Page 109

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

109

BME 466 Energy Storage Systems In this course energy storage techniques such as thermal, electrochemical, mechanical, and electromagnetic as well as energy storage in organic biofuels will be covered. Different energy storage methods will be compared in terms of cost, size, weight, reliability and lifetimes. The differences, advantages, disadvantages and variety of applications of these techniques will be presented. Specific emphasis will be placed on biomedical systems such rehabilitation systems, implantable and wearable devices. Prerequisites: PHYS 214, ME 312, BME310 (or BME 410) 3 credits BME 471: Continuum Biomechanics This course is concerned with the study of continuum mechanics applied to biological systems. This subject allows the description of when a bone may fracture due to excessive loading, how blood behaves as both a solid and a fluid, down to how cells respond to mechanical forces that lead to changes in their behavior. Prerequisite: ME214, ME336, ME 205, ME206, either BME 420 or BME 355 (or BME 450) 3 credits BME 479: Biomedical Robotics and Biomimetics Biomedical Robotics focuses on activities such as rehabilitation, training/simulation, manipulation, surgery. These areas currently depend on labor intensive manual procedures performed by highly trained professionals. The goal of the course is to analyze how to improve and transform these operations through teleoperation and automation. Furthermore, several aspects of biomimetics will be discussed during the course. Biomimetics uses nature as an example to build robots that can swim like a fish, fly like a bird or insect, and walk on rough terrain as many quadrupeds. Prerequisites: ME 205, ME 206, BME 355 (or BME 450) 3 credits BME 480: Haptics In this course, students will learn about tactile sensors, how they are programmed, and real world applications of these sensors. Topics to be covered include tactile sensors, piezoelectric sensors, and robotic surgery. Prerequisites: ME 205, ME 206, BIOL 124, PHYS 214, BME 355 (or BME 450) 3 credits BME 490-499: Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering Special courses developed for students interested in all areas of biomedical engineering. A brief description of current content will be announced in the schedule of classes. Topics can include but are not limited to: biomedical robotics, biomimetic, rehabilitation engineering, continuum mechanics of biological tissue, tissue engineering, biomedical imaging, hemodynamics, motor control. May be taken more than once. Prerequisite: Permission of the Chairperson of the department. 1-3 credits Biomedical Engineering Curriculum (Numerals in front of courses indicate credits) FRESHMAN First Semester 3 History Without Borders/LHST 111 3 College Composition/LENG 111 3 Calculus 1/MATH 140 1 Digital Computer Usage/ME 205 1 Digital Computer Lab/ME 206 2 First-Year Seminar/ENG 100 2 Engineering Graphics/ME 207 1 Engineering Computer Graphics Lab/ ME 208 1 Technical Communication/SPCH 110 17

Second Semester 3 Critical Analysis and Comp/LENG 112 3 Calculus 2/MATH 141 3 Fund. Physics 1:Mechanics/PHYS 210 3 General Chemistry 1/CHEM 111 1 General Chemistry 1 Lab/CHEM 112 3 Molecular and Cell Biology/BIOL 122 1 Molecular and Cell Biology Lab/ BIOL 123

17

Profile for Gannon University

Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019  

Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019