046326 - INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL SIGNALS & SYSTEMS

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This course is an introduction to biophysics of nerve and muscle cells and includes analysis of basic physiological signals and systems. It describes the basic models with the mathematical and engineering tools from the field of circuits, probability and system and signals analysis that the students already know. The syllabus includes: The membrane theory; The Hodgkin and Huxley's model, passive and active propagation; The synapse; Adaptive and learning networks; The muscle and muscle spindle models.


046331 - PHYSIOLOGICAL CONTROL SYSTEMS

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This course expands the analysis of physiological components by writing the system equations, estimating their parameters, characterizing the feedback elements, and analyzing the closed loop system. The course includes an analysis of the neuromuscular system and introduction to human motor control, and models of the cardiovascular system, the control of cardiac pacemakers, the regulation of bloodsuger level and the development of artificial pancreas. The subjects of the two introductory courses above are further discussed in graduate courses such as:
048902 - BIOLOGICAL SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS.


048747 - BIOLOGICAL SIGNALS & SYSTEMS LABORATORY

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This is a project lab for graduate students. The lab projects includes analysis of physiological systems; Development and application of signal pattern recognition methods for diagnostic purposes; Development of instrumentation for physiological research and clinical investigation; and Development and simulation of models for biological systems and processes.


044167 - LAB. PROJECT A, 044169 - LAB. PROJECT B

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Undergraduate students are required to perform two lab projects and they can choose to perform one or both of them in the Biomedical Electronics laboratory.