Department of Biomedical Engineering
- General Education Course
Students will be introduced to the interdisciplinary nature of Biomedical Engineering research and design through the use of lectures, discussions, homework and design projects.
Introduce students to contemporary issues and research in Biomedical Engineering.
Pre-req: BME 101.
The application of engineering mechanics and anatomy to study and analyze human movement. Lectures and in-class labs will introduce students to experimental and theoretical techniques.
The mechanical properties of musculoskeletal tissues are presented along with modeling techniques and testing procedures. Tendons, ligaments, muscles, cartilage and bone will be addressed.
Modeling and simulation of physiological systems and their interactions with therapeutic devices, such as the artificial kidney.
Structure of materials and behavior, material selection and biocompatibility, failure modes of applied biomaterials, failure analysis and performance, body responses, immunological, cell and tissue interaction, toxicity and safety.
Pre-req: BME 306.
Introduction to the fundamentals of fluid mechanics and their application to biological, cardiovascular, respiratory adn bio-fluid systems.
Pre-req: ENGR 318 with a minimum grade of D.
The design process will be further discussed utilizing case studies and detailed biomedical engineering design projects.
The design process will be further discussed utilizing detailed biomedical engineering design projects. Projects will be required to be interdisciplinary in nature.
Pre-req: BME 465.