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BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING 171

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS: BME 410: Biomaterials Introduction to the behavior and application of biomaterials used in prosthetic devices, dentures, arterial grafts, orthopedic implants and other medical applications. Study of surface and mechanical properties. Biocompatibility, biomaterial/tissue interactions, and other factors involved in the design of implants, biosensors and neuroprostheses are considered. The course will also include a limited review of properties of cells, nucleic acids, proteins and immunology as these topics relate to biomaterials. Prerequisite: ME 315 3 credits BME 420: Biomechanics Mechanics of deformable bodies. Mechanical properties of biomaterials, bone, ligaments, muscle. Uniaxial tension, compression, bending, and torsion applied to orthopedic biomechanics. Rigid body planar kinematics and dynamics, with application to the biomechanics of walking, running, cycling, and other athletic activities. Also studies functions of orthotics and prostheses, including design considerations. Corequisite: BME 440 Prerequisites: BIOL 118, ME 204, ME 214, ME 332, ME 336, ME 403 3 credits BME 430: Biomedical Systems Modeling and Analysis This course introduces the techniques for analysis and modeling of biological and physiological systems including musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems, cells, tissues, diffusion systems, and other organ systems. Students will derive mathematical models of the systems and apply them to generate simulation data. Time and frequency domain issues will be addressed. Students will use Matlab computer methods to solve problems in data analysis, system identification, and model validation. Basic control principles will be introduced. Prerequisites: ECE 231, ECE 232, BME 420 3 credits BME 440: Bioengineering Lab Laboratory experiences with measurements for biomaterials and devices including the application of statistical techniques. Corequisite: BME 420 1 credit 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. 3 credits Biomedical Engineering Curriculum (Numerals in front of courses indicate credits)

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FRESHMAN First Semester History Without Borders/LHST 111 College Composition/LENG 111 Calculus 1/MATH 140 Digital Computer Usage/ME 205 Digital Computer Lab/ME 206 First-Year Seminar/ENG 100

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Second Semester Critical Analysis and Comp/ LENG 112 Calculus 2/MATH 141 Physics 3/PHYS 111 General Chemistry 1/CHEM 111 General Chemistry 1 Lab/CHEM 112


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