BME Courses

BME Courses (2018-2019)

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Course Units: 1 (Fall: Cotter, Khetan) Students will learn how to create objects, assemblies, and engineering drawings using SolidWorks, a solid modeling software. Students will also be introduced to the fundamentals of image acquisition and processing in biomedical systems and the use of block diagrams to construct more complex processing systems. Corequisite(s): BNG 101L CC: SET Lecture/Lab Hours There is a weekly laboratory.


Course Units: 1 (Winter: Currey) A basic biomechanics course concerned with two- and three-dimensional force systems, equilibrium and distributed forces. These topics will be studied in the context of the musculoskeletal system. This course also introduces strength and elastic deflection of biological tissues due to loads applied axially, in torsion, in bending, and in shear. Shear and bending moment diagrams, friction, and area moments of inertia will be introduced. Prerequisite(s):MTH 110 or equivalent and PHY 120  Corequisite(s): BME 201L Lecture/Lab Hours There is a weekly laboratory.

Course Units: 1 (Spring: Currey) Kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies in planar motion with applications to human motion analysis. The course includes Newtonian and energy approaches to problem solutions. Prerequisite(s): BME 201  Corequisite(s): BME 202L Lecture/Lab Hours There is a weekly laboratory.

Course Units: 1 (Fall, Winter: Dosiek) Basic electrical circuit concepts and devices such as Ohm's law, Kirchhoff's laws, Thevenin and Norton equivalents, operational amplifiers, analysis methods, capacitors, inductors, ideal transformers, phasors, AC steady state analysis, complex power, frequency response and filters. Prerequisite(s): MTH 102 or MTH 112 or MTH 113 or IMP 112 Corequisite(s): BME / ECE 225L Lecture/Lab Hours Includes a weekly lab.

Course Units: 1 (Winter: Hanson; Spring: Spinelli) Transient analysis of RLC circuits; modeling of circuits using differential equations; system models and properties; Laplace transforms applied to circuit and system design and analysis; system functions; complex frequency; poles and zeros; stability; frequency response; filter design. Prerequisite(s): BME / ECE 225 Corequisite(s): BME / ECE 240L Prereq/Corequisite(s): MTH 130 or MTH 234 Lecture/Lab Hours Includes a weekly lab.

Course Units: 1 (Fall, Spring: Pappu) Discrete signals and systems; classification and properties of systems; difference equations; Z-transform; Fourier series, Fourier transforms, the DFT and FFT; filters and filter design; A/D and D/A converters; applications to audio signal processing. Prerequisite(s): BME / ECE 240 Corequisite(s): BME / ECE 241L Lecture/Lab Hours Includes a weekly lab.

Course Units: 0 (Fall, Winter, Spring; Staff) Under the supervision of an ECB faculty member, students may participate in undergraduate research or a design project. To receive pass/fail credit equivalent to one free elective course, a student must receive a passing grade in three terms of the practicum course. Up to two credits may be earned in this way. Prerequisite(s): Permission of the faculty supervisor and the department chair is required.

Course Units: 0 (Fall, Winter, Spring; Staff) Under the supervision of an ECB faculty member, students may participate in undergraduate research or a design project. To receive pass/fail credit equivalent to one free elective course, a student must receive a passing grade in three terms of the practicum course. Up to two credits may be earned in this way. Prerequisite(s): Permission of the faculty supervisor and the department chair is required.

Course Units: 1 (Fall, Winter, Spring; Staff) Under the supervision of an ECB faculty member, students may participate in undergraduate research or a design project. To receive pass/fail credit equivalent to one free elective course, a student must receive a passing grade in three terms of the practicum course. Up to two credits may be earned in this way. Prerequisite(s): Permission of the faculty supervisor and the department chair is required.

Course Units: 0 (Fall, Winter, Spring; Staff) Sophomore project in Biomedical Engineering for students participating in a scholars program. Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

Course Units: 1 (Fall, Winter, Spring; Staff) Sophomore project in Biomedical Engineering for students participating in a scholars program. Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.


Course Units: 1 (Fall: Currey) Advanced biomechanics topics in stress analysis, deflection and stiffness, failure analysis, fracture mechanics, fatigue. Prerequisite(s): BME 201  Corequisite(s): BME 311L Lecture/Lab Hours There is a weekly laboratory.

Course Units: 1 (Spring; Khetan) This course studies interactions between living cells, tissues and implant biomaterials, with a focus on molecular and cellular level phenomena in the initiation and generation of tissue and systemic responses. Prerequisite(s): BIO 101 or 112 

Course Units: 1 (Not offered this academic year) This course focuses on the use of polymeric biomaterials for biomedical applications. Topics include, but are not limited to, basic polymer theory and characterization, the design and functionalization of novel polymers, processing techniques to fabricate polymeric biomaterials (e.g., meshes or hydrogels) with desired micro- and macroscopic properties, the interactions of human cells and tissues with these materials, and the use of synthetic polymers to control the delivery of therapeutic molecules and as scaffolding materials for regenerative medicine applications.Prerequisite(s): BME201

Course Units: 1 (Winter: Khetan) Basic principles of mass, heat and fluid transport, including derivation of basic equations and simplification techniques. Applications to physiological systems, pharmacokinetics and artificial organs. Prerequisite(s): CHM101 

Course Units: 1 (Spring: Currey) This course will focus on the mechanical regulation of biological systems. The topics covered include principles and concepts of mechanobiology; embryogenesis and histogenesis of tissues with a focus on the skeletal system; physical forces at the cellular, tissue, and organ level; mechanical regulation of cellular behavior, tissue growth and organ development. Prerequisite(s): BME 201 or equivalent.

Course Units: 1 (Not offered this academic year) Study of the dynamics of human motion through a series of modules comprised of lecture and laboratory activities. The modules will include: musculoskeletal modeling with inertial effects, determination of mass moments of inertia of body segments, principle mass moments of inertia, instrumentation used in kinematics and kinetics analyses, numerical differentiation and integration and terrestrial locomotion. Prerequisite(s): BME 202 or equivalent.

Course Units: 1 (Not offered this academic year) This course will examine issues in the field of Orthopaedic Biomechanics. We will explore the current state of knee, dental, spinal, and other orthopaedic implants. We will also look at treatments available for fracture healing. Prerequisite(s): BME 202 or equivalent.

Course Units: 1 (Not offered this academic year) Signal processing applied to create technologies which measure and analyze human body characteristics such as voice, face, and fingerprint biometrics which may be used in security and forensic applications. The societal and ethical issues involved will be addressed. Prerequisite(s): BME / ECE 241, CSC 10X

Course Units: 1 (Winter: Buma) Introduction to the theory and application of instruments in medicine. Measurements of the major systems in the body are covered. A weekly laboratory provides an opportunity to perform measurements and use biomedical instruments. Prerequisite(s): BME / ECE 240 Corequisite(s): BME / ECE 386L


Course Units: 1 (Not offered this academic year) The basic physics, instrumentation, system design, and image reconstruction algorithms are covered for the following imaging modalities: ultrasound, radiography, x-ray computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), planar scintigraphy, and positron emission tomography (PET). Prerequisite(s): BME / ECE 241

Course Units: 1 (Fall, Winter, Spring; Staff)

Course Units: 1 (Fall, Winter, Spring; Staff)

Course Units: 1 (Fall, Winter, Spring; Staff)

Course Units: 1 (Fall; Cotter, Currey) A capstone design experience in which students work in teams on bioengineering design problems. Each team will use design methodologies and techniques to produce a complete and detailed design for a designated bioengineering client. Prerequisite(s): BME 202 or BME / ECE 241. CC: WS

Course Units: 1 (Winter; Buma, Currey) A capstone design experience in which students work in teams on bioengineering design problems. Each team will use design methodologies and techniques to produce a complete and detailed design for a designated bioengineering client. Prerequisite(s): BME 202 or BME / ECE 241. CC: WS

Course Units: 1 (Fall/Winter/Spring) Research or design project, performed either independently or as a team, under the supervision of one or more faculty participating in the ECB department.

Course Units: 1 (Fall/Winter/Spring) Research or design project, performed either independently or as a team, under the supervision of one or more ECB faculty. Prerequisite(s): BME 497  CC: WAC

 

 

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