ECEN 4011/5011

 

Engineering Applications in Medicine:

Design of Implantable Medical Devices

 

Spring 2014

MWF 2-2:50  ECCR 151

 

Professor:  Richard Mihran

 

Please check this page regularly throughout the semester – Last update: 6 April, 2014

·        Welcome to ECEN 4011/5011.   The links below will provide you with information such as supplementary course notes and homework assignments, as well as course policies and other administrative issues. I will also use this window throughout the semester to post announcements, so please bookmark this page and check it regularly.

 

·        (4/6)  Nick Pergola from Sophono will be giving guest lectures this week on Monday and Wednesday.  Please attend and take good notes.  HW 7 will require you to write a summary of these lectures that will be due on Friday, April 18th.  Please also note that HW 6 is due at the beginning of class on Monday, April 7th.  The grader will stop by the classroom to pick these up, so it is not necessary to submit them electronically.

 

·        (4/5)  Some notes pertaining to HW 6 problem 1 have been posted here.  

 

·        (3/30)  HW 6 has been posted, and is due on Monday, April 7th.  We will have our normal lecture on Monday, March 31.

 

·        (3/21)  HW 5 solutions have been posted.  Exam 2 will be given in class on Monday, April 14, and will cover HW 4-6 and associated lectures and reading.  The exam will be closed note/book, but a reference sheet with expressions, constants and unit conversions will be provided

 

·        (3/14)   HW 5 is posted and is due on Fri, March 21.  Relevant reading:  CH. 11 and 13.  Solutions to HW 4 have also been posted.

 

·        (3/4)  The due date for HW 4 has been extended to Friday March 7th. 

 

·        (2/24)  HW 4 has been posted and is due on Monday, March 3rd.  Relevant reading:  Ch. 10, TAH/LVAD notes, and Abiomed TAH patent (See Supplementary Notes page for links).

 

·        (2/14)  HW 3 solutions have been posted.  Exam 1 will be given in class on Friday, Feb. 21, and will cover HW 1-3 and associated lectures and reading.  The exam will be closed note/book, but a reference sheet with expressions, constants and unit conversions will be provided

 

·        (2/5) HW 3 has been posted and is due on Friday, Feb. 14th.

 

·        HW 2 has been posted and is due on Monday, Feb. 3rd.  Solutions to HW 1 have also been posted.

 

·        Current Reading (start of the semester):  Intro and Overview:  Ch.1, Ch 2: 11-17; Cell Membranes, origin of resting, action and receptor potentials:  Cell Membranes, origin of resting, action and receptor potentials:  Ch. 4 – 5 and supplementary notes #1;  The Heart: Ch. 9

 

·        Supplementary Notes #1 has been posted, which provides additional discussion on the origin of cell membrane excitability (rest and action potentials) that you may find helpful as you work on homework assignments 1 and 2.

 

 

 

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