Math 371: Physiology and Medicine
Fall 2018 Course Syllabus
NJIT Academic Integrity Code: All Students should be aware that the Department of Mathematical Sciences takes the University Code on Academic Integrity at NJIT very seriously and enforces it strictly. This means that there must not be any forms of plagiarism, i.e., copying of homework, class projects, or lab assignments, or any form of cheating in quizzes and exams. Under the University Code on Academic Integrity, students are obligated to report any such activities to the Instructor.
Course Information
Course Description: Mathematical models of organs and organ systems: the heart and circulation, gas exchange in the lungs, electrical properties of excitable membranes, neurobiological clocks, the renal countercurrent mechanism, muscle mechanics. The biology is introduced with each topic. Emphasis is on quantitative problem solving, model building, and numerical simulation.
Number of Credits: 3
Prerequisites: MATH 222 with a grade of C or better.
CourseSection and Instructors
CourseSection 
Instructor 
Math 371001 
Professor A. Bose 
Office Hours for All Math Instructors: Fall 2018 Office Hours and Emails
Required Textbook:
Title 
Modeling and Simulation in Medicine and the Life Sciences 
Author 
Hoppensteadt and Peskin 
Edition 
2nd 
Publisher 
Springer 
ISBN # 
9780387950723 
Universitywide Withdrawal Date: The last day to withdraw with a W is Monday, November 12, 2018. It will be strictly enforced.
Course Goals
Course Objectives
 Students should learn what a mathematical model of a physiological process is.
 Students should learn various mathematical techniques to analyze models.
 Students should be able to interpret mathematical results in terms of the model.
Course Outcomes
 Students have improved logical thinking and problemsolving skills.
 Students are prepared for further study in mathematics as well as science, engineering, computing, and other areas.
Course Assessment: The assessment of objectives is achieved through homework, exams and possibly projects.
Policies
DMS Course Policies: All DMS students must familiarize themselves with, and adhere to, the Department of Mathematical Sciences Course Policies, in addition to official universitywide policies. DMS takes these policies very seriously and enforces them strictly.
Grading Policy: The final grade in this course will be determined as follows:
Homework 
30% 
Project 
20% 
Midterm Exam 
20% 
Final Exam 
30% 
Your final letter grade will be based on the following tentative curve.
A 
90  100 
D 
60  69 
B/B+ 
80  89 
F 
0  59 
C/C+ 
70  79 


Attendance Policy: Attendance at all classes will be recorded and is mandatory. Please make sure you read and fully understand the Math Department’s Attendance Policy. This policy will be strictly enforced.
Homework Policy: There will be weekly homework assignments which will be corrected and graded. As part of your homework grade will be the required attendance of at least one research seminar (Mathematical Biology Seminar, Biology Colloquium, BME Seminar) with a two page description of the topic.
Project: There will be one computer based research project due toward the end of the semester. This project can be chosen from many that are listed in the textbook or can be something you independently come up with. Preliminary choice of topic should be discussed with me no later than November 1. The project report should be in the form of a research paper and should be 1215 pages long including any figures. More details will be provided in class.
Exams: There will be one midterm exam held in class during the semester and one comprehensive final exam. Exams are held on the following days:
Midterm Exam 
October 22, 2018 
Final Exam Period 
December 15  21, 2018 
The final exam will test your knowledge of all the course material taught in the entire course. Make sure you read and fully understand the Math Department's Examination Policy. This policy will be strictly enforced.
Makeup Exam Policy: There will be No makeup QUIZZES OR EXAMS during the semester. In the event an exam is not taken under rare circumstances where the student has a legitimate reason for missing the exam, the student should contact the Dean of Students office and present written verifiable proof of the reason for missing the exam, e.g., a doctor’s note, police report, court notice, etc. clearly stating the date AND time of the mitigating problem. The student must also notify the Math Department Office/Instructor that the exam will be missed.
Cellular Phones: All cellular phones and other electronic devices must be switched off during all class times.
Additional Resources
Math Tutoring Center: Located in Cullimore, Room 214 (See: Fall 2017 Hours)
Further Assistance: For further questions, students should contact their instructor. All instructors have regular office hours during the week. These office hours are listed on the Math Department's webpage for Instructor Office Hours and Emails.
All students must familiarize themselves with and adhere to the Department of Mathematical Sciences Course Policies, in addition to official universitywide policies. The Department of Mathematical Sciences takes these policies very seriously and enforces them strictly.
Accommodation of Disabilities: Disability Support Services (DSS) offers long term and temporary accommodations for undergraduate, graduate and visiting students at NJIT.
If you are in need of accommodations due to a disability please contact Chantonette Lyles, Associate Director of Disability Support Services at 9735965417 or via email at lyles@njit.edu. The office is located in Fenster Hall Room 260. A Letter of Accommodation Eligibility from the Disability Support Services office authorizing your accommodations will be required.
For further information regarding self identification, the submission of medical documentation and additional support services provided please visit the Disability Support Services (DSS) website at:
Important Dates (See: Fall 2018 Academic Calendar, Registrar)
Date 
Day 
Event 
September 4, 2018 
T 
First Day of Classes 
September 10, 2018 
M 
Last Day to Add/Drop Classes 
November 12, 2018 
M 
Last Day to Withdraw 
November 20, 2018 
T 
Thursday Classes Meet 
November 21, 2018 
W 
Friday Classes Meet 
November 22  25, 2018 
R  Su 
Thanksgiving Recess 
December 12, 2018 
W 
Last Day of Classes 
December 13 & 14, 2018 
R & F 
Reading Days 
December 15  21, 2018 
Sa  F 
Final Exam Period 