Biomedical Engineering (4800)

Biomedical Engineering (4800)

101 TOOLS FOR BIOMED ENGINEERING 3 credits
Corequisite: 3450:149. Introduction to Biomedical Engineering. Personal computers, word processing, spreadsheets, mathematical computational software and computer aided drafting.
111 INTRO: BIOMEDICAL ENGR DESIGN 3 credits
Prerequisites: 101 or permission. Students will be introduced to the interdisciplinary nature of Biomedical Engineering research and design through the use of lectures, discussions, homework and design projects.
201 BIOMED ENGR SOPHOMORE SEMINAR 1 credits
Prerequisites: 101, sophomore standing or above. A seminar format to allow students to learn about current research and careers in Biomedical Engineering. Topics in technical communications will also be covered.
210 STATSTCL METHDS IN BIOMED ENGR 3 credits
See department for course description. **Course not approved in EN-98-01 per department (12-05-05).
220 BIOMEDICAL COMPUTING 3 credits
Prerequisites: 101, 3450:223. Programming in BASIC and Visual Basic for data acquisition, analysis and display. Object-oriented programming using biomedical engineering examples. High-level processing and display techniques using MATLAB.
305 INTRO: BIOPHYSICAL MEASUREMNTS 4 credits
Prerequisites: 101 and 4400:231 or 4400:307. Corequisite: 3100:202. Biomedical Engineering involves measurement of Physiological processes in living organisms. An understanding of the variety of instruments used and the limitations are introduced.
310 MODEL & SIM OF BIOMED SYS 3 credits
Prerequisite: 3450:335. Modeling and simulation of physiological systems and their interactions with therapeutic devices, such as the artificial kidney.
325 DESIGN OF MEDICAL DEVICES 3 credits
Prerequisites: Junior/senior standing in the College of Engineering, the College of Polymer Science and Engineering or the College of Arts and Sciences. Design of Medical Devices, design criteria, human factors, patient care and monitoring devices, surgical devices, bench testing and legal liability.
360 BIOFLUID MECHANICS 3 credits
Prerequisites: 3450:335, 3150:133, 3650:292, and 4600:203. Introduction to the fundamentals of fluid mechanics and their application to biological, cardiovascular, respiratory and other biofluid systems.
362 TRAN FUND FOR BIOMED ENGIN 3 credits
Prerequisite: 3450: 335 and 4600: 203. Introductory topics in fluid, heat, and mass transfer including both integral and differential analysis as it applies to biological and biomedical systems.
365 MECHANICS OF BIOLOG TISSUES 3 credits
Prerequisites: 4300:202 and 3450:335. The mechanical properties of musculoskeletal tissues are presented along with modeling techniques and testing procedures. Tendons, ligaments, muscles, cartilage and bone will be addressed.
370 BIOMECH OF HUMAN MOVEMENT 3 credits
Prerequisites: 3100:202 and 4600:203. The application of engineering mechanics and anatomy to study and analyze human movement. Lectures and in-class labs will introduce students to experimental and theoretical techniques.
400 BIOMATERIALS 3 credits
Properties of Materials used in medicine and their interaction with biological materials will be discussed. Biocompatibility issues, material degradation, biomaterials testing will also be discussed.
409 INTRO: BIOMED ENGINEERING RSCH 3 credits
Application of engineering principles to local area medical research. Includes biomaterials, orthopedics, artificial organs, biostereometrics, biometrics, biological signal and image analysis, biomechanics and computers in medicine.
420 BIOMD SIGNAL & IMAGE PROC 3 credits
Prerequisites: 4400:163, 343. Introduction to the basic problems associated with biological signal and image processing applications, and appropriate approaches to dealing with them.
422 PHYSIOLOGICAL CONTROL SYSTEMS 3 credits
Prerequisites: 3100:202, 3450:335. The basic techniques employed in control theory, systems analysis and model identification as they apply to physiological systems.
430 DESIGN OF MED IMAGING SYS 3 credits
Prerequisites: 3100: 200, 3650:292, 4400:343,353, 4800:305, or permission of instructor. Physical principles and engineering design of medical imaging systems, with emphasis on digital radiography, computed tomography, nuclear medicine, ultrasound and magnetic resonance.
435 IMAGE SCIENCE 3 credits
Prerequisites: 3100:200, 3650:292, 4400:343 or by permission of instructor. Principles of image science, image performance parameters and image assessment techniques of medical imaging systems, with emphasis on digital radiography, tomographic imaging, ultrasound and magnetic resonance.
437 PHYSICS OF MEDICAL IMAGING 3 credits
Prerequisites: 3100:200, 3650:292, 4400:353, 4800:305. Physical principles of medical imaging modalities with emphasis on the properties, generation mechanisms and interaction of radiation with matter, physics of the image formation and optimization.
440 ADVANCED BIOMATERIALS 3 credits
Prerequisite: 400. The interactions between biomaterials and medical devices will be analyzed with respect to their potential fractionation of biological mechanisms.
445 EXP TECH - BIOMAT TISSUE ENGR 3 credits
Prerequisite: 440. Laboratory experience that applies engineering concepts and practices to the analysis of biomaterials and tissue engineering.
450 TISSUE ENGINEERING 3 credits
Prerequisites: 4800: 400, 365, 362, and 4800: 360 or 4200:321. This course will explore topics to successfully design tissue engineered devices. For advanced engineering students with a back ground in materials, mechanics, and transport phenomena.
455 BIOTRANSPORT 3 credits
Prerequisites: 4800: 362 or 4200: 321, 4800: 220, 3100: 202. With the foundations of fluid, heat and mass transfer established, this course focuses on specific biological examples of transport phenomena.
460 EXPERMNTL TECH IN BIOMECHANICS 3 credits
Prerequisites: 3150:153, 3450:335, 3650:292, 4600:203 or by permission of instructor. Principles of testing and measuring devices commonly used for biofluid and biosolid mechanics studies. Laboratories for demonstration and hands-on experience.
464 MICROFLUIDICS FOR BIOMED ENGIN 3 credits
Prerequisites: 4800: 362 or 4200: 321 or 4800: 360. This course will discuss fundamental principles of single and two phase flow of biofluids in microfludic devices, and present the applications of lab-on-a-chip systems in BME.
470 HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING 3 credits
Reliability and human error, human capabilities and limitations, crew protection, display systems, controls and controlling actions, interface design principles, risk management, Safety and accident prevention.
485 ST: BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING 1-3 credits
Prerequisite: permission of advisor. Directed individual or group research or study in the student's field of interest. Topic subject to approval of advisor.
491 BIOMEDICAL ENGR DESIGN I 2 credits
Prerequisite: 111. Corequisite: 305. The design process will be further discussed utilizing case studies and detailed biomedical engineering design projects.
492 BIOMEDICAL ENGR DESIGN II 2 credits
Prerequisite: 491. The design process will be further discussed utilizing detailed biomedical engineering design projects. Projects will be required to be interdisciplinary in nature.

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