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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS BME 307: Bioengineering Research Methods This course is designed to provide an elaborate exposure to wide variety of elements and challenges involved in engineering and life science research. Through the trajectory of scientific proposal writing, a multitude of components including planning, execution and analysis of experiments will be covered. Additionally, the course packages other critical aspects such as hands-on lab experience and rotations, effective public presentation and technical writing, ethics, safety etc. providing a comprehensive awareness of research. Prerequisite: ME 205, ME 206, ME 207, ME 208 2 credits BME 308: Research projects in Clinical Biomechanics This course is designed to provide an elaborate exposure to clinical experimentation in engineering and life science research. Through the trajectory of development of experimental protocol, consent documents, and IRB applications, a multitude of components including planning, execution and ethical concerns of experiments will be covered. Additionally, the course packages other critical aspects such as effective public presentation and technical writing, ethics, safety etc. providing a comprehensive awareness of research. Co-requisite: BME 307, CITI Training 1 credit BME 310: Biomaterials Introduction to the behavior and application of biomaterials used in prosthetic devices dentures, arterial grafts, orthopedic implants and other medical applications as they relate to humans. Study of surface and mechanical properties. Biocompatibility, biomaterial/tissue interactions, and other factors involved in the design of human implants, biosensors and neuroprostheses are considered. The course will also include a limited review of properties of human cells, nucleic acids, proteins and immunology as these topics relate to biomaterials. Prerequisite: ME 315, BIOL 122, BIOL 123 3 credits BME 350: Biomedical Engineering Design Elements of engineering design and introduction to the design process. Application of computer-aided methods, such as use of Excel, Matlab, and/or Pro/ENGINEER. Development of awareness of multifaceted design issues, such as social, economic, technical and environmental concerns, and their interrelation. Communication of ideas and results. Course culminates in a formal oral and written proposal for the Senior Design project. Prerequisites: MATH 242, ME 207 2 credits BME 354: Senior Design Lab in BME Capstone design project for senior students to be completed individually or by a team. This course is a follow-up course to BME 350. Design projects are to be selected and defined as part of the course work in BME 350. These projects will then have to be completed in BME 354. Lectures on various engineering issues including, but not limited to safety, environmental concerns and professional ethics will be given throughout the course. Progress reports and meetings are scheduled and a formal engineering report will be required for all projects, in addition to a final oral presentation for each project. Prerequisite: BME 350, BME 420 3 credits BME 355: Computer Simulation of Human Movement In this course, students will learn how to simulate human movement (e.g. walking, running) to obtain estimates of immeasurable quantities derived from human physiology principles (e.g. muscle forces). Topics to be covered include inverse kinematics, inverse dynamics, and muscle-actuated forward dynamic simulations. The simulations will be performed using both commercial/open-source software and user-generated code to understand the calculations done by the software. Prerequisites: ME 201, ME 204, ME 205, ME 206 2 credits

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