Quantitative Physiology in BME
BME 41101/ 4 Cr.
This course is an introductory course in physiological systems and an introductory course in classical feedback control theory for biomedical engineers. It aims to apply systems theory and classical feedforward and feedback control in the context of physiological. Control, frequency response, and linear systems concepts are applied to action potential generation, motor control, heart rate regulation, and other physiological processes. Approximately a third of the course will be devoted to physiological systems, as third to classical control theory and a third to the application of classical control and systems theory to physiological systems.
- Available Online: No
- Credit by Exam: No
- Laptop Required: No
P: BME 33100.
Dorf, Bishop, Modern Control Systems 11/e, Prentice Hall, ISBN: 978-0-13-227028-1 or 12/e, ISBN: 978-0-13-602458-3. Boron & Boulpaep, Medical Physiology 2/e, Saunders, ISBN: 978-1-4160-3115-4.
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Describe major physiological features the neuromuscular, cardiac, pulmonary, and renal systems. 
- Analyze, reduce and implement a dynamic in-silico model of a Plant (standard engineering systems and physiological systems) using linear systems theory descriptors in the frequency and state-space domains. [2,6]
- Analyze the characteristics of the linearized Plant model and design a classical feedback controller . [1,2]
- Define specifications of the normal operation of a system in nominal operation.
- Analyze the system stability of a Plant. 
- Analyze frequency response and construct Bode plots. [1,]
- Work in teams to understand and implement a model of a physiological system. [2,3,5]
- Group project work and reporting [3, 5]
(roughly by lectures, order may vary)
- Review of Linear Systems (C)
- Resting Membrane Potentials (P)
- Poles and Zeros (C)
- Action Potentials (P)
- Time Domain Specifications (C)
- Peripheral Nervous System (P)
- Skeletal Muscles (P)
- Dynamic Response, Stability (C)
- Synaptic Transmission, Neuromuscular Junction (P)
- Feedback Controllers (C)
- Muscle Afferents (P)
- Frequency Domain Analysis, Bode Plots, Root Locus (C)
- Smoot and Cardiac Muscles (P)
- System Identification (C)
- Somatosensory System (P)
- Special Systems (P)
- Physiological Control Systems