Advanced Topics in Cardiovascular biology & biomechanics
Course Details: Next Offered: Fall 2018 Last Offered: Fall 2017 Rm 104, Technology Enterprise Park Campus Online course resources: t-square.gatech.edu
Course Objectives: To review current topics of research in cardiovascular bioengineering & biology and their translation to clinical practice, that are relevant to the BME and BE graduate students in cardiovascular engineering and biology track. This course is meant to provide a broad overview of current topi1cs from lectures, invited faculty seminars, journal club presentations and discussions by students, and clinical rotations at Emory School of Medicine.
Suggested pre-requisites: At least one bioscience (#1-4) and one bioengineering course (#5-7) listed below or equivalent courses are suggested, but not required, as pre-requisites:
Basic Biomedical and Biological. Sciences I (IBS 555)
Basic Biomedical and Biological. Sciences II (IBS 556)
Systems Physiology (BMED 6042)
Systems Pathophysiology (BMED/ME 6793)
Tissue Mechanics (BMED 6743)
Fluid Mechanics (ME 3340,4340 or 6601)
Credit hours: 3 The course is structured to have classroom learning and out-of-classroom learning.
Classroom learning: The class will meet once a week for a maximum of 180 min. Each class will be structured into three parts: (Part 1 - 30 mins) Introduction to the topic of discussion for that week by Dr.Padala; (Part 2 - 60 mins) Lecture by invited faculty lecturer; and (Part 3 - 90 mins) Journal club presentations on the topic by two students assigned for the week and critical review by the entire class, moderated by Dr.Padala.
Out of classroom learning: The class will have two laboratory/clinical learning objectives - (1) Dissection of the cardiovascular system and physiology in rats; and (2) attend two clinical rotations with physicians at Emory University School of Medicine. The clinician you choose to work with needs to be a faculty in cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery or vascular surgery. Please submit your choice to the instructor by Sept 15th for discussion. (subject to changes)
Evaluations: Each student will be responsible for two journal club presentations on lecture days (30 mins presentation + 15 mins discussion), oral presentation on their research at the end of the semester (30-40 mins presentation + 10 mins questions), two clinical rotations, and finally a written proposal (AHA format). Attendance and class participation are mandatory, and absence from the class should be approved before hand. (subject to changes)
Tentative Plan (may change according to class size/student make-up) 2 Journal Club Presentations = 15% Weekly 1-page topic summaries = 30% 1 Proposal by Oral Presentation = 15% 1 Written Proposal = 30% 2 Clinical Observations/shadowing = 10%
None offered at this time
Training course in rodent cardiovascular microsurgery for lab research
Our laboratory has significant experience with rodent cardiovascular surgery and imaging to assess cardiac function. We offer a 4-6 week formal training course in these techniques. Please contact the principal investigator for further details
Training course in swine cardiac catheterization techniques for lab research
Our laboratory has significant experience with swine cardiac catheterization, cardiovascular surgery and imaging to assess cardiac function. We can offer a formal training course in these techniques. Please contact the principal investigator for further details