Biomedical Engineering Course Descriptions

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.

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.

Biomaterials Engineering
Basic material properties of metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites. Application to medical science, including prosthetics, implants, and artificial organs.

Biomedical Engineering Internship
The student will receive supervised instruction in a biomedical design setting (hospital, graduate research lab, biomedical industry, overseas service/missions organization). Required of all students in the biomedical concentration between their junior and senior year.

Biomedical Engineering Seminar/Workshop
A concentrated experience in biomedical specialty directed by a visiting scholar. Offered each semester. Students are required to participate in two workshops during their junior and senior years.

Biological Control Systems
Control system properties and analysis; time and frequency response; stability; digital control systems; and application to living systems.

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.

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.

Biomedical Engineering Design I
Application of design principles to a biomedical engineering project. Includes specifications, formal proposal, design processes and decisions, and preliminary design.

Biomedical Engineering Design II
Completion of the project initiated in Biomedical Engineering Design I. Final design, fabrication, testing, and reporting.