Biomedical Engineering (BME)

BME 4353  Image Formation and Processing  (3)  
Cross-listed as ELC 4353  
See ELC 4353 for course information.
BME 4357  Cardiovascular Engineering and Instrumentation  (3)  
Cross-listed as EGR 4357, ELC 4357, ME 4357  
Pre-requisite(s): A grade of C or better in EGR 3380 or consent of instructor  
A quantitative approach to the function and performance of cardiovascular elements, including ECG signal generation, blood flow rheology, and ventricular/vessel wall mechanics. Principles of measurement instrumentation including Fick dilution, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging are explored. Major implant types are examined as well as FDA submission pathways.
BME 4360  Introduction to Biomedical Engineering  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): C or better in ME 3320  
Introduction to the interdisciplinary nature and broad scope of biomedical engineering. Topics covered will include biomechanics, biomaterials, biosensors, biomedical instrumentation, bioinformatics, prosthetic devices, and other biomedical engineering areas.
BME 4370  Biomaterials: Form and Function  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): A grade of C or better in ME 3320  
A traditional mechanical/materials engineering approach will be used to explore the structure and function relationship of naturally occurring biological materials. Emphasis is on mechanical design and function with some discussion of physical properties. Materials used in medical devices will be compared and contrasted with naturally occurring biomaterials.
BME 4372  Bioinstrumentation  (3)  
Cross-listed as ELC 4372  
See ELC 4372 for course information.
BME 4374  Biomechanics  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): A grade of C or better in ME 3320  
Introduction to biomechanics. Topics covered include: review of fundamental principles of mechanics, human musculoskeletal physiology and anatomy, properties of biological materials, methods and practice of measuring biological signals, biomechanical modeling and simulation, and applications of biomechanical study.
BME 4376  Introduction to the Design and Evaluation of Medical Devices  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): A grade of C or better in EGR 3380 Project-based introduction to medical device design and evaluation  
Topics to be covered include: clinical needs finding, design criteria generation, basic anatomy, design evaluation, prototyping, regulatory process, intellectual property, and validation process. Students will work in teams to address a real medical problem.
BME 4378  Introduction to Biosensors  (3)  
Cross-listed as ELC 4378  
See ELC 4378 for course information.
BME 4396  Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): Consent of department chair  
Study of advanced topics in biomedical engineering. This course may be repeated once under a different topic.
BME 4452  Biomedical Digital Signal Processing  (4)  
Pre-requisite(s): A grade of C or better in ELC 3335 and STA 3381  
Discrete-time signals and systems, sampling theory, z-transforms, spectral analysis, filter design, applications, analysis, and design of digital signal processing systems. Laboratory emphasis on biomedical applications of digital signal processing. Credit cannot be earned for ME 4452 if credit is earned for ELC 4451.
BME 4V97  Special Projects in Biomedical Engineering  (1-6)  
Pre-requisite(s): Consent of department chair  
Advanced topics and/or special project activities in biomedical engineering.