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  • Biomedical Engineering
    Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering
    BME 1008 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
    Credits: 1.
    Introduction to and overview of biomedical engineering. Lectures are given by faculty expert in an area of biomedical engineering. The goal is to give beginning students an appreciation for the breadth of the field and to guide them in making curriculum, major and career choices.
    BME 1930 Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering
    Credits: 1 to 4; can be repeated with change in content up to 8 credits.
    Selected topics in biomedical engineering.
    BME 3012 Clinically-Inspired Engineering Design
    Credits: 3; Prereq: BME 3060 with minimum grade of C; Coreq: BME 4409.
    Through exposure to real clinical problems, learn to communicate with medical professionals in order to identify unmet needs, to develop prototypes and initial concepts for clinical problems, and to critically evaluate potential solutions for clinical problems.
    BME 3053C Computer Applications for BME
    Credits: 2; Prereq: COP 2271 and COP 2271L or equivalent and MAC 2312, with minimum grades of C.
    Computer programming lab and lecture utilizes Matlab to analyze biomedical measurements.
    BME 3060 Biomedical Fundamentals
    Credits: 3; Prereq: CHM 2046 or CHM 2096 and MAC 2313 with minimum grades of C; Coreq: PHY 2049, MAP 2302, and BME 1008.
    Working specifically within the framework of biomedical engineering applications, provides the engineering fundamentals of the conservation laws of mass, energy, charge, and momentum.
    BME 3101 Biomaterials
    Credits: 3; Prereq: BME 3060 with minimum grade of C and CHM 3217.
    Restoration of physiological function by engineering biomaterials for biological environment, covering principles underlying use and design of medical implants and matrices/scaffolds. Strong emphasis on transition from engineering material to biological tissue, including molecular and cellular interactions with biomaterials, tissue and organ regeneration, and design of intact, biodegradable, and bioreplaceable materials.
    BME 3234 Mechanical Behavior of Biological Tissues and Systems
    Credits: 3; Prereq: BME 3060 with minimum grade of C and EGM 2511.
    Focuses on understanding the mechanical behavior of biological tissues and systems by evaluating structure-function relationships, stress-strain relationships, and the mechanical complexity of biological systems. In addition, the basics of viscoelastic behavior is introduced as it applies to biological tissues.
    BME 3323L Cellular Engineering Laboratory
    Credits: 3; Prereq: BSC 2010 and CHM 2046 with minimum grades of C; Coreq: BCH 4024 and PCB 3713C.
    The cellular engineering laboratory teaches the fundamentals of cell culture for use in biomedical engineering investigations. Acquire skills in cell culture, quantitative analyses, notebook keeping, report writing, and oral presentation.
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    BME 3508 Biosignals and Systems
    Credits: 3; Prereq: MAC 2313 with minimum grade of C.
    Basic theory and techniques of biosignals and systems. Topics include sampling, noise in biological signals, signal averaging of noisy biological signals, Fourier analysis and filtering.
    BME 3941 Internship Experience in Biomedical Engineering
    Credits: 0-3, can be repeated with a change in content up to 3 credits; Prereq: BME major.
    Engineering work experience under the supervision of an engineer.
    BME 4160 Magnetic Biomaterials
    Credits: 3; Prereq: PHY 2048 and CHM 2046 or CHM 2096 with minimum grades of C.
    Consists of classroom lectures on fundamental concepts in magnetism and magnetic micro and nano-materials and their applications in biomedicine. Participants present a critical review of recent literature in the field and lead a group discussion on a specific, recent paper.
    BME 4311 Molecular Biomedical Engineering
    Credits: 3; Prereq: BSC 2010, CHM 3217 and PCB 3713C with minimum grades of C.
    Introduces the fundamentals of molecular biology for biomedical engineers. Designed for juniors or seniors majoring in biomedical engineering to learn the nomenclature and current state of knowledge of the eukaryotic cell and its related structures. Topics include protein structure and function, enzymes, the structure and nature of DNA and the cellular structure and function of various cellular organelles. Learn about energy and the function of mitochondria and chloroplast, cellular communication and the function of the extracellular matrix.
    BME 4361 Neural Engineering
    Credits: 3; Prereq: BME 3508 or EEL 3135.
    Applying engineering to neuroscience; includes such diverse areas as neural tissue engineering, models of neural function, and neural interface technology. Focuses mainly in the context of neural interfaces and prosthetics, from basic neural physiology and models of neural mechanisms to advanced neural interfaces currently in development or produced commercially.
    BME 4409 Quantitative Physiology
    Credits: 3; Prereq: PCB 3713C, MAP 2302, and BME 3060 with minimum grades of C.
    A junior/senior level physiology course. Quantitative modeling of organ system physiology of the nervous system, the cardiovascular system and the respiratory system are discussed and students work on quantitative problems.
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    BME 4503 Biomedical Instrumentation
    Credits: 3; Prereq: MAC 2313, MAP 2302, PHY 2049, and EEL 3111C with minimum grades of C.
    Covers engineering and medical bases of application, measurement and processing of signals to and from living systems. Biomedical transducers for measurements of movement, biopotentials, pressure, flow, concentrations and temperature are discussed, as well as treatment devices such as ventilators and infusion pumps.
    BME 4503L Biomedical Instrumentation Laboratory
    Credits: 1; Prereq: MAC 2313, MAP 2302 and PHY 2049 with minimum grades of C.
    Laboratory for BME 4503.
    BME 4531 Medical Imaging
    Credits: 3; Prereq: MAC 2313, MAP 2302, and PHY 2049 with minimum grades of C.
    Medical imaging technologies from a biomedical engineering perspective. The physics, mathematics, instrumentation and clinical applications of all common medical imaging modalities, including x-ray radiography, computed tomography (CT), ultrasound imaging, positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are discussed. Emerging imaging modalities, including optical imaging, fluorescence imaging and photoacoustic imaging are also introduced.
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    BME 4621 Biomolecular Thermodynamics and Kinetics
    Credits: 3. Prereq: BME 3060 and BME 4311.
    Principles of thermodynamics and kinetics from a biomolecular perspective. The mathematics, analysis, and applications of classical thermodynamics, statistical thermodynamics, and reaction kinetics are introduced in the context of molecular interactions, binding equilibria, metabolism, and biomolecular transport common to living systems.
    BME 4632 Biomedical Transport Phenomena
    Credits: 3. Prereq: BME 3060 with minimum grade of C.
    Introduces and applies the concepts of momentum, mass, and thermal energy transport in the context of problems of interest in biomedical sciences and engineering. Macroscopic and microscopic analysis of momentum, mass, and thermal energy transport problems in biomedical systems.
    BME 4760 Biomedical Data Science
    Credits: 3. Prereq: BME 3053C, COP 2271, and COP2271L.
    Covers the biomedical applications of data science techniques, which include pre-processing techniques, machine learning data analysis, and data visualization techniques.
    BME 4882 Senior Design, Professionalism and Ethics 1
    Credits: 3. Prereq: BME 4503, BME 4503L, BME 4409, and senior standing.
    Design of custom strategies to address real-life issues in the development of biocompatible and biomimetic devices for biotechnology or biomedical applications. Teams work with a client in the development of projects that incorporate various aspects of biomedical engineering including instrumentation, biomechanics, biotransport, tissue engineering and others. Emphasizes formal engineering design principles; overview of intellectual properties, engineering ethics, risk analysis, safety in design and FDA regulations are reviewed. Part 1 focuses on design.
    BME 4883 Senior Design, Professionalism and Ethics 2
    Credits: 3. Prereq: BME 4503, BME 4503L and senior standing.
    Design of custom strategies to address real-life issues in the development of biocompatible and biomimetic devices for biotechnology or biomedical applications. Teams work with a client in the development of projects that incorporate various aspects of biomedical engineering including instrumentation, biomechanics, biotransport, tissue engineering and others. Emphasizes formal engineering design principles; overview of intellectual properties, engineering ethics, risk analysis, safety in design and FDA regulations are reviewed. Part 2 focuses on implementation and testing.
    BME 4931 Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering
    Credits: 1 to 4; can be repeated with change in content up to 8 credits.
    Selected topics in biomedical engineering.
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