BME-Biomedical Engineering

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BME 2333. Biomedical Engineering Fundamentals.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Majors only; MATH 1914 or 1823; MATH 2924 or 2423; CHEM 1315; CHEM 1415; and PHYS 2514 all with a grade of B or better. Introduction to material, energy, charge, and momentum balances in biological systems. Steady state and transient conservation equations for mass, energy, charge, and momentum will be derived and applied using basic mathematical principles, physical laws, stoichiometry, and thermodynamic properties. (F)

BME 2433. Signals and Systems for Biomedical Engineering.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: BME 2333; completion or concurrent enrollment in ENGR 2431; course is not open to freshmen. Students learn circuits and linear systems concepts necessary for analysis and design of biomedical systems. Theory is motivated by examples from biomedical engineering. Topics covered include electrical circuit fundamentals, operational amplifiers, frequency response, electrical transients, impulse response, transfer functions, and convolution, all motivated by circuit and biomedical examples. Elements of continuous time domain-frequency domain analytical techniques are developed. (Sp)

BME 3111. Bioimaging Lab.1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: ISE 3293; completion or concurrent enrollment in BME 3113; majors only. Hands-on lab that teaches students technical skills associated with bioimaging. Lab components include hypothesis testing and analysis, computer simulation, lab safety and instrument training, and technical communication. (F, Sp)

BME 3113. Bioimaging.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: BME 2333; BME 2433; PHYS 2524 and MATH 3113. Introduction to medical imaging techniques such as x-ray, computed tomography, magnetic resonance, and ultrasound. (F, Sp)

BME 3121. Biotransport Lab.1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: ISE 3293; completion or concurrent enrollment in BME 3123; majors only. Hands-on lab that teaches students technical skills associated with biotransport. Lab components include hypothesis testing and analysis, computer simulation, lab safety and instrument training, and technical communication. (F, Sp)

BME 3123. Biotransport.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: BME 2333; PHYS 2524 and MATH 3113. Covers key transport concepts in biomedical engineering. Emphasis is put on mass and momentum transport with applications related to biology, medical science and biotechnology. (F, Sp)

BME 3131. Bioelectricity Lab.1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: ISE 3293; completion or concurrent enrollment in BME 3133; majors only. Hands-on lab that teaches students technical skills associated with electrobiology. Lab components include hypothesis testing and analysis, computer simulation, lab safety and instrument training, and technical communication. (F, Sp)

BME 3133. Bioelectricity.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: BME 2333; 2433; PHYS 2524 and MATH 3113. The electrophysiology of excitable cells from a quantitative perspective. Topics include the ionic basis of action potentials, quantitative models for nerve and muscle including the Hodgkin-Huxley equations, impulse propagation, synaptic dynamics, source-field relationships, and an introduction to functional electrical stimulation. (F, Sp)

BME 3141. Biomechanics Lab.1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: ISE 3293; completion or concurrent enrollment in BME 3143; majors only. Hands-on lab that teaches students technical skills associated with biomechanics. Lab components include hypothesis testing and analysis, computer simulation, lab safety and instrument training, and technical communication. (F, Sp)

BME 3143. Biomechanics.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: BME 2333; PHYS 2524 and MATH 3113. Analysis of human motion, evaluation of tissue solid mechanics, and identification of principal planes and stresses. (F, Sp)

BME 3151. Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Engineering Lab.1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: ISE 3293; completion or concurrent enrollment in BME 3153; majors only. Hands-on lab that teaches students technical skills associated with molecular, cell, and tissue engineering. Lab components include hypothesis testing and analysis, computer simulation, lab safety and instrument training, and technical communication. (F, Sp)

BME 3153. Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Engineering.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: BME 2333, MATH 3113 and BIOL 1124. Application of engineering methods to study, measure, repair, or replace biological functions at the molecular, cellular, or tissue-level length scales. (F, Sp)

BME 3161. Biomedical Micro-/Nano-Technology Lab.1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: ISE 3293; completion or concurrent enrollment in BME 3163; majors only. Hands-on lab that teaches students technical skills associated with BME micro/nanotechnology. Lab components include hypothesis testing and analysis, computer simulation, lab safety and instrument training, and technical communication. (F, Sp)

BME 3163. Biomedical Micro-/Nano-Technology.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: BME 2333; PHYS 2524; MATH 3113; majors only. Introduction to micro/nanotechnology in biomedical settings, including micro/nanotechnologies used to investigate biological systems, physiological responses to nanotherapeutics, and first principles of microfluidics and microfabrication. (F, Sp)

BME 3233. Biomaterials.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: PHYS 2524; majors only and junior or senior standing in the Gallogly College of Engineering, or permission of instructor. Introduction to materials used in biomedical environment, the design and use of implantable materials, such as metals, polyethylene, ceramics, and composites, biocompatibility, test methods, and tissue growth on biomaterials. (F)

BME 3440. Mentored Research Experience.3 Credit Hours.

0 to 3 hours. Prerequisites: ENGL 1113 or equivalent, and permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit 12 hours. For the inquisitive student to apply the scholarly processes of the discipline to a research or creative project under the mentorship of a faculty member. Student and instructor should complete an Undergraduate Research & Creative Projects (URCP) Mentoring Agreement and file it with the URCP office. Not for honors credit. (F, Sp, Su)

BME 3533. Biomedical Instrumentation.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: BME 2433. Measurement and analysis of biopotentials and biomedical transducer characteristics; electrical safety applications of FET's; integrated circuits, operational amplifiers for signal processing and computer interfacing; signal analysis and display on the laboratory minicomputer. (Sp)

BME 3722. Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: C S 1213, MATH 3113 and BME 2333; majors only. Introduces principles and techniques of numerical analysis of biomedical engineering problems. Covers numerical methods of integration, differentiation, interpolation, curve fitting, data analysis, sampling and estimation, error analysis, analysis of ordinary differential equations, numerical modeling of biomedical engineering systems, symbolic computation, and scientific visualization. (F)

BME 3980. Honors Research.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: admission to Honors Program. May be repeated; maximum credit 6 hours. Selected students work with individual faculty members on research problems in biomedical engineering. (F, Sp, Su)

BME 4281. Engineering Co-Op Program.1 Credit Hour.

(Crosslisted with AME, C S, CEES, CH E, ECE, ISE and EPHY 4281) Prerequisite: Departmental permission and junior standing. May be repeated; maximum credit 6 hours. The Co-Op program provides students an opportunity to enhance their education via career exploration in related professional work experiences. Course assignments help students articulate their experiences by completing journals; mid-term paper; final paper and/or final presentation. Faculty receive an evaluation from the student's Co-Op supervisor who monitors performance. Faculty collaborate with the Co-Op supervisor to ensure student success. (F, Sp, Su)

BME 4713. Biomedical Engineering Design I.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: BME 3533; Senior standing in the BS in BME curriculum. Structured methodologies for designing systems or to interface with living systems. Creative design, analysis, selection, development, and fabrication of biomedical components and systems. (F)

BME G4813. Quantitative Physiology.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: BME 3722, junior standing, and majors only. Introduces students to the mathematical and numerical techniques used to develop, solve, and analyze quantitative models of physiology systems. (Sp)

BME 4823. Biomedical Engineering Design II.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: BME 4713. Development of team projects in biomedical engineering with emphasis on prototype development and quantitative analysis, and written and oral reporting of the outcome. Capstone. (Sp)

BME 4970. Special Topics/Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: Senior standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Special topics or seminar course for content not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)

BME 5203. Bioengineering Principles.3 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with AME 5203 and CH E 5203) Prerequisite: MATH 3113 and PHYS 2524. Principles of bioengineering for the areas of the biomechanics of solids and fluids, mass transfer, biomaterials, electrical networks, imaging, and ionizing radiation as they apply to the human body. (F)

BME 5213. Biomechanics I.3 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with AME 5213) Prerequisite: AME 3143 and AME 3153 or permission of instructor. Introduction to physiological systems with emphasis on structure and function of tissues and organs; application of continuum mechanics to understanding of tissue and organ behavior at microscopic and macroscopic levels; viscoelastic behavior at microscopic and macroscopic levels; viscoelastic and solid biomaterials. (F)

BME 5223. Biomechanics II.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: AME 3143 and AME 3153 or permission of instructor. Biofluid mechanics; non-Newtonian behavior of blood and body fluids; basic mechanical properties of muscle, bone, cartilage, and other living tissues; application of continuum mechanics to circulation; growth and change of living organs in response to stress and strain. (Sp)

BME 5233. Biomaterials.3 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with AME 5233) Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of instructor. Introduction to materials used in biomedical environment, the design and use of implantable materials (such as metals, polyethylene, ceramics, composites), biocompatibility, test methods, and tissue growth on biomaterials. (Sp)

BME 5243. Biochemical Engineering.3 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with CH E 5243) Prerequisite: CH E 3123 or permission of instructor. Current bioprocesses for reaction and separation with emphasis on fundamental principles of chemical engineering, biochemistry, and microbiology. (Sp)

BME 5293. Transport in Biological Systems.3 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with AME 5293 and CH E 5293) Prerequisite: CH E 3123 or permission of instructor. Theoretical and practical aspects of transport phenomena in living organisms and biomedical technologies. Applications include hemorheology, drug delivery, extracorporeal circulation and artificial organs. (Irreg.)

BME 5363. Optical Engineering.3 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with ECE 5363) Prerequisite: ECE 3793. Underlying theory and design of optical systems. Interference, diffraction and coherence phenomena will be examined as a basis for studying the limits of optical system performance. Other topics include a detailed study of polarization, the interaction of light with various media and geometrical optics. (Sp)

BME 5373. Tissue Engineering.3 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with CH E) Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Examines the background and recent advances in the science of combining multiple cell types with an appropriate support to provide a construct that can replace or support damaged tissue. (Irreg.)

BME 5393. Introduction to Computer-Aided Tissue Engineering.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Designed for graduate and senior undergraduate students in Engineering majors. Describes advanced computer-aided technology for medical implant design and tissue engineering applications. Topics include reverse engineering, biomodeling and layered manufacturing. Course content is delivered through lecture- and laboratory-based hands-on training. (Sp)

BME 5693. Cellular Aspects in Tissue Regeneration.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instruct. Introduce novel technological advancements utilizing cells in tissue regeneration. Issues covered in class include adult and embryonic stem cells, cell differentiation, cell culture, transplantation of engineered tissues and cells, ethical and FDA considerations. (Irreg.)

BME 5703. Biology for Engineers.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Provides engineering students with an understanding of key biological concepts, where the interface between biology and engineering is broadened. Introduces engineers to the biological science by an integrated approach. (Irreg.)

BME 5723. Biosensors.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Introduction to the fundamental principles of biosensors within the medical field. Topics covered include electrochemical sensing potentiometric and amperometric biosensors, fiberoptic biosensors, immobilization of biorecognition molecules (enzymes, antibodies, receptor proteins), semiconductor electrodes and ion-selective electrodes. (Irreg.)

BME 5853. Biomedical Signals and Systems.3 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with ECE 5853) Prerequisites: ECE 3723 and ECE 3793, or equivalent course in electrical circuits and signal processing, or permission of instructor. Comprehensive coverage of topics related to signals in humans. Emphasis on using engineering tools to interpret signals and underlying physiological principles. Focus on emerging engineering technologies, physiological knowledge and clinical application. (Sp)

BME 5960. Directed Readings.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of department. May be repeated; maximum credit sic hours. Directed readings and/or literature reviews under the direction of a faculty member. (Irreg.)

BME 5970. Special Topics/Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Special topics or seminar course for content not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)

BME 5980. Research for Master's Thesis.1-6 Credit Hours.

1 to 6 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission by instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit toward degree six hours. (F, Sp, Su)

BME 5990. Independent Study.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission by instructor. May be repeated with change of subject matter; maximum credit six hours. Contracted independent study for a topic not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. Independent study may include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)

BME 6213. Optical Information Processing.3 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with ECE 6213) Prerequisite: ECE 5213 and ECE 5353. Application of Fourier transforms, linear systems, and diffraction theory to the analysis of optical systems. Emphasis is on the use of optical systems for information processing, including image enhancement, pattern recognition, data processing, optical switching, and computing. (F)

BME 6960. Directed Readings.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Directed readings and/or literature review under the direction of a faculty member. (Irreg.)

BME 6970. Advanced Topics in Bioengineering.1-6 Credit Hours.

1 to 6 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing or instructor permission. May be repeated with change of topic; maximum credit towards degree six hours. Selected topics of current faculty research interest at the PhD level not covered by regularly scheduled courses. (Irreg.)

BME 6980. Research for Doctoral Dissertation.1-16 Credit Hours.

1 to 16 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated. (F, Sp, Su)

BME 6990. Independent Study.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Contracted independent study for a topic not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. Independent study may include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)