BME-Biomedical Engineering

BME 508. Biofluids. 3 Hours.

Application of fluid mechanics in blood flow in the circulatory system; cardiovascular fluid mechanics, wall shear stress and the development of atherosclerosis, viscoelastic behavior of the arteries, Non-Newtonian character of blood.

BME 517. Engineering Analysis. 3 Hours.

Solutions to engineering problems involving ordinary and partial differential equations; Laplace transform, power series, Bessel functions, Legendre polynomials, Fourier series, Fourier integral and transform, Sturm-Liouville and separation of variables.

BME 520. Implant-Tissue Interactions. 3 Hours.

An overview of implant biocompatibility including tissue histology, histopathology of implant response and the regulatory process for medical devices.

BME 524. Current Topics in Stem Cell Engineering. 3 Hours.

This course is designed for students interested in the field of stem cells, regenerative medicine, and tissue engineering using stem cells and stem cell derived cells. The course will introduce the role of stem cells in tissue growth and development, the theory behind the design and in vitro construction of tissue and organ replacements, and the applications of biomedical engineering principles to the treatment of tissue-specific diseases. Students will have hands on experience on culturing and analyzing stem cells, stem cell differentiation, analysis of functional and physiological properties of differentiated cells, and fabricating basic engineered-tissues.

BME 535. Tissue Engineering. 3 Hours.

Principles underlying strategies for regenerative medicine such as stem cell based therapy, scaffold design, proteins or genes delivery, roles of extracellular matrix, cell-materials interactions, angiogenesis, tissue transplantation, mechanical stimulus and nanotechnology.

BME 542. Principles of Medical Imaging. 3 Hours.

Types of radiation used in medical imaging, physics of interaction of ionizing radiation with matter, bremsstrahlung, attenuation coefficients, Compton scatter, nuclear disintegration of radionuclides, generation of medical radionuclides.

BME 543. Medical Image Processing. 3 Hours.

Fundamental topics of medical image processing to practical applications using conventional computer software.

BME 550. Computational Neuroscience. 3 Hours.

This course examines the computational principles used by the nervous system. Topics include: biophysics of axon and synapse, sensory coding (with an emphasis on vision and audition), planning and decision-making, and synthesis of motor responses. There will be an emphasis on a systems approach throughout. Homework includes simulations.

BME 561. Bioelectric Phenomena. 3 Hours.

Quantitative methods in the electrophysiology of neural, cardiac and skeletal muscle systems.

BME 562. Cardiac Electrophysiology. 3 Hours.

Experimental and computational methods in cardiac electrophysiology, ionic currents, action potentials, electrical propagation, the electrocardiogram, electromechanical coupling, cardiac arrhythmias, effects of electric fields in cardiac tissue, defibrillation, and ablation.

BME 571. Continuum Mechanics of Solids. 3 Hours.

Matrix and tensor mathematics, fundamentals of stress, momentum principles, Cauchy and Piola-Kirchoff stress tensors, static equilibrium, invariance, measures of strain, Lagrangian and Eulerian formulations, Green and Almansistrain, deformation gradient tensor, infinitesimal strain, constitutive equations, finite strain elasticity, strain energy methods, 2-D Elasticity, Airy Method, viscoelasticity, mechanical behavior of polymers.

BME 572. Industrial Bioprocessing and Biomanufacturing. 3 Hours.

This course will introduces students to the growing industries related to biomedical, biopharmaceutical and biotechnology. It is targeted to offer the students marketable skills to work in a vital area of economic growth and also convey some of the challenges and opportunities awaiting.

BME 575. Quantitative Biomechanics of Injury and Rehabilitation. 3 Hours.

Students will learn the material, mechanical, electrophysiological and energetic principles of human movement. Students will learn about the healthy nonimpaired system and compare to systems impaired by injury or disability for applications in rehabilitation.

BME 590. Special Topic in BME. 3 Hours.

Special topics in biomedical areas.

BME 601. Seminar in Biomedical Engineering. 1 Hour.

Current topics in biomedical engineering technology and applications.

BME 623. Wound Healing. 3 Hours.

Study of principles of healing, methods to enhance, and clinical applications.

BME 630. Engineering Design and Commercialization. 3 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the process of innovating medical technologies and better prepare them for a career in the medical technology industry. Students will learn aspects of biomedical product development from needs finding, invention, intellectual property, and regulatory processes.

BME 664. Neural Computation. 3 Hours.

This course examines the principal theoretical underpinnings of computationcomputation in neural networks. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the relationship between the different approaches: dynamical systems, statistical mechanics, logic, Kalman filters, and likelihood/Bayesian estimation.

BME 665. Computational Vision. 3 Hours.

This course approaches the study of biological and artificial vision from atheoretical perspective. We begin with a comparative survey of visual systems, and will examine vision algorithms and architectures.

BME 670. Quantitative Physiology. 3 Hours.

Study of physiological problems using advanced mathematical techniques. Topics covered include: mechanics, fluid dynamics, transport, electrophysiology of cell membranes, and control systems.
Prerequisites: BME 517 [Min Grade: C] or ME 661 [Min Grade: C] or ME 567 [Min Grade: C] or ME 761 [Min Grade: C]

BME 672. Cellular Therapy. 3 Hours.

This course will introduce students to the advanced novel research field, its clinical application, and the great potential for commercialization. It is targeted to let the students understand the fundamental mechanism of cellular therapies, get familiar with the progress of several successful therapies using human T cells and stem cells, and learn the challenges and opportunities in future biopharmeceutical and boitechnology industries.

BME 673. Lab Rotation. 3 Hours.

Graduate student entering the PhD and MS program will be matched with primary mentors through Matching Day and Lab Rotation Policy. Lab rotation will be done through the BME course. Lab rotation period in each lab can be 1 through 3 months, depending on mutual agreement between a student and a faculty. Minimum 2 lab rotations are required for students.

BME 680. Biomolecular Modeling. 3 Hours.

We will teach molecular modeling principles and applications in this course. Throughout the course, students are offered hands-on exercises in molecular modeling tools and software. The course will help students understand the critical relationship among structure, function, and thermodynamic driving forces in structural biology, and be able to utilize molecular modeling techniques to explore biological phenomena at the molecular level.

BME 690. Special Topics in (Area). 1-6 Hour.

BME 691. Individual Study in (Area). 1-6 Hour.

BME 693. Internship in Biomedical Engineering. 1-6 Hour.

BME 697. Journal Club in (Area). 1-3 Hour.

Journal Club in Medical Imaging.

BME 698. Non-Thesis Research. 1-12 Hour.

BME 699. Master s Degree Thesis Research. 1-12 Hour.

Prerequisites: GAC M

BME 701. Seminar in Biomedical Engineering. 1 Hour.

Current topics in biomedical engineering technology and applications.

BME 723. Wound Healing. 3 Hours.

Study of principles of healing, methods to enhance, and clinical applications.

BME 764. Neural Computation. 3 Hours.

This course examines the principal theoretical underpinnings of computation in neural networks. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the relationship between the different approaches: dynamical systems, statistical mechanics, logic, Kalman filters, and likelihood/Bayesian estimation.

BME 765. Computational Vision. 3 Hours.

This course approaches the study of biological and artificial vision from a theoretical perspective. We begin with a comparative survey of visual systems, and will examine vision algorithms and architectures.

BME 770. Quantitative Physiology. 3 Hours.

Study of physiological problems using advanced mathematical techniques. Topics covered include: mechanics, fluid dynamics, transport, electrophysiology of cell membranes, and control systems.
Prerequisites: BME 517 [Min Grade: C] or ME 661 [Min Grade: C] or ME 567 [Min Grade: C] or ME 761 [Min Grade: C]

BME 772. Cellular Therapy. 3 Hours.

This course will introduce students to the advanced novel research field, its clinical application, and the great potential for commercialization. It is targeted to let the students understand the fundamental mechanism of cellular therapies, get familiar with the process of several therapies using human T cells and stem cells, and learn the challenges and opportunities in the future biopharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

BME 773. Lab Rotation. 3 Hours.

Graduate students entering the PhD and MS program will be matched with primary mentors through Matching Day and Lab Rotation Policy. Lab rotation will be done through BME course. Lab rotation period in each lab can be done 1 through 3 months, depending on mutual agreement between a student and a faculty. Minimum 2 lab rotations are required for students.

BME 780. Biomolecular Modeling. 3 Hours.

We will teach molecular modeling principles and applications in this course. Throughout the course, the students are offered hands-on exercises in molecular modeling tools and software. The course will help students understand the critical relationship among structure, function, and thermodynamic driving forces in structural biology, and to be able to utilize molecular modeling techniques to explore biological phenomena at the molecular level.

BME 790. Special Topics in (Area). 1-6 Hour.

BME 791. Individual Study in (Area). 1-6 Hour.

BME 793. Internship in Biomedical Engineering. 1-6 Hour.

BME 797. Journal Club in Medical Imaging. 1-3 Hour.

Journal Club in (Area).

BME 798. Non-Dissertation Research. 1-12 Hour.

BME 799. Dissertation Research. 1-12 Hour.

Prerequisites: GAC Z