First, second, and third law of thermodynamics; free energy and chemical equilibrium in biological processes; phase equilibrium for biomedical systems; energy and metabolism; membrane potentials and depolarization.
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 290, the course pre-requisites have been modified. Prior prerequisites of BMEN 211 and CHEM 112 or CHEM 142 have been replaced by the pre-requisite of BMEN 240. BMEN 240 (Cellular, Molecular, and Physical Biology) is a new courses within the revised curriculum. This course will contain content that prepares students for BMEN 290 and thus provides an ideal pre-requisite. Because BMEN 211 and CHEM 112/CHEM 142 are pre-requisites for BMEN 240, they have been eliminated as pre-requisites of BMEN 290. However, temporarily, the pre-requisite of BMEN 211 is listed as an alternate to BMEN 240, to allow current students, who remain in the prior curriculum, to continue to matriculate through the pre-requisites. The BMEN 211 pre-requisite option will be removed when those students have graduated.
Approving at request/on behalf of Jed Lyons.
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