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Biomedical Engineering (BEGR)
Department of Engineering

BEGR 2503   Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
Introduction to principles and techniques for biomedical measurements. Includes amplifiers, bioelectric events, clinical lab, rehabilitation devices, and safety. Introduction to Biological controls and biomaterials. Class 3. Prerequisite: EEGR 2053. (Fall)

BEGR 3213   Introduction To Biomedical Engineering And Instrumentation
Introduction to principles and techniques for biomedical measurements. Includes amplifiers, electrodes, bioelectric events, clinical lab, rehabilitation devices, and safety. Class 3. Prerequisite: EEGR 2063. Corequisites: BIOL 2014, ENGR 2122 or consent of instructor. (Fall)

BEGR 3311   Biomedical Engineering Seminar/Workshop
A concentrated experience in a biomedical specialty directed by a visiting scholar. Offered each semester. Students are required to participate in two workshops during their junior and senior years. See also BEGR 4311. Class 1. Prerequisites: Junior standing and consent of instructor.

BEGR 3313   Introduction To Biomechanics
Engineering mechanics as applied to bone, muscle function, blood flow, and cell deformation analysis. Historical overview of biomechanics, exercise biomechanics, and physiology; and neurological motor control with regard to human movement. Computer modeling of several human biological systems. Class 3. Prerequisite: MEGR 2013. Corequisites: MEGR 2023; BIOL 2024 or consent of instructor. (Fall)

BEGR 3423   Biomedical Signal Processing
Application of analog, digital, and statistical techniques to the processing of biomedical signals. Includes sources, recording, and analysis of ECG, EEG, EMG, and evoked potentials. Class 3. Prerequisites: BEGR 3213 and EEGR 3213 or consent of instructor. (Spring)

BEGR 3424   Biosignal Analysis
Application of analog, digital, and statistical techniques to the processing of biomedical signals. Includes sources, recording, and analysis of ECG, EEG, EMG, and evoked potentials. Class 4. Prerequisite: EEGR 2053. (Spring)

BEGR 3513   Biomaterials Engineering
Basic material properties of metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites. Application to medical science, including prosthetics, implants, and artificial organs. Class 3. Prerequisites: CHEM 1111, CHEM 1113, and PHYS 2013. Corequisite: MATH 2013. (Spring)

BEGR 3614   Biomechanics I
Principles of stress, strain, elasticity, and deformation. Engineering mechanics as applied to bone, muscle function, blood flow, and cell deformation analysis. Historical overview of biomechanics, exercise biomechanics, and physiology. Neurological motor control with regard to human movement. Computer modeling of several human biological systems. Class 4. Prerequisite: MEGR 2013. Corequisite: MEGR 2023 (Fall)

BEGR 3624   Biomechanics II
Principles of experimental methods and design. The musculoskeletal analysis of human movement; theoretical modeling and experimental verification in the biomechanics laboratory. Detailed understanding of relationships between ground reaction forces, electromyogram, and movement data. Class 4. Prerequisite: BEGR 3614 or consent of instructor.. (Spring)

BEGR 3812   Jr. Biomedical Engineering Research I
Integration of laboratory techniques and research processes. Class 2. (Fall)

BEGR 3821   Jr. Biomedical Engineering Research II
A continuation of BEGR 3812. Class 1. Prerequisite: BEGR 3812. (Spring)

BEGR 4213   Biological Control Systems
Control system properties and analysis; time and frequency response; stability; digital control systems; and application to living systems. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGR 3423. (Spring)

BEGR 4311   Biomedical Engineering Seminar/Workshop
A concentrated experience in a biomedical specialty directed by a visiting scholar. Offered each semester. Students are required to participate in two workshops during their junior and senior years. See also BEGR 3311. Class 1. Prerequisites: Junior standing and consent of instructor.

BEGR 4713   Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
The musculoskeletal analysis of human movement; theoretical modeling and experimental verification in the biomechanics laboratory. Detailed understanding of relationships between ground reaction forces, electromyogram, and movement data. Class 3. Prerequisite: MEGR 2023; or consent of instructor. (Spring)