ENGG 81 - Introduction to Bioengineering


A survey of applications of quantitative methods of engineering and physical science to problems in biology and medicine. Topics include biomechanics, including solids and fluids; biotransport in the lung and circulatory system; heat transfer in human and animal systems; biomaterials of surgical implants; biocontrol; and bioinstrumentation. Oral presentation in class and a written report are required. Open to bioengineering and biology majors. (3 hours lecture.)

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ENGG 182 - Biomechanics and Biomaterials


This course is designed to introduce the students to the application of statics and dynamics to perform force analyses of the musculo-skeletal system. Introduction to the fundamentals of strength of materials and its application to deformable bodies. Biomechanics of soft and hard tissue and its application to organ systems. Linear viscoelastic models, incorporating a blend of both elastic and viscous characteristics, are analyzed. The course also provides a comprehensive background in biomaterials. Topics include mechanical, chemical and thermal properties of replacement materials and tissues. Implants are studied from the point of view of biological response of tissues and evaluation of biomaterials. (3 hours lecture.)

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ENGG 183 - Cell and Tissue Engineering


Seminar course uses nature as a basis for engineering design. Compares and contrasts biophysical systems at the molecular and cellular levels. Examines the inner workings of a living cell and the varied mechanisms through which organs/tissues function. Enables students to appreciate engineering design considerations inherent to complete biological systems. Develops strategic insight into the proposal of bioartificial substitutes. Attempts to optimize potential substitutes by borrowing the finest structural qualities eclectically from biological lessons. Topics include cell structure, tissue engineering, biochemical kinetics, mass transfer, mathematical modeling and artificial organs.

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ENGG 183 - Cell and Tissue Engineering


Stem cells have become front page news. Why all the fuss? This course will explore the biology of stem cells, their potential uses in medicine and some of the challenges facing stem cell research from laboratory through to clinical applications. It will then focus on the various types of stem cells including their isolation, growth, and potential in regenerative medicine. The moral, religious, and policy concerns surrounding this intensely debated area of science are also covered. This course is a freshman seminar specifically targeted as a distribution science course.

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ENGG 183 - Cell and Tissue Engineering


Introduction to the nature of biological signals and the systems engineering principles required for their measurement and analysis. Computer applications to the analysis of physiological signals such as the ECG and EEG and to modeling of biological systems. Design and analysis of amplifiers and digital filters for physiological signal conditioning is emphasized. The origins of signals, and the use of transducers, analog devices, operational amplifiers, and system analysis as applied to biological measurements are covered. Introduction to medical imaging systems and modalities. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory.)

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