Engineering in Medicine BMEN E 1001

The present and historical role of engineering in medicine and health care delivery.
Engineering approaches to understanding organisms and cellular function in living systems.
Engineering in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
Medical imaging, medical devices, diagnostic and surgical instruments, drug delivery systems, prostheses, artificial organs.
Medical informatics and organization in health care systems.
Current trends in biomedical engineering research


Introduction to Biomedical Engineering, Enderle, Blanchard, Bronzino. Academic Press, 2000

BME Program Objectives:

A. To prepare our students for a career in biomedical engineering; emphasizing the areas of biomechanics, biomedical imaging, and cell and tissue engineering; along with a comprehensive liberal arts education to provide the academic flexibility necessary to pursue career paths in a broad range of biomedical engineering professions as well as advanced fields of study.
B. To provide our students with the ability to integrate engineering, biology, applied mathematics, quantitative physiology, and modeling for understanding and analyzing complex living systems.
C. To enrich the classroom experience with experimental investigation of theoretical biomedical engineering principles; to teach the fundamentals of biomedical laboratory techniques; and to introduce concepts of engineering design and issues pertinent to the development of biomedical devices and systems.
D. To instill in our students an appreciation of biomedical engineering ethics and other societal issues and professional responsibilities, to teach them the basics of effective oral and written communication, and to prepare them with the values and skills necessary for working effectively on team projects.

Topics (by week):

Metabolism: The Flame of Life, Alvin Wald, PhD

Engineering in Genomics, Dimitris Anastassiou, PhD

Introduction to Medical Imaging, Philip Alderson, MD

Tissue and Cell Engineering, Clark Hung, PhD

Cellular Telephones - Are They Safe? Kenneth R. Foster, PhD

Medical Informatics: Natural Language Processing, George Hripcsak, MS, MD

Cardiac Replacement Therapy, Eric Rose, MD

Joint Kinematics, Peter Torzilli, PhD

Seeing and Hearing, Elizabeth Olson, PhD

Ergonomics in the Operating Room, Mitchel Berman, MD, MPH

Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) Joy Hirsch, PhD