Biomedical Engineering & Sci

Courses

BMES 124 Biomedical Engineering Freshman Seminar I 1.0 Credit

This course is intended to introduce freshman biomedical engineering students in the School of biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems at Drexel University to academic programs and opportunities, ongoing research projects and University resources to ensure a successful educational experience at Drexel and beyond. Through class discussions and guest lecture presentations, the students are provided with information and contacts necessary to begin a plan of academic study.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

BMES 125 Foundations of Biomedical Engineering 2.0 Credits

This course is intended to introduce new transfer biomedical engineering students in the School of biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems at Drexel University academic programs and opportunities, ongoing research projects and University resources to ensure a successful educational experience at Drexel and beyond. Through class discussions and guest lecture presentations, the students are provided with information and contact necessary to begin a plan of academic study.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

BMES 126 Biomedical Engineering Freshman Seminar II 1.0 Credit

This course is intended to introduce freshman biomedical engineering students to the career embodied by the School’s current concentration areas. Each area will be discussed in terms of the current state of the art, research possibilities and career opportunities. The curricula for each concentration will be discussed in detail so as to facilitate students’ knowledge of how each curriculum relates to the research and employment opportunities in that field.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

BMES 130 Problem Solving in Biomedical Engineering 2.0 Credits

This course integrates fundamental principles of biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics into a framework for the study of biomedical engineering. In this course, students will use both engineering and scientific approaches to problem-solving. They will learn about the differences between engineering design and biological evolution. They will also learn to apply basic principles of chemistry, physics and mathematics to specific biological and physiological problems.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

BMES 201 Programming and Modeling for Biomedical Engineers I 3.0 Credits

This course aims to introduce students with some fundamental concepts about programming in MATLAB to give the ability to solve basic bioengineering problems. The course introduces the basics of programming using Matlab, including programming environment and tools. Fundamental programming techniques and concepts such as loops, switches and logical operators, functions and file handling are covered. Applications in bioengineering for basic numerical problem solving are discussed.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: MATH 200 [Min Grade: D] and PHYS 102 [Min Grade: D] and BIO 122 [Min Grade: D]

BMES 202 Programming and Modeling for Biomedical Engineers ll 3.0 Credits

The course aims to introduce students to advanced programming concepts and tools to solve numerical problems in bioengineering. lt provides the foundation for biosimulation and biocomputation classes. This course introduces advanced programming methods and computational tools for numerical analysis, model design and graphics. Higher level level lunctionality in Matlab such as SIMULINK, symbolic processing and CAD related tools are discussed.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: BMES 201 [Min Grade: D]

BMES 212 The Body Synthetic 3.0 Credits

The Body Synthetic introduces concepts underlying biological and engineering principles involved in the design and construction of prosthetic devices used to replace various parts of the human body.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: BIO 122 [Min Grade: D]

BMES 235 Living Systems Engineering 4.0 Credits

This course introduces the biomedical engineering students to engineering principles applied to biological and physiological systems. This course focuses on evolution, adaptation, energy, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics and control systems in living organisms.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: BIO 122 [Min Grade: D] and CHEM 102 [Min Grade: D] and MATH 200 [Min Grade: D] and PHYS 102 [Min Grade: D] and BIO 201 [Min Grade: D]

BMES 301 Laboratory I: Experimental Biomechanics 2.0 Credits

This course deals with experimental aspects of biomechanics, specifically with the testing mechanical properties of biological tissues.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: MATH 200 [Min Grade: D] and PHYS 201 [Min Grade: D] and (MATH 261 [Min Grade: D] or ENGR 231 [Min Grade: D]) and MEM 202 [Min Grade: D]

BMES 302 Laboratory II: Biomeasurements 2.0 Credits

This course introduces students to the measurement of physiological/biological/functional signals. Four specific signals will be collected and analyzed. Students are expected to analyze type of signal to be collected, possible measurement techniques and potential data analysis and then collect and analyze each signal.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Sophomore
Prerequisites: ECE 201 [Min Grade: D] (Can be taken Concurrently)(BMES 222 [Min Grade: D] or BIO 201 [Min Grade: D]) and (TDEC 231 [Min Grade: D] or ENGR 103 [Min Grade: D])

BMES 303 Laboratory III: Biomedical Electronics 2.0 Credits

This course introduces students to the widespread application of electronics and electronic devices in biomedical engineering. The course reinforces concepts learned in ECE 201 with hands-on experimentation related to biomedical applications such as telemedicine and medical devices.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: ECE 201 [Min Grade: D] and (ENGR 232 [Min Grade: D] or MATH 262 [Min Grade: D])

BMES 304 Laboratory IV: Ultrasound Images 2.0 Credits

This course introduces students to the engineering principles of acoustical measurements by combining hands-on laboratory experiences with lectures. Students will learn the engineering/physical principles of measuring sound velocity in different materials, attenuation, and directivity of a circular transducers.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Sophomore
Prerequisites: (BIO 201 [Min Grade: D] or BMES 235 [Min Grade: D]) and ECE 201 [Min Grade: D] and (TDEC 231 [Min Grade: D] or ENGR 103 [Min Grade: D])

BMES 305 Laboratory V: Musculoskeletal Anatomy for Biomedical Engineers 2.0 Credits

This course provides an opportunity for students to study the anatomy and biomechanics of select articulations of the human body. While the main emphasis will be on the musculoskeletal structures associated with each articulation, major neural and vascular structures will be studied as well.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (BIO 201 [Min Grade: D] or BMES 235 [Min Grade: D]) and MEM 202 [Min Grade: D]

BMES 310 Biomedical Statistics 4.0 Credits

This course is designed to introduce biomedical engineering students to the fundamentals of biostatistics necessary for medical research. Topics covered include measurements, sampling, basic hypothesis testing, analysis of variance and regression. Medical applications are emphasized.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGR 231 [Min Grade: D] or MATH 261 [Min Grade: D]

BMES 315 Experimental Design in Biomedical Research 4.0 Credits

This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental principles of experimental design and statistical analysis as applied to biomedical research with animals and humans. Topics to be covered include experimental design, clinical design, and protocol submission and review.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: BMES 310 [Min Grade: D]

BMES 325 Principles of Biomedical Engineering I 3.0 Credits

This course is the first part of a two-term sequence which introduces biomedical engineering students to engineering principles applied to biological and physiological systems. This course focuses on bioethical questions, biomechanics, human performance engineering, biomaterials and tissue engineering.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: MEM 202 [Min Grade: D] (Can be taken Concurrently)BIO 122 [Min Grade: D] and CHEM 102 [Min Grade: D] and (BIO 203 [Min Grade: D] or BMES 235 [Min Grade: D]) and ENGR 220 [Min Grade: D] and (ENGR 232 [Min Grade: D] or MATH 262 [Min Grade: D])

BMES 326 Principles of Biomedical Engineering II 3.0 Credits

This course is the second part of a two-term sequence which introduces biomedical engineering students to engineering principles applied to biological and physiological systems. This course focuses on bioinformatics, neuroengineering, biosignal processing, biosensors, and medical imaging.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ECE 201 [Min Grade: D] (Can be taken Concurrently)BMES 325 [Min Grade: D]

BMES 330 Biological Rhythm in Pharmacology and Toxicology 3.0 Credits

This course covers the fundamentals of biological rhythms with particular emphasis on the influence these cycles have on the susceptibility of organism to physical, chemical, and /or toxic agents.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: BIO 203 [Min Grade: D] or BMES 235 [Min Grade: D]

BMES 331 Computers in Health Systems I 3.0 Credits

Introduces the allied health professional to basic computer applications on personal computers. Includes word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and networking (e.g., e-mail and information search and retrieval) in a primarily Windows environment. Designed for individuals with little or no computer background. Students are encouraged to bring in their own work-related problems or projects to provide immediate application of knowledge learned to the student's professional healthcare environment.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

BMES 332 Computers in Health Systems II 3.0 Credits

Continues the general overview of computers for people in the allied health professions, using specific examples from health care. Offers further study of and practice with special scientific (e.g., statistics, graphing) and medical clinical decision-support software. Introduces algorithms and formal programming methods.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

BMES 335 Biomedical Informatics I 3.0 Credits

Introduces information and information handling systems for people in the allied health professions, with specific examples drawn from health care. Covers locating, manipulating, and displaying information in the health system setting.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Sophomore

BMES 336 Biomedical Informatics II: Hospital and Patient Information 3.0 Credits

Continues BMES 335. Emphasizes medical records and hospital and patient information handling. Examines the problems of patient information flow within the health care system. Introduces conventional and proposed patient and hospital information systems.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: BMES 335 [Min Grade: D]

BMES 338 Biomedical Ethics and Law 3.0 Credits

Introduces the wide spectrum of ethical, regulatory, and legal issues facing health care practitioners and health-related research workers. Helps students become aware of the ethical and legal issues involved in their work. Helps students understand how legal and ethical decisions should be made in health-related matters, as well as what sources of help and guidance are available.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

BMES 340 Health Care Administration 3.0 Credits

This course provides students with an analysis of health care administration process, including: planning, organizing, designing, decision-making, leading, and controlling. Presents methods and techniques that can contribute to the effective performance of administrative duties.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

BMES 345 Mechanics of Biological Systems 3.0 Credits

This course introduces the fundamentals of mechanics of deformable bodies as they relevant to biologicaltissues and biomaterials. Major topics include stress and strain, mechanical properties of biologicaltissues and biomaterials, axial loading, torsion, bending, and viscoelasticity, These concepts will be applied to biological examples such as long bones, the heart, blood vessels, and orthopaedic implants.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: MEM 202 [Min Grade: D] and (BIO 203 [Min Grade: D] or BMES 235 [Min Grade: D])

BMES 350 Med & Bio Effects Of Light 3.0 Credits

Examines the role of environmental lighting in human physiological and psychological processes. Topics include vitamin D synthesis and calcium regulation; light effects on bilirubin in newborns; photoactivation and DNA in skin; effects of nonionizing radiation on the immune systems; environmental lighting and human vision; light effects on biological rhythms and sleep; photosensitivity diseases related to interior lighting; the therapeutic uses of light; and light and the aging eye.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: BIO 203 [Min Grade: D] or BMES 235 [Min Grade: D]

BMES 363 Robotics in Medicine I 3.0 Credits

This course provides an introduction to the use of haptics (the use of somtaosensory information) in the design of robotic devices in surgery. Topics covered include actuators, sensors, nonportable feedback, portable force feedback, tactile feedback interfaces, haptic sensing and control systems.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: MEM 238 [Min Grade: D]

BMES 365 Robotics in Medicine II 3.0 Credits

This course covers the use of robots in surgery and included aspects of safety, robot kinematics, analysis of surgical performance using robotic devices, inverse kinematics, velocity analysis and acceleration analysis. Various types of surgeries in which robotic devices are or could be used are presented on a case study basis.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: BMES 363 [Min Grade: D]

BMES 372 Biosimulation 3.0 Credits

This course provides the foundation for the mathematical analysis of biomedical engineering systems. It focuses on the essential mathematical methods necessary for further development of modeling and simulation skills in other courses (materials, mechanics, fluids/transport, signals/control system, etc). The course applies calculus, differential equations and linear algebra to developing analytical techniques for biomedical applications.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (BIO 203 [Min Grade: D] or BMES 235 [Min Grade: D]) and (ENGR 232 [Min Grade: D] or MATH 262 [Min Grade: D]) and BMES 202 [Min Grade: D]

BMES 375 Computational Bioengineering 4.0 Credits

This course introduces undergraduate students to the mathematical and computational analysis of biological systems. The systems analyzed include the genome, protein and gene networks, cell division cycles, and cellular level disease. Mathematical tools include matrix algebra, differential equations, cellular automata, cluster analysis, etc.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Junior or Senior.
Prerequisites: (BIO 203 [Min Grade: D] or BMES 235 [Min Grade: D]) and BMES 325 [Min Grade: D] and BMES 372 [Min Grade: D] and (MATH 262 [Min Grade: D] or ENGR 232 [Min Grade: D])

BMES 381 Junior Design Seminar I 2.0 Credits

This is the first course in a two-course sequence intended to present the basics of engineering design, project management, product development and translational research. This first course focuses on engineering design and product development. A case-study approach is used to illustrate best practices and common mistakes in engineering design.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Pre-Junior or Sophomore

BMES 382 Junior Design Seminar II 2.0 Credits

This is the second course in a two-course sequence intended to present the basics of engineering design, project management, product development and translational research. This second course focuses on project management and quality control. A case-study approach is used to illustrate best practices and common mistakes in management and evaluation of engineering projects.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Pre-Junior or Sophomore
Prerequisites: BMES 381 [Min Grade: D]

BMES 391 Biomedical Instrumentation I 3.0 Credits

This course introduces the student to the medical instrumentation and provides background on the physical, chemical, electronic and computational fundamentals by which medical instrumentation operates. It is an analytical course exploring the design, operation, safety aspects and calibration of primary electronic instruments.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: ECE 201 [Min Grade: D] and ENGR 210 [Min Grade: D] and (MATH 262 [Min Grade: D] or ENGR 232 [Min Grade: D]) and (BMES 235 [Min Grade: D] or BIO 203 [Min Grade: D])

BMES 392 Biomedical Instrumentation II 3.0 Credits

Continues BMES 391. Explores the operation, safety aspects, and calibration of primarily optical and acoustical instruments, as well as those involving ionizing radiation. Also examines instrumentation primarily intended for particular departments and areas, such as anesthesia and infusion.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Sophomore
Prerequisites: BMES 391 [Min Grade: D]

BMES 401 Biosensors I 4.0 Credits

Introduces the general topic of microsensors, discusses basic sensing mechanisms for microsensors, and presents various types of conductometric, acoustic, silicon, and optical microsensors. Uses two case studies that include an acoustic immunosensor and silicon glucose sensor to provide students with in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience. Provides additional experience through three laboratory sessions that support the lectures and familiarize students with practical aspects of microsensors. Also discusses applications of microsensors in the medical, chemical, pharmaceutical, environmental, aeronautical, and automotive industries.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Junior or Senior.
Prerequisites: BMES 326 [Min Grade: D] and ENGR 210 [Min Grade: D] and ECE 201 [Min Grade: D] and (ENGR 232 [Min Grade: D] or MATH 262 [Min Grade: D])

BMES 402 Biosensors II 4.0 Credits

Investigates modern biosensor design methods and addresses the challenges associated with fabrication technologies and instrumentation techniques. Topics include theory and modeling of biosensors, biosensor fabrication steps, and electronic and clinical testing methods. Discusses local and distant sensor data acquisition techniques. Students will design, fabricate and test a biosensor. Essential stages of biosensor manufacturing processes will be outlined. Some or all pre-requisites may be taken as either a pre-requisite or co-requisite. Please see the department for more information.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Junior or Senior.
Prerequisites: BMES 401 [Min Grade: D] (Can be taken Concurrently)

BMES 403 Biosensors III 4.0 Credits

Covers recent advances in biosensor technology and applications, business aspects, and technology transfer issues. Topics include new sensing mechanisms, new technologies, new biomedical applications, the starting of small sensor companies, and the introduction of new sensor technologies into industrial settings. Requires students to develop a technical proposal in the area of biosensors and to review proposals written by their peers. Presentations by regular faculty and industrial and government researchers form an integral part of the course.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Junior or Senior.
Prerequisites: BMES 402 [Min Grade: D]

BMES 405 Physiological Control Systems 3.0 Credits

Introduces the basic concepts of feedback and feed forward controls systems, including characterizations in terms of prescribed constraints, study of input and output relationships for various types of physiological systems, and stability and time-delay problems. Covers mathematical models of physiological systems, with emphasis on non-linear and adaptive systems study.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: BIO 201 [Min Grade: D] and (BIO 203 [Min Grade: D] or BMES 235 [Min Grade: D]) and ECES 356 [Min Grade: D] and BMES 372 [Min Grade: D]

BMES 409 Entrepreneurship for BMES 3.0 Credits

This course serves as the foundation course in entrepreneurship and is designed to provide students with a complete working knowledge of the modern entrepreneurial and business planning process.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

BMES 411 Chronoengineering I: Biological Rhythms in Health and Performance 3.0 Credits

Introduces students to the concepts of biological, and especially circadian, rhythmicity. Advances students' knowledge of biological time-keeping and adaptive functions of biological clocks. Topics include biochemical and physiological models of biological clocks, adjustment to environmental cycles, rhythms in behavior and physiological functions, sleep-wake cyclicity, adaptability of circadian systems, and influences of rhythms on human physiology and behavior. Designed to give students a thorough understanding of the role rhythms play in animal and human behavior, physiology, and medicine.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Sophomore
Prerequisites: (BIO 203 [Min Grade: D] or BMES 235 [Min Grade: D]) and (BMES 222 [Min Grade: D] or BMES 326 [Min Grade: D])

BMES 412 Chronoengineering II: Sleep Functions in Health and Performance 3.0 Credits

Continues BMES 411. Enhances students' education in the concepts of biological, and especially circadian, rhythmicity. Focuses on sleep patterns, rhythms, evolution, neurology, psychology, and overall function.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Sophomore
Prerequisites: BMES 411 [Min Grade: D]

BMES 421 Biomedical Imaging Systems I: Images 4.0 Credits

Provides an overview of the field of medical imaging. Covers aspects of light imaging; systems theory, convolutions, and transforms; photometry, lenses, and depth of field; image perception and roc theory; three-dimensional imaging; image acquisition and display; and image processing operations, including scanning and segmentation.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.
Prerequisites: (ECES 302 [Min Grade: D] or ECES 303 [Min Grade: D]) and BMES 326 [Min Grade: D] and PHYS 201 [Min Grade: D] and (MATH 311 [Min Grade: D] or BMES 310 [Min Grade: D])

BMES 422 Biomedical Imaging Systems II: Ultrasound 4.0 Credits

Intended for students who would like to gain an adequate understanding of diagnostic ultrasound imaging principles and become familiar with developments in this rapidly expanding field. Introduces medical visualization techniques based on ultrasound propagation in biological tissues. Topics include generation and reception of ultrasound, imaging techniques (A-mode, B-mode, M-mode, and Doppler), typical and emerging diagnostic applications, elements of ultrasound exposimetry, and safety aspects from the clinical point of view.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.
Prerequisites: BMES 421 [Min Grade: D]

BMES 423 Biomedical Imaging Systems III 4.0 Credits

Covers volumetric and functional imaging systems. Discusses the principles and algorithms of projection tomography, XCAT, SPECT, PET; the principles of MRI: Bloch equation, slice selection, K-space scanning, volumetric MRI; biochemical imaging; chemical equilibrium equations and Scatchard plots, specific and nonspecific labeling; autoradiography; and flow and dynamical systems: Doppler, mass transport, and phase (MRI) measurement of flow.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.
Prerequisites: BMES 422 [Min Grade: D]

BMES 430 Neural Aspects of Posture and Locomotion 3.0 Credits

Students will study the physiology of ensory/motor systems, with emphasis on modeling of neural systems and biomechanical aspects of functional tasks. Combines information on basic nerve cell activities, synaptic communication and structure/function relationships of skeletal muscle with basic mechanics to study spinal, vestibular and ocular reflexes. Culminates with the study of the control of motor systems with respect to bipedal motion.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: BIO 201 [Min Grade: D] and (BIO 203 [Min Grade: D] or BMES 235 [Min Grade: D]) and (BMES 201 [Min Grade: D] and BMES 202 [Min Grade: D]) or (ENGR 201 [Min Grade: D] and ENGR 202 [Min Grade: D]) and MEM 202 [Min Grade: D]

BMES 432 Biomedical Systems and Signals 3.0 Credits

Introduces various aspects of biomedical signals, systems, and signal processing. Covers topics in the origin and acquisition of biomedical signals; discrete-time signals and linear systems; frequency analysis of discrete-time signals, spectral estimation, data records and digital filters; and compression of biomedical signals through time-domain and frequency-domain coding.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Pre-Junior or Sophomore
Prerequisites: ECES 302 [Min Grade: D] and ECES 304 [Min Grade: D]

BMES 440 Introduction to Biodynamics 3.0 Credits

The objective of the course is to prepare students for biomechanical modeling, modeling methods, formulation of equations of motion and methods of determination of strength will be applied to human body dynamics. Particular emphasis is placed on the use of Rigid Body and Multi-Body Dynamics.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: MEM 202 [Min Grade: D] and (MEM 230 [Min Grade: D] or BMES 345 [Min Grade: D]) and MEM 238 [Min Grade: D] and (BMES 235 [Min Grade: D] or BIO 203 [Min Grade: D])

BMES 441 Biomechanics I: Introduction to Biomechanics 4.0 Credits

Teaches students to use mechanical tools to get an introductory appreciation for solving biomechanical problems. Models human performance by using static, quasi-static, and dynamic approaches. Assesses overall loading of the musculoskeletal system during functional activities. Demonstrates introductory methods of estimation of forces in the joints and muscles and evaluates the endurance of the human tissues under traumatic loading conditions. Builds on existing knowledge in mechanics to illustrate the practical application of mechanical tools in the determination of human systems performance.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.
Prerequisites: MEM 202 [Min Grade: D] and (MEM 230 [Min Grade: D] or BMES 345 [Min Grade: D]) and MEM 238 [Min Grade: D] and (BMES 222 [Min Grade: D] or BMES 326 [Min Grade: D]) and BIO 203 [Min Grade: D]
Corequisite: BMES 440

BMES 442 Biomechanics II: Musculoskeletal Modeling and Human Performance 4.0 Credits

Teaches students to think biomechanically. Reviews and categorizes the various functional components (tissues) of the musculoskeletal system. Considers constraints of the joints and action of the soft and hard tissues, along with corresponding models. Computes joint and muscle forces. Discusses some aspect of postural stability of the whole musculoskeletal structure and reviews various methods of task performance.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.
Prerequisites: BMES 441 [Min Grade: D]

BMES 443 Biomechanics III: Mechanics of Biological Tissues, Implant Technology and Prosthetics 4.0 Credits

Provides more advanced knowledge of mechanics of materials and offers a general description of mechanical behavior of the variety of the soft and hard tissues of the human body. Considers some prosthetic replacements of tissues as well as entire bone, joint, soft tissue, and system prosthetics. Reviews some specific orthopedic appliances and covers limb prosthetics if time permits. Students plan design projects.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.
Prerequisites: BMES 442 [Min Grade: D]

BMES 444 Biofluid Mechanics 3.0 Credits

This course introduces flow-related anatomy and pathophysiology, and biomedical flow devices and their design challenges. Analysis methods to solve biological fluid mechanics design problems will be introduced and several interdisciplinary team projects will be assigned to apply fluid mechanics to practical biological or medical problems.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: BMES 451 [Min Grade: D]

BMES 451 Transport Phenomena in Living Systems 4.0 Credits

Introduces students to applications of chemical engineering concepts in biological systems. Shows that chemical engineering approaches to problem solving are ideally suited to investigation of biology. Approaches include material and energy balances, transport phenomena, and kinetics.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Pre-Junior or Sophomore
Prerequisites: PHYS 201 [Min Grade: D] and BMES 326 [Min Grade: D] and (BIO 203 [Min Grade: D] or BMES 235 [Min Grade: D]) and ENGR 210 [Min Grade: D] and (ENGR 232 [Min Grade: D] or MATH 262 [Min Grade: D])

BMES 452 Transport Phenomena in Living Systems II 3.0 Credits

Continues BMES 451. Advances students' understanding of the engineering principles of membrane transport and its consequences at the subcellular (mitochondria), cellular (neuron), and organ (kidney) level. Introduces concepts associated with pharmacokinetics. Provides students with a kinetic approach to analysis of receptors, including the kinetics of ligand-receptor binding, rate constants, and signal transduction.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Pre-Junior or Sophomore
Prerequisites: BMES 451 [Min Grade: D]

BMES 460 Biomaterials I 4.0 Credits

First course in a three-quarter sequence designed to acquaint students with the behavior of materials used in biomedical application under load (i.e., mechanical properties), their modes of failure and as a function of their environment. This course provides students with the fundamentals needed to proceed with Biomaterials II.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.
Prerequisites: (MEM 230 [Min Grade: D] or BMES 345 [Min Grade: D]) or (MATE 221 [Min Grade: D] and MATE 370 [Min Grade: D]) and CHEM 241 [Min Grade: D] and CHEM 242 [Min Grade: D]

BMES 461 Biomaterials II 4.0 Credits

Second course in a three-quarter sequence in biomaterials. The goal of this course is with an understanding of, and ability to select, appropriate materials for specific applications taking into account mechanical, thermal, and rheological properties taught in Biomaterials I and combining them with the biocompatibility issues covered in the present course.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.
Prerequisites: BMES 460 [Min Grade: D]

BMES 466 Robotics in Medicine III 3.0 Credits

This course covers topics in the design of medical robotic systems, including force and movement analysis for robotic arms, dynamics, computer vision and vision-based control. Thus use of haptics, vision systems and robot dynamics are examined in a cohesive framework.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: BMES 365 [Min Grade: D]

BMES 471 Cellular and Molecular Foundations of Tissue Engineering 4.0 Credits

Course is designed to familiarize students with the advanced concepts of cellular and molecular biology and physiology relevant to tissue engineering. The initial part of a two-quarter sequence combining material from cellular/molecular biology, evolutionary/developmental biology with engineering design and biomaterials to educate students in the principles, methods, and technology of tissue engineering.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.
Prerequisites: BIO 218 [Min Grade: D] and BIO 122 [Min Grade: D] and BIO 219 [Min Grade: D] and CHEM 242 [Min Grade: D] and (MEM 230 [Min Grade: D] or BMES 345 [Min Grade: D])

BMES 472 Developmental and Evolutionary Foundations of Tissue Engineering 4.0 Credits

Familiarizes students with advanced concepts of developmental and evolutionary biology relevant to tissue engineering. This second part of the two-quarter sequence combines material from cellular/molecular biology and evolutionary design and biomaterials to educate students in the principles, methods, and technology of tissue engineering.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.
Prerequisites: BMES 471 [Min Grade: D]

BMES 475 Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering III 4.0 Credits

This course provides students with in-depth knowledge of factor-mediated tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Students learn about fundamental repair and regenerative processes and gain an understanding of specific biomaterials being used to mimic and/or enhance such processes. Students also learn about the delivery methods of agents which promote the proper functional development of specialized tissues.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.
Prerequisites: BMES 460 [Min Grade: D] and BMES 461 [Min Grade: D] and BMES 471 [Min Grade: D] and BMES 472 [Min Grade: D]

BMES 477 Neuroengineering I: Neural Signals 3.0 Credits

Introduces the theory of neural signaling. Students will learn the fundamental theory of cellular potentials and chemical signaling, the Hodgkin Huxeley description of action potential generation, circuit representations of neurons and be able to derive and integrate equations describing the circuit as well as design computer models.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.
Prerequisites: ECES 302 [Min Grade: D] and ECES 304 [Min Grade: D] and ECES 356 [Min Grade: D] and BIO 203 [Min Grade: D] and BMES 405 [Min Grade: D] and BMES 430 [Min Grade: D]

BMES 478 Neuroengineering II: Principles of Neuroengineering 3.0 Credits

This course investigates cutting edge technologies in neuroengineering in a seminar-style format with faculty from the School of Biomedical Engineering and College of Medicine. Three modules cover topics, which vary from year to year. Students are expected to submit written and oral presentations covering each topic.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.
Prerequisites: BMES 477 [Min Grade: D]

BMES 483 Quantitative Systems Biology 4.0 Credits

This course uses a data-driven systems engineering approach to provide a foundation in systems biology. Topics covered include the organization of robust networks of genes and proteins; intercellular communication; and cells as basic units of life.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.
Prerequisites: (TDEC 222 [Min Grade: D] or ENGR 232 [Min Grade: D]) and (BIO 203 [Min Grade: D] or BMES 235 [Min Grade: D]) and (BMES 202 [Min Grade: D] or ENGR 202 [Min Grade: D]) and BMES 372 [Min Grade: D] and BMES 375 [Min Grade: D] and CS 172 [Min Grade: D]

BMES 484 Genome Information Engineering 4.0 Credits

This course is designed to provide students with hands-on experience in the application of genomic, proteomic, and other large-scale information to biomedical engineering. The underlying goal is to develop an understanding of high-throughput technologies, biological challenges, and key mathematical and computational methods relevant to biomedical engineering.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.
Prerequisites: BMES 375 [Min Grade: D] and BIO 218 [Min Grade: D]

BMES 488 Medical Device Development 3.0 Credits

Medical device product development must take into account a diverse set of disciplines to achieve a safe and successful product. This course exposes the student to several of these disciplines with the objective of raising the student¿s awareness of safety throughout the product development life cycle. Students will learn to appreciate the complex engineering decisions that support development of a safe medical device through an examination of risk management, regulatory processes, human factors and clinical studies.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.

BMES 491 [WI] Senior Design Project I 3.0 Credits

This is the first course in a three-quarter capstone design experience for senior biomedical engineering students.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.

BMES 492 Senior Design Project II 2.0 Credits

Continues senior design activities begun in BMES 492.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.

BMES 493 Senior Design Project III 3.0 Credits

Continues the design project begun in BMES 491 and continued through BMES 492.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.

BMES 494 Clinical Practicum I 3.0 Credits

This course provides biomedical engineering students with an extensive exposure to live clinical cardiology procedures, including cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology, echocardiography and nuclear stress testing. Emphasis is placed on identifying important interfaces between engineering and clinical medicine, particularly in areas where clinical needs may be addressed by advances in biomedical engineering.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is BME.

BMES 495 Clinical Practicum II 3.0 Credits

This course provides biomedical engineering students with an extensive exposure to live operations in an emergency department and intensive care unit. The students are expected to analyze specific operations within these environments and develop a solution to a process problem within one of these environments. System analysis, design and evaluation are emphasized.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is BME.

BMES 496 Clinical Practicum III 3.0 Credits

This course provides biomedical engineering students with an opportunity to observe basic operative and postoperative procedures with the idea of both learning about such procedures and identifying the role of biomedical engineering in these clinical settings.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is BME.

BMES I199 Independent Study in BMES 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

BMES I299 Independent Study in BMES 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

BMES I399 Independent Study in BMES 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

BMES I499 Independent Study in BMES 0.5-6.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

BMES T180 Special Topics in BMES 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

BMES T280 Special Topics in BMES 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

BMES T380 Special Topics in BMES 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

BMES T480 Special Topics in BMES 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

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