See ELC 4353 for course information.
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.
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.
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.
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.
See ELC 4378 for course information.
Study of advanced topics in biomedical engineering. This course may be repeated once under a different topic.
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.
Advanced topics and/or special project activities in biomedical engineering.