15 courses:
  • BE-101

    Frontiers BE:Bridge Med&Tech

    The course covers basic concepts of biomedical engineering and their connection with the spectrum of human activity. It serves as an introduction to the fundamental science and engineering on which biomedical engineering is based. Case studies of drugs and medical products illustrate the product development-product testing cycle, patent protection, and FDA approval. It is designed for engineering, science, and non-science majors. Prerequisite: None
  • BE-110

    Intro.Biomedical Computation

    Computational and mathematical tools used in biomedical engineering for the simulation of biological systems and the analysis of biomedical data. Basics of computational programming in MATLAB and Python; applications to modeling, design, and statistical and data analysis. Prerequisite: None
  • BE-210

    Circuits and Sensors

    This course introduces students to instrumentation of bioengineering including ECG, EEG, radiological imaging, and routine biomedical laboratory measures such as blood pressure, cell counts, blood and urine tests, and statistical analysis of data. Students will discuss principles of circuits, signals and systems in the context of operating principles of bioelectrical systems at multiple physiological scales and provides the fundamental background required to interface biological systems with circuits and sensors for measurements. Topics include bioelectric measurement, signal processing, and dialysis. Prerequisites: BE101 and MA106
  • BE-250

    Quantitative Human Physiology

    An introductory course in physiological systems and feedback control theory for biomedical engineers. It aims to apply systems theory and classical feedforward and feedback control in the context of physiological systems.
  • BE-301

    Engineering in the Clinic

    This course explores the impact of engineering on clinical medicine. Students will interact with practitioners and investigate the technological challenges that face these practitioners. Invited speakers will share their experience on a number of technologies to demonstrate the result of advances in biomedical engineering.
  • BE-302

    Engineering Stand.&Regulation

    Biomedical engineering has a number of regulations and standards that continue to increase as the industry grows. This course discusses the current biomedical industry guidelines in the context of engineering design
  • BE-310

    Biomechanics

    This course is designed to acquaint students with concepts of stress, strain, and constitutive laws as applied to problems in biomechanics. Rigid body and deformable body mechanics will be introduced. Focus will be on basic foundations of solid mechanics using vectors, and tensors. Illustrative examples from tissue and cell biomechanics will be given where appropriate. Prerequisites: BE110 and PY213 and MA203
  • BE-330

    Transport & Fluids for BE

    Covers the fundamental principles of processes and systems in which mass, energy, and momentum are transported in typical biological problems. Emphasizes momentum transport for incompressible and compressible fluids (fluid flow) and energy transport. Mass transport in the context of diffusion in for cellular function and in the delivery of drugs, systemically and organ-specific, will be studied. The methods taught are relevant to the analysis of physiological systems and separation of biological materials. Prerequisite: MA253
  • BE-420

    Biomaterials

    This course provides a broad overview of the field of biomaterials. Beginning with introductory lectures on biomaterials and their translation from the laboratory to the medical marketplace, it progresses to discussions of important biomaterials terminology and concepts. Materials covered are both organic and inorganic chemistries. Basic materials science lectures then emphasize material structure-property to function-testing relationships. Course concludes with introductions other topics such as material-tissue interactions and tissue engineering applications. Prerequisite: CH305
  • BE-421

    Biomed.Measur&Instrument/Lab

    Comprehensive analysis of the principles underlying biomedical instrumentation including ECG, EEG; CAT scanning; immunohistochemistry and fluorescence platforms, and other biomedical laboratory tools. The first part of the course will focus on individual work and students will conduct labs on advanced electrical, mechanical and environmental measurements. The later part of the course will involve a team project that involves designing and executing an experiment that involves measurement, data acquisition and data analysis in human health or other bioengineering application. Prerequisite: BE432; or BI312A and CH312/CH321
  • BE-431

    Biomedical Engineering Lab I

    This course uses experiments and simulation to explore the principles of bioinstrumentation, biomechanics, and mass and fluid transport, including circuit design, sensors, and imaging techniques. It offers students an opportunity to obtain practical, hands-on, laboratory experiences. Experimental techniques, with a focus on data acquisition, processing, and presentation, will be taught. Students will be required to relate the instrumentation techniques to clinical relevant measurements. Co-requisite: BE330
  • BE-431X

    Biomedical Engineering Lab I

    Uses experiments and simulation to explore the principles of bioinstrumentation, biomechanics, and mass and fluid transport, including circuit design, sensors, and imaging techniques. Offers students an opportunity to obtain practical, hands-on, laboratory experiences. Experimental techniques, with a focus on data acquisition, processing, and presentation, will be taught. Students will be required to relate the instrumentation techniques to clinical relevant measurements. Pre-requisites: BE110
  • BE-432X

    Biomedical Engineering Lab II

    Uses experiments and simulation to explore the principles of biomaterials, kinetics, and biological control systems. Offers students an opportunity to obtain practical laboratory experience and to develop technical writing and oral presentation skills. Students are asked to both design and perform experiments in the context of current fields of biomedical engineering, to discover fundamental bioengineering principles, and to develop engineering solutions through experiments using these principles.
  • BE-440

    Biomolecular Dynamics&Control

    This course will focus on the principles of thermodynamics and kinetics applied to the analysis and design of biomolecular systems. Topics include mass and energy balances, entropy, chemical equilibria, enzyme kinetics and the effect of external fields (e.g., mechanical forces, electric potential) on biomolecular reaction equilibria and kinetics. In the latter portion of the course, these foundational concepts will be applied to natural biomolecular networks and synthetic biocircuits with the purpose of analyzing their dynamic homeostatic behavior and natural feedback and feed-forward control in the body. Prerequisite: BE210
  • BE-481

    Bio.Engineer Design I

    This is the first semester of a two-semester sequence focusing on the development of a project, prototyped or conceptual, that addresses a well-described problem in the field of biology or medicine. The first semester focuses on the economics of innovation, translation, and commercialization of biomedical products. Additionally, the process of ideation and brainstorming will be introduced. At the end of semester one, student teams will have developed and identified a documented clinical/biological issue and will provide a proposal for the final idea with estimated market, cost estimates, and possible experimental design for proof-of-concept and feasibility. Prerequisite: BE432