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

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 2010 Introduction to Physiology for Engineers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 5350 Regenerative Biology & Medicine for Biomedical Engineers

Introduces students specializing in biomedical engineering and premedical students to the conceptual and methodological principles of modern regenerative biology and medicine. Includes a review of research methods and achievements in this field and the translational applications of regenerative biology to tissue engineering and the development of regenerative therapies.

BME 5360 Histology and Embryology

Prereq: BME 2070 or graduate standing,

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.

BME 5370 Introduction to Biomaterials

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 5380 Biocompatibility

Wound healing and the tissue response to foreign materials. The organization, activation, and mechanisms of the immune system. Bioactive materials and the molecular basis for surface recognition and masking.

BME 5450 Microscopic Analysis: Methods & Instrumentation

Provides the students specializing in biomedical engineering with a basis for understanding the modern methods of microscopic analysis and the design of different types of instrumentation used for microscopic analysis and imaging.

BME 5510 Introduction to Clinical Engineering and Technology

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

BME 5990 Directed Study

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 6470 Smart Sensor Technology I: Design

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

BME 6480 Biomedical Instrumentation

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

BME 6991 Internship in Industry

Industrial internship in biomedical engineering.

BME 7010 Functional Anatomy

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

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 7030 Mechanisms and Models of Cellular Regulation for Engineering

Basic concepts of intracellular signaling pathways in response to environmental stimuli such as biomaterials and mechanical forces.

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

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 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

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

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 7490 Biomedical Microsystems

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

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

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.

BME 7990 Directed Study

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

BME 7996 Research

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

BME 8070 Seminar in 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.

BME 8080 Doctoral Seminar in Biomedical Engineering

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

BME 9990 Pre-Doctoral Candidacy Research

Research in preparation for doctoral dissertation.