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.
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.
Bioen302 (Biomedical Instrumentation) or equivalent Bioen303 (Bioengineering Signal Processing) or equivalent
Class assignments and grading
Homework, quitz and project