EGM 4580 - Principles of Bioengineering. 3 Credits.
Textbook:†††††††† J. Enderle, S. Blanchard and J. Bronzino. Introduction to Biomedical Engineering. 2nd Edition. Academic Press, 2005.
Coordinator:†††† Anthony J McGoron
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This course is an introduction to Biomedical Engineering and will demonstrate to students how to apply their fundamental engineering skills to solving problems in medicine and biology.† Each discipline in classical Biomedical Engineering (electrical, mechanical, chemical, materials). Topic covered include, medical instrumentation and design, biomechanics, biomaterials, mass transport, application of computers in medicine, artificial implants, and medical imaging. Anatomy and physiology as they relate to specific applications to bioengineering will be reviewed. It is intended to facilitate the studentís understanding in all areas of Biomedical Engineering so that they can appreciate the collaborative nature of the field.
1. The student will learn medical and biomedical engineering terminology.
2. The student will be able to solve biomedical engineering related problems in electrical circuits, mechanics, systems engineering, and fluid and mass transport using advanced mathematics.
3. Students will learn to model biomedical systems.
4. The student will learn to access research databases to research the engineering and medical literature. The student will learn to use the internet and library resources to write a literature review paper.
5. The student will learn principles relevant to each discipline within Biomedical Engineering and identify examples of the industrial and academic aspects of bioengineering, including basic and applied research.
Grading:† 95-100 A; 90-94.9 A-; 86-89.9 B+; 82-85.9 B; 78-81.9 B-; 74-77.9 C+; 70-73.9 C; 66-69.9 C-; 62-65.9 D+; 51.9-58 D
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Syllabus for EGM 4580: Principles of Biomedical Engineering:
Grading will consist of 2 midterm exams (20% each) and a final exam (20%). Two computer design projects using Matlab, Simulink or PSPICE will be due (20% each). Homework problems will be assigned to provide the student with examples of problems that may appear on the test, but the homework will not be graded. Midterm exams will be for 1 hour and 15 minutes (final exam is 2 hours). The exam may be part multiple choice, fill in the blank, short essay (few sentences), or problems.
(Sections refer to 2nd edition of Enderle, Blanchard and Bronzino text)
1 What is a Biomedical Engineer and what roles do they play?
2 Circulatory, Skeletal and Muscular Systems: Sections 3.4.1, 3.4.4, 3.4.5
3 Basic Biomechanics: Sections 4.1-4.2
4 Mechanics of Materials and Viscoelastic Properties: Sections 4.3-4.4
5 Cartilage, Ligaments, Tendons, and Muscle and Gait Analysis: Sections 4.5-4.6
6 Circulatory System: Section 3.4.1
7 Cardiovascular Dynamics: Section 4.7
8 Cardiovascular Dynamics continued
9 Exam I: Chapters 1-4
10 Biomaterials, Mechanical Properties and Mechanical Testing: Section 6.2
11 Tissue-Biomedical Interactions: Section 6.4
12 Design and Selection of Biomaterials: Section 6.7
13 Basic Instrumentation Systems and Circuit Analysis: Sections 8.2-8.10
14 Op-Amps: Section 8.11
15 Filters and Bioinstrumentation Design: Sections 8.13-8.14
16 Biomedical Sensors: Sections 9.1-9.3
17 Biomedical Sensors continued: Sections 9.4-9.5
18 Exam II: Chapters 6-9
19 Biosignal Processing: Sections 10.2-10.4
20 Biosignal processing continued: Sections 10.6-10.7
21 Cellular Organization: Sections 3.2.1-3.2.2, 3.4.3
22 Bioelectric Phenomenon, Neurons and Basic Biophysics Tools: Sections 11.3-11.4
23 Equivalent Circuit Model for Cell Membrane and Hodgkin Huxley Model: Section 11.5-11.6
24 Physiological Modeling: Sections 12.1-12.2.3
25 Physiological Modeling continued: Section 12.2.5-12.2.6, 12.6.4
26 Medical Imaging: Emission Imaging: Sections 15.3-15.4
27 Medical Imaging: Ultrasound Imaging: Section 16.2
28 Medical Imaging continued: 16.4
††††††††††† Final Exam (Chapters 10-16)