The objective of this course is to develop design skills and tools used in Biomedical Engineering. Integration of the engineering and life sciences will be illustrated by presenting design principles for medical devices and systems. Emphasis will be placed on engineering design for the cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems. Antirequisite: MME 4470A/B.
Engineering principles relevant to the study of neurophysiology, neural modelling, and the design of neural systems for diagnostic, interventional, and rehabilitation applications. Course topics will include EEG and EMG systems, functional MRI and other neural imaging technologies, brain-computer interfaces, and neural prosthetics. Prerequisite: BME 3201A/B. Corequisites: ECE 4455A/B, Physiology 2130.
This course introduces key topics in interdisciplinary biomedical engineering involving the investigation or application of cell-based systems. Students will learn to integrate engineering design principles and mathematical models with knowledge of applied cellular and molecular biology to characterize, understand and optimize cellular responses within 3D engineered microenvironments. Prerequisites: BME 3201A/B, Biology 1202B, Biochemistry 2280A.
A major independent research project in biomedical engineering performed in collaboration with a faculty supervisor. Lectures and online modules on laboratory safety, human and animal research ethics, scientific integrity, experimental design, medical statistics, literature searching tools, and scientific communication. Two oral presentations and a written report are required. Prerequisite: Registration in the final year of a Biomedical Engineering program.