Basic electric circuits and equivalent cell model circuits used in biomonitoring and electrophysiology. Ohm's and Kirchoff's Laws. Applications of electrical components, such as operations amplifiers, filter, and Wheastone bridge, in biomonitoring and electrophysiology. Origins of bioelectricity. Biopotential and electrochemistry including Nernst and Goldman-Hudgkin-Katz equations for describing membrane potential of nerve and muscle cells. Ion transport involved in maintaining cell pH, action potential, muscle contraction, sensory perception.
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 321, the pre-requisites have been changed to reflect the connection of this course to new courses that have been added to the curriculum. First, the pre-requisite BIOL 302 has been replaced by BMEN 240, as BMEN 240 will replace the requirement of BIOL 302 in the new curriculum (please see the proposal for BMEN 240 for additional details). Currently, BIOL 302 is listed as an alternative to this pre-requisite, to allow current students, who remain in the prior curriculum, to continue to matriculate through the pre-requisites. The BIOL 302 pre-requisite option will be removed when those students have graduated. In addition, the pre-requisite of BMEN 212 has been added. BMEN 212 (Fundamentals of Biomedical Systems) is a new courses within the revised curriculum. This course will contain engineering fundamentals, in the area of circuits, filters, and amplifiers, that prepare students for BMEN 321 and thus provides an ideal pre-requisite. Currently, BMEN 211 is listed as an alternative to this pre-requisite 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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