Biomedical Engineering (MEng)
Medical Science 2
This course complements the Medical Science I course. It introduces further physiological concepts and systems in key areas of bioengineering with a stong emphasis on the nervous system.
Learning Outcomes - Knowledge and Understanding
In conjunction with Medical Science 1, this course should allow the students to appreciate the complexity of biological control systems and to understand the physiological as well as structural constraints under which they operate.
Learning Outcomes - Intellectual Skills
- The ability to distinguish between general principles and specific adaptations in biological control systems.
- The ability to relate anatomical structures and physiological mechanisms to the functional organization of biological systems.
- To understand the design constraints of biological systems.
- The ability to compare biological and engineering design principles of task-specific control systems.
- The ability to approach complex systems by identifying their function and analysing their operational constraints.
BE1-HMS1 Medical Science I
Lectures: 18 hours
Study groups: 10 hours
Written exam: 1.5 hours, material from all subjects taught
Mastery exam: 3 mastery exams, at the start and end of summer term
No type of previous exam answers or solutions will be available
Exam rubric: (a) 1.5 hours/4 sections/7 questions/weighting according to amount of material taught on each topic (b) 3 mastery exams at the start and end of summer term
Feedback : 1. feedback provided during study groups (potential exam questions will be discussed 2. previous exam papers on internet (no framework answers)
5th ed., New York : McGraw-Hill Medical Publishing Division
Fifteenth edition / Eric P. Widmaier, Hershel Raff, Kevin T. Strang, Todd C. Shoepe, digital author., New York, NY : McGraw Hill Education
5th ed., Hodder Arnold