Fluid Mechanics of the Cardiovascular System

Queen Mary, University of London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Fluid Mechanics of the Cardiovascular System

  • Host University

    Queen Mary, University of London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Biological Systems Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Engineering Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

    15
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    Credits: 15.0
    Overlap: None
    Prerequisite: DEN4101

    This module further develops material taught in the first year about fluid mechanics. It introduces more complex concepts including the role of the boundary layer and the transition from laminar to turbulent flow. It will describe the non-Newtonian nature of blood, haemodynamics and pulsatile flows. It will consider flow in the context of the human cardiovascular system, including the structure of the vascular network and blood vessels, the heart anatomy and cardiac cycle, flow through bifurcations and bypass grafts. It will consider the clinical relevance of the endothelial cell and their function.

    Assessment: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Coursework
    Level: 5

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