Courses

BMEN 2310 – Static Equilibrium & Rigid Body Dynamics

Course Description
Course material includes static equilibrium of particles, trusses and machines. Friction equivalent systems, particle dynamics in one, two and three dimensions, work, energy, angular momentum and moment of inertia, and dynamics of rigid bodies.

Course Learning Objectives
Introduce various types of force systems at rest or in motion using the classical Newtonian mechanics that governs physical systems at rest and in motion.

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BMEN 4360/BMEN 6392 – Biomaterials and Medical Devices (Fall/Spring)

Course Description
Introduction to the field of biomaterials used in the human body for medical and dental applications. Discussion of materials science and biological issues associated with total-joint arthroplasty, trauma and extremities surgery, dental implants, natural/artificial biomaterials, and biological response to the presence of artificial materials. Topics of surface science, biocompatibility, tissue engineering, degradation and failure processes, and performance requirements will be addressed in relation to device design and regulations.

Course Learning Objectives
Introduce the field of biomaterials in medicine and its use in specific implant designs with focus on material and implant requirements, structure-property relationships for artificial and biological materials, and static and dynamics properties of biomaterials.

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BMEN 3130 – Engineering Physiology Lab

Course Description
Students will apply concepts of human physiology to understand and measure biological signals. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the state of the art tools available to measure biological signals and further apply that knowledge to understand the fundamentals of obtaining/analyzing these signals. The role of biological principles and phenomena will be highlighted in engineering terms.

Course Learning Objectives
Make connections between human anatomy/physiology and biomedical instrumentation. Understand the origins of biomedical signals and how engineers can develop tools to measure/gain clinical data from these signals. Understand the impact of biomedical engineering tools in a clinical context. Function in teams and communicate effectively to solve bioengineering problem.

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