PHSL 5510: Cardiac Short Course

PHSL 5510: Advanced Cardiac Physiology and Anatomy

Course Description and Structure

The Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology (IBP) is offering Advanced Cardiac Physiology and Anatomy (PHSL 5510), a week long intensive course to be offered January 7-11, 2019. It enrolls students from the University of Minnesota and from biomedical engineering companies in the metro and surrounding areas. The course will be offered for no credit to non-students, or for 2 or 3 credits to University students (3 credits requires added research project). The class will meet from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM for one week: lectures, small group discussions, demonstrations and participation in a human gross anatomy laboratory will be included. There will be a keynote lecture after class on Monday evening.   For Industry (non-UMN students), the cost is $3500 which covers all course materials, cadaveric dissections, lockers, meals.  UMN students cost is tuition for 2 credits plus a $525 course fee.
Exam: There will be one take-home essay exam that will be based on lectures and labs. This take-home (open-book) exam will be distributed the last day of class, and you will have approximately two months to complete and e-mail, fax or mail it back to the Department of Physiology. If you are a UMN degree-seeking student taking the class for credit, then the exam is mandatory.

Sample Course Schedule and Syllabus

Paul A. Iaizzo, Ph.D., Course Director 
Professor of Surgery; Integrative Biology & Physiology, 
Carlson School of Management 
Director of Education, Lillehei Heart Institute

Selected lecture topics

selected lecture topicsBasic course introduction: Review of the cardiovascular system
Cellular Physiology: Myocytes
The microcirculation - physical limitations of oxygen supply
Capillary permeability
Conduction system/arrhythmias
Coronary system/ disease
Pressure/ volume, pressure/ flow; Starling law, preload, afterload
Conduction system/ arrhythmias
Sympathetic/ Parasympathetic role in cardiac performance
Cardiac receptors and pharmacology
Cardiac Imaging: MRI, PET, 3D ultrasound, IVOS, Flouro / Venograms, Angiograms, Echo
Pacing/ defibrillation, ablation and conduction blocks
Cardiac Assist devices
Congenital defects and repairs

Practical experiences

U of M faculty & lecturers

Vincent Barnett, PhD, Physiology
John Bass, MD, Pediatric Cardiology
Gregory Beilman, MD, Surgery
David Benditt, MD, Medicine, Cardiovascular Division
Richard Bianco, Surgery
Alexander Hill, PhD, Medtronic
Stephen Huddleston, MD, Ph.D, Department of Surgery
Paul Iaizzo, PhD, Surgery, Visable Heart Lab
Ranjit John, MD, Cardiovascular Surgery
Stephen Katz, PhD, Physiology
Timothy Laske, MS, Biomedical Engineering, Medtronic
Kenneth Liao, MD, Cardiovascular/Thoracic Surgery
Jamie Lohr, MD, Pediatric Cardiology 
Michael Loushin, MD, Anesthesiology
Keith Lurie, MD, Medicine
Brad Martinsen, PhD
John Osborn, PhD, Physiology
Anthony Weinhaus, PhD, Physiology

Course resources

cover picHandbook of Cardiac Anatomy, Physiology and Devises