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2013/2014 Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering Master Biomedical Engineering
BM1107
Anatomy and Physiology
ECTS: 4
Responsible Instructor
Name E-mail
Prof.dr. J. Dankelman    J.Dankelman@tudelft.nl
Instructor
Name E-mail
A.C.P. Geudon    A.C.P.Geudon-1@tudelft.nl
Ir. K.R. Henken    K.R.Henken@tudelft.nl
Contact Hours / Week x/x/x/x
2/2/0/0
Education Period
1
2
Start Education
1
Exam Period
2
3
Course Language
English
Course Contents
Content of Anatomy and Physiology:
1. Introduction to human physiology (human body, homeostasis, mass transport)
2. Cell physiology (plasma membrane, cytoplasm, nucleus, cell growth and reproduction)
3. Musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, musles)
4. Nervous system (nerve cells, neurophysiology, central nerve system, peripheral nervous system and reflex activity, autonomic nervous system)
5. Endocrine system (hormones and endocrine organs)
6. Cardiovascular system: blood (blood cells, blood flow, blood pressure, vascular compliance, clotting, Newtonian flow).
7. Cardiovascular system: heart (anatomy, coronary circulation, cardiac muscle fibres, cardiac output).
8. Immune system (specific and nonspecific body defences)
9. Respiratory system (respiration, transport and exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide, control mechanisms of respiration)
10. Digestive system & metabolism (anatomy, digestion and absorption)
11. Urinary system (anatomy, glomerular filtration, reabsorption, secretion, regulation mechanisms)
12. Reproductive system and pregnancy ( anatomy male and female reproductive system, foetal circulation, oxygen transport in utero, umbilical cord, prematurity)
Study Goals
The student is able to describe the anatomy and the function of several physiological systems from an engineering point of view.

The student must be able to:
Describe the anatomy and the function of the musculoskeletal, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems
Describe the control mechanisms involved in the different physiological systems.
For detailed description of learning goals, see first slides of the lectures on blackboard
Education Method
1 time per week 2 lectures of 45 minutes
Self study before every lesson; cases and examples during (interactive) lectures
Literature and Study Materials
Course material:
Elaine N. Marieb and Katja Hoehn
Human Anatomy & Physiology: :International Edition/ Interactive Physiology 10-System Suite CD-ROM (component)/ Brief Atlas of the Human Body, A (ValuePack Only)
9th edition
Pearson
ISBN-10: 1447926005 ISBN-13: 9781447926009
Books
Course material:
Elaine N. Marieb and Katja Hoehn
Human Anatomy & Physiology: :International Edition/ Interactive Physiology 10-System Suite CD-ROM (component)/ Brief Atlas of the Human Body, A (ValuePack Only)
9th edition
Pearson
ISBN-10: 1447926005 ISBN-13: 9781447926009
Assessment
Weekly blackboard tests and written exam.

The final grade of the weekly blackboard tests count for 10% and the final exam for 90% of the final grade for this course. A minimum grade of 6 is needed on both the final grade of the weekly tests and the final exam to be able to pass this course.
Exam Hours
Written exam - 3 hours
Department
3mE Department Biomechanical Engineering