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Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2018/2019
Scuola Scuola di Ingegneria Industriale e dell'Informazione
Insegnamento 096054 - BIOENGINEERING OF THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
Docente Aliverti Andrea
Cfu 5.00 Tipo insegnamento Monodisciplinare

Corso di Studi Codice Piano di Studio preventivamente approvato Da (compreso) A (escluso) Insegnamento
Ing Ind - Inf (Mag.)(ord. 270) - MI (471) BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA BIOMEDICA*AZZZZ096054 - BIOENGINEERING OF THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Obiettivi dell'insegnamento

The aim of the course is to analyze and describe the bioengineering aspects of the respiratory system, including:

a) the modeling of its different anatomical parts and functional components, and its interactions with other physiological systems, namely the central nervous and the cardiovascular system;

b) the methods currently used for the measurement of the different variables of interest and for functional respiratory evaluation;

c) the techniques which allow to intervene on the respiratory system.


Risultati di apprendimento attesi

Lectures and exercise sessions will allow students to:

- Know the basic concepts of the bioengineering of the respiratory system

- Identify and/or define a proper model of a certain physiological or pathological condition of the respiratory system

- Select the proper measurement system and/or method and/or technique for the assessment of a certain property, characteristic or function or the respiratory system

- Know the basic concepts of mechanical ventilation

 


Argomenti trattati

Structure and function of the respiratory system: airways, lung, chest wall, respiratory muscles; interactions with the cardiovascular system; the respiratory system under stress (exercise); control of ventilation; pathophysiological aspects of the respiratory system.

Modelling: mechanical and electrical models of the respiratory system, its components and its mechanical properties; modeling of the airways and trachea-bronchial tree; modeling of alveolar mechanics; modeling of gas exchange.

Measurements for the respiratory system: basic measurements (volume, flow, pressure, gas concentration); spirometry; total body plethysmography;  opto-electronic plethysmography; measurement of respiratory pressures; EMG of respiratory muscles; resistance and compliance measurements; forced oscillation technique; gas exchange and diffusion measurements; cardiopulmonary exercise testing; ICU monitoring.

Imaging the respiratory system: CT of lung and airways; MRI; ultrasounds; microscopy; bronchoscopy; functional imaging.

Intervention on the respiratory system: invasive and noninvasive mechanical ventilation; interventional bronchoscopy and computer aided surgery.

 

Note: During the course, a number of numerical exercises will be proposed and solved in the class, in order to better understand theoretical concepts on practical examples and to prepare the final exam.

 

 


Prerequisiti

No prerequisites are necessary.


Modalità di valutazione

The final exam is constituted by a written test, with open questions on theory (2 to 3), numerical exercises (3 to 4) or mixed questions. The maximal evaluation of the written test will be 30/30.

If the evaluation of the written test is at least 18/30, an oral exam will be taken.

The final evaluation is assigned at the end of the oral exam.

 


Bibliografia
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaSlides of the lectures and exercises (available on BeeP)
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaWest J.B, Respiratory physiology - the essentials, Editore: Williams and Wilkins
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaWest J.B, Pulmonary pathophysiology
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaWebster J, Medical Instrumentation. Application and design, Editore: Wiley and Son, Anno edizione: 1997

Forme didattiche
Tipo Forma Didattica Ore di attività svolte in aula
(hh:mm)
Ore di studio autonome
(hh:mm)
Lezione
35:00
52:30
Esercitazione
10:00
15:00
Laboratorio Informatico
0:00
0:00
Laboratorio Sperimentale
5:00
7:30
Laboratorio Di Progetto
0:00
0:00
Totale 50:00 75:00

Informazioni in lingua inglese a supporto dell'internazionalizzazione
Insegnamento erogato in lingua Inglese
Disponibilità di materiale didattico/slides in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di libri di testo/bibliografia in lingua inglese
Possibilità di sostenere l'esame in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di supporto didattico in lingua inglese
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