Biomedical Engineering (BIEG)

BIEG 3201 Biomechanics    3 Credits

Prerequisites: MATH 1141, PHYS 1171.

This course covers solid mechanics of bone with a focus on stress, strain, stiffness, and strength. Joint forces and muscle attachments will be analyzed using free-body diagrams. Introductory musculoskeletal physiology will be covered and Biopac Student Lab software will be used for gait and muscle force analysis. Previously BEN 0201.

BIEG 3301 Biomedical Instrumentation    4 Credits

Attributes: HSST Health Studies: Science and Technology

Fee: $100 Engineering Lab Fee

Prerequisites: CPEG 2245, ELEG 2213.

This course presents instrumentation and techniques used in acquisition, processing, and presentation of biomedical signals: transducers, sensors, biosensors, and measurement of physical parameters and electrophysiological signals. Physiology relevant for instrumentation labs will be covered. Previously BEN 0300.

BIEG 3331 Biomedical Signal Processing    3 Credits

Prerequisites: CPSC 1131 or SWEG 5407; MATH 1142.

This course presents an overview of different methods used in biomedical signal processing. Signals with bioelectric origin are given special attention and their properties and clinical significance are reviewed. In many cases, the methods used for processing and analyzing biomedical signals are derived from a modeling perspective based on statistical signal descriptions. The purpose of the signal processing methods ranges from reduction of noise and artifacts to extraction of clinically significant features. The course gives each participant the opportunity to study the performance of a method on real, biomedical signals. Graduate equivalent: ECEG 5331. Previously BEN 0331.

BIEG 4309 Biosensors    3 Credits

Prerequisites: CHEM 1171, ELEG 2213.

This course will provide an overview of biosensors, including their use in pharmaceutical research, diagnostic testing, and policing the environment. Topics include the fabrication, characterization, testing, and simulation of biosensors. The phenomenon of transducers, biosensor structure, sensor performance, and simulations utilizing molecular simulation software will also be covered.

BIEG 4311 Biomaterials    3 Credits

Prerequisites: BIOL 1107 or BIOL 1108 or BIOL 1171 or BIOL 1172 or BIOL 1173; CHEM 1171.

This course will cover the introductory level of understanding on the different types of biomaterials used in biomedical industry, their design and synthesis. Examples include implants, stents, catheters, smart polymer gels, bone grafts, and tissue scaffolds. Modern biology in biomedical engineering such as but not limited to protein adsorption, immuno-isolation, and regenerative medicine will be covered. Ethical issues in biomedical engineering will also be discussed. Current innovative research on nano-biotechnology that extends to 3D bio-matrix, advanced diagnostics, dental composites, sealants, and adhesives. Graduate equivalent: ECEG 5311.

BIEG 4314 Introduction to Molecular Modeling    3 Credits

Prerequisites: CHEM 1171, PHYS 1171.

This course will cover methodological and practical aspects of the application of system analysis and computational tools to biological and biomedical problems. It will cover computational modeling of biological macromolecules such as proteins, DNA, and synthetic self-assembling materials such as polymers, crystals, colloids, and amphiphiles. The course provides the resources to use Visual Molecular Dynamics (VMD) and Nanoscale Molecular Dynamics (NAMD) to solve computational problems related to protein interactions in case of diseases and protein folding. Graduate equivalent: ECEG 5314.

BIEG 4332 Biomedical Imaging    3 Credits

Attributes: HSST Health Studies: Science and Technology

Prerequisite: BIEG 3331 or CPEG 3331.

The fundamentals and applications of medical imaging techniques will be presented, including x-ray and computed tomography, nuclear imaging, ultrasound, and MRI. Image processing and analysis techniques will be introduced through suitable programming exercises. Graduate equivalent: ECEG 5332. Previously BEN 0332.

BIEG 4333 Biomedical Visualization    3 Credits

Prerequisite: CPSC 1131.

This course is an introduction to 3-D biomedical visualization. Various technologies are introduced, including ultrasound, MRI, CAT scans, PET scans, etc. Students will learn about spatial data structures, computational geometry and solid modeling with applications in 3-D molecular and anatomical modeling. Graduate equivalent: ECEG 5333. Previously BEN 0333.

BIEG 4350 Medical Device Design    3 Credits

Attributes: HSST Health Studies: Science and Technology

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

This project-based course focuses on important stages of the medical device product lifecycle including: identifying unmet clinical and global health needs, the FDA approval process, material selection, biocompatibility, ethical considerations, intellectual property, and post-market surveillance of similar products. Students will generate project ideas and design a medical device.