(Department)  Biomedical Engineering         (Division)      Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
 (Level and Major)   BSc; Core Course         

Course Title                Physiology                                
Number of Credits       3             Prerequisite Cellular and Molecular Biology

Course Description:
Human physiology is the study of the body’s processes, also known as functions. It is the branch of biology that aims to understand the mechanisms of living things, from the basis of cell function at the ionic and molecular level to the integrated behavior of the whole body and the influence of the external environment. This course introduces the function of body systems such as blood circulation, respiration, nerves, etc. and it will provide the foundation to prepare the student for engineering design tailored to the natural function of the body and gaining practical experience in the future.
Course Goals and Objectives:
Recognition and familiarity with the physiology of the human body for application in various fields in biomedical engineering
Course Topics:
  1. Introduction
  2. Cell and its function
  3. Heart
  4. Blood
  5. Cardiovascular system
  6. Respiratory system
  7. Digestive system
  8. Renal and urinary system
  9. Endocrine system
  10. Nervous system
The course aims to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to meet these objectives:
  • Describe the cell and its function
  • Describe in detail the functioning of the following systems:  Cardiac and circulation, Respiratory, Hematologic, Renal, Gastrointestinal system, Endocrine and Nervous system
  • Describe the integration of and interrelationships between these bodily systems.
  • Practically apply understanding of human physiology to engineering design.
Reading Resources:
  • Hall, John E. Guyton and Hall textbook of medical physiology e-Book. Elsevier Health Sciences, 2015.
  • Physiology in Biomedical Engineering, Hamid Keshvari, Shiva Esbary, 2017
Evaluation (100 total score):
Class attendance and class activity
Midterm exam
Final exam

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