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2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BE 352 - Survey of Biomedical Engineering

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
The objective of this survey course is to present the non-biomedical engineering student with an overview of how biomedical engineering contributes to various areas of the health care system. Topics include examples of diagnostic, therapeutic, and monitoring devices and systems. (prereq: junior standing)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • No course learning outcomes appended

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • Human physiology, anatomy, and terminology -particularly that associated with the nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, and skeletal systems of the body
  • Biophysical measurement principles: origin of biophysical signals, how they are measured and clinically interpreted. Particular emphasis will be given to the measurement of: electromyography, electrocardiography, blood pressure, cardiac output, and oxygen saturation
  • Electrical and electronic principles associated with transducers, biopotential amplifiers, filters, hospital electronic distribution systems, and electrical safety of medical devices
  • Operating principles, clinical applications, and intrinsic hazards associated with a variety of therapeutic medical devices: cardiac defibrillators, pacemakers, intra-aortic balloon pumps, ventricul assist devices, ventilators, x-ray and fluoroscopy machines, nuclear medicine scanners, electrosurgical units, and surgical lasers
  • Radiation physics, principles and safety
  • Human factors and its application to the control of medical error

Larry Fennigkoh

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