biomedical engineering course descriptions

BME 1002 - Introduction to BME

BME 1101 - Freshman Biomedical Engineering Seminar

BME 1201 - BME Computer Graphics Laboratory

BME 2101 - Biochemistry for Engineers Laboratory

BME 2103 - Biochemistry for Engineers

BME 2201 - Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory

BME 2203 - Anatomy and Physiology

BME 3002 - Biomedical Best Practices

BME 3011 - BME Internship

BME 3101 - Bioinstrumentation Laboratory

BME 3103 - Introduction to Bioinstrumentation

BME 3213 - Biomaterials

BME 3301 - Introduction to Biomechanics Laboratory

BME 3303 - Introduction to Biomechanics

BME 3703 - Biotransport

BME 4013 - BME Projects I

BME 4022 - BME Projects II

BME 4103 - Foundations of Medical Imaging

BME 4201 - Microelectromechanical Systems Laboratory

BME 4203 - Introduction to MEMS

BME 4213 - Introduction to Nanotechnology

BME 4313 - Tissue Mechanics

BME 4503 - Bioelectrical Engineering Physics

BME 4801 - Tissue Engineering Laboratory

BME 4803 - Tissue Engineering

BME 4811 - Cell Biology Laboratory

BME 4813 - Cell Biology

BME 1002 - Introduction to BME

Overview of biomedical engineering, principles of living systems, engineering applications of bio-molecular and cellular fundamentals, and medical engineering.
BME 1101 - Freshman Biomedical Engineering Seminar
The Biomedical Seminar will be organized as a lecture series. Prominent leaders from the Biomedical Engineering industry will lecture on topics such as biomedical ethics, regulations, biomedical advancements, job opportunities and other timely biomedical activities.
BME 1201 - BME Computer Graphics Laboratory
Introduction to AutoCAD for biomedical engineering applications. The students learn basic construction techniques, geometric constructions, template drawings, layers, dimensioning. The course covers a basic understanding of construction of geometrical models from medical image data.
BME 2101 - Biochemistry for Engineers Laboratory
Laboratory exercises to supplement the materia covered in BME 2103. Topics may include freezing point depression, acid-base chemistry, kinetics, biosynthesis of an organic compound, detection, separation and purification of proteins, polymerase chain reaction, isolation and detection of nucleic acids.
BME 2103 - Biochemistry for Engineers
The solution state and colligative properties of solutions, and solution-phase equilibrium theory applied to solubility. Chemical kinetics, and acids and bases, with an emphasis on biologically relevant systems. Enzyme catalysis and kinetics. Introduction to biochemical pathways and bioenergetics. Introduction to molecular biology including central dogma, genetic code, protein synthesis and biotechnology.
BME 2201 - Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory
Laboratory exercises to supplement the material covered in BME2203.
BME 2203 - Anatomy and Physiology
The fundamental structure and function of the human body for students preparing for professions in the biomedical sciences. The basic anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, nervous, endocrine, renal and reproductive systems will be discussed. Essential concepts that integrate anatomic structure with physiological processes will be examined.
BME 3002 - Biomedical Best Practices
This course explores many ethical issues facing today's biomedical engineers. Regulations involving responsible conduct in research, including protection of human and animal subjects will be discussed. Professional conduct areas will also be covered, including funding, data collection, and publications.
BME 3011 - BME Internship
Work assignment providing biomedical engineering experience in the workplace. Students will be expected to submit a written report and an oral presentation related to their internship experience.
BME 3101 - Bioinstrumentation Laboratory
Laboratory exercises to supplement the material covered BME 3103.
BME 3103 - Introduction to Bioinstrumentation
Basic principles of bioinstrumentation. Design of medical insruments, sensors and amplifiers. Signal processing. Measurement of biopotentials, blood pressure, blood flow, and respiratory function. Medical imaging systems. Therapeutic devices.
BME 3213 - Biomaterials
This course provides an introduction to the selection and performance of various materials currently used in biomedical engineering. Topics include the processing-structure-property relationship of selected metals, ceramics and polymers, their interactions with biological systems, and the application of biomaterials in drug delivery, artificial organs and tissue engineering.
BME 3301 - Introduction to Biomechanics Laboratory
This course provides some background theory to support real world laboratory applications to practice analyzing biomechanical concepts of human movement. Topics include; range of motion, introduction to motion capture methods, ground reaction forces, inverse dynamics, gait analysis of walking and running, jumping, introduction to biomechanical modeling.
BME 3303 - Introduction to Biomechanics
This course provides an introduction to the mechanical principles for analyzing movements of the human body, as well as the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system. Topics include; static equilibrium, stress-strain relationships, principal stress, strain energy, axial loading, torsion, bending, shear, kinematics and kinetics of rigid bodies, power, work, energy, impulse, momentum and impact. These concepts are applied to solve biomechanical problems.
BME 3703 - Biotransport
This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of momentum and mass transfer in living systems. Topics include fluid mechanics, mass transport, and biochemical reactions, with emphasis placed on identifying assumptions used in developing the mathematical assumptions and analytical solutions. Applications of these principles in designing biomedical devices will also be discussed.
BME 4013 - BME Projects I
This course provides an introduction to the biodesign innovation process and examples of medical technology successes and failures. Students will form groups, decide on a project type, brainstorm topics for their projects, select an advisor and finalize the project parameters. Project design principles including, specifications, planning, setting milestones and project management will be covered. Students will learn to perform a literature/patent search and identify regulatory issues. They will complete the design phase of their biomedical engineering project.
BME 4022 - BME Projects II
Continuation of BME4012, BME Projects I, and includes the construction and testing phase of the design project. Students are required to give a mid-term written and oral progerss report, and a final formal written oral presentation. Students are expected to display their projects for public viewing at the end of the semester.
BME 4103 - Foundations of Medical Imaging
Basic physics of radiation imaging, ultrasound imaging and magnetic resonance imaging. Instrumentation and display techniques. Medical image reconstruction principles. Medical applications.
BME 4201 - Microelectromechanical Systems Laboratory
This laboratory course supplements the materials covered in BME4203. Students learn and practice various aspects of MEMS device design, modeling, frabrication, characterization and testing. Topics include AutoCAD mask design, fabrication of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS)-based microdevices in the BioMEMS lab, testing of the devices, and device modeling using COMSOL.
BME 4203 - Introduction to MEMS
This course provides an introduction to the theory and principles of the microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). Topics include material properties, microfabrication techniques, sensing and actuation principles, and packaging and testing issues. Application of MEMS will be discussed with a focus on biomedical problems including drug delivery, genomics, cell patterning and tissue organization. Students will form teams to fabricate and evaluate microdevices in the newly established BioMEMS lab, and gain a deep understanding of the engineering principles and fundamental challenges in designing Microsystems for biomedical applications.
BME 4213 - Introduction to Nanotechnology
The course introduces students to the field of nanotechnology, including the design, fabrication and characterization of structures, devices, and systems by controlled manipulation of size and shape at the nanometer scale. Topics include the novel physics of nanoscale materials, synthesis and characterization methods of nanomaterials, nanomachines and nanodevices, and applications of nanotechnology to electronics, manufacturing, energy, biology, and medicine.
BME 4313 - Tissue Mechanics
Application of solid mechanics to understanding mechanical responses of biological tissues and cells. Includes the microstructure/composition and physiopathological relationships with the functional properties of muscles, soft and hard tissues and cells; application of stress and strain analysis to biological tissues; derivation of viscoelasticity, and nonlinear elasticity theories for tissues.
BME 4503 - Bioelectrical Engineering Physics
Electrical biophysics of excitable tissue. Electrical conduction in excitable tissue. Computer modeling of electric sources in the tissue, and mapping of electrical potentials on the surface of the body. Basis of electrodiagnosis. Interaction of electromagnetic waves with biological tissue. Medical applications: computer modeling of cardioversion and radio-frequency ablation. Fundamentals of pacemaker design. This course is primarily intended for biomedical engineering students in the electrical concentration.
BME 4801 - Tissue Engineering Laboratory
This laboratory course supplements the materials covered in BME4803. Students learn and practice various aspects of cell and tissue engineering. Topics include cell culture and imaging, scaffold fabrication, cell seeding and patterning, mechanical stimulation and testing, and scanning electron microscopy characterization.
BME 4803 - Tissue Engineering
This course provides an introduction to the fundamental principles involved in the design of engineered tissues and organs. Emphasis is placed on the integration of biology and engineering design with in-depth discussion on how to select and/or design cells, biomaterial scaffolds, soluble regulators, mechanical and culture conditions for the regeneration of tissues and organs in vitro and in vivo.
BME 4811 - Cell Biology Laboratory
Experiments that support BIO4813 including a component of experimental design and data analysis.
BME 4813 - Cell Biology
The structure and function of the cell and its subcellular organelles is studied. Biological macromolecules, enzymes, biomembranes, membrane transport, bioenergetics, signal transduction, protein synthesis and secretion, compartmentalization, vesicular transport, cytoskeleton, motility, cell cycle control and cancer are covered. Application of engineering principles to the study of cell bio problems is discussed.