This course is an introduction to core Biomedical Engineering principles, as well as an overview of critical facets of mammalian cell biology and human physiology important to practicing Biomedical Engineers. The course covers biological topics of cell division, DNA, receptor-ligand binding, matrix protein assembly, tissue engineering, and cell motility, using a quantitative engineering perspective. Within this biological framework, students learn the basic principles of mass and energy balances, as well as a brief introduction to thermodynamics and transport processes. (Gen. Ed. BS)
- Teacher: Yu Chen
This course covers the principles of materials science and cell biology underlying the design of medical implants, artificial organs, and matrices for tissue engineering. Methods for biomaterials surface characterization and analysis of protein adsorption on biomaterials. Molecular and cellular interactions with biomaterials are analyzed in terms of unit cell processes, such as matrix synthesis, degradation, and contraction. Mechanisms underlying wound healing and tissue remodeling following implantation in various organs. Tissue and organ regeneration. Design of implants and prostheses based on control of biomaterials-tissue interactions. Comparative analysis of intact, biodegradable, and bioreplaceable implants by reference to case studies. Criteria for restoration of physiological function for tissues and organs.
- Teacher: Chase Cornelison
This course provides an introduction to laboratory techniques in biomedical engineering with an emphasis on cellular processes. Laboratory exercises will explore topics, such as cell culture technique, microscopy and molecular probes, quantification of cell proliferation and migration, and assessment of cellular differentiation in the context of the assigned projects. The student will learn proper handling of laboratory chemicals, operate common analytical instruments, describe the theory and applications of various analytical instruments, and practice laboratory safety.
This course will develop an understanding of the principles of statics and dynamics. Specific topics covered in this course include force and moment vectors, resultants, principles of statics and free-body diagrams, applications to simple trusses, frames, and machines, properties of areas, second moments, internal forces in beams, laws of friction, principles of particle dynamics, mechanical systems and rigid-body dynamics, kinematics and dynamics of plane systems, and energy and momentum of two-dimensional bodies and systems.
- Teacher: Sam Wojda