PHSL 5510: Advanced Cardiac Physiology and Anatomy

Cardiac Short Course Status Update

An update regarding the status of PHSL 5510 (Advanced Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology)

In a typical year, one without a pandemic, students would be able complete a pre-registration for these two courses so that they can plan around their work schedules and plan for their graduations.

With the resurgence of the corona virus in Minnesota and surrounding state, there are currently too many unknowns for the IBP department to say definitely whether these two courses will be offered in January.  We are uncertain if we can offer these courses because of the challenges of providing a lab intensive experience with the appropriate protective equipment and social distancing.

  • It is possible that we may be offer zoom type lectures, with safety modifications for lab and no food service.
  • It is possible the enrollment for these two courses will be limited.
    • Currently, we just don’t know.

It is possible that in mid-October, we will be able to make this decision.  We will continue to update our website to keep interested students apprised as more information becomes available.  We are mindful that registration begins on November 10th.

Because we are mindful that University of Minnesota students need to plan their electives for graduation, we would recommend that students investigate the other courses offered by the IBP department.

  • PHSL 3095 – Problems in Physiology
  • PHSL 4021 - Advanced Physiology and Bioengineering: Bionic Human 
  • PHSL 4031 - Physiological Discussions: Contemporary Topics 
  • PHSL 4242 – Professional Skills Development for Biomedical Scientists
  • PHSL 5096 - Integrative Biology and Physiology Research Advances 
  • PHSL 5116 - Clinical Physiology II (note: Clinical Physiology I is not a pre-requisite for 5116)
  • PHSL 5197 - Stress Physiology 
  • PHSL 5444 - Muscle 

For more info about these courses


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Course Description & Structure

The Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology (IBP) is offering Advanced Cardiac Physiology and Anatomy (PHSL 5510), a week-long intensive course.  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.