BME 302-0-01: Quantitative Systems Physiology (Lecture)

Quarter Offered

Winter : TTh 11:00am-12:20pm ; Backman


MATH 230


The course provides a rigorous overview of cardiovascular and respiratory anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology. The course includes case studies and a design term project.

Who Takes It?

The course is oriented primarily to senior and junior biomedical engineering students. There are no formal prerequisites but knowledge of basic biology is essential.


  • Overview of the cardiovascular system
  • Heart muscle I
  • Heart muscle II
  • Heart muscle pathophysiology
  • Heart mechanics I
  • Heart mechanics II
  • CV anatomy
  • Case study
  • Principles of electrocardiography
  • Interpretation of electrocardiography, myocardial ischemia and arrhythmias
  • Systemic circulation I
  • Systemic circulation II
  • Midterm Exam
  • Blood I
  • Blood II
  • Immune response
  • Respiratory system I
  • Respiratory system II
  • Respiratory pathophysiology I
  • Respiratory pathophysiology II
  • Project presentations

Required Class Materials

Concepts in Medical Physiology, Julian Seifter, Austin Ratner, and David Sloane
Pathophysiology of Heart Disease, edited by L.S. Lilly

ISBN-13: 978-1605477237

ISBN-10: 1605477230

Teaching Methods

In addition to lectures, the class includes case studies, student presentations of a term project and a series of interactive learner-centered exercises.