Biomedical Engineering (BME)

BME 415. Biomechanics. 3 or 4 hours.

Continuum mechanics of cells, tissues and organs. Statics and force balances; stress, strain and constitutive relations; equilibrium, universal solutions and inflation; finite deformation; nonlinear problems; finite element methods. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Credit is not given for BME 415 if the student has credit in BIOE 415. Previously listed as BIOE 315. Prerequisite(s): BIOE 310 or BME 310.

BME 421. Biomedical Imaging. 3 or 4 hours.

Introduction to engineering and scientific principles associated with X-ray, magnetic resonance, ultrasound, computed tomographic and nuclear imaging. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Previously listed as BIOE 421. Credit is not given for BME 421 if the student has credit in BIOE 421. Prerequisite(s): MATH 210 and PHYS 142.

BME 471. Biomedical Optical Imaging. 3 or 4 hours.

Fundamentals of light-matter interactions, geometric optics, nonlinear optics, ultra-fast lasers, photodetectors, light microscopy, supper-resolution imaging, photoacoustic tomography, optical coherence tomography, functional optical imaging. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Credit is not give for BME 471 if the student has credit in BIOE 471. Previously listed as BIOE 471. Prerequisite(s): PHYS 142 and BIOS 110.

BME 472. Models of the Nervous System. 3 or 4 hours.

Mathematical models of neural excitation and nerve conduction, stochastic models and simulation of neuronal activity, models of neuron pools and information processing, models of specific neural networks. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Credit is not given for BME 472 if students have credit in BIOE 472. Previously listed as BIOE 472. Prerequisite(s): BIOE 310 or BME 310; and Credit or concurrent registration in BIOS 484.

BME 480. Intro to Bioinformatics. 3 or 4 hours.

Computational analysis of genomic sequences and other high throughput data. Sequence alignment, dynamic programming, database search, protein motifs, cDNA expression array, and structural bioinformatics. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Credit is not given for BME 480 if the student has credit in BME 480. Prerequisite(s): BIOS 100 and CS 109.

BME 481. Bioinformatics Laboratory. 2 hours.

Teaches students how to use bioinformatics tools, including sequence alignment methods such as Blast, Fasta, and Pfam, as well as structural bioinformatics tools, such as Rasmol and CastP. Course Information: Extensive computer use required. Previously listed as BIOE 481. Credit is not given for BME 481 if the student has credit in BIOE 481. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in BME 480 or Credit in BIOE 480; and senior standing or above.

BME 494. Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering IV. 1-5 hours.

Special topics to be arranged. Course topics aimed at fourth-year undergraduate and graduate students. Course Information: May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Previously listed as BIOE 494.

BME 525. Phys & Cellular Biomech Forces. 4 hours.

Discuss how biomechanical forces are generated, the impact the forces have on cells and tissues, plus methods for studying them. Mechanisms by which cells may sense forces and transduce this information to the nucleus are also covered. Course Information: Credit is not given for BME 525 if the student has credit in BIOE 525. Previously listed as BIOE 525.

BME 530. Stats & Machine Learning. 4 hours.

Probability theory, parameter estimation, hypothesis testing, experimental design and power analysis for bioengineering problems. Supervised and unsupervised machine learning, dimensionality reduction, biological system model evaluation. Course Information: Credit is not given for BME 530 if the student has credit in BIOE 530. Previously listed as BIOE 530. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): MATH 310 or the equivalent. Recommended background: Programming skills with Matlab or R.

BME 540. Biological Signal Analysis. 4 hours.

Analysis of signals of biological origin. Transient signals, stability and control, probabilities and stochastic processes, signal modeling, estimation and filtering, medical applications. Course Information: Credit is not given for BME 540 if the student has credit in BIOE 540. Previously listed as BIOE 440. Extensive computer use required.

BME 562. Biomedical Implants in Orthopedics and Dentistry. 4 hours.

Advanced aspects of implant design, including biomaterials, surface coatings, biomechanics, corrosion, tribocorrosion, failure mechanisms, implant monitoring, clinical and regulatory concerns, critical review of current research. Course Information: Same as CME 562 and ME 562. Credit is not given for BME 562 if the student has credit in BIOE 562. Previously listed as BIOE 562. Prerequisite(s): BIOE 460 or BME 460.

BME 575. Neural Engineering II - Neural Coding. 4 hours.

Analytical techniques and models used to assess and predict neural activity. Emphasis on information coding in sensory systems. Course Information: Credit is not given for BME 575 if the student has credit in BIOE 575. Previously listed as BIOE 575. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor. Recommended background: Working knowledge of Matlab.

BME 594. Advanced Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering. 1-4 hours.

Systematic review of selected topics in bioengineering theory and practice. Subjects vary from year to year. Course Information: May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Previously listed as BIOE 594. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

BME 595. Seminar on Biomedical Engineering. 1 hour.

Recent innovations in biomedical engineering theory and practice presented by invited speakers, faculty and graduate students. Students will present seminars and provide feedback. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Previously listed as BIOE 595.