Academic Catalog

BME502 HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY

Course Code: 8720502
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Biomedical Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Masters
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. DLEK KESKN
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Content

A modular course (lectures along with experimental laboratory) providing a survey of important concepts and selected topics in human anatomy and physiology. Special emphasis will be put on homeostatic mechanisms as well as structures, functions and processes of special interest for biomedical scientists and engineers. Control-regulatory processes, body support and movement, energy metabolism, transport systems, excretory functions, and body defenses are to be considered. Biological feedback mechanisms such as pupil control system, visual fixation, skeletal-muscle servo mechanism, thermoregulation, glucose homeostasis, blood pressure control, cardiac output, body fluid homeostasis will be discussed.