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This interdisciplinary minor is for students who would like to learn about processes encountered in biomedical engineering and enhance their ability to integrate knowledge from different disciplines with principles used in biomedical engineering. The minor offers an opportunity for students to be recognized for study in this growing multidisciplinary field and to enhance competitiveness for job opportunities upon graduation.
Low student to instructor ratio
Research opportunities in the field of biomedical engineering for students. Research projects are offered by faculty of the biomedical engineering program and investigators of the Bioelectric Center
This course introduces model development and model formulation with differential equations in physiology. Students will learn how to use Matlab to solve differential equations and visualize their results. The physiological focus will be on cellular physiology, particularly ion channel dynamics and homeostasis. Prerequisites: BIOL 240 or BIOL 250 and MATH 200 or MATH 205 or MATH 211.
This course will introduce the properties of biomedical materials used as implants, prostheses, orthosis, and tissue-engineered materials as medical devices in contact with tissues and organs. Biocompatibility, immunological responses, wound healing, clotting cascade, surface compatibility and characterization of materials used for implantable medical devices will be introduced. Other topics such as ethical considerations and medical device regulatory mechanisms will be presented. Prerequisites: BIOL 240 or BIOL 250 and MATH 200 or MATH 205 or MATH 211.
Covers the electrical properties of cells and tissues as well as the use of electrical and magnetic signals and stimuli in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Typical topics to be covered include basic cell physiology, endogenous electric fields in the body, electrocardiography, cardiac pacing, defibrillation, electrotherapy, electroporation, electrotherapy in wound healing. In addition, ultrashort electrical pulses for intracellular manipulation and the application of plasmas to biological systems will be covered. Prerequisites: PHYS 111N or higher; MATH 200 or higher.
Students entering the Minor program in Biomedical Engineering should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)
To enroll in the BME minor, please email the coordinator of the BME minor (Dharmakeerthi Nawarathna, email@example.com) stating your name, UIN, major, and the electives that you intend to take. Undergraduate students in any engineering, mathematics, science, or health-related discipline are encouraged to inquire about the program and apply.
Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
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