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The following short courses can be taken for academic credit by both non-degree seeking industry professionals and degree-seeking University of Minnesota students. Non-credit options are also available. Follow the links for additional details.


IEM Clinical Immersion Program

Offered Periodically (Please email us for additional information)

The Institute for Engineering in Medicine (IEM) Clinical Immersion Program is tailored towards professionals within the medical device community looking to move outside of the design suite and into the surgical suite — an environment where their products are used on a day-to-day basis.

Participants in the program will undertake a week long course receiving formal training in a clinical setting on processes, policies, and procedures relating to a variety of healthcare situations. A minimum of 5 participants are needed per rotation, with a maximum of 8. Once registration is full, teams will be placed on a waiting list for future rotations. Private groups can be arranged for companies looking to send full teams. Please contact the Institute for Engineering in Medicine for questions relating to the program, or inquiries about tailoring the program to meet specific goals.


PHSL 5510 - Advanced Cardiac Physiology and Anatomy

Offered Periodically (Please email us for additional information)

Course objectives are to (1) provide an overview of the physiology and anatomy underlying cardiac function; (2) provide details on cardiac microcirculation, cellular function and oxygen delivery; (3) provide students with an understanding of cardio-pathophysiology and current clinical treatments; (4) allow students to perform dissection within the Human Gross Anatomy Lab; and (5) provide students with various demonstrations on monitoring cardiac function. Read more about PHSL 5510>


PHSL 5525 - Anatomy and Physiology of the Pelvis and Urinary System

Offered Periodically (Please email us for additional information)

This is a short course focused on the anatomy and physiology of the pelvis, perineum, and urinary system. It has a strong anatomical bias with the pelvis and perineum, but will delve more deeply into the physiology of the urinary system. Some time will be spent considering common pelvic dysfunction (including incontinence, prolapsed and erectile dysfunction), urological pathophysiology and renal physiology. Each afternoon is spent in the University of Minnesota human cadaver lab. Read more about PHSL 5525>




Degree-seeking University of Minnesota students and non-degree seeking industry professionals may find the following courses of interest. Click here for more information about registering for University of Minnesota courses as a non-degree student>

BMEn 5001* - Advanced Biomaterials catalog>

BMEn 5041* - Tissue Engineering catalog>

BMEn 5101* - Advanced Bioelectricity and Instrumentation catalog>

BMEn 5201* - Advanced Biomechanics catalog>

BMEn 5311* - Advanced Biomedical Transport Processes catalog>

BMEn 5351* - Cell Engineering catalog>

BMEn 5401 - Advanced Functional Biomedical Imaging catalog>

BMEn/BioC/PHSL 5444* - Muscle website>

BMEn/ME 8381 - Bioheat and Mass Transfer catalog>

BMEn 8401-2/ENTR 6041-2/ME 8221-2 - New Product Design and Business Development website>

BMEn 8601-2* - Biomedical Engineering Graduate Seminar calendar>

MILI 5589 - Medical Technology Evaluation and Market Research catalog>

MILI 6991 - Anatomy and Physiology for Managers catalog>

PHSL 5061* - Physiology for Biomedical Engineers website>

Courses marked with an asterisk (*) are sometimes offered through a distance-learning option called UNITE. Check the UNITE website for schedule details and registration information>