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Biofluid Mechanics

Congratulations! It is with great pleasure to inform that you have been admitted to the course Biofluid Mechanics at Umeå University. My name is Anders Eklund and I'm the Course Advisor. On this page you will find important information that will be useful, so please read it carefully. If you have any questions, you can use the contact form below. We wish you a warm welcome and hope that you will enjoy your period of studies here in Umeå.

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About the course

  • Programme/course information

    The roll call at the first lecture is mandatory and it is important to notify the course coordinator if you can’t participate.

    Course content, parts and examination
    This course is about fluid mechanics principles and how they can be applied to study the different biofluid systems of the human body. The course covers various analytical and numerical methods commonly applied in both clinical practice and medical research for understanding and evaluating different physiological functions related to these biofluid systems. The course includes the biofluid mechanics of systems such as the brain, heart, macro- and microcirculation.

    The course consists of two modules.
    Module 1, theoretical work, 5 ECTS
    Module 2, laborations, 2,5 ECTS

    The instruction is in the form lectures, supervised laboratory work, seminars and demonstrations. Attendance is mandatory for the laboratory work.

    The theoretical work is tested through a written examination on October 29 from 8 am-14 pm. Mini-tests are conducted on six occasions and can provide bonus points for the written exam (up to 10% of the exam's maximum score). The grading scale consists of Fail (U), Pass (G), or Pass with Distinction (VG). 50% of the exam's maximum score is required for a passing grade (G), and 80% is required to Pass with Distinction (VG).

    The laborations are examined through a written laboratory report. The grading scale consists of Fail (U) or Pass (G).

  • More information 1

    All communication with the students during the course via Canvas.

    When you register for the course (see above), you will have access to the course information on Canvas.

    It is important that you take advantage of that information and receive and updates e.g., about changes to the schedule, as soon as possible, so make sure that the email attached to your user account is correct and if you do not check that email regularly, arrange forwarding to another email address.

    The course you are going to take is provided by the Department of Radiation Sciences (link)
    More information about this course and other courses at Radiation Physics and can be found at (link)

    Course Coordinator
    Anders Eklund (, Radiation Sciences/Biomedical Engineering
    Contact Anders Eklund if you have questions about the course.

  • More information 2

    Course literature:
    Biofluid mechanics : an introduction to fluid mechanics, macrocirculation, and microcirculation / David A. Rubenstein, Wei Yin, and Mary D. Frame, The Department of Biomedical Engineering, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, USA


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