Cardiovascular anatomy, physiology and engineering a distance learning course

M. Lenart, P. P. Tarjan

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A pilot study in the development of a Computer Supported Distance Learning (CSDL) course was completed. Its subject was cardiovascular physiology, anatomy as well as diagnostic and therapeutic devices. Its target was a class of first year graduate students in biomedical engineering with undergraduate degrees in other engineering disciplines. The format of CSDL seems to overcome many of the problems of our conventional course: Unified Medical Sciences, a course team-taught by physicians and life scientists, as the CSDL format allows self-paced study, exploration of unfamiliar areas, skipping unneeded reviews and assisting the students to dig deeper with guidance and possibly with editorial assistance from the developers of the course. - Knowledge of the way living systems have evolved to solve challenges may become more necessary for engineers in other disciplines. The pilot study should provide a springboard for the development of suitable course material for such a course.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1023-1025
Number of pages3
JournalAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000
Event22nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jul 23 2000Jul 28 2000



  • Distance learning
  • Physiology and anatomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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