BME 101 - Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
Fall Semester, 4 Cr.
Course Description: This course provides an introductory overview of the multi-disciplinary field of biomedical engineering. The course introduces the application of elementary engineering principles to the analysis of physiological and biomedical systems. Topics include biomechanics, cell and tissue engineering, biosignals, biosystems, bioinstrumentation, medical imaging, medical optics, and bioethics. Includes laboratory and instruction on the use of computers in engineering. This course is open to all freshmen (or sophomores with permission of instructor) interested in an introduction to the field of biomedical engineering.
BME 251/451 - Biomedical Ultrasound
Spring Semester, 4 Cr.
Course Description: This course provides analyses of the physical bases for the use of high-frequency sound in medicine (diagnosis, therapy and surgery) and biology. Topics include acoustic properties of tissues, sound propagation (linear and nonlinear) in tissues, interactions of ultrasound with gas bodies (acoustic cavitation and contrast agents), thermal and non-thermal biological effects of ultrasound, ultrasonography, dosimetry, and lithotripsy.
- Estimating cell concentration in three-dimensional engineered tissues using high frequency quantitative ultrasound. Ann Biomed Eng. 42, 1292-304. (2014 Jun 01).
- Fibronectin matrix mimetics promote full-thickness wound repair in diabetic mice. Tissue Eng Part A. 19, 2517-26. (2013 Nov 01).
- Controlling collagen fiber microstructure in three-dimensional hydrogels using ultrasound. J Acoust Soc Am. 134, 1491-502. (2013 Aug 01).