10: School of Engineering and Applied Science

General Information | Degree Programs | Curricula | Course Descriptions | Faculty

Aerospace Engineering | Applied Mathematics | Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering | Chemistry | Civil Engineering | Computer Science
Electrical Engineering | Engineering (Interdepartmental) | Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical Engineering | Nuclear Engineering | Physics | Systems Engineering
Technology, Culture, and Communication | Technology Management and Policy

Biomedical Engineering

BIOM 301 - (3) (Y)
Physiology I

Prerequisites: CHEM 151, PHYS 241E and BIOL 201 or permission of instructor
A comprehensive study of how excitable tissue, nerves and muscle, and the cardiovascular and respiratory systems work with a focus on understanding mechanisms. Includes an introduction to structure, an emphasis on function, and integration of hormonal and neural regulation and control.

BIOM 304 - (3) (Y)
Cell and Molecular Biology for Engineers

Prerequisites: CHEM 151 and BIOL 201, or permission of instructor
Introduces the fundamentals of cell structure and function, with emphasis on the techniques and technologies available for the study of cell biology. Course is divided into three general sections: cell structure and function includes the chemistry of the cell, organelles, enzymes, membranes, membrane transport, intracellular compartments and adhesion sturctures; energy flow in cells concentrates on the pathways of glycolysis and aerobic respiration; information flow in cells focuses on modern molecular biology and genetic engineering, and includes DNA replication, the cell cycle, gene expression, gene regulation, and protein synthesis. Students also study specific cell functions, which include cell movement, the cytoskeleton and signal transduction.

BIOM 411 - (3) (SI)

Prerequisites: ENGR 203, BIOM 301 or permission of instructor
Provides an overview of the biophysical mechanisms governing production and transmission of bioelectric signals, measurement of these signals and their analysis in basic and clinical eletrophysiology, and an introduction to the principles of design and operation of therapeutic medical devices used in the cardiovascular and nervous systems. Topics include membrane potential, action potentials, channels and synaptic transmission, electrodes, electroencephalography, electromyography, electrocardiography, pacemakers, defibrillators, and neural assist devices.

BIOM 453, 454 - (3) (Y)
Advanced Projects

Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing
Research on a year-long basis on a project in biomedical engineering. Research is conducted in close consultation with a department faculty advisor and is usually related to ongoing faculty research. Includes the design, execution and analysis of experimental laboratory work and/or of computational or theoretical computer analysis of a problem, e.g. simulation or image processing. A final, comprehensive report of the results is required.

BIOM 484 - (4) (SI)
Medical Image Analysis

Prerequisite: EE 323 or permission of instructor
An introduction to the fundamental principles of medical image analysis and visualization. Focus is on the processing and analysis of ultrasound, MR and X-ray images for the purpose of quantitation and visualization to increase the usefulness of modern medical image data. Topics include image perception and enhancement, 2-D Fourier transform, spatial filters, segmentation and pattern recognition. An included weekly lab develops skill in computer image analysis with the KHOROS system.

Note   Courses at the 600 level and above are listed in the Graduate Record.

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