Courses - Biomedical Engineering (BME)

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BME 1910 Biomedical Engineering Design Lab I

Open only to students in the pre-biomedical engineering or B.S. in Biomedical Engineering program. Coreq: BE 1500.

Application of engineering principles to biomedical engineering problems through laboratory and design exercises. First of a six-semester sequence; work on a biomedical engineering team; basics of biomedical engineering design.

BME 1920 Biomedical Engineering Design Lab II

Open only to students in the pre-biomedical engineering or B.S. in Biomedical Engineering program. Prereq: BME 1910; coreq: BE 1300.

Application of engineering principles to biomedical engineering problems through laboratory and design exercises. Second of a six-semester sequence; basic analysis of biomaterials and design importance of materials.

BME 1925 Biomedical Engineering Design Laboratory: Jump Start I

Open only to students in the Biomedical Engineering program. Prereq: written consent of advisor.

Laboratory and design exercises focusing on fundamental design processes for biomedical engineering and the application of materials science to BME. This course replaces the BME 1910-BME 1920 sequence for students who transfer into the program in the second or third curricular year.

BME 2010 Introduction to Physiology for Engineers

Open only to students in the Biomedical Engineering program. Prereq: BME 2070 and BIO 1510.

Introduction to human physiological and pathophysiological processes.

BME 2070 Introduction to Anatomy for Engineers

Open only to students in the biomedical engineering program.

A text and models based anatomy course for undergraduate students in biomedical engineering. This course is intended to give the students an introductory experience of the study of human anatomy in relation to engineering principles.

BME 2910 Biomedical Engineering Design Lab III

Open only to students in the Biomedical Engineering program. Prereq: BME 1920 or BME 1925; coreq: ME 2410.

Application of engineering principles to biomedical engineering problems through laboratory and design exercises. Third of a six-semester sequence; analysis of musculoskeletal forces biomechanics.

BME 2920 Biomedical Engineering Design Lab IV

Open only to students in the Biomedical Engineering program. Prereq: BME 2910; coreq: BE 2100, BME 2005, ME 2420.

Application of engineering principles to biomedical engineering problems through laboratory and design exercises involving tissue biomechanics. Introduction to finite element modeling. Fourth of a six-semester sequence.

BME 3470 Biomedical Signals and Systems

Open only to students in the Biomedical Engineering program. Prereq: ECE 3320; coreq: BME 3910.

Mathematical, engineering and computer techniques for describing and analyzing biomedical signals, including ECG, EEG, EMG, blood pressure, and tomographic images.

BME 3910 Biomedical Engineering Design Lab V

Open only to students in the Biomedical Engineering program. Prereq: BE 1500, MAT 2150 and ENG 3050; coreq: BME 3470.

Application of engineering principles to biomedical engineering problems through laboratory and design exercises. Focus on measurement, analysis, modeling, and interaction with biomedical signals from living systems. Fifth of a six-semester sequence.

BME 3920 Biomedical Engineering Design Lab VI

Open only to students in the Biomedical Engineering program. Prereq: BME 3910.

Application of engineering principles to biomedical engineering problems through laboratory and design exercises. Introduction to the capstone design process. Integration of the design process with the complete government regulation system for medical device design. Use of advanced CAE tools for analysis. Sixth of a six-semester sequence.

BME 4010 Engineering Physiology Laboratory

Open only to students in the Biomedical Engineering program. Prereq: BME 2010; coreq: BME 5010.

Measurement and analysis of physiological signals on living systems, with focus on neural, cardiovascular, respiratory and muscular systems. Includes a student-designed experiment on a physiological system.

BME 4210 Introduction to Biomechanics

Open only to students in the Biomedical Engineering program. Prereq: CHE 3200, ME 2420; coreq: BME 5010.

Broad introduction to the application of mechanical engineering principles to biomedical engineering, including motion analysis, injury and forensic biomechanics, cardiovascular and pulmonary mechanics, and design of implants with mechanical functions.

BME 4310 Introduction to Biomaterials

Open only to students in the Biomedical Engineering program. Prereq: CHE 3200, ME 2420; coreq: BME 5010.

Broad introduction to the field of biomaterials and its application to tissue engineering, implant design, controlled drug delivery, and designer materials for therapeutic use.

BME 4410 Introduction to Biomedical Instrumentation

Open only to students in the Biomedical Engineering program. Prereq: ECE 3300, BME 3470; coreq: BME 5010.

Broad introduction to the use and design of instrumentation for biomedical applications, in both clinical and research use; includes filtering techniques, safety issues, and special concerns for implanted and external systems.

BME 4910 (WI) Biomedical Engineering Capstone Design I

Open only to students in the Biomedical Engineering program. Prereq: BME 3920; senior standing.

First in a two-semester sequence during which student teams develop a design to address a biomedical engineering challenge; includes discussions with clinical faculty, analysis of current solutions, and finalization of conceptual design.

BME 4920 Biomedical Engineering Capstone Design II

Open only to students in the Biomedical Engineering program. Prereq: BME 4910; senior standing.

Second of a two-semester sequence. Students develop and test a prototype of their biomedical engineering design; culminates in a public design expo to exhibit student designs.

BME 5010 Quantitative Physiology

Basic principles of human physiology presented from the engineering perspective. Bodily functions, their regulation and control discussed in quantitative terms and illustrated by mathematical models where feasible.

BME 5020 Computer and Mathematical Applications in Biomedical Engineering

Prereq: proficiency in at least one programming language.

Application of numerical methods in biomedical engineering. Data acquisition, reduction, and analysis using numerical methods and computer programming for such tasks.

BME 5040 Fundamentals of Engineering Analysis

Intended to train biomedical engineering students, who have no engineering background, with fundamental principles of engineering and basics of an engineering programming language. It includes Matlab programming language and basics of engineering statics, dynamics, strength of materials, and electrical circuits.

BME 5070 Engineering Anatomy

Prereq: BME 2070 or Graduate Standing.

A cadaver based anatomy course for undergraduate students and MS-level students in biomedical engineering. This hands-on course is intended to give the students directed experience of the study of human anatomy in relation to engineering principles. The histological study of tissues in relation to mechanical function of the organism is included in this study.

BME 5210 Musculoskeletal Biomechanics

Prereq: BME 5010 or BMS 6550 or former BMS 5550.

Structure and properties of the major tissue components of the musculoskeletal system and evaluation of how tissues combine to provide support and motion to the body.

BME 5310 Device and Drug Approval and the FDA

Prereq: BME 5010.

Government regulations and industrial procedures that lead to device/drug approval.

BME 5370 Introduction to Biomaterials

Prereq: BE 1300, BME 5010 or BMS 6550.

Introduction to study of both biological materials (bone, muscle, etc.) and materials for medical applications. Topics include tissue properties and effects of pathology, biocompatibility, and design considerations.

BME 5510 Introduction to Clinical Engineering and Technology

Prereq: BME 5010.

Fundamental topics, including evolution of clinical engineering, medical technology, risk management, patient safety, medical equipment planning.

BME 5990 Directed Study

Prereq: senior standing and written consent of program director.

Independent projects on subjects in the field of biomedical engineering.

BME 5995 Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering I

Topics as announced in Schedule of Classes.

BME 6130 Accident Reconstruction

Prereq: BME 5040 or equiv.

Passenger car and light truck behavior in collisions; recognition of roadway markings and vehicle damage used to analyze vehicle accidents and to use that evidence to reconstruct driver, vehicle and occupant dynamics at the time of the collision.

BME 6470 Smart Sensor Technology I: Design

Prereq: B.S. degree in engineering or science.

Introduction to various types of sensors and the design of basic analog VLSI circuit building blocks.

BME 6480 Biomedical Instrumentation

Prereq: ECE 3300, BME 5010 or BMS 6550 (or former BMS 5550), and BME 5020.

Engineering principles of physiological measurements. Signal conditioning equipment, amplifiers, recorders and transducers. Recent advances.

BME 6991 Internship in Industry

Prereq: written consent of graduate advisor.

Industrial internship in biomedical engineering.

BME 7010 Functional Anatomy

Open only to BME doctoral students. Prereq: BME 5010.

Gross dissection-based course designed to introduce students to the anatomical structures associated with major physiological functions important to biomedical engineering.

BME 7020 Cardiovascular Systems Modeling

Prereq: MAT 2150 or MAT 2350 or equiv.

Application of engineering principals and mathematical and computational techniques to cardiovascular systems. Partial differential equations, signal transduction pathway and biotransport modeling, and introduction to systems biology approaches.

BME 7100 Mathematical Modeling in Impact Biomechanics

Prereq: ME 3400, and BME 5010 or BMS 6550 or former BMS 5550.

Review of models created for impact simulations. Regional impact simulation models. Human and dummy models subject to various restraint systems.

BME 7150 Biomechanics of Blast-Related Injuries

Prereq: BME 7100 or (BME 7160 and ME 3400).

This course covers new and old information developed by military researchers on injuries sustained by military personnel due to explosions or blasts caused by a variety of weapon systems. Injuries to body regions from head to foot are discussed. Particular emphasis is placed on injuries to the spine and lower extremities for the mounted soldier and on brain injury for both the mounted and dismounted soldier. The course includes the modeling of blast and blast-related effects on selected body regions.

BME 7160 Impact Biomechanics

Prereq: BME 5010 or BMS 6550 or former BMS 5550.

Biomechanical response of the body regions and the whole body to impact. Mechanisms of injury in blunt impact. Effects of restraints on injury reduction. Development of test surrogates such as dummies.

BME 7170 Experimental Methods in Impact Biomechanics

Prereq: BME 6480, BME 7160.

Lecture and laboratory combined; principles of impact testing; hands-on experience in use of impact-test equipment, including sled, pendulum, other types of impactors, and drop-test techniques.

BME 7300 Advanced Topics in Biomaterials and Tissue Biomechanics

Prereq: BME 5210 or 5370.

Seminar format: advanced topics presented to the class; lectures by the instructor and by the participants based on literature reviews. Topics determined by student interest.

BME 7370 Biomaterial Interfaces

Prereq: BME 5370.

Effects of topography and texture on the performance of biomaterials. Self-organization of biomembranes and supramolecular systems.

BME 7390 Tissue Engineering and Hybrid Systems

Prereq: BME 5370, and CHE 7100 or BME 5020.

Seminar and project based approach to the design, development, analysis and application of organ and tissue replacement systems which incorporate processed materials and living cells.

BME 7400 Medical Robotics and Systems

Prereq: ECE 5020 or MAT 2250.

Technology that interfaces computer engineering and electronics with surgery; introduction of key concepts in the field, including medical robotics, image-guided surgery, segmentation/3D modeling, medical simulation, and medical sensors.

BME 7470 Smart Sensor Technology II: Characterization and Fabrication

Prereq: ECE 6570.

Integration of ongoing research in integrated technology of smart sensors. Design of smart sensor devices using computer simulation. Fabrication of smart sensor.

BME 7490 Biomedical Microsystems

Prereq: ECE 5575 or ECE 6750 or BME 6470.

Biomedical microsystems, with a focus on microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip technologies for medical diagnostics and biological research. Broad coverage of microscale physics; microfabrication methods; separation, purification, and other on-chip processes; biosensing.

BME 7670 Experimental Methods in Physiology

Prereq: BME 5010.

Basic principles and techniques for monitoring and reading EMGs, EEGs, ECGs, respiratory cycle, pulmonary function, galvanic skin response and polygraph, human acceleration response. Designing and carrying out a project involving human body acceleration measures and EMG responses; a second project will be designed and carried out using measurement techniques chosen by the students.

BME 7720 MR Imaging of Neurovascular Disease

Open only to graduate students. Prereq: BME 5010, written consent of instructor.

Recent advances in MRI technology applied to human brain vascular diseases. Methods include: 3D anatomical imaging, diffusion tensor imaging, functional brain imaging, perfusion imaging, and susceptibility weighted imaging.

BME 7730 Medical Imaging Systems

Prereq: BME 5020.

Expose students to the world of medical and biomedical imaging with emphasis on principles, approaches and applications of each modern imaging modality.

BME 7990 Directed Study

Prereq: written consent of instructor.

Independent projects on subjects of interest in the field of biomedical engineering.

BME 7996 Research

Prereq: written consent of chairperson and advisor.

Combined experimental and analytical study of a problem in the field of biomedical engineering.

BME 8070 Seminar in Biomedical Engineering

Offered for S and U grades only.

Lectures on biomedical engineering and related fields by guest speakers, faculty, and students. M. S. and Ph.D. students are required to take one semester.

BME 8080 Doctoral Seminar in Biomedical Engineering

Prereq: doctoral candidate standing. Offered for S and U grades only.

Seminar and research discussion based on research projects of BME doctoral students.

BME 8999 Master's Thesis Research and Direction

Prereq: written consent of advisor; written consent of MDR Program.

BME 9990 Pre-Doctoral Candidacy Research

Prereq: written consent of department and approval by Ph.D. Officer of the Graduate School. Offered for S and U grades only.

Research in preparation for doctoral dissertation.

BME 9991 Doctoral Candidate Status I: Dissertation Research and Direction

Prereq: Ph.D. candidate in department and approval by the Ph.D Officer of the Graduate School. Required in academic-year semester following advancement to Ph.D. candidacy. Offered for S and U grades only.

BME 9992 Doctoral Candidate Status II: Dissertation Research and Direction

Prereq: BME 9991 and approval by the Ph.D. Officer of the Graduate School. Required in academic-year semester following BME 9991. Offered for S and U grades only.

BME 9993 Doctoral Candidate Status III: Dissertation Research and Direction

Prereq: BME 9992 and approval by the Ph.D. officer of the Graduate School. Required in academic-year semester following BME 9992. Offered for S and U grades only.

BME 9994 Doctoral Candidate Status IV: Dissertation Research and Direction

Prereq: BME 9993 and approval of Ph.D. of the Graduate School. Required in academic-year semester following BME 9993. Offered for S and U grades only.

BME 9995 Candidate Maintenance Status: Doctoral Dissertation Research and Direction

Prereq: approval by the Ph.D. Officer of the Graduate School; completion of 30 credits in BME 9991-9994. Offered for S and U grades only.