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2032
Fax
765-496-1912
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