Biomedical Engineering Principles
Application of chemical engineering principles to model physiologic systems and to solve medical problems.
CH EN
518
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesCH EN 374 & CH EN 376; or equivalent.
 TaughtWinter
Course Outcomes: 


Total-body Mass Balances

Students will be able to formulate total-body mass balances including the major incoming and outgoing components for the human body.

Transport Characterisitics

Students will be able to discuss the transport characteristics of biological membranes in terms of permeability and to estimate the ion flux, electrochemical potential, or chemical species concentrations associated with a particular environment.

Neuroprosthetic Device

Students will be able to discuss the factors important to the effectiveness of a neuroprosthetic device.

Man-made Flow Systems

Students will be able to describe and to numerically predict major aspects of the humancirculatory system and the behavior of blood in physiologic and man-made flow systems.

Mechanical Behavior

Students will be able to analyze the mechanical behavior of physiological tissue and biomaterials in terms of stress-strain behavior, viscoelasticity, and motion.

Biomaterials

Students will be able to describe the general classes of biomaterials and how they address requirements in various biomedical applications.

Tissue Engineering Processes

Students will be able to describe the basic processes of tissue engineering and the associated cell growth and transport issues.

Medical Imaging

Students will be able to describe the major types of medical imaging and the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Biosensors

Students will be able to describe several common strategies used in biosensors and to explain the need for such sensors.

Time Behavior of Chemical Species

Students will be able to formulate the equations to describe the time behavior of a chemical species for given physiological model, transport, and reaction assumptions.

Drug Delivery Systems

Students will be able to describe several medical circumstances for which drug delivery systems would be advantageous and to formulate the equations to describe the release of a drug into a patient under such circumstances.

Hemodialysis

Students will be able to describe the clinical requirements for hemodialysis and to mathematically estimate the rate of removal of metabolic products by normal kidneys and during hemodialysis.

Oxygen & Carbon Dioxide Transfer

Students will be able to mathematically estimate the transfer of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the lungs and in artificial oxygenators.

Bioethics

Students will be able to discuss the foundational principles of bioethics and the legal and sociological factors that affect their implementation.