2023-2024 / TECH0753-1

Biocompatibility and biomaterials, fluid dynamics and circulatory modelling


15h Th, 5h Pr

Number of credits

 Master in public health (120 ECTS) (Transitional programme)2 crédits 
 Master in public health (120 ECTS) (new programme)2 crédits 
 University certificate in perfusion and applied techniques2 crédits 


Thomas Desaive, Jean-Noël Koch, Marc-Gilbert Lagny, Philippe Morimont

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Biocompatibility, hemocompatibility, biomaterials 

Solid and fluid mechanics of biological fluids  

Cardiac hemodynamics (pressure-volume loops, energetics, ventriculo-arterial coupling)

Cardio-pulmonary interactions (physiology, specificities of ECMO and ECCO2R)


Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Hemodynamic labs will be organized if possible

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:


Recommended or required readings

Heart-lung interactions. Current Opinion in Critical Care. 13(5):528-531, OCT 2007
Update on the role of extracorporeal CO2 removal as an adjunct to mechanical ventilation in ARDS Crit Care. 2015; 19(1): 117

Written exam

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Mr Thomas Desaive/ Dr P. Morimont /Mr JN Koch

Association of one or more MOOCs