B M E 1 — COOPERATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM

1 credit.

Work experience which combines classroom theory with practical knowledge of operations to provide students with a background upon which to base a professional career in industry.

B M E 200 — BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN

1 credit.

Students will work in a team on a client-centered biomedical engineering design project to learn concept generation, product analysis, specifications, eveluation, clinical trials, regulation, liability, and ethics.

B M E 201 — BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING FUNDAMENTALS AND DESIGN

2 credits.

Fundamentals of biomedical engineering and principles of design. Hands-on skills including computer-aided design, machining, and fabrication of a physical medical device prototype.

B M E 300 — BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN

1 credit.

Students will work in a team on a client-centered biomedical engineering design project to learn concept generation, product analysis, specifications, evaluation, clinical trials, regulation, liability, and ethics.

B M E 301 — BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN

1 credit.

Students will work in a team on a client-centered biomedical engineering design project to learn concept generation, product analysis, specifications, evaluation, clinical trials, regulation, liability, and ethics.

B M E 310 — BIOINSTRUMENTATION

3 credits.

A sophomore level first course in bioinstrumentation covering clinical and research measurements. Laboratory experiments complement the lectures. Open only to students in the BME program or consent of instructor

B M E 315 — BIOMECHANICS

3 credits.

This course will provide an introduction to the mechanical behavior of biological tissues and systems. Specific topics include: structure and function of biological tissues, mechanical properties of biological tissues, and analysis of specific tissues (i.e. bone, muscle, and soft connective tissues). Open only to students in the BME program or consent of instructor

B M E/​CBE  320 — INTRODUCTORY TRANSPORT PHENOMENA

4 credits.

Mass, momentum, and energy transport; calculation of transport coefficients; solution to problems in viscous flow, heat conduction, and diffusion; dimensional analysis; mass, momentum, and heat transfer coefficients; over-all balances; elementary applications.

B M E/​CBE  330 — ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES OF MOLECULES, CELLS, AND TISSUES

3 credits.

Introduction to the fundamental principles of kinetics and transport that are relevant for the analysis of biological systems. Topics covered include concepts of reaction rate, stoichiometry, equilibrium, momentum/mass transport, and the interaction between transport and kinetics in biological systems.

B M E 389 — HONORS IN RESEARCH

1-3 credits.

Undergraduate honors research projects supervised by faculty members. Not available for graduate credit.

B M E 399 — INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-3 credits.

B M E 400 — CAPSTONE DESIGN COURSE IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

3 credits.

This capstone course applies classroom study to solve a directed client-based biomedical engineering design project.

B M E 402 — BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN

1 credit.

Students work in a team to evaluate, refine, document and orally present a client-centered biomedical engineering design completed in capstone design course.

B M E/​M E  415 — BIOMECHANICS OF HUMAN MOVEMENT

3 credits.

An overview of experimental and modeling techniques used to study human movement. Specific topics will include locomotion, motion capture systems, force plates, muscle mechanics, musculoskeletal modeling, three dimensional kinematics, inverse dynamics, forward dynamic simulation and imaging based biomechanics. Homework and laboratory activities will be conducted that emphasize applications of movement biomechanics in orthopedics and rehabilitation. The course will culminate in a class project related to each student's research interests.

B M E/​PHM SCI  430 — BIOLOGICAL INTERACTIONS WITH MATERIALS

3 credits.

Addresses the range of materials currently being utilized for various biomedical applications, the biological systems governing biomaterial applications, analytical techniques pertinent to biomaterial evaluation, and selected major medical applications in which biomaterials play an important role.

B M E/​E C E  461 — MATHEMATICAL AND COMPUTER MODELING OF PHYSIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS

3 credits.

Mathematical and computer modeling of physiological systems; principal emphasis on cardiovascular system and individual nerve cells; other topics include respiratory system and skeletal-muscle system; extensive use of "hands-on" computer modeling using ACSL.

B M E/​E C E  462 — MEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION

3 credits.

Design and application of electrodes, biopotential amplifiers, biosensors, therapeutic devices. Medical imaging. Electrical safety. Measurement of ventilation, blood pressure and flow. Lecture and lab.

B M E/​E C E  463 — COMPUTERS IN MEDICINE

3 credits.

Study of microprocessor-based medical instrumentation. Emphasis on real-time analysis of electrocardiograms. Labs and programming project involve design of biomedical digital signal processing algorithms.

B M E 489 — HONORS IN RESEARCH

1-3 credits.

Undergraduate honors research projects supervised by faculty members. Not available for graduate credit.

B M E/​H ONCOL/​MED PHYS/​PHYSICS  501 — RADIOLOGICAL PHYSICS AND DOSIMETRY

3 credits.

Interactions and energy deposition by ionizing radiation in matter; concepts, quantities and units in radiological physics; principles and methods of radiation dosimetry.

B M E 505 — BIOFLUIDICS

3 credits.

Introduction to blood rheology, blood flow dynamics in arteries, capillaries and veins, airflow in the lungs, and other physiological flow phenomena. Healthy and diseased states will be considered. Special topics may include ocular flow dynamics and electro-chemical-fluidics in cartilage.

B M E/​CBE  510 — INTRODUCTION TO TISSUE ENGINEERING

3 credits.

Overview of tissue engineering, including discussion of cell sources, cell-material interactions, tailoring biomaterials, methods of culture and characterization of engineering tissues, ethical issues, concluding with case studies of specific types of tissue engineering. Optional laboratory exercises offered throughout semester.

B M E 511 — TISSUE ENGINEERING LABORATORY

1 credit.

Tissue engineering refers to the generation of biological substitutes to restore, maintain, or improve tissue function. Laboratory techniques are multi-disciplinary, from basic biological sciences, engineering, and biotechnology. Engineering approaches and analysis will be applied to theses techniques.

B M E 515 — THERAPEUTIC MEDICAL DEVICES

1 credit.

Design of medical devices to treat pathology. Open to majors in biomedical engineering. One lecture each week. Con reg in BME430

B M E/​BSE/​CBE  517 — BIOLOGY IN ENGINEERING SEMINAR

1 credit.

Current topics at the interface of biology and engineering with special emphasis on the ways in which engineers have contributed to knowledge and advances in biology.

B M E/​CBE  520 — STEM CELL BIOENGINEERING

3 credits.

Covers engineering approaches that are used to understand and manipulate stem cells. Concepts covered include: introduction to stem cell biology, quantitative modeling of stem cell signaling, methods to engineer the stem cell microenvironment, and the role of stem cells in tissue development and regeneration.

B M E/​MED PHYS  530 — MEDICAL IMAGING SYSTEMS

3 credits.

2D Fourier image representation, sampling, and image filtering with applications in medical imaging. Principles of operation, impulse responses, signal-to-noise, resolution and design tradeoffs in projection radiography, tomography, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging. Knowledge of linear signals systems, convolution, basic probability, ID Fourier Transforms

B M E/​MED PHYS  535 — INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY-TISSUE INTERACTIONS

3 credits.

Explore physical interactions between thermal, electromagnetic and acoustic energies and biological tissues with emphasis on therapeutic medical applications.

B M E 545 — ENGINEERING EXTRACELLULAR MATRICES

3 credits.

Overview of the structure, function and biophysical properties of extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins, followed by discussion of how control or manipulation of ECM protein expression and distribution impacts on cell and tissue function, concluding with impacts of engineering ECM for regenerative medicine. , BME 430 or equiv. Also recommended: ZOOLOGY 570 or equiv., BMOLCHEM 503 or equiv

B M E 550 — INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL AND MEDICAL MICROSYSTEMS

3 credits.

Introduces students to the field of MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems), as it applies to biology and medicine. Topics will cover methodology of traditional MEMS devices, how they can be incorporated with biological systems, and methods for micro-structuring biological materials.

B M E 556 — SYSTEMS BIOLOGY: MAMMALIAN SIGNALING NETWORKS

3 credits.

Introduction to the experimental and mathematical modeling techniques used in systems biology through lectures and critical analyses of relevant publications with a primary focus on gene/protein networks and mammalian systems.

B M E/​CBE  560 — BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING

3 credits.

Properties of biological molecules; enzyme kinetics, enzyme reactors, and enzyme engineering; metabolic engineering; microbial growth kinetics; bioreactor design; bioseparations.

B M E/​I SY E  564 — OCCUPATIONAL ERGONOMICS AND BIOMECHANICS

3 credits.

Introduces engineers how to design manufacturing and industrial operations in which people play a significant role, so that human capabilities are maximized, physical stress is minimized, and workload is optimized. Examples and topics emphasize industrial applications.

B M E/​MED PHYS  566 — PHYSICS OF RADIOTHERAPY

4 credits.

Ionizing radiation use in radiation therapy to cause controlled biological effects in cancer patients. Physics of the interaction of the various radiation modalities with body-equivalent materials, and physical aspects of clinical applications; lecture and lab.

B M E/​MED PHYS  567 — THE PHYSICS OF DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGY

4 credits.

Physics of x-ray diagnostic procedures and equipment, radiation safety, general imaging considerations; lecture and lab.

B M E/​MED PHYS  568 — MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING (MRI)

3 credits.

Physics and technology of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), emphasizing techniques employed in medical diagnostic imaging. Major topics: physics of MR, pulse sequences, hardware, imaging techniques, artifacts, and spectroscopic localization. Crses in other med imaging tech e.g. MED PHYS/​B M E  567, crses in signal processing, or MED PHYS/​B M E  573 recommended

B M E/​MED PHYS  573 — MEDICAL IMAGE SCIENCE: MATHEMATICAL AND CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATIONS

3 credits.

The conceptual and mathematical foundations of medical imaging, including both deterministic and stochastic aspects.

B M E/​MED PHYS  574 — IMAGINE IN MEDICINE: APPLICATIONS

3 credits.

Continuation of 573, with application of concepts to practical medical imaging problems and emerging quantitative imaging techniques.

B M E/​MED PHYS  575 — DIAGNOSTIC ULTRASOUND PHYSICS

2-3 credits.

Propagation of ultrasonic waves in biological tissues; principles of ultrasonic measuring and imaging instrumentation; design and use of currently available tools for performance evaluation of diagnostic instrumentation; biological effects of ultrasound.

B M E/​MED PHYS  578 — NON-IONIZING DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING

3 credits.

This is a graduate level core course covering the physics associated with magnetic resonance imaging and diagnostic ultrasound emphasizing techniques employed in medical diagnostic imaging. Major MRI topics include: physics of MR, pulse sequences, hardware, imaging techniques, artifacts, and spectroscopic localization. Ultrasound based topics covered include: propagation of ultrasonic waves in biological tissues, principles of ultrasonic measuring and imaging instrumentation, design and use of currentlyavailable tools for performance evaluation of diagnostic instrumentation, and biological effects of ultrasound. At the completion of this course, students should have an understanding of the technical and scientific details of modern non-ionizing medical magnetic resonance and ultrasound devices and their use in diagnosing disease.Medical Physics 573 ("Imaging in Medicine") isuseful but not a specific prerequisite.

B M E 601 — SPECIAL TOPICS IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

1-3 credits.

Topics vary.

B M E/​M E  603 — TOPICS IN BIO-MEDICAL ENGINEERING

1-3 credits.

Various aspects of living systems of interest to the mechanical engineer, such as the mechanics of hearing and vision, cardiac and central nervous systems, artificial organs, blood flow behavior, and energy-transfer processes.

B M E 615 — TISSUE MECHANICS

3 credits.

This course will focus on solid mechanics of prominent musculoskeletal and cardiovascular tissues. Their normal and pathological behaviors (stiffness, strength, relaxation, creep, adaptive remodeling, etc.) in response to physiolgic loading will be examined and quantified.

B M E/​MED PHYS/​PHMCOL-M/​PHYSICS/​RADIOL  619 — MICROSCOPY OF LIFE

3 credits.

Survey of state of the art microscopic, cellular and molecular imaging techniques, beginning with subcellular microscopy and finishing with whole animal imaging.

B M E/​CHEM/​MED PHYS  650 — BIOLOGICAL OPTICAL MICROSCOPY

3 credits.

This course for graduate students will cover several aspects of state of the art biological and biophysical imaging. We will begin with an overview of geometrical optics and optical and fluorescence microscopy, with an emphasis on instrumentation. The bulk of the course will focus on advanced imaging techniques including nonlinear optical processes (multi-photon excitation, second harmonic generation, and stimulated Raman processes) and emerging super-resolution methods. Special emphasis will be given to current imaging literature and experimental design.

B M E/​I SY E  662 — DESIGN AND HUMAN DISABILITY AND AGING

3 credits.

Design of products for persons with physical, sensory or cognitive impairments is covered as well as the design of standard mass market products. Interdisciplinary teams explore specific disabilities, then design a standard mass market product in competition with each other.

B M E 699 — ADVANCED INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-5 credits.

Under faculty supervision.

B M E 701 — SEMINAR IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

0 credits.

Speakers present current research, reviews of previous research, or topics of interest to biomedical engineering graduate students and faculty.

B M E 702 — GRADUATE COOPERATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM

1-2 credits.

Work experience that combines classroom theory with practical knowledge of operations to provide students with a background on which to develop and enhance a professional career. The work experience is tailored for MS students from within the U.S. as well as eligible international students.

B M E/​MED PHYS  710 — ADVANCES IN MEDICAL MAGNETIC RESONANCE

3 credits.

This course studies in some depth the theory and applications of magnetic resonance (MR) in medicine. It provides the necessary theoretical background to understand advanced MR techniques including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

B M E/​E C E  762 — BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION

3 credits.

Design and application of specialized biomedical instrumentation. Information retrieval techniques. Lab.

B M E/​E C E  763 — PROJECTS IN COMPUTERS IN MEDICINE

3 credits.

Applications of digital computers to the solution of problems in clinical and research medicine. Hardware and software student projects.

B M E/​MED PHYS/​PHYSICS  775 — ADVANCED ULTRASOUND PHYSICS

3 credits.

Foundations of acoustic wave equations, diffraction phenomena and acoustic beam formation, models for acoustic scattering from discrete structures and inhomogeneous continua, speckle statistics including speckle correlation, applications of these topics in medical imaging.

B M E 780 — METHODS IN QUANTITATIVE BIOLOGY

1 credit.

Focuses on understanding the key methods and principles of quantitative biology through a close reading of the primary literature. Topics covered will include deterministic and stochastic methods for modeling cellular systems, techniques in systems and synthetic biology, image processing tools and image analysis for biology, data-driven network models, genomic approaches, single-molecule approaches, and key computational biology tools. This course is intended for graduate students from a variety of backgrounds who are interested in pursuing quantitative biology during their graduate studies. Students who have a background in differential equations and linear algebra and cell biology will find themselves well prepared for this course.

B M E/​CBE  782 — MODELING BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS

3 credits.

Literature survey of mathematical models in biology at the molecular and cellular levels; application of chemical kinetics and thermodynamics to biological systems; comparison of deterministic and stochastic strategies.

B M E/​CBE  783 — DESIGN OF BIOLOGICAL MOLECULES

3 credits.

Introduction to the methodologies for engineering the structure and function of biological molecules, especially proteins. Students will develop an understanding for the integration of computation and experiment to address biological molecular engineering problems.

B M E 790 — MASTER'S RESEARCH AND THESIS

1-9 credits.

Under faculty supervision.

B M E/​PHM SCI  801 — SEMINAR ON DEVELOPMENT OF MEDICAL DEVICES AND DRUGS

1 credit.

An overview of three major sectors of medical product and technology development including pharmaceuticals, medical devices and combination products. Regulatory framework, disclosure and patenting, technical design and development strategy, academia-specific development challenges will be among the major lecture topics.

B M E 890 — PRE-DISSERTATION RESEARCH

1-9 credits.

Under faculty supervision.

B M E/​B M I/​BIOCHEM/​CBE/​COMP SCI/​GENETICS  915 — COMPUTATION AND INFORMATICS IN BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE

1 credit.

Participants and outside speakers will discuss current research in computation and informatics in biology and medicine. This seminar is required of all CIBM program trainees.

B M E 990 — RESEARCH AND THESIS

1-9 credits.

Under faculty supervision.

B M E 999 — ADVANCED INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-9 credits.

Under faculty supervision.