15 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: MEC320 Computational Fluid Mechanics

Co-requisites: BIE6413

Aims/Description: This module aims to provide you with an overview of state-of-the-art modelling approaches used to study the cardiovascular system from a biomechanical perspective. The module starts with a brief review of relevant principles and theories in fluid mechanics, followed by anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system, including blood rheology and vessel tissue mechanics. The second part gives you an overview of the modelling, analytical and experimental methods applied to several parts of the cardiovascular system. The final part will focus on more specialised topics, like the application of modelling techniques to investigate correlations with disease.

Staff Contact: MARZO ALBERTO
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

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