BME 228/428 - Physiological Control Systems
Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Rochester
Spring Semester, 4 Cr.
Course Description: Physiological Control Systems - is an undergraduate course for juniors in Biomedical Engineering in the Instrumentation Track which focuses on the application of control theory to physiological systems. Any senior in Biomedical Engineering that has taken BME230 may also participate in this course. Graduate students will also be allowed to take the class and will be required to do more homework problems and do a final project. Lectures present modern control theory in the context of physiological systems that utilize feedback mechanisms. Lectures begin with an overview of linear systems analysis including: Laplace Transforms and Transfer functions. The response dynamics of open- and closed-looped systems such as the regulation of cardiac output and level of glucose are discussed. Weekly exercises apply these concepts and are further evaluated utilizing LabView. Other topics include: stability analysis and identification of physiological control systems.
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