Course Information for 6000 - System Physiology I: Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Renal Systems
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Primary Instructor: Frank B. Sachse
Designation:Elective
Credits: 4.0
Semesters Offered:Spring
Frequency Offered:Annual
Cross Listings:PHYSL 6000
Prerequisites:For undergraduate students: BIOEN 3202 or equivalent. Open to medical and other graduate students.
Class Schedule: WF 9:10-10:30; Lab F 1:00-4:00 and, if large class size, M: 1:00-4:00
Catalog Description: The goal of this course is to understand the concepts and mechanisms of systemic cardiovascular physiology in human and animal systems. The course assumes a basic knowledge of human or animal physiology. We build on that knowledge by examining regulation and control of systems as well as their structure-function relationships. We will also introduce pathophysiological mechanisms relevant for clinical diagnosis and therapy. There is substantial emphasis on engineering approaches, quantitative methods, and simulation. The prerequisite for the course are knowledge of university undergraduate level physiology, calculus and physics or permission of the instructor. Assignments will require the use of Matlab and other software. All course materials will be available through the University of Utah Canvas software and the class will communicate using this software.
Required Texts:Costanzo, Physiology, 6th Edition
Course Website: https://utah.instructure.com/courses/364070
Course Syllabus:Syllabus_6000.pdf