Module Details

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Title CARDIOVASCULAR BIOENGINEERING
Code ENGG311
Coordinator Dr JM Curran
Mechanical, Materials & Aerospace Eng
J.Curran@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2020-21 Level 6 FHEQ Second Semester 7.5

Aims

This module aims to provide the students with a knowledge of:
Basic physiology and anatomy of the components of the circulatory system.
How biological tissue structure is related to the physical and mechanical properties of the circulatory system, and how this is related to function.
The role of different bio fluids in the human body.
The importance of blood flow in relation to health and disease.
The basic principles of blood flow in the body.
Calculations relating to blood flow in arteries and cardiovascular devices.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Demonstrate a knowledge of the role of different biofluids in the human body.

(LO2) Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of measuring and monitoring blood flow in relation to age and disease and how this is achieved in clinical environments.

(LO3) Students should be able to both quantitatively and qualitatively describe blood flow within the human body and describe how both internal and external factors can affect blood flow.

(LO4) Students should demonstrate an understanding of how specific calculations and measurements are used to define blood flow in arteries and cardiovascular devices.

(S1) Problem solving skills

(S2) Numeracy


Syllabus

 

Content will be delivered by a combination of lectures and tutorials. Content will cover:
Introduction to biofluids and biofluid mechanics.
Introduction to Haemodynamics: why measure blood pressure and flow?
Fundamental principles of fluid mechanics: ideal fluids, viscous fluids, Bernoulli equation.
Steady pressure-flow relations (Poiseuille flow, vascular resistance).
Viscous properties of plasma.
Blood rheology.
The arterial wall: structure, geometry and physical properties.
Pulsatile pressure-flow relations: vascular impedance, wave propagation, lumped parameter and transmission-line models of the circulatory system.
Blood flow in relation to cardiovascular prostheses and device s, including heart valves, cardiac assist devices, and arterial bypass grafts.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Lectures will be provided synchronously through canvas and supported with synchronous tutorial sessions and asynchronous material (when appropriate), in line with the hybrid teaching model

Teaching Method 1 - Lecture
Description: Structured delivery of appropriate course content and facilitated discussion
Attendance Recorded: Not yet decided
Unscheduled Directed Student Hours (time spent away from the timetabled sessions but directed by the teaching staff): 50

Teaching Method 2 - Tutorial
Description: Tutorials will be provided when required to ensure core concepts are understood
Attendance Recorded: Not yet decided
Notes: Additional problem solving classes/tutorials will be available at appropriate time points
Unscheduled Directed Student Hours (time spent away from the timetabled sessions but directed by the teaching staff): 4


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 21

  0

    50

4

75
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 0
TOTAL HOURS 75

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
End of Semester Exam open book There is a resit opportunity. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :End of Semester 2  120 + time for downl    70       
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Descriptive and numerical assessment of course content Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Week 6  4 multi component qu    30       

Recommended Texts

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