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Course module: 8QA00
8QA00
DBL The human combustion engine
Course info
Course module8QA00
Credits (ECTS)5
Category1 (Introductory)
Course typeBachelor College
Language of instructionDutch
Offered byEindhoven University of Technology; Biomedical Engineering; Biomedical Chemistry;
Is part of
Biomedical Engineering
Medical Sciences and Engineering
Contact persondr.ir. M.H.P. van Genderen
Telephone2792
E-mailm.h.p.v.genderen@tue.nl
Lecturer(s)
Contactperson for the course
dr.ir. M.H.P. van Genderen
Other course modules lecturer
Responsible lecturer
dr.ir. M.H.P. van Genderen
Other course modules lecturer
Co-ordinator
ir. R. van der Heijden
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Academic year2017
Period
1  (04/09/2017 to 12/11/2017)
Starting block
1
TimeslotD: D - We 5-8, Th 9-10, Fr 1-4
E: E - Mo 9-10, Tu 5-8, Th 1-4
Course mode
Fulltime
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Registration openfrom 15/06/2017 up to and including 27/08/2017
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Explanation-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Registration open for students from other department(s)No
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listYes
Number of insufficient tests-
Number of groups of preference0
Learning objectives
After passing the course, the student has insight in:
  1. Written communication and can apply this when writing a self-study and a report.
  2. Collaboration with other students and can apply this when together creating a joint groups product.
  3. Reflection on own work and the work of others in the form of peer review and processing intermediate feedback on a draft product.
  4. Making time schedules when planning to work towards a predefined deadline.
  5. Verbal presentations and applies this during meetings and group work.
  6. Ways of searching for and dealing with scientific information by means of individually looking up information and using this information for the final product.
After passing the course, the student is able to:
  1. Apply and integrate the acquired knowledge on biological systems, in particular the energy metabolisme, by means of theory and experiments to address the problem statement.
  2. Apply engineering tools (experimentation and data analysis) in order to approach a problem in a scientific way.
Content
Jan has as hobby to repair engines of old cars, and is fascinated by the fact that it is possible to use a chemical reaction (combustion of gasoline with oxygen to CO2 and water) to liberate energy in a controlled way.
Jan wants to study Biomedical Engineering in Eindhoven, and has read that during the study the combustion in the human body will be treated. Initially Jan has the feeling that combustion must mainly work during physical activity, but then he thinks further. A human being can not live in an environment lacking oxygen, and breathes 24 hours a day. Apparently, also in rest a fair amount of energy is needed.He wonders for which processes this energy is necessary. A car engine has a central combustion chamber, but that is not present in our bodies. Jan wonders where and in which form the energy is produced and used in the human body.
When running out of fuel, a car engine will stop, and the tank has to be refilled. People can not eat during the whole day. If necessary, Jan thinks he can walk quite a bit on an empty stomach. Moreover, he knows that people in a hunger strike can survive for more than a month without eating. The stomach is therefore not like a fuel tank. Where will energy and fuel come from if the stomach is empty? Would the fuel mixture be different after a meal or after several days of fasting?
Jan knows you can put a car on a test rig to measure the fuel consumption. With humans you can of course check what they eat and how much per day. Would it be possible to check experimentally which compounds are burned in rest, during a normal day?
Available materials for experiments:
  • O2 analyzer
  • CO2 analyzer
  • Gas volume meter
  • Mouthpiece, nose clamp, hoses and valve system (Rudolph valve) for measurement of gas exchange
  • Table sugar
Entrance requirements
You have to be registered for one of the following degree programmes:
- Biomedical Engineering
- Medical Sciences and Engineering
Entrance requirements tests
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Assumed previous knowledge
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Previous knowledge can be gained by
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Resources for self study
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Bachelor College or Graduate School
Bachelor College
Required materials
Casusinformatie
Recommended materials
McArdle W.D., Katch F.I. and Katch V.L. (1996) Exercise Physiology: Engergy, Nutrition, and Human Performance. 4th Edition, Williams & Wilkins.
Medische Fysiologie, L.N. Bouman; 2e herziene druk; ISBN 9789031346752
Instructional modes
DBL-group meeting

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ICT, Arbo & milieu en RSI
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