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Xingde Li
Seattle Campus

Special Topics in Bioengineering

Offered at a graduate level periodically by faculty members within the Department of Bioengineering; concerns areas of research activities with current and topical interest to bioengineers. Prerequisite: undergraduate or graduate courses (or equivalent) determined individually for each special topic.

Class description

This course provides an overview of the basic concepts of measurement methods in medicine and biology, emphasizing the interdisciplinary nature of biomedical measurement and bioinstrumentation. The course will cover signal transducers/sensors, bio-amplifiers, filters and biomedical considerations for measurements and instrumentation. After the basis of biomedical measurements is established, the course will be devoted to biomedical measurements of biopotentials, fluid flow, pressure and temperature. The class will also discuss basic techniques for analysis of molecules (and/or cells, tissues) in clinical medicine and laboratory biomedical research (such as spectrophotometry, flame photometry, oximeter, mass spectroscopy, chromatography, electrophoresis, fluorescence measurement, microscopy, etc). In addition, techniques for surface characterization and data reduction in biomedicine will also be introduced.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lectures and Project.

Recommended preparation


Bioen302 (Biomedical Instrumentation) or equivalent Bioen303 (Bioengineering Signal Processing) or equivalent

Class assignments and grading

Homework,and Project

Homework, quitz and project

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.
Last Update by Xingde Li
Date: 09/22/2004