Course Information for 6460 - Electrophysiology and Bioelectricity of Tissues
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Primary Instructor: Frank B. Sachse
Credits: 3.0
Semesters Offered:Fall
Frequency Offered:Odd Years
Cross Listings:Physiol. 6460
Prerequisites:BIOEN 6000 or instructor's consent
Class Schedule: Tue/Thurs 10.45-12.05
Catalog Description: The goal of this class is to provide an intermediate level overview of electrophysiology and bioelectricity at the tissue level to graduate students with special interest in cardiology and neurosciences. We will develop the central electrical mechanisms from sets of coupled cells to the intact organ, building on those that are common to many electrically active cells in the body. We will provide insights into the structural basis of electrical conduction in tissue. The approach will be a combination of qualitative explanations, quantitative analysis, and mathematical simulation. The class format will include didactic lectures, group discussion of primary literature, quantitative problem solving exercises, writing assignments, and laboratory experiences. The prerequisite for the course are Bioengineering 6000 or equivalent or permission of the instructor and knowledge of university undergraduate level calculus and physics. 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:Bioelectricity: A Quantitative Approach, Third Edition by Robert Plonsey and Roger C. Barr, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Press
Course Syllabus:Syllabus_6460.pdf