Biomedical Engineering Specialization Tracks
- Applies classical mechanics (statics, dynamics, fluids, solids, thermodynamics, and continuum mechanics) to biological or medical problems.
- Study of motion, material deformation, flow within the body and in devices, transport of chemical constituents across biological and synthetic media and membranes.
- Traditional biomaterials (metal alloys, ceramics, polymers, and composites) and newer biomaterials (incorporate living cells in order to provide a true biological and mechanical match for the living tissue, tissue engineering).
List of Technical Elective classes for the Biomechanics & Biomaterials track
- Understanding the interaction of electromagnetic fields with living tissues- for medical imaging, therapeutical and physiological function purposes
- Medical Imaging combines knowledge of a unique physical phenomenon (sound, radiation, magnetism, etc.) with high speed electronic data processing, analysis and display to generate an image (MRI, PET Scan, CT Scan, etc.).
- Images can be obtained with minimal or completely noninvasive procedures, making them less painful and more readily repeatable than invasive techniques.
List of Technical Elective classes for the Bioelectricity & Bioimaging track
- Cellular, Tissue and Genetic Engineering: involve more recent attempts to attack biomedical problems at the microscopic level.
- Utilize the anatomy, biochemistry and mechanics of cellular and sub-cellular structures in order to understand disease processes and to be able to intervene at very specific sites.
- Miniature devices to deliver compounds that can stimulate or inhibit cellular processes at precise target locations to promote healing or inhibit disease formation and progression. Gene delivery and therapy.
List of Technical Elective classes for the Cellular & Molecular track