Introduction to topics comprising the field of Biomedical Engineering, including their ethical impacts. Familiarization with resources and basic skills necessary to succeed in this major and field.
As part of the continuous assessment and improvement process associated with accreditation of the Biomedical Engineering Program by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), faculty within the program have undertaken a comprehensive review and revision of the undergraduate curriculum and approved (September 28, 2016) several course changes. These changes, which are based upon input from senior course reviews and exit interviews, include modifications to the sequencing of coursework, course pre- and co-requisites, learning outcomes, and course descriptions.
Specifically for BMEN 101, the course content has been augmented to include quantitative topics that will better introduce students to the field, preparing them for greater success in subsequent courses and allowing them to make an informed decision about their interest in the major. This modification has led to a change in both the course description and some of the learning outcomes. In addition, the added content has led to an increase in the credit hours from 1 to 2, which will be balanced in the curriculum overall by removing the requirement of BMEN 202 (1 credit). Additionally, the course title has been modified to reflect the more comprehensive and introductive coverage of biomedical engineering topics.
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