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David G. Castner
BIOEN 201
Seattle Campus

Bioengineering Tools

Introduction to bioengineering; laboratory safety, acquisition and analysis, presentation tools for biomedical applications. Prerequisite: MATH 126; PHYS 121; corequisite: CSE 142; PHYS 122. Offered: W.

Class description

Bioengineering Laboratory introduces students to important engineering methods for data acquisition and analysis in bioengineering. This course will focus on measurement tools used in the junior-level BioE courses (301/302/303) such as oscilloscopes, function generators, circuits, etc. and on software used for engineering analysis and data processing (e.g., MatLab). Students will be instructed in the theory of engineering measurements and analysis. They will learn how to acquire data, process and analyze data, and present their results. Topics include: sensors and actuators, circuits, data acquisition, sampling, data and error analysis, and ethics.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

1 hr lecture and 3 hr lab per week

Recommended preparation

freshman physics and differential/integral calculus. Some knowledge of electrical circuits also would be useful

Class assignments and grading

weekly laboratory worksheets

lab worksheets, quizzes, lab report, lab parcitipation and final exam


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Additional Information
Last Update by David G. Castner
Date: 01/04/2006