MIT Professional Education Launches New Short Programs Course on Quantitative Cardiovascular Physiology and Clinical Applications

March 5, 2015

New Course for R&D and Biomedical Engineering Professionals runs June 15 – 17, 2015

Cambridge, Mass. – March 5, 2015 – MIT Professional Education introduces a new course on Quantitative Cardiovascular Physiology and Clinical Applications for Engineers to their Short Programs offerings today.

Running June 15 – 17, 2015 on MIT’s campus in Cambridge, MA, the course is designed for R&D engineers and professionals from the U.S. and abroad who are actively engaged in biomedical engineering applications (from hardware development to signal processing and clinical applications). The course is also geared towards hardware engineers working on wearable device development for mobile and ubiquitous vital-sign monitoring; software engineers working on algorithm development for patient monitoring applications; and clinical engineers working in hospital environments to support clinical operations.

Attendees of the three day short course will review the functional anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the cardiovascular system from an engineering perspective. The goal is to enable engineers and managers to understand the normal cardiovascular physiology at the systems level, predict system behavior under normal operation and pathological stresses, and to understand what commonly monitored clinical signals reveal about the state of the system.

Enrollment is now open to qualifying U.S. and international professionals through the MIT Professional Education website.

Thomas Heldt, Hermann L.F. von Helmholtz Career Development Professor in the Institute for Medical Engineering & Science; Roger G. Mark, Distinguished Professor of Health Sciences and Technology; and George C. Verghese, Henry Ellis Warren Professor of Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) will lead the new course.

"Whether through wearable devices, home-based or hospital based systems, cardiovascular monitoring has become ubiquitous, and stems from the fact that cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the developed world,” said Heldt. “This course provides participants with an in-depth understanding of the functional anatomy and physiology, including electrocardiography, of the cardiovascular system, and exposes them to technological solutions to assess cardiovascular health and to provide therapy, if necessary."

"We are pleased to add this important biomedical engineering course to our Short Programs portfolio, which offers an array of courses to professionals from around the world with a wide range of engineering expertise" said Executive Director of MIT Professional Education, Bhaskar Pant.

MIT Professional Education provides a variety of education and professional training programs for science, engineering and technology professionals worldwide. Short Programs offer professionals more than 40 industry focused two to five-day sessions, taking place primarily in the summer. Participants learn from leading MIT faculty and gain crucial knowledge to help fuel their careers or enhance their companies in a collaborative academic setting. Upon completion, participants receive an MIT Professional Education certificate of completion, continuing education units, and access to MIT Professional Education’s expansive professional alumni network.

In addition to Quantitative Cardiovascular Physiology and Clinical Applications for Engineers, new Short Programs for summer 2015 include Machine Learning for Big Data and Text Processing, Professional Communication Bootcamp, and Rapid Prototyping Technology

MIT Professional Education also offers professionals the capability to take Short Programs courses abroad through the international programs, regular MIT academic courses offered through the Advanced Study Program, online courses, or customize an educational experience for a group of employees at a company site. Students are drawn from across the U.S. and around the world, and about 50 percent are international. For more information visit.

About MIT Professional Education

For 65 years MIT Professional Education has been providing those professionals engaged in engineering, science and technology worldwide, a gateway to renowned MIT research, knowledge and expertise through advanced education programs designed specifically for working professionals.


Kate McCary
Matter Communications