417-3 Neuroengineering. Applying engineering techniques to study brain function. Topics include: cerebral cortex; sensory, motor, and association areas; neurons and glial cells; pathways and synapses; information processing in visual, auditory, and somatosensory cortices; analyses of brain recordings; brain-computer interfacing, multisensory integration models; context effect models; memory encoding and retrieval models. Restricted to Senior or Graduate Standing.
BME418 - Bioelectronics & Biosensors
418-3 Bioelectronics and Biosensors. The sources of electrical signals in biological systems. Methods and types of sensors for sensing bioelectrical signals, including amperometric, potentiometric, piezo-electric, impedance, and FET based biosensors. Microfluidics and Photometric biosensors. Interface between biosensors and electronics for sensor signal condition and data acquisition. Precision electronics for biosensor signal acquisition, including potentiostat, current, charge, capacitance and impedance sensing circuit, lock-in amplifier. Prerequisite: BME 337 with a C or better or Graduate standing.
BME435 - Computation Methods BME
435-3 Computational Methods in Biomedical Engineering. Algorithmic and statistical foundations of biomedical engineering and bioinformatics. Maps, sequences, and genomes. Protein sequence analysis, sequence alignment, microarray data, gene expression analysis, gene selection. Bioinformatics programming in R. Prerequisite: ECE 222 with a grade of C or better.
BME481 - Design/Implement Vision System
481-3 Design and Implementation of Vision System. (Same as ME 481) This course provides an introduction to a vision system and instrumentation with engineering applications including optical microscopy. A vision system is an essential tool in most of the application, and optical microscopy is a powerful scientific tool to study microscale worlds. Topics covered in basic geometrical optics, Optoelectronic devices, basic electronics for illumination system, optical microscopy, actuators in the microscope, fundamentals of fluorescence microscopy, and advanced imaging techniques. Prerequisites: ENGR 296 or ME 222 or consent of instructor.
BME485 - Cell & Molecular Biomechanics
485-3 Cellular and Molecular Biomechanics. (Same as ME 485) Mechanics of living cells at the micron/nanoscale level. Molecular forces, bond dynamics, force-induced protein conformational changes. Structural basis of living cells, contractile forces, mechanics of biomembranes, nucleus, cytoskeletal filaments- actin, microtubule, intermediate filaments. Active and passive rheology, microrheological properties of cytoskeleton. Active cellular processes such as cell adhesion, cell spreading, control of cell shape, and cell migration. Discussion on experimental techniques including single-molecule approaches to understanding key cellular processes. Discussion of theoretical models that predict cellular processes and limitations. Introduction to mechanobiology. Restricted to senior or graduate standing.
BME501 - Statistics for Biomed Engrs
501-3 Statistics for Biomedical Engineers. Theoretical introduction to the basic principles of statistical modeling and estimation focusing on biomedical engineering applications such as genetics and genetic-related disorders. Prerequisite: PHSL 410A or consent of instructor.
BME521 - Neuromodulation
521-3 Neuromodulation. Principles and practice of neuromodulation. Topics include: introduction to electrophysiology; cellular and neuronal patch-clamp techniques; spinal cord stimulation; deep brain stimulation; neuromodulation for pain. Restricted to Graduate standing.
BME531 - Biophotonics
531-3 Biophotonics. Fundamental principles of optics and photonics, biology, and medicine; imaging, spectroscopy, and optical biosensors. This course is designed for graduate students as well as senior-level undergraduate students in related disciplines who are interested in the interdisciplinary field of biophotonics. This course provides the fundamentals of light and its interaction with matter, optical imaging, lasers, and tissue optical properties. This course also provides the diagnostic applications of biophotonics, which includes biomedical imaging, microscopy techniques, and optical biosensors. Prerequisites: ECE 375, PHYS 320 or 328, with grades of C or better, or consent of instructor.
BME532 - Intro to Biomedical Imaging
532-3 Introduction to Biomedical Imaging. (Same as ECE 467 and ECE 567) Biomedical imaging. X-ray imaging. Computed tomography (CT). Ultrasound. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Image quality. Image reconstruction. Prerequisite: MATH 305 with a grade of C or better or consent of instructor. Lab fee: $30 to help defray cost of software licenses and equipment.
BME533 - Speech Processing
533-3 Speech Processing. (Same as ECE 474, ECE 533) Fundamentals of speech production system, signal analysis of speech, speech coding, linear prediction analysis, speech synthesizing, and speech recognition algorithms. Prerequisite: MATH 250, ECE 355 with grades of C or better, or consent of instructor.
BME534 - Bio Sensors & Measurements
534-3 Biomedical Sensors & Measurements. Design and evaluation of sensors with application in biomedical engineering. Instrumentation and Techniques for measurements related to biomedical applications. Prerequisite: PHSL 410A, CHEM 444, or consent of instructor.
BME535 - Info Process Biomedical Engr
535-3 Information Processing in Biomedical Engineering. Methods for evaluating different approaches in signal processing systems for biomedical applications; provides familiarity with the variety of exciting software and hardware systems. Prerequisite: PHSL 410A, CHEM 444, or consent of instructor.
BME536 - Biomedical Signal Analysis
536-3 Biomedical Signal Analysis. (Same as ECE 498, ECE 534) The nature of biomedical signals. Electricity in living tissue. Biomedical signal processing and modeling. Modeling and simulation of biomedical systems. Prerequisite: MATH 250, ECE 355, with grades of C or better, or consent of instructor. Project-based fee: $20 to help defray cost of software licenses.
BME537 - Emb Micro System Design
537-3 Embedded Microprocessor System Design. Design, analysis, and evaluation of microprocessor-based systems for biomedical implementation. Prerequisite: ECE 424 or consent of instructor.
BME538 - Medical Instrumentation
538-3 Medical Instrumentation: Application and Design. (Same as ECE 438 and ECE 538) This course introduces the students to the field of medical instrumentation. Medical instrumentation is the application of advanced engineering technology to problems in biology and medicine. The course will focus on fundamentals of instrumentation systems, sensors, amplifiers, and signal precondition. In addition, the course also includes design and applications of medical instrumentation, biopotential measurement, biosensor, biomedical signal processing, and other related topics. Prerequisite: MATH 305 with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor. Lab fee: $45 to help defray cost of software licenses and equipment.
BME539 - Biomechanics I
539-3 Biomechanics I. Introduction to mechanical behavior of biological tissues and systems, influence of material properties on the structure and function of organisms, methods for the analysis of both rigid body and deformational mechanics with application to include biological tissues such as bone, muscle, and connective tissues. Prerequisite: ME 470 or consent of instructor.
BME540 - Tissue Engineering
540-3 Tissue Engineering. Fundamentals of tissue engineering will be discussed. Developing biomaterials for artificial scaffolds and cell populations within the scaffolds will be discussed. Stem cells for cell-based therapy will be highlighted. Design of various organ-on-chips will be covered. Advances in in vitro tumor models will be discussed. Ethical considerations will be emphasized. Restricted to senior or graduate standing.
BME541 - Diagnostic Ultrasound
541-3 Diagnostic Ultrasound. (Same as ECE 494 and ECE 539) Diagnostic ultrasound is an ultrasound-based biomedical imaging technique used to visualize muscles, tissue, and many internal organs, to capture their size, structure and any pathological lesions. This course is an introduction to the principles and applications of biomedical ultrasound. This course will focus on fundamentals of acoustic theory, principles of ultrasonic detection and imaging, design and use of currently available tools for performance evaluation of diagnostic devices, and biological effects of ultrasound. Prerequisite: MATH 250 with a grade of C or consent of instructor. Project-based fee: $30 to help defray cost of software licenses and equipment.
BME542 - Biomaterials
542-3 Biomaterials. This course addresses the bulk and surface properties of biomaterials used for medical applications. Artificial Organs and Tissues and Tissue Engineering are included. Analytical techniques pertinent to biomaterial evaluation, and testing. Prerequisite: ME 410 or consent of instructor.
BME577 - Bioprocess Engineering
577-3 Bioprocess Engineering. (Same as ME 577) The course objective is to introduce bioprocessing concepts to ME and BME students. This will introduce the idea of designing a system to achieve a biological reaction objective. It will have content in pharmaceutical production, production of enzymes and other biproducts, research involving cell culture reactors, pharmacokinetics and other bioprocessing. Special approval needed from the instructor.
BME592 - Biomedical Capstone Design
592-3 to 6 Biomedical Capstone Design. Individual advanced project, with heavy emphasis on design, selected by the student and approved by his advisor. The project must be strongly related to biomedical engineering. This project normally will be equivalent to three credit hours. However with the approval of the BME program coordinator, the project could be equivalent to a maximum of six credit hours. Special approval needed from the instructor.
BME593 - Advanced Topics in BME
593-1 to 3 Advanced Topics in Biomedical Engineering. Lectures on advanced topics of special interest to students in various areas of biomedical engineering. This course number is used to test new experimental courses in Biomedical Engineering. Special approval needed from the instructor.
BME596 - Principles of Biomedical Engr
596-3 Principles of Biomedical Engineering. (Same as ECE 460, ECE 596) Principles of biomechanics, biomaterials, electrophysiology, modeling, instrumentation, biosignal processing, medical imaging, and biomedical optics. Professional moral and ethical issues in biomedical research and development. Prerequisite: MATH 250 with a C or better or consent of instructor.
BME599 - Thesis
599-1 to 6 Thesis. Students are eligible to register for thesis when they have approval of the instructor who will act as thesis advisor. Prerequisite: Consent of thesis advisor.
BME601 - Continuing Enrollment
601-1 Continuing Enrollment. For those graduate students who have not finished their degree programs and who are in the process of their thesis or capstone design course. The student must have completed all other course requirements to be eligible to register in this course. Concurrent enrollment in any other course is not permitted. Graded S/U or DEF only. Prerequisites: Completion of course work except BME 592 or 599.