Professors: James W. Baish, William E. King Jr.

Associate Professors: Daniel P. Cavanagh (Chair), Joseph V. Tranquillo

Assistant Professors: Kathleen A. Bieryla, Donna M. Ebenstein, Eric A. Kennedy

Affiliated Faculty:

Professor: Mitchell I. Chernin (biology)

Associate Professor: Margot A.S. Vigeant (chemical engineering)

 

205. 

Bioinstrumentation I (II; 3, 2)

Introduction to analog and digital circuits with applications to medicine and biology. Corequisite: MATH 212. Prerequisite: MATH 202. Open to biomedical engineering majors only.

210. 

Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering (II; 3, 2)

Introduction to the application of fluid mechanics, mass transfer, instrumentation, mechanics, and societal issues to biomedical problems. Hands-on laboratory experiences integrated with lecture. Prerequisites: MATH 201 and PHYS 211 or PHYS 211E. Open to biomedical engineering majors only.

220. 

Introduction to Engineering Computing (II; 2, 1) Half course.

Introduction to numerical methods and programming fundamentals. Problems drawn from mathematics, engineering, and biomedical engineering. Corequisite: MATH 212. Not open to students who have taken ENGR 211, ENGR 212, ENGR 214. Open to biomedical engineering majors only.

226. 

Statistical Methods in Biomedical Engineering (II; 2, 1) Half course.

Introduction to concepts in experimental design and data analysis with applications to biomedical engineering, medicine, and biology. Prerequisite: MATH 201. Not open to students who have taken ENGR 215, MATH 216 or MATH 226. Open to biomedical engineering majors only.

250. 

Fundamentals of Biomechanics (I; 3, 2)

Introduction to the application of static and dynamic analyses to solve biomechanical problems. The course will introduce basic concepts of mechanics and kinetic analyses while tying these concepts to physiological loads and motion experienced by the body. Prerequisites: PHYS 211 and MATH 201. Not open to students who have taken ENGR 220, ENGR 221 or MECH 220. Open to biomedical engineering majors only.

300. 

Biotransport I (II; 3, 2)

First biotransport course focusing on the application of fluid mechanics principles to biological systems and medical devices. Properties of biological fluids, energy and momentum balances, frictional losses, pumps, porous media flows, computational modeling. Prerequisite: MATH 212. Not open to students who have taken CHEG 300, ENGR 222, ENGR 233, ENGR 235. Open to biomedical engineering majors only.

350. 

Fundamentals of Biomedical Signals and Systems (I; 3, 2)

Time and frequency analysis, filter design and feedback, control as applied to biomedical signals and systems. Prerequisite: BMEG 205 and MATH 212. Open to biomedical engineering majors only.

400. 

Biotransport II (I; 3, 2)

Second biotransport course focusing on the advanced application of fundamental heat and mass transport, concepts to biological systems and medical devices. Conduction, convection, thermal properties of materials, mass diffusion, compartmental modeling. Prerequisite: BMEG 300. Open to biomedical engineering majors only.

401. 

Biomedical Engineering Capstone I (I; 3, 2)

Senior design course emphasizing the biomedical engineering design process including problem identification and medical motivation, background research, medical regulations and ethics, design and project proposal presentation. Prerequisite: BMEG 408. Open to biomedical engineering majors only.

402. 

Biomedical Engineering Capstone II (II; 3, 2)

Second semester of the biomedical engineering design sequence emphasizing fabrication, instrumentation, testing and evaluation, and final presentation of projects. Prerequisite: BMEG 401. Open to biomedical engineering majors only.

408. 

Medical Device Assessment and Development (II; 2, 1) Half course.

An examination of policies and procedures relating to medical device design and approval including medical device benchmarking, technical literature searching and reviewing, intellectual property, regulatory and professional issues, project planning and management, and individual and group work. Topics will be applied through the study of a currently marketed medical device. Prerequisite: BMEG 205. Open to biomedical engineering majors only.

409. 

Fabrication and Experimental Design (I; 2, 1) Half course.

A hands-on course focusing on skills relevant to biomedical engineers, such as computer-aided design and documentation, fabrication, materials, selection and biocompatibility. Cell culture and experimental design. Class will be a mixture of lectures and hands-on activities. Prerequisite: BMEG 226. Open to biomedical engineering majors only.

421. 

Light-activated Therapy (I or II; 4, 0)

Introduction of biophotonics or the use of light to treat both oncologic and non-oncologic diseases. Analysis of critical transport phenomena related to drug distribution, laser-tissue interactions, and oxygen supply. Investigation of mechanisms of photodynamic action. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

431. 

Biomimetic Materials (I or II; 4, 0)

Introduction to topics in biomimetics, studying nature as an inspiration for engineering design. Topics include relationships between microstructure and physical properties of natural materials and tissue engineering approaches to biomaterials design. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

441. 

Neural Signals and Systems (I or II; 4, 0)

Introduction to neural systems and signaling. Topics include neural physiology, models of action potential generation and synapse dynamics, neural networks and techniques of neural waveform analysis. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. Crosslisted as ELEC 411.

451. 

Biomechanics and Injury Prevention (I or II; 4, 0)

Survey course for field of biomechanics and research for injury prevention (lowering risk and/or severity). Mixture of lectures, labs, and projects. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

452. 

Human Factors (II; 3, 1)

Introduction to human factors and occupational biomechanics. Topics include: work-related musculoskeletal disorders, hand tool design, anthropometry, low back biomechanics. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

461. 

Brain, Mind and Culture (II; 4, 0)

The goal of this course is to use the tools of biomedical technologies, network and game theory to address enduring cultural questions. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

465. 

Biomedical Modeling (II; 3, 1)

Application of computational models to understanding normal and pathological biological function and to the design of diagnostic tools and therapeutic interventions. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

471. 

472. Advanced Topics in Biomedical Engineering (I and II; R; 4, 0)

Advanced in-depth courses developed from areas of biomedical engineering. Topics will vary. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

480. 

481. Biomedical Engineering Project (I and II; R; 1, 5) Half course.

Individual work with a faculty adviser on development, design, or research project beginning with a written plan and culminating with a written or oral presentation. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

490. 

491. Biomedical Engineering Research (I and II; R; 1, 10)

Independent study with a faculty adviser on a research or design project. Submit a project proposal for group review, conduct the work, and culminate with a written and an oral presentation before a faculty group. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

See The Curricula - College of Engineering for degree requirements for engineering programs.

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