Courses - Biomedical Engineering (BME)
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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.
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.
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.
Introduction to human physiological and pathophysiological processes.
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.
Application of engineering principles to biomedical engineering problems through laboratory and design exercises. Third of a six-semester sequence; analysis of musculoskeletal forces biomechanics.
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.
Mathematical, engineering and computer techniques for describing and analyzing biomedical signals, including ECG, EEG, EMG, blood pressure, and tomographic images.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Broad introduction to the field of biomaterials and its application to tissue engineering, implant design, controlled drug delivery, and designer materials for therapeutic use.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Application of numerical methods in biomedical engineering. Data acquisition, reduction, and analysis using numerical methods and computer programming for such tasks.
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.
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.
Government regulations and industrial procedures that lead to device/drug approval.
Examines the normal structure and development of human tissues and organisms and the applications of this knowledge to biomedical engineering. Working with microscopes, students will study the molecular and cellular characteristics of different tissues and the lab procedures used for the analysis of tissue specimens. Particular attention is focused on technical principles of tissue engineering of human organs in experimental and clinical settings.
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.
Fundamental topics, including evolution of clinical engineering, medical technology, risk management, patient safety, medical equipment planning.
Independent projects on subjects in the field of biomedical engineering.
Topics as announced in Schedule of Classes.
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.
Engineering principles of physiological measurements. Signal conditioning equipment, amplifiers, recorders and transducers. Recent advances.
Industrial internship in biomedical engineering.
Gross dissection-based course designed to introduce students to the anatomical structures associated with major physiological functions important to biomedical engineering.
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.
Review of models created for impact simulations. Regional impact simulation models. Human and dummy models subject to various restraint systems.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Effects of topography and texture on the performance of biomaterials. Self-organization of biomembranes and supramolecular systems.
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.
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.
Integration of ongoing research in integrated technology of smart sensors. Design of smart sensor devices using computer simulation. Fabrication of smart sensor.
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.
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.
Exposes students to the world of medical and biomedical imaging with emphasis on principles, approaches and applications of each modern imaging modality. Basic knowledge of MATLAB programming language is required.
Independent projects on subjects of interest in the field of biomedical engineering.
Combined experimental and analytical study of a problem in the field of biomedical engineering.
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.
Seminar and research discussion based on research projects of BME doctoral students.
Research in preparation for doctoral dissertation.