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)

Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, we have decided to not offer the Cardiac Short Course in any capacity this year (2020-21).  A hybrid model was considered, but after thoughtful consideration,
we have decided the risk to UMN students and industry professionals is too great.  Very sorry for any inconveniences this may cause.

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.