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Engineering Biomedical Systems

Course Description

The aim of this course is to provide an introduction to biomedical engineering analysis, specifically relating to device design and tissue engineering approaches. It takes a healthy balance of biology and engineering to accurately mimic a living system, a challenge biomedical engineers face every day.

In order to understand how professionals approach this challenge, a brief overview of human physiological systems will be provided from an engineering perspective, focusing on the physical principles underlying the basic functionality of these systems. We will also consider why engineered replacements are sometimes necessary. You will be taught using examples of popular biomedical technologies, including artificial joints and hearts, prosthetics, and insulin pumps. Additionally, we will explore the differences in current approaches, such as tissue-engineered organs and synthetic organ analogs. The course will incorporate a group design project in which you will be asked to improve upon current biomedical technologies. Design solutions will be based upon readings and a broader literature review, and will build upon hands-on activities and demonstrations presented in class. The course will integrate references to technologies that are often represented in popular media, to enable an appreciation of the various ways in which biomedical technologies are integrated into everyday life.

By the end of this course, you will:
• Understand how human physiological systems can be analyzed from an engineering perspective;
• Be exposed to select, current biomedical engineering technologies;
• Utilize this knowledge to develop and/or improve upon a current biomedical engineering device design; and
• Appreciate the benefit of working in a group to solve a challenging problem.

This course is intended to serve as an introductory exposure to the growing field of biomedical engineering. It will ideally help inform your decisions about future study in engineering.

On-Campus Supplemental Fee: $50

Prerequisites

High school biology is required. Other science courses (physics and chemistry) may be helpful but are not required.

Sections

Four Sections Available to Choose From:

Online sections of Pre-College courses are offered in one of the following modalities: Asynchronous, Mostly asynchronous, or Blended. Please review full information regarding the experience here.


Dates: June 27, 2022 - July 01, 2022
Duration: 1 Weeks
Meeting Times: M-F 8:30A-11:20A
Status: Closed
Format: On-Campus
Instructor(s): Adriana Salazar Coariti
Course Number: 10439

Dates: July 11, 2022 - July 15, 2022
Duration: 1 Weeks
Meeting Times: M-F 8:30A-11:20A
Status: Closed
Format: On-Campus
Instructor(s): Sawyer Remillard
Course Number: 10358

Dates: July 18, 2022 - July 22, 2022
*Duration: 1 Weeks
Meeting Times: M-F 8:30A-11:20A
Status: Closed
Format: On-Campus
Instructor(s): Sawyer Remillard
Course Number: 10359

Dates: July 25, 2022 - July 29, 2022
Duration: 1 Weeks
Meeting Times: M-F 8:30A-11:20A
Status: Closed
Format: On-Campus
Instructor(s): Sawyer Remillard
Course Number: 10360