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Biomedical Engineering (BME)

Chairperson: Professor Fischer (Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering)

181 Biomedical Engineering Seminar I (1)

Seminar series given by instructor, invited experts, and students with focus on biomedical electronics, medical devices, rehabilitation engineering, medical instrumentation, and biomedical ethics. Pre: (credit or concurrent enrollment in MTH 141) or permission of instructor.

207 Introduction to Biomechanics (3)

Engineering analysis of the human body in equilibrium, hard and soft tissue mechanics (stress and strain), elementary beam theory (bending and torsion) applied to bones, biocompatibility of fracture repair. (Lec. 3) Pre: (MTH 142 and PHY 204 and (credit or concurrent enrollment in BIO 121)) or permission of instructor.

281 Biomedical Engineering Seminar II (1)

Seminar series given by instructor, invited experts, and students with focus on physiological system modeling, biomechanics, biomaterials, tissue engineering, artificial organs, biosensors, and technologies for health care. Pre: 181 or permission of instructor.

307 Bioelectricity (3)

Quantitative analysis of electrical phenomena in biological cells, tissues, and organs. Action potentials and propagation in neurons, cardiac and skeletal muscle. (Lec. 3) Pre: ((ELE 212 or 220) and (MTH 243 or 362)) or permission of instructor.

360 Biomeasurement (3)

Principles of biomeasurement, patient safety, embedded system design with microcontrollers, programming with assembly and C++ languages, interrupts, timer, real-time digital filters, electrocardiogram (ECG) instrumentation, QRS detection, heart rate meter. (Lec. 3) Pre:: (concurrent enrollment in 361 and ELE 212) or permission of instructor.

361 Biomeasurement Laboratory (1)

Constructing and experimenting with embedded systems using microcontrollers, implementing real-time digital filters with assembly and C++ languages, constructing an electrocardiogram (ECG) amplifier, implementing QRS detection and heart rate meter. Concurrent enrollment in 360 required.

391 Special Problems (1-4) See addendum

Independent study of special engineering problems. Topic and number of credits determined in consultation with the instructor. (Independent Study)

461 (or ELE 461) Physiological Modeling and Control (3)

Principles of physiological modeling and control of linear and nonlinear systems, stability analysis, root locus, Bode plots, linearization. (Lec. 3) Pre: ELE 314 or permission of instructor. Not for graduate credit.

462 Biomedical Instrumentation Design (3) See addendum

Fundamentals of biomedical instrumentation, biocompatibility, medical device materials; safety, noise rejection, biomedical signal processing; measuring, recording, monitoring, and therapeutic devices. Pre: (207 and 360 and ELE 313 and 314) or permission of instructor.raduate credit. Not open to students who have credit in ELE 562.

463 Biomedical Instrumentation Laboratory (1)

Development of a portable heart function monitor that measures the electrocardiogram and photoplethysmogram; embedded system design using instrumentation amplifier, op-amp, graphic LCD module, and PIC microprocessor with C programming. Pre: (ELE (205 or 208) and 313 and 341) or permission of instructor. Not for graduate credit. Not open to students who have credit in ELE 562.

464 Medical Imaging (3)

Engineering and clinical applications of medical imaging systems including X-ray, computed tomography, radioisotope imaging, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging; picture archiving and communication system and medical image processing. (Lec. 3) Pre: (207 and 360 and ELE 313 and 314) or permission of instructorr. N.ot for graduate credit. Not open to students who have redit in ELE 564.

465 Medical Image Processing Laboratory (1)

Development of medical imaging processing algorithms with graphical user interface in C++ under the Windows operating system; smoothing and sharpening filters, morphological filters, area measurement and edge tracer. (Lab. 1) Pre: credit or concurrent enrollment in 464. Not for graduate credit. Not open to students who have credit in ELE 564.

468 Neural Engineering (3)

Principles and technologies of neuroengineering and clinical applications; brain stimulator, spinal cord stimulation, functional electrical stimulation (FES), neural-machine interface for motor prosthesis control, artificial visual/auditory devices for augmented sensory perception. (Lec. 3) Pre: 360 or permission of instructor. Not for graduate credit.

482 Biomedical Engineering Seminar III (1)

Seminar series given by instructor, invited experts, and students with focus on biomedical signals and systems, computers in medicine, technologies for health care, and biomedical ethics. (Seminar) Pre: ((207 or ELE 205 or 208) and ELE 313 and 342) or permission of instructor.

484 Biomedical Engineering Capstone Design I (2)

Applications of engineering skills; team projects in biomedical areas such as neuroengineering, assistive technology, cardiopulmonary measurements, medical imaging, and modeling of physiological systems. First of a two-course sequence. (Lec. 1, Lab. 3) Pre: (207 and 360) or permission of instructor. Not for graduate credit.

485 Biomedical Engineering Capstone Design II (2)

Applications of engineering skills; team projects in biomedical areas such as neuroengineering, assistive technology, cardiopulmonary measurements, medical imaging, and modeling of physiological systems. (Lec. 1, Lab. 3) Second of a two-course sequence. Pre: 484 or permission of instructor. Not for graduate credit.

491 Special Problems (1-4) See addendum

Independent study of special engineering problems. Topic and number of credits determined in consultation with the instructor. (Independent Study) Not for graduate credit.


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