Course Information for 6600 - Biomedical Technology in Anesthesia
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Primary Instructor: Rob S. MacLeod
Designation:Elective
Credits: 3.0
Semesters Offered:Spring
Frequency Offered:Even Years
Prerequisites:Students must be senior undergraduates in engineering or have completed an undergraduate degree in engineering. A second co-requisite is a course in human physiology (e.g., BIOEN 3202 and/or BIOEN 6000).
Class Schedule: M/W 4:00--5:10
Catalog Description: The goals of this class are to teach bioengineering students the fundamentals of applied anesthesia as well as the state of current anesthesia technology as used in the operating room today. This class will create an interface between bioengineering students and clinical anesthesiologists so that students will become familiar with the operating room environment in which current and future technology has to function. In this context, the class also aims to promote an understanding of the need for existing as well as future technology in anesthesia. The course will be taught in classroom and in lab sessions in the patient simulator as well as visits to the operating room. Topics will range from an introduction to anesthetic gases/drugs and their delivery systems to the use of patient monitors in the operating room. Teaching will emphasize the relationship of technology to applied anesthesia and will point out its current limitations. Student will be encouraged to participate in a discussion of the future development of anesthesia technology. This course is aimed at senior undergraduate engineering students and graduate students who have an interest in exploring the application of biomedical technology in the clinical specialty of anesthesia.
Required Texts:MGH Textbook of Anesthetic Equipment
Course Website: Canvas
Course Syllabus:Syllabus_6600.pdf