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HST 537
Fluids and Diseases

Term: Spring

Course Director(s): Lydia Bourouiba
Time:
M/W 3-4:30pm
Location:
MIT: 1-371
Course Website:
None
Prerequisite:
None
Restrictions:
None
MIT Units:
3-3-6 (G-Level Credit)
Harvard Units:
Unknown
Designed for students in engineering and the quantitative sciences who want to explore applications of mathematics, physics and fluid dynamics to infectious diseases and health; and for students in epidemiology, environmental health, ecology, medicine, and systems modeling seeking to understand physical and spatial modeling, and the role of fluid dynamics and physical constraints on infectious diseases and pathologies. The first part of the class reviews modeling in epidemiology and data collection, and highlights concepts of spatial modeling and heterogeneity. The remainder highlights multi-scale dynamics, the role of fluids and fluid dynamics in physiology, and pathology in a range of infectious diseases. The laboratory portion entails activities aimed at integrating applied learning with theoretical concepts discussed in lectures and covered in problem sets. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.