Bioengineering (BME)

BME 411 Biomedical Engineering I. (3) F
Review of diagnostic and prosthetic methods using engineering methodology. Introduction to transport, metabolic, and autoregulatory processes in the human body. Cross-listed as CHE 411. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

BME 412 Biomedical Engineering II. (3) S
Review of electrophysiology and nerve pacing applications, introduction to biomechanics and joint/limb replacement technology, cardiovascular and pulmonary fluid mechanics, and the application of mathematical modeling. Cross-listed as CHE 412. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

BME 414 Biomedical Instrumentation II. (3) N
Effective through fall 1996.
Principles of applied biophysical measurements using bioelectric and radiological approaches. Prerequisite: BME 413 and ECE 333 or 334, MAT 274 or instructor approval.

BME 414 Biomedical Measurements. (3) N
Effective starting spring 1997.
Principles of applied biophysical measurements using bioelectric and radiological approaches. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

BME 415 Biomedical Transport Processes. (3) A
Principles of momentum, heat, and mass transport with applications to medical and biological systems and medical device design. Prerequisites: MAT 274; PHY 131.

BME 416 Biomechanics. (3) F
Mechanical properties of bone, muscle, and soft tissues. Static and dynamic analysis of human movement tasks such as locomotion. Prerequisite: BME 318.

BME 417 Biomedical Engineering Capstone Design I. (3) F
Technical, regulatory, economic, legal, social, and ethical aspects of medical device systems engineering design. Lecture, field trips. Prerequisites: BME 318 (grade of "C" or higher), 334 (grade of "C" or higher).

BME 419 Biocontrol Systems. (3) S
Application of linear and nonlinear control systems techniques toward analysis of neuromusculoskeletal, cardiovascular, thermal, and mass transfer systems of the body. Prerequisites: ECE 301; MAT 274.

BME 435 Physiology for Engineers. (4) F
Physiology of the nervous, muscular, cardiovascular, endocrine, renal, and respiratory systems. Emphasizes use of quantitative methods in understanding physiological systems. Lecture, lab. Prerequisites: BIO 181; CHM 116; PHY 131 or instructor approval.

BME 461 Health Physics Principles and Radiation Measurements. (3) S
Sources, characteristics, dosimetry, shielding, and measurement techniques for cosmogenic, terrestrial, and anthropogenic radiation. Ionizing and nonionizing radiation theory. ALARA concept. Emphasis on instrumentation, detectors, and environmental monitoring. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: ECE 301.

BME 465 Clinical Nuclear Engineering I. (3) N
Fundamentals of clinical nuclear engineering and medical health physics practice. Radiation biology, dosimetry, and shielding for radiotherapy and diagnostic procedures. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

BME 470 Microcomputer Applications in Bioengineering. (4) S
Effective through fall 1996.
Use of microcomputers for real-time data collection, analysis, and control of experiments involving actual and simulated physiological systems. Lecture, lab. Prerequisites: BME 435; CSE 181 or basic programming experience; ECE 334.

BME 470 Microcomputer Applications in Bioengineering. (4) S
Effective starting spring 1997.
Use of microcomputers for real-time data collection, analysis, and control of experiments involving actual and simulated physiological systems. Lecture, lab. Prerequisites: BME 435; ECE 100, 334.

BME 490 Biomedical Engineering Projects. (1–5) F, S, SS
Effective through fall 1996.
Individual projects in medical systems or medical device design and development.

BME 511 Biomedical Engineering. (3) A
Diagnostic and prosthetic methods using engineering methodology. Transport, metabolic, and autoregulatory processes in the body.

BME 512 Biomedical Engineering II. (3) A
Electrophysiology and nerve pacing applications, introduction to biomechanics and joint/limb replacement, technology, cardiovascular and pulmonary fluid mechanics, and mathematical modeling.

BME 513 Biomedical Instrumentation I. (3) A
Principles of medical instrumentation. Studies of medical diagnostic instruments and techniques for the measurement of physiologic variables in living systems.

BME 514 Advanced Biomedical Instrumentation. (3) F
Principles of applied biophysical measurements using bioelectric and radiological approach. Prerequisites: ECE 334; MAT 274 or equivalent.

BME 515 Biomedical Transport Processes. (3) N
Principles of momentum, heat, and mass transport with applications to medical and biological systems and medical device design. Cross-listed as CHE 515. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

BME 516 Topics in Biomechanics. (3) S
Mechanical properties of bone, muscle, and soft tissues. Static and dynamic analysis of human movement tasks, including in-depth project. Prerequisites: ECE 312 and 313 or instructor approval.

BME 517 Medical Transport Devices I. (3) N
Heat, mass, and momentum transfer concepts are developed from first principles and applied to the design and application of medical devices. Emphasis is an extracorporeal treatment of blood with channel dimensions which greatly exceed cellular dimensions. Cross-listed as CHE 517. Prerequisites: partial differential equations; at least 1 course in heat, mass, or momentum transfer.

BME 518 Introduction to Biomaterials. (3) F
Topics include structure property relationships for synthetic and natural biomaterials, biocompatibility, and uses of materials to replace body parts. Cross-listed as CHE 518. Prerequisite: ECE 313 or instructor approval.

BME 519 Topics in Biocontrol Systems. (3) F
Linear and nonlinear control systems analysis of neuromusculoskeletal, cardiovascular, thermal, and mass transfer systems of the body, including in-depth project. Prerequisite: MAT 274.

BME 520 Bioelectric Phenomena. (3) N
Study of the origin, propagation, and interactions of bioelectricity in living things; volume conductor problem, mathematical analysis of bioelectric interactions, and uses in medical diagnostics.

BME 521 Neuromuscular Control Systems. (3) S
Overview of sensorimotor brain structures. Application of nonlinear, adaptive, optimal, and supervisory control theory to eye-head-hand coordination and locomotion.

BME 522 Biosensor Design and Application. (3) A
Theory and principles of biosensor design and application in medicine and biology. Principles of measurements with biosensors. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

BME 523 Physiological Instrumentation Lab. (1) F
Laboratory experience with problems, concepts, and techniques of biomedical instrumentation in static and dynamic environments. Lab. Pre- or corequisites: AGB/BME 435; BME/CHE 413; ECE 333 or 334.

BME 524 Fundamentals of Applied Neural Control. (3) A
Fundamental concepts of electrical stimulation and recording in the nervous system with the goal of functional control restoration. Pre- or corequisite: BME 435 or instructor approval.

BME 525 Surgical Techniques. (2) S
Principles of surgical techniques, standard operative procedures, federal regulations, guidelines, and state-of-the-art methods. Lecture, lab.

BME 532 Prosthetic and Rehabilitation Engineering. (3) A
Analysis and critical assessment of design and control strategies for state-of-the-art medical devices used in rehabilitation engineering. Pre- or corequisites: BME 416 (or EPE 610), 419, 435; ECE 312, 313.

BME 533 Transport Processes I. (3) F Unified treatment of momentum, heat, and mass transfer from molecular theory, and continuum points of view. Continuum equations of microscopic and macroscopic systems and multicomponent and multiphase systems. Cross-listed as CHE 533.

BME 534 Transport Processes II. (3) S Continuation of BME/CHE 533, emphasizing mass transfer. Cross-listed as CHE 534. Prerequisite: BME/CHE 533.

BME 543 Thermodynamics of Chemical Systems. (3) F Classical and statistical thermodynamics of nonideal physicochemical systems and processes; prediction of optimum operating conditions. Cross-listed as CHE 543.

BME 544 Chemical Reactor Engineering. (3) S Reaction rates, thermodynamics, and transport principles applied to the design and operation of chemical reactors. Cross-listed as CHE 544. Prerequisite: BME/CHE 543.

BME 551 Movement Biomechanics. (3) S Mechanics applied to the analysis and modeling of physiological movements. Computational modeling of muscles, tendons, joints, and the skeletal system with application to sports and rehabilitation. Prerequisite: BME 416 or instructor approval.

BME 566 Medical Imaging Instrumentation. (3) N Design and analysis of imaging systems and nuclear devices for medical diagnosis, therapy, and research. Laboratory experiments using diagnostic radiology, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, and CAT scanning. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: BME 465 or EEE 465 or instructor approval.

BME 568 Medical Tomography. (3) S CT, SPECT, PET, and MRI. 3-dimensional in vivo measurements. Instrument design, physiological modeling, clinical protocols, reconstruction algorithms, and quantitation issues. Prerequisite: EEE 465.

BME 569 Radiochemistry and Radiopharmaceutical Production. (3) N Advanced principles of cyclotron design, targetry, operation, and utilization. Novel synthesis, tracer preparation, quality control, and biodistribution studies. Prerequisite: BME 465 or EEE 465.

Omnibus Graduate Courses: See omnibus graduate courses that may be offered.

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