Gannon University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

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BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING DAVIDE PIOVESAN, Ph.D., Program Director FACULTY: Professor: Davide Piovesan. Associate Professor: Saeed Tiari. Assistant Professor: Xiaoxu Ji. ADJUNCT FACULTY: Allen Madura, Nicholas Devine, Sheldon Bailey The Program The Biomedical Engineering (BME) program aims to provide students with fundamental engineering design and analysis skills to solve medical and biological problems. Biomedical Engineers work with health care professionals to design medical devices and equipment that enhance patients’ quality of life by applying engineering product and process design strategies to medical problems. The program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. A five-year Biomedical Engineering/Pre-Health program is also available. Program Educational Objectives A. Gannon graduates apply and synthesize information to become leaders in biomedical engineering, particularly in biomechanics and rehabilitation engineering. B. Gannon graduates participate in scholarly and/or professional development activities by attending graduate school, post-professional health schools, or medical school. C. Gannon graduates share the value of their profession in the community by participating in educational outreach activities to promote rehabilitation engineering. D. Gannon graduates show an appreciation for global innovation by integrating new technologies in rehabilitation engineering and biomechanics. Student Learning Outcomes The program has set forth the following student learning outcomes and an assessment process to provide feedback for continuous improvement in the program. Graduates of the Biomedical Engineering program must demonstrate: 1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics; 2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors; 3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences; 4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts; 5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives; 6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions; 7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies 8. an ability to apply in-depth knowledge of biology 9. an ability to apply knowledge of statistics