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Quantitative Cardiorespiratory Physiology and Clinical Applications for Engineers

June 11-15, 2018


This course presents the functional anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems from an engineering perspective. The goal of the course is to enable engineers and managers from industry to understand the normal cardiorespiratory physiology at the systems level, to predict system behavior under normal operation and pathological stresses, and to understand what commonly monitored clinical signals reveal about the state of the system. Strong emphasis will be placed on describing the cardiovascular system quantitatively, drawing on physical principles and deriving models of cardiovascular and respiratory function that illuminate the organ systems’ operation. The course is structured into these major blocks:

  • Functional anatomy of the cardiovascular systems
  • Function of the heart and peripheral circulation
  • Function of the intact cardiovascular system
  • Control of the cardiovascular system
  • Physical basis of electrocardiography
  • Clinical electrocardiography
  • Functional anatomy of the respiratory system
  • Respiratory mechanics
  • Respiratory gas exchange

The course will be lecture-based, with breakout sessions in small groups to work on hands-on problems that consolidate the concepts presented during lectures. Presentations by clinicians will give insights into how technology is used in current clinical practice.


Cambridge, MA USA

MIT is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The campus, situated in close proximity to Boston’s Logan International Airport, profits from Boston’s excellent public transportation system and the on-campus Tech Shuttle. The closest subway station is Kendall Square, which acts as a commercial center for MIT and the local community.



MIT Professional Education - Short Programs
Room E48-401
Cambridge, MA 02139
TEL: 617 253 2101 * FAX: 617 258 8831
e-mail: shortprograms@mit.edu

ILP members can save 15% on any MIT Professional Education short course - contact your ILO for details.