BE465/466 BME Senior Design (2020-current)
Course Description: BME Senior Design consists of a two-part course sequence: BE 465 and BE466. Students will work together in a team of 2-5 people with a Principal Investigator in Industry, Academia or a Hospital Setting to develop a solution to a biomedical engineering challenge. Students will research their problem using scientific literature, clearly write about their projects appropriately citing scientific literature, perform remote and hands-on design work, collect and formally present work in oral and written formats. In addition to the scientific and engineering content in the course, there will be an emphasis on clear writing and professionalism.
BE704 Cancer Biology and Oncology for Engineers (2017-2019)
Course Description: This course is designed to be an introduction to cancer biology and oncology from the perspective of the engineer. The course covers basic cancer biology including cancer genetics, tumor metabolism, angiogenesis, and the metastatic cascade, and then discusses how new technologies enable better diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment. There is a strong imaging component to the class including optical, MRI, mammography, and PET-CT modalities. The course is a combination of traditional lectures, class discussions, and journal club, and each student is expected to present several times during the semester. Class Schedule
BE511 Biomedical Instrumentation (2013-2018)
Course Description: This course is an introduction to biomedical instrument design. We will introduce physiological signals, biomedical sensors, analog signal amplification and filters, digital acquisition, digital filtering and processing, and an overview of several common medical instrumentation platforms. Hands-on implementation of key principles of instrumentation design will be covered in the laboratory portion of the class culminating with students designing and fabricating their own, stand-alone pulse oximeter.
BE491 Biomedical Measurements I (2015 – 2019)
Course Description: The objective of the course is to equip students with the research skills necessary for a successful career in biomedical engineering. With this in mind, the course has been structured to provide experience with: i) applying engineering tools and concepts learned in class and in other courses to biological systems, ii) working in teams to complete research projects, and iii) collecting and presenting data in a meaningful and professional manner.