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Physiological and physicochemical phenomena in biological systems involve complex interactions between tissue, blood and nutrients such as glucose. This course will introduce the principles of biofluid and soft tissue mechanics, and mass transfer phenomena relevant to biological systems. Students will develop the ability to use mathematical modelling to analyse those phenomena, and gain insight into a range of therapies from the perspective of engineering.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
This course provides insight into biological systems in terms of engineering principles. It is focused on mathematical modelling and its use in understanding and analysing biological systems and medical treatments. These may include treatments for cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
The course will cover a range of interlinked topics as indicated below. Case studies will be presented and will form the basis of practical problem-solving exercises. Lectures on relevant research at the forefront of the field will also be included.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Coursework essay (60%)
Coursework report (40%)
Resit failed component(s)
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Conceptual||Understand||Develop the understanding of physiological and physicochemical phenomena in biological systems in terms of engineering principles|
|Procedural||Apply||Perform mathematical modelling of biofluid and transport phenomena in biological systems|
|Reflection||Evaluate||Assess the significances of modelling results to biological systems and medical treatments.|
|Reflection||Evaluate||Discuss the advantages and limitations of drug delivery systems and their developments.|