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Biomedical Engineering

EUGENE C. ECKSTEIN, PhD
Chair
Room 330, Engineering Technology
(901) 678-3733

JOEL D. BUMGARDNER, PhD
Coordinator of Graduate Studies
E-Mail: jbmgrdnr@memphis.edu

AMY DEJONGH CURRY, PhD
Coordinator of Graduate Studies
E-Mail: adejongh@memphis.edu

www.memphis.edu/bme/index.php

I. The Department of Biomedical Engineering at The University of Memphis and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, participate in the Joint Program in Biomedical Engineering. The Joint Program offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering. Students may elect courses of study in the following areas: biomaterials, biomechanics, biosensors, cardiopulmonary engineering, cell and tissue engineering, electrophysiology, medical imaging, and orthopedic biomechanics.


All graduate students must comply with the general requirements of the Graduate School (see Admissions Regulations, Academic Regulations, and Minimum Degree Requirements) and the program requirements of the degree being pursued.

PPI STATEMENT
All college transcripts and test score information should also be sent directly to Graduate Admissions. Beginning with Summer and Fall 2013 admittance, the Master of Science and Ph.D. programs in the Herff College of Engineering require the ETS® Personal Potential Index (PPI) Evaluation Report containing a minimum of three (3) evaluations from separate evaluators in order to consider your application complete. The PPI is a third-party evaluative tool administered by the ETS (Educational Testing Service) organization. There is no fee to submit the PPI report to the University of Memphis.

You can create an ETS PPI account and review the ETS PPI Information Bulletin, which explains the service, at http://www.ets.org/ppi/applicants/start/.

PPI - Steps At A Glance

  • Create an ETS PPI account to begin the process.
  • Provide contact information for the evaluators you would like to complete an ETS PPI evaluation.
  • ETS sends an email to each evaluator inviting them to access the ETS PPI system and complete your evaluation.
  • Each evaluator logs in to the ETS PPI system to rate you on six personal attributes and provide an overall evaluation. Evaluators also may provide optional comments for each attribute as well as for the overall rating.
  • You are notified via e-mail when each time that one of your evaluators completes their PPI.
  • **THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP** After all of your evaluators have completed their PPI reports, you must log back into your PPI account, designate the University of Memphis Office of Graduate Admissions to receive an ETS PPI Evaluation Report and select the evaluations that are to be included in the report. Our office cannot access your PPI recommendations until you complete this step.
  • Once you designate the University of Memphis to receive an ETS PPI Evaluation Report, ETS creates an evaluation report and sends it electronically to the University of Memphis, Office of Graduate Admissions. Allow up to 5 days for the report to be processed and sent to the University of Memphis. View a sample PPI Report.

The evaluators/faculty members who you choose should be individuals that you believe are best able to comment objectively on your intellectual and professional achievements and potential.

We may call or write your recommenders for more information.

II. MS Degree Program

Program objectives are: (1) ability to apply advanced knowledge of mathematics, physical sciences, and engineering principles to the solution of practical engineering problems; (2) meet or exceed the needs and expectations of public and private sector employers for MS graduates; and (3) preparation to pursue additional advanced studies if so desired

A. Admission Requirements

In addition to meeting the minimum admission requirements of the two universities and the Herff College of Engineering, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. An appropriate bachelor’s degree (biomedical, chemical, electrical, mechanical, or others as defined by the Joint Program);
  2. An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00;
  3. Acceptable scores on the GRE.
  4. Applicants whose native language is other than English must score at least 550 (or 210 computer-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

These are the minimum program admission requirements. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the Joint Program. Applicants are further advised that the department reserves the right to deny some applications for admission because of limited availability of faculty or physical facilities to accommodate the applicant’s research interests. In unusual circumstances where the above admission requirements cannot be met, an applicant may seek exceptions by contacting the Coordinator of Graduate Studies for the Joint Program.

B. Graduation Requirements

Students may elect to graduate from the Joint Program with a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering through either a thesis or a project option.

  1. Thesis Option: Students must complete 30 credit hours, 21 hours of which must be 7000-level or higher course work (or The University of Tennessee equivalent). All students are required to take 6 credit hours in the life sciences area (BIOM 7004 and BIOM 7005), 6 credit hours in mathematics and its applications (BIOM 7101 and another course selected from a list of mathematics courses approved by the Joint Program), 6 credit hours of thesis, and 12 credit hours of engineering electives, of which one course must be BIOM 7209 or BIOM 7105. Oral defense of the thesis to their graduate committee and an oral exam are required. NOTE: Students electing to write a thesis should familiarize themselves with the Thesis/Dissertation Preparation Guide before starting to write.
  2. Project Option: Students will be required to complete 33 credit hours, 24 hours of which must be 7000-level or higher course work (or The University of Tennessee equivalent). All students are required to take 6 credit hours in the life sciences area (BIOM 7004 and BIOM 7005), 6 credit hours in mathematics and its applications (BIOM 7101 and another course selected from a list of mathematics courses approved by the Joint Program), and 18 credit hours of engineering electives, including BIOM 7209 and BIOM 7991. Oral defense of the project to their graduate committee and a written comprehensive exam are required.

C. Retention Policy

  1. Students who have been admitted to the program on the condition that they complete prerequisite course work must make satisfactory progress toward this goal each semester of enrollment. Failure to make satisfactory progress may result in dismissal from the program.
  2. All students are required to maintain a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.00. Failure to maintain the minimum GPA is considered sufficient cause for being dismissed from the program. In addition, a student whose GPA falls below 3.0 is ineligible for a graduate assistantship.
  3. Students will be permitted two (2) grades of 2.00 in courses taken at the two universities. Students will be evaluated by the Joint Program faculty at the end of the semester in which a third grade of 2.00 or lower is earned for possible dismissal from the program.

II. Accelerated BS/MS Program in Biomedical Engineering

This program allows outstanding undergraduates in biomedical engineering or an approved undergraduate discipline to begin the coursework for the Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering during their senior year. Students are encouraged to begin planning to enter the Accelerated B.S./M.S. program early in their undergraduate career, in consultation with an advisor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. 

Working with the undergraduate and graduate academic coordinators, undergraduates selected into this program begin a carefully tailored course of study that will allow them to complete their B.S. degree while they also begin the coursework toward their M.S.

To apply, students must have a minimum 3.25 grade point average, and must submit two reference letters and a copy of their transcript to the Biomedical Engineering department. Each applicant will complete an interview with the graduate academic coordinator in biomedical engineering.

Students must also apply to the Graduate School for the accelerated B.S./M.S. program, which allows them to take graduate courses in biomedical engineering. To continue in the program past the B.S., students must apply for full admission into the Graduate School and into the Biomedical Engineering department's M.S. program. 

Only in ABM programs, up to 9 hours of graduate course work may be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate programs. However, any graduate coursework will not apply to undergraduate GPA.

III. PhD Degree Program

A. Admission Requirements

See the beginning of the College section for admission, retention, and graduate requirements, and program objectives.

B. Graduation Requirements

  1. Students admitted to the PhD program with a masters degree must complete 57 hours of course work. This includes 6 credit hours in life sciences; 6 credit hours in mathematics and its applications; 15 credit hours of engineering electives, including BIOM 8209 and BIOM 8105; and up to 30 hours of dissertation (BIOM 9000). NOTE: Students should familiarize themselves with the Thesis/Dissertation Preparation Guide.
  2. Students admitted to the PhD program with a bachelors degree must complete 90 hours of course work. This includes 12 credit hours in life sciences; 12 credit hours in mathematics and its applications; 24 credit hours of engineering electives, including BIOM 8209 and BIOM 8105; and up to 30 hours of dissertation (BIOM 9000).
  3. All PhD students are required to complete a comprehensive examination with at least a minimum passing score on the written portion and a satisfactory performance on the oral portion of the exam. A second and final attempt to pass this examination may be granted by the student’s advisory committee; failure to pass this exam will result in dismissal from the program.

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (BIOM)

NOTE: Students taking Engineering courses will be charged an additional $25 per credit hour.

In addition to the courses below, the department may offer the following Special Topics courses:
BIOM 6900-6919. Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering I. (1-3). Topics are varied and are announced in the online class listings.
BIOM 7900-7920–8900-8920. Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering. (1-3). Topics are varied and announced in online class listings.

 


BIOM 6110 - Science of Medicine (3)
Integration of fundamental principles from physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics, and applications of these principles to solve problems in medicine. PREREQUISITE: CHEM 1120, BIOL 1120, PHYS 2120, or permission of instructor.

BIOM 6150 - Engr Tools Design Med Devices (3)
Major tools that engineers use to assist them in producing good medical device products, and how and where these tools are being used in industry. PREREQUISITE: BIOM 2810 or CIVIL 2131, BIOL 1120, MECH 3320, or permission of instructor.

BIOM 6205 - Intro Biomed and Chem Sensors (3)
Measurement techniques, recognition processes; application of chemical sensors and biosensors for analysis of real samples.

BIOM 6210 - Research Studies (1-3)
Consultation, reading, laboratory, and design work to investigate selected areas of biomedical engineering under supervision of faculty member, emphasizing laboratory work, design, and scientific writing. Formal paper required. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

BIOM 6393 - Appld Finite Element Analysis (3)
(Same as MECH 6393). Fundamental topics associated with use of finite element analysis in mechanical and biomedical engineering applications; introduction to finite element theory, model generation, CAD interfacing, post-processing of results and validation. PREREQUISITE: MECH 3322.

BIOM 6702 - Biotechn Tools for BME Res (3)
Lectures and laboratory work covering basic biochemical and biophysical measurement techniques used by biomedical engineers; topics include light spectroscopy, gel exclusion and affinity chromatography, electrophoresis, immunoblotting, and radioisotropic methods. PREREQUISITE: permission of instructor.

BIOM 6720 - Bioelectricity (4)
Biolelectricity, including calculations of potential fields resulting from cardiac or neural electrogeneration, treatment of how heart and nerves generate and propagate electrical signals. PREREQUISITE: Permissions of instructor.

BIOM 6750 - Biomechanics (4)
Application of mechanical principles to the human body, with focus on joint function, muscle force transmission and generation, gait, soft-tissue mechanics, injury mechanisms and risk, and experimental measurements. PREREQUISITE: MECH 2332, 3320, or permission of instructor. COREQUISITE: BIOL 3730.

BIOM 7004 - Life Sciences Biom I (3)
This introduction and application to aspects of the entire body provides engineers and physical scientists with an understanding of aspects of the chemical, physical, and mechanical basis of cell shape, function, and motility; integrated treatment of topics in cellular biochemistry, protein synthesis, energy releasing pathways, and membrane biophysics.

BIOM 7005 - Life Sciences Biom II (3)
Continuation of 7004-8004. An introduction for engineers and physical scientists to aspects of systemic physiology with an emphasis on and connections to biomedical engineering.

BIOM 7101 - Biomed Engr Analysis I (3)
Analytical and numerical solution techniques used in analysis of biomedical engineering problems; introduction to modern computational software packages for experience with modern problem-solving methods.

BIOM 7103 - Theory Continuous Media (3)
Analysis of stress and deformation at a point; derivation of the fundamental equations in tensor notation by application of the basic laws of conservation of mass, energy, and momentum in mechanics and thermodynamics.

BIOM 7105 - Physlgcl Control Sys (3)
Modeling, representation, and analysis of physiological control systems, using control theory techniques; application will be modeling and control problems in cellular and general physiology; introduces basic concepts of control systems (transfer functions, feedback control system using root locus, frequency response methods); discusses various biological systems and their natural and driven control mechanisms. PREREQUISITES: BIOM 7004-8004 and 7005-8005 or permission of instructor.

BIOM 7110 - Biostatistics (3)
Introduction to statistical techniques used for analysis of basic and clinical biomedical engineering data; sampling theory, hypothesis testing, ANOVA, and nonparametric techniques.

BIOM 7114 - Professional Dvlpmnt (3)
Weekly presentations of biomedical engineering research by visiting faculty and invited speakers; weekly presentations by graduate students and discussions of graduate student research in journal clubs; required of all full-time graduate students. Grades of S, U, or IP will be given.

BIOM 7116 - Math Model Biol Phenomn (3)
Applications of mathematics to the understanding of biological systems in biomedical engineering and modern biology; basic concepts of mathematical modeling development and validation; realistic examples of mathematical models in biology.

BIOM 7203 - Bioelectricity (3)
Introduction to electrical propagation through human tissue; membrane biophysics, action potentials, subthreshold stimuli, electrophysiology of heart, and neuromuscular junction.

BIOM 7209 - Biom Msrmnt/Instrmnt (3)
Measurement techniques applicable in biomedical engineering; data acquisition system, mechanical instrumentation, interface systems, signal analyses; biocompatibility requirements.

BIOM 7222 - Biosensors (3)
Provides graduate and upper-level students deeper understanding of chemical sensors and biosensors, with special emphasis on electrochemical biosensors and their in-vivo applications. The lectures and laboratory work will provide the theoretical basis and hands-on experience with macro and micro sensors and their fabrications.

BIOM 7301 - Functional Anatomy I (1)
Application of engineering principles to functional anatomy and pathological processes of the axial and appendicular skeleton with focus on hip/pelvis, knee, foot and ankle anatomy and applied biomechanics.

BIOM 7302 - Functional Anatomy II (1)
Application of engineering principles to functional anatomy and pathological processes of the axial and appendicular skeleton with focus on spine, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand functional anatomy and applied biomechanics.

BIOM 7303 - Mvmnt/Jnt/Implnt Mech (3)
The course consists of the following sections; muscle and bone anthoropometry; kinetics: the link model, mechanical work, energy, and power; kinematics and dynamics of rigid bodies; and the development of mechanically equivalent models of the human musculoskeletal system.

BIOM 7305 - Adv Image Instrmntn (3)
Presents both a general overview of the field of digital radiographic imaging and an in-depth treatment of one particular type, the Kinestatic Charge Detector imaging systems. Topics include the parameterization image quality, physics, and electronics of detection gases. PREREQUISITES: BIOM 7501-8501 and BIOM 7501-8502.

BIOM 7313 - Biomechanics II (3)
Modern development of biomechanics at advanced mathematical level; dynamics of the lung, blood flow, microcirculation, and muscle mechanics.

BIOM 7331 - Advnces Orthopedic Biom (3)
The course consists of a sequence of lectures devoted to special topics including: biomechanical analysis and function of upper extremity, lower extremity, and spine joint systems of the human body; and fracture healing and bone remodeling, bone regeneration, function of cartilage, and biomechanics of tendon, ligament, and meniscus.

BIOM 7408 - Biochemical Engineering (3)
Application of engineering principles to effect biochemical transformation through use of living cells, subcellular organelles or enzymes; overview of biotechnology, bioreactor design; cell energetics, enzyme kinetics, Michelis-Menton calculations, immobilized cells; biosensors and process control.

BIOM 7430 - Biomaterials (3)
Introduction to materials used in biomedical engineering; biocompatibility and uses of implantable materials such as ceramics, polyethylene, metals, composites and other materials.

BIOM 7432 - Advanced Biomaterials (3)
Materials used in biomedical applications in relationship to corrosion, crack propagation, creep, and related topics; tissue ingrowth into materials.

BIOM 7452 - Fluid Mech Biomed Engr (3)
Elements of hydrodynamics with applications to flow in biomedical systems; basic principles of continuity and Navier-Stokes equations; ideal and viscous flow, boundary layer solutions, fluid wave behavior; viscosity of plasma, blood, and viscoelastic fluids, principles of viscometry.

BIOM 7460 - Cell Adhesion (3)
Biophysical and biochemical principles governing cell adhesion; integrin and selectin cell adhesion molecules; interactions between leukocytes and tumore cells with endothelium; measurement and modeling of cell adhesion phenomena.

BIOM 7470 - Tissue Engineering (3)
Overview of the fundamental principles and current applications of tissue engineering in medicine and health care; topics include bone and cartilage analogs, synthetic skin grafts, cell encapsulation systems, and biohybrid vascular grafts. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

BIOM 7480 - Expr Tech Cell/Tis Engr (3)
Application and techniques of cell culture/tissue engineering including sterile technique and cell/biochemical measurements and instrumentation; topics include sterile technique, light spectroscopy, protein purification and analysis, PCR, chromatography and electrophoresis

BIOM 7501 - Medical Imaging (3)
Introduction to theory and physics of medical imaging, basic elements of interactions of radiation with matter; analysis of nuclear magnetic resonance and ultrasound imaging techniques.

BIOM 7502 - Medical Imaging II (3)
Continuation of 7501-8501. Advanced methods in medical imaging; theory and application of magnetic resonance, ultrasonic, nuclear medicine, and X-ray imaging techniques for biomedical engineers.

BIOM 7580 - Molecular Imaging (3)


BIOM 7721 - Clin/Indust Intern BME (3)
Independent study for biomedical engineering students; investigation in at least one area selected from a master list and approved by the student's advisor. Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

BIOM 7730 - Supervised Research I (1-12)
Collaborative research with faculty that includes planning, design, execution, analysis, and presentation of research activities related to student's thesis or dissertation work. Unlimited repeatability. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor. Grades of S, U, or IP will be given.

BIOM 7740 - Supervised Research II (3)
Collaborative research with faculty that includes planning, design, execution, analysis, and presentation of research activities related to student's Master's thesis. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor. Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

BIOM 7760 - Recent Adv & Crit Rev in BME (1-3)
Discussion of recent advances in biomedical engineering and development of critical reading and writing skills. Oral and written reports required. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 hours. PRE-REQUISITE: Permission of instructor. NOTE: This course cannot be used to fulfill degree requirements.

BIOM 7900 - Stem Cells: Culture/Appl (3)
This course contains both theoretical and application based approaches to pluripotent, fetal and adult stem cells. Related topics include stemness, potency, differentiation, regenerative medicine, induced pluripotent stem cells, cancer stem cells, and the ethics of stem cell research. This course will survey modern methods for isolation, culture, and application of stem cells in research and medicine. three lecture hours per week. Prerequisites: permission of the instructor.

BIOM 7991 - Project I (1-3)
Independent study in Biomedical Engineering on topic selected in conjunction with instructor. Oral and written reports required. May be used for curricular training as a part of an internship program. Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

BIOM 7992 - Project II (1-3)
Independent investigation of problem selected in consultation with instructor. Oral and written reports required. May be used for curricular training as a part of an internship program. Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

BIOM 7996 - Masters Thesis (1-12)
Grades of S, U, or IP will be given.

BIOM 8004 - Life Sciences Biom I (3)
This introduction and application to aspects of the entire body provides engineers and physical scientists with an understanding of aspects of the chemical, physical, and mechanical basis of cell shape, function, and motility; integrated treatment of topics in cellular biochemistry, protein synthesis, energy releasing pathways, and membrane biophysics.

BIOM 8005 - Life Sciences Biom II (3)
Continuation of 7004-8004. An introduction for engineers and physical scientists to aspects of systemic physiology with an emphasis on and connections to biomedical engineering.

BIOM 8101 - Biomed Engr Analysis I (3)
Analytical and numerical solution techniques used in analysis of biomedical engineering problems; introduction to modern computational software packages for experience with modern problem-solving methods.

BIOM 8103 - Theory Continuous Media (3)
Analysis of stress and deformation at a point; derivation of the fundamental equations in tensor notation by application of the basic laws of conservation of mass, energy, and momentum in mechanics and thermodynamics.

BIOM 8105 - Physlgcl Control Sys (3)
Modeling, representation, and analysis of physiological control systems, using control theory techniques; application will be modeling and control problems in cellular and general physiology; introduces basic concepts of control systems (transfer functions, feedback control system using root locus, frequency response methods); discusses various biological systems and their natural and driven control mechanisms. PREREQUISITES: BIOM 7004-8004 and 7005-8005 or permission of instructor.

BIOM 8110 - Biostatistics (3)
Introduction to statistical techniques used for analysis of basic and clinical biomedical engineering data; sampling theory, hypothesis testing, ANOVA, and nonparametric techniques.

BIOM 8114 - Professional Dvlpmnt (3)
Weekly presentations of biomedical engineering research by visiting faculty and invited speakers; weekly presentations by graduate students and discussions of graduate student research in journal clubs; required of all full-time graduate students. Grades of S, U, or IP will be given.

BIOM 8116 - Math Model Biol Phenomn (3)
Applications of mathematics to the understanding of biological systems in biomedical engineering and modern biology; basic concepts of mathematical modeling development and validation; realistic examples of mathematical models in biology.

BIOM 8203 - Bioelectricity (3)
Introduction to electrical propagation through human tissue; membrane biophysics, action potentials, subthreshold stimuli, electrophysiology of heart, and neuromuscular junction.

BIOM 8209 - Biom Msrmnt/Instrmnt (3)
Measurement techniques applicable in biomedical engineering; data acquisition system, mechanical instrumentation, interface systems, signal analyses; biocompatibility requirements.

BIOM 8222 - Biosensors (3)
Provides graduate and upper-level students deeper understanding of chemical sensors and biosensors, with special emphasis on electrochemical biosensors and their in-vivo applications. The lectures and laboratory work will provide the theoretical basis and hands-on experience with macro and micro sensors and their fabrications.

BIOM 8301 - Functional Anatomy I (1)
Application of engineering principles to functional anatomy and pathological processes of the axial and appendicular skeleton with focus on hip/pelvis, knee, foot and ankle anatomy and applied biomechanics.

BIOM 8302 - Functional Anatomy II (1)
Application of engineering principles to functional anatomy and pathological processes of the axial and appendicular skeleton with focus on spine, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand functional anatomy and applied biomechanics.

BIOM 8303 - Mvmnt/Jnt/Implnt Mech (3)
The course consists of the following sections; muscle and bone anthoropometry; kinetics: the link model, mechanical work, energy, and power; kinematics and dynamics of rigid bodies; and the development of mechanically equivalent models of the human musculoskeletal system.

BIOM 8305 - Adv Image Instrmntn (3)
Presents both a general overview of the field of digital radiographic imaging and an in-depth treatment of one particular type, the Kinestatic Charge Detector imaging systems. Topics include the parameterization image quality, physics, and electronics of detection gases. PREREQUISITES: BIOM 7501-8501 and BIOM 7501-8502.

BIOM 8313 - Biomechanics II (3)
Modern development of biomechanics at advanced mathematical level; dynamics of the lung, blood flow, microcirculation, and muscle mechanics.

BIOM 8331 - Advnces Orthopedic Biom (3)
The course consists of a sequence of lectures devoted to special topics including: biomechanical analysis and function of upper extremity, lower extremity, and spine joint systems of the human body; and fracture healing and bone remodeling, bone regeneration, function of cartilage, and biomechanics of tendon, ligament, and meniscus.

BIOM 8408 - Biochemical Engineering (3)
Application of engineering principles to effect biochemical transformation through use of living cells, subcellular organelles or enzymes; overview of biotechnology, bioreactor design; cell energetics, enzyme kinetics, Michelis-Menton calculations, immobilized cells; biosensors and process control.

BIOM 8430 - Biomaterials (3)
Introduction to materials used in biomedical engineering; biocompatibility and uses of implantable materials such as ceramics, polyethylene, metals, composites and other materials.

BIOM 8432 - Advanced Biomaterials (3)
Materials used in biomedical applications in relationship to corrosion, crack propagation, creep, and related topics; tissue ingrowth into materials.

BIOM 8452 - Fluid Mech Biomed Engr (3)
Elements of hydrodynamics with applications to flow in biomedical systems; basic principles of continuity and Navier-Stokes equations; ideal and viscous flow, boundary layer solutions, fluid wave behavior; viscosity of plasma, blood, and viscoelastic fluids, principles of viscometry.

BIOM 8460 - Cell Adhesion (3)
Biophysical and biochemical principles governing cell adhesion; integrin and selectin cell adhesion molecules; interactions between leukocytes and tumore cells with endothelium; measurement and modeling of cell adhesion phenomena.

BIOM 8470 - Tissue Engineering (3)
Overview of the fundamental principles and current applications of tissue engineering in medicine and health care; topics include bone and cartilage analogs, synthetic skin grafts, cell encapsulation systems, and biohybrid vascular grafts. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

BIOM 8480 - Expr Tech Cell/Tis Engr (3)
Application and techniques of cell culture/tissue engineering including sterile technique and cell/biochemical measurements and instrumentation; topics include sterile technique, light spectroscopy, protein purification and analysis, PCR, chromatography and electrophoresis

BIOM 8501 - Medical Imaging (3)
Introduction to theory and physics of medical imaging, basic elements of interactions of radiation with matter; analysis of nuclear magnetic resonance and ultrasound imaging techniques.

BIOM 8502 - Medical Imaging II (3)
Continuation of 7501-8501. Advanced methods in medical imaging; theory and application of magnetic resonance, ultrasonic, nuclear medicine, and X-ray imaging techniques for biomedical engineers.

BIOM 8580 - Molecular Imaging (3)


BIOM 8721 - Clin/Indust Intern Bme (3)
Independent study for biomedical engineering students; investigation in at least one area selected from a master list and approved by the student's advisor. Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

BIOM 8730 - Supervised Research I (1-12)
Collaborative research with faculty that includes planning, design, execution, analysis, and presentation of research activities related to student's thesis or dissertation work. Unlimited repeatability. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor. Grades of S, U, or IP will be given.

BIOM 8750 - Supervised Research III (3)
Collaborative research with faculty that includes planning, design, execution, analysis, and presentation of research activities related to student's doctoral dissertation. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 hours. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor. Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

BIOM 8760 - Recent Adv & Crit Rev in BME (1-3)
Discussion of recent advances in biomedical engineering and development of critical reading and writing skills. Oral and written reports required. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 hours. PRE-REQUISITE: Permission of instructor

BIOM 8900 - Stem Cells: Culture/Appl (3)
This course contains both theoretical and application based approaches to pluripotent, fetal and adult stem cells. Related topics include stemness, potency, differentiation, regenerative medicine, induced pluripotent stem cells, cancer stem cells, and the ethics of stem cell research. This course will survey modern methods for isolation, culture, and application of stem cells in research and medicine. three lecture hours per week. Prerequisites: permission of the instructor.

BIOM 8991 - Project I (1-3)
Independent study in Biomedical Engineering on topic selected in conjunction with instructor. Oral and written reports required. May be used for curricular training as a part of an internship program. Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

BIOM 8992 - Project II (1-3)
Independent investigation of problem selected in consultation with instructor. Oral and written reports required. May be used for curricular training as a part of an internship program. Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

BIOM 9000 - Dissertation (1-12)
Grades of S, U, or IP will be given.

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