Module Title:   Human Biodynamics

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG2035M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 5

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   Engineering: Materials and Medical (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr Youseffi

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To analyse and quantify the processes of energy conversion in the human body from metabolism to dissipation of heat including all the transfer processes from inspiration to expiration.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
The primary subject matter is established and examined in lecture and example classes. This is consolidated by a project which examines the response to exercise. Supplementary assessment is to repair deficiency in original submission.

Lectures:   24.00          Directed Study:   62.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   9.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   3.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

1 Review of energy and mass transfer processes in the human body and the quantification of the magnitude of the various transfers.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

2 Evaluate the response of these processes to external intervention via the environment through exercise.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

3.1 Better Manage, present and interpret data using improved IT skills.
3.2 Solve problems systematically.
3.3 Exhibit better communication skills.

  Examination - closed book 2.00 70%
  Laboratory Report   30%
  Laboratory Report - 500 words

Outline Syllabus:
1. Human Energetics 1.1 Metabolism, indirect calorimetry, respiratory quotient.
1.2 Metabolic response to exercise.
2. Pulmonary Ventilation
2.1 Mechanics of ventilation, composition of gases in lungs.
2.2 Diffusion of gases from alveoli to blood.
2.3 Diffusion/perfusion relationship.
2.4 Blood oxygen content: arteriovenous oxygen difference.
2.5 Measurement of pulmonary function.
3. Cardiovascular Dynamics
3.1 Cardiac performance: rate, stroke volume, pressure, flow.
3.2 Diffusion in tissues, transport of CO2.
3.3 Control of blood pH and respiration.
3.4 Measurement of heart performance and blood oxygen content.
4. Thermal Equilibrium
4.1 Energy to be dissipated, temperature regulation
4.2 Heat transfer from the body.
4.3 Comfort specification of temperature and humidity.

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