2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    
    Sep 19, 2020  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Course Numbering
0-999: Developmental precollege-level courses
1000-2999: Lower division courses intended for undergraduate credit only.  The first digit indicates the general level of the course:  1 for a first-year course, 2 for a second-year course
3000-4999: Upper division courses carrying undergraduate credit only.  The first digit indicates the general level of the course:  3 for a third-year course, 4 for a fourth-year course.
5000-5999: Courses that carry graduate credit only in a major field different from that of the department offering the course. 
6000-6999: Courses that carry graduate credit in any major field.  
7000-7999: Courses intended for graduate students only.
8000-9999: Courses intended for post-master or doctoral-level work.
Please note, when searching courses by “Code or Number”, an asterisk (*) can be used to return mass results.  For example, using “6*” will give all 6000 graduate-level courses.
 

Biology

  
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    BIO 6060 - Evolutionary Biology



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Upper-level course in evolutionary biology for graduate students that have already achieved a basic background in evolution. Objectives of the course are to critically examine modern evolutionary research, with focus on recent theoretical and empirical developments. Topics include: speciation and species definitions, phylogeography, phylogenetic biology, molecular evolution, adaptation and natural selection, and sexual selection.
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 6070 - Wetlands Biology



    Credit Hour(s): 5
    Ecological investigation of wetlands of the U.S. with emphasis on the Midwest. Primarily field oriented with some lecture. Covers soils, vegetation, hydrology, conservation, and restoration. Requires two weekend trips and written report.
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture/Lab Combination
  
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    BIO 6080 - Writing in the Biological Sciences



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Surveys grammatical and stylistic aspects of scientific writing and teaches how to organize, write, and submit a manuscript for publication in a biological journal. Grant writing is also discussed.
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 6090 - Introduction to R with Applications in Biology



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    The goal of this class is to learn programming biostatistics in the statistical software package R.
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 6110 - The Aquatic Environment



    Credit Hour(s): 5
    Field and laboratory course concerned with the physical, chemical, and biological factors that determine biological productivity in natural waters. 3 hours lecture, 6 hours lab.
    Corequisite(s): BIO6110L
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 6110L - The Aquatic Environment Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BIO 6110.
    Corequisite(s): BIO6110
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    BIO 6200 - Designing Biological Experiments



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    This course presents an overview of effective sampling design for biological studies. It shows how to reconcile the peculiarities of biological data with the assumptions of statistical methods. It introduces some statistical methods useful in biology though rarely covered in introductory statistics courses. It outlines the major ways that data are analyzed in biology. It discusses ways to present results.
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 6410 - Behavioral Ecology



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    This course will focus on how and why animals behave the way they do. In particular, we will study how an individual’s behavior contributes to its survival and reproductive success (i.e., why do particular behaviors evolve?) and how the environment influences optimal behavioral strategies (i.e., what is the ecological basis of behavior?). This course has a large theoretical component, but we will also examine some real behaviors as case studies.
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 6420 - Advanced Molecular Biology



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Emphasizes gene organization and genome organization focusing on the molecular anatomy, expression, and regulation of eukaryotic genes. Includes a thorough discussion of recombinant DNA technology.
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 6430 - Vertebrate Histology



    Credit Hour(s): 5
    Study of structure/function relationships in vertebrate tissues, organs and organ systems.
    Corequisite(s): BIO6430L
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 6430L - Verterbrate Histology Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BIO 6430.
    Corequisite(s): BIO6430
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    BIO 6440 - Plant Physiology



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    Course covers plant physiology, including the major features of nutrition, photosynthesis, transport, hormones, development, and evnironmental responsiveness. Laboratory will expose students to analytical techniques, experimental design, and interpretation and communication of scientific results.
    Corequisite(s): BIO6440L
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 6440L - Plant Physiology Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BIO 6440.
    Corequisite(s): BIO6440
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    BIO 6450 - Amazon Expedition



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    This course has two stages. In the first stage, we meet weekly in a classroom setting. Class will consist of mini-lectures, discussion of assigned readings, and field activities. In the second stage, we travel to the Peruvian Amazon, where you will see primary and secondary rainforest, tropical rivers, and wildlife.
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture/Lab Combination
  
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    BIO 6460 - Advanced Cell Biology



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Students will gain a thorough understanding about eukaryotic cell structures and functions including the organization of the cell nucleus, DNA replication, the multiple steps of gene expression, membrane composition and dynamics, and the importance of the cytoskeleton for cell motility, cell division and cell adhesion.
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 6470 - Population & Community Ecology



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Derivation and use of deterministic and stochastic population models, methods of analyzing community structure, composition, and dynamics
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 6480 - Advanced Cell Techniques



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    Analysis of cellular proteins will be the major focus. Students will have first-hand experience manipulating human cells in culture, extracting cellular proteins, transfecting cells, and performing immunoblotting and immunofluorescence techniques.
    Prerequisite(s): Graduate level BIO 7400 Minimum Grade of D or Graduate level BMS 7780 Minimum Grade of D or Graduate level BIO 6460 Minimum Grade of D
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture/Lab Combination
  
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    BIO 6490 - Genetic Screens using RNAi



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Students will perform original research in the fields of developmental and reproductive biology by using planarian screens to identify genes expressed in the reproductive system and required for development of eggs and sperm. Cloned genes in bacterial vectors will then be used to determine whether genes are expressed in the reproductive system, and perform loss-of-function experiments by RNA-interference (RNAi). This will uncover molecular mechanisms required for developmental function.
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture/Lab Combination
  
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    BIO 6550 - Plant Systematics



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    The diversity of vascular plant species with an emphasis on angiosperms, phylogenetic relationships and methods, terminology pertinent to taxonomic classification and nomenclature.
    Corequisite(s): BIO6550L
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 6550L - Plant Systematics Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BIO 6550.
    Corequisite(s): BIO6550
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    BIO 6560 - Ecosystem Ecology and Global Change



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Covers current understanding of ecosystem function and the impacts of humans on global biogeochemical cycles and the distribution of life on earth.
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 6600 - Population Genetics



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    Examination of the causes of genetic differences within and among species and how molecular biology techniques can be used to identify these differences. Emphasized human genetics, anthropology, ecology and conservation implications.
    Corequisite(s): BIO6600L
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 6600L - Population Genetics Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BIO 6600.
    Corequisite(s): BIO6600
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    BIO 6700 - General Entomology



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    Basic biology of insects, including their morphology, physiology, life history, ecology, evolution and taxonomy.
    Corequisite(s): BIO6700L
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 6700L - General Entomology Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required lab for BIO 6700.
    Corequisite(s): BIO6700
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    BIO 6720 - Ornithology



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    This class is an introduction to the world of birds. We will cover the whole range of scales important to any organism from genetics that underlie evolution and phylogeny to global ecology and conservation. You will be introduced to diversity, form and function, physiology, behavior, life history, ecology and conservation of birds. Lectures are paired with labs that add hands on experience in bird research. We will work on bird identification by sound and sight, and study design.
    Corequisite(s): BIO6720L
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 6720L - Ornithology Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BIO 6720.
    Corequisite(s): BIO6720
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    BIO 6730 - Marine Biology



    Credit Hour(s): 5
    Lectures cover oceanic ecosystem dynamics and the biological communities associated with different marine habitats. Emphasis is placed on structural and physiological adaptations of organisms to their environment and interactions among different species (competition, predation, and mutualisms). Current threats to marine habitats are discussed. The course includes a 1 week field trip to the North Carolina coast.
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 6750 - Ichthyology



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    Introduction to the diversity of fishes. This course will provide an overview of the major themes of fish evolution, anatomy, physiology, and ecology. This course will familiarize students with the most diverse group of vertebrates with special emphasis on fresh water taxa. Lecture topics are combined with field based collections and lab activities to facilitate conceptual learning with practical field experience in collection, dissection, and identification.
    Corequisite(s): BIO6750L
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 6750L - Ichthyology Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BIO 6750.
    Corequisite(s): BIO6750
    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    BIO 6810 - Algorithms for Bioinformatics



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Theory-orientated approach to the application of contemporary algorithms to bioinformatics. Graph theory, complexity theory, dynamic programming and optimization techniques are introduced in the context of application toward solving specific computational problems in molecular genetics.
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 6840 - Biogeography



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Introduction to the factors affecting the distribution of plants and animals.
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 6990 - Special Problems in Biology



    Credit Hour(s): 1 to 15
    All assignments, reading material, and experimentation are determined by instructor. Typically, instructional material will be derived from primary research literature and writing a critical review paper will be required. This does not discount inclusion of relevant laboratory or field exercises. Instruction will generally consist of one-on-one, student:instructor discussions and mentoring.
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Independent Study
  
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    BIO 7000 - Principles of Instruction in Biology



    Credit Hour(s): 1
    Survey of available instructional materials and discussion of educational theory and techniques leading to more effective instruction.
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 7010 - Selected Topics in Biology



    Credit Hour(s): 1 to 5
    Topics vary.
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 7020 - Introduction to Research



    Credit Hour(s): 1
    The class will emphasize building talents and skills required to succeed in the Biology M.S. program. Special emphasis will be placed on the components of proposal writing that are required for degree completion. The class will also emphasize how to conduct responsible and ethical research. This will include obtaining the necessary approvals required by the university.
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 7120 - Environmental Biology: Genes, Organisims, and Ecosystems



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Graduate level introduction to environmental biology at multiple levels of biological organization including molecular biology, organismal physiology and evolutionary biology, and community and ecosystem ecology.
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 7300 - Cell Biology



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Topics include but not limited to a review of current understanding of the structure and function of cells, organelles and subcellular complexes.
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BIO 7880 - Continuing Enrollment



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Work toward completion of thesis research, completion of written thesis or completion of an internship or residency program.
    Prerequisite(s): Graduate level BIO 6080 Minimum Grade of D and Graduate level BIO 7020 Minimum Grade of D and Graduate level BIO 8000 Minimum Grade of D
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Independent Study
  
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    BIO 7890 - Continuing Registration



    Credit Hour(s): 1
    Maintenance of contacts with department. Fulfills university requirement that student must be registered for at least one hour of graduate credit during the quarter in which they successfully defend their thesis.
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Independent Study
  
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    BIO 7990 - Literature Critique



    Credit Hour(s): 1 to 5
    Independent project to write a critical review of literature on a specific topic. Graded pass/unsatisfactory.
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Independent Study
  
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    BIO 8000 - Graduate Seminar



    Credit Hour(s): 1
    Topics vary but will include extensive discussion of primary, research literature.
    Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Seminar
  
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    BIO 8990 - Graduate Research



    Credit Hour(s): 1 to 15
    Supervised thesis research.
    Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Independent Study

Biomedical Engineering

  
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    BME 1110 - Fundamentals of BIE Engineering



    Credit Hour(s): 1
    Introduction to the disciplines of Biomedical, Industrial & Systems and Human Factors Engineering. Provides an overview of how engineers design, develop, implement, and improve integrated systems that include people, materials, information, equipment, and energy. Consists of lecture classes and computer-based instrumentation lab sessions; includes freshman design experience with emphasis on teamwork and problem solving. Department faculty provide interesting insights in their areas of expertise.
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture/Lab Combination
  
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    BME 1110L - Fundamentals of BIE Engineering Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BME 1110.
    Corequisite(s): BME1110
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    BME 1550 - Adaptive Computer Technology



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Presented for physically impaired students for the purpose of familiarizing them with adaptive computer usage. It is structured to teach necessary skills related to each student’s rehabilitative needs.
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture/Lab Combination
  
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    BME 1950 - Undergraduate Research in Biomedical Engineering I



    Credit Hour(s): 1 to 5
    Undergraduate research in biomedical engineering. Topics vary.
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Independent Study
  
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    BME 1980 - Undergraduate Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering I



    Credit Hour(s): 1 to 5
    Undergraduate special topics in biomedical engineering. Topics vary.
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BME 1990 - Undergraduate Independent Studies in Biomedical Engineering I



    Credit Hour(s): 1 to 5
    Undergraduate independent studies in biomedical engineering. Topics vary.
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Independent Study
  
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    BME 3211 - Human Biomechanics I



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    Biostatic considerations, human systems and mechanics.
    Prerequisite(s): (Undergraduate level EGR 1010 Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level MTH 2300 Minimum Grade of D) and Undergraduate level PHY 2400 Minimum Grade of D
    Corequisite(s): BME3211R
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BME 3211R - Human Biomechanics I Recitation



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required recitation for BME 3211.
    Corequisite(s): BME3211
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Recitation
  
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    BME 3212 - Human Biomechanics II



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Linear and angular kinematics and kinetics applied to human performance. Other topics include human systems analysis with work-energy methods and injury biomechanics utilizing impulse-momentum methods.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BME 3211 Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level ISE 3211 Minimum Grade of D
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BME 3511 - Bioelectronics I



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    Electronic theory applied to biomedical / human systems (physiological measurements, medical devices, prosthetics, medical imaging). Passive components, voltage/current sources, switches/relays. Circuit/network analysis using law/theorems (Ohm, Joules, Kirchhoff, Thevenin/Norton). Hands-on laboratory component reinforces an understanding of biomedical electronic systems and devices using function generators, multi-meters, oscilloscopes to measure voltage, current, impedance, frequency.
    Prerequisite(s): (Undergraduate level EGR 1010 Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level MTH 2300 Minimum Grade of D) and Undergraduate level PHY 2410 Minimum Grade of D
    Corequisite(s): BME3511L
    Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Intending Egr & CS. Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BME 3511L - Bioelectronics I Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BME 3511.
    Corequisite(s): BME3511
    Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Intending Egr & CS. Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    BME 3512 - Bioelectronics II



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    Modern electronic devices/circuits applied to human systems / biomedical applications, instrumentation, data collection. Reactive components, filters, semiconductors, op-amps, digital logic circuits in biomedical applications and devices. Hands-on laboratory component provides experience in designing, assembling, testing, and employing amplifiers, filters, digital logic circuits used for collecting and analyzing data related to biomedical engineering applications.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BME 3511 Minimum Grade of D
    Corequisite(s): BME3512L
    Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Intending Egr & CS. Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BME 3512L - Bioelectronics II Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BME 3512.
    Corequisite(s): BME3512
    Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Intending Egr & CS. Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    BME 3520 - Microcomputers for Biomedical Engineering



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    Principles, hardware structure, and programming techniques of microprocessors, microcomputers and microcontrollers. Applications of microcomputers and microcontrollers in health care, rehabilitation and medical research.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level PHY 2410 Minimum Grade of D
    Corequisite(s): BME3520L
    Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Intending Egr & CS. Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BME 3520L - Microcomputers for Biomedical Engineering Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BME 3520.
    Corequisite(s): BME3520
    Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Intending Egr & CS. Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    BME 3530 - Biomedical Signals and Systems



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Concept and theory of signals and systems applied to biomedical engineering. Topics include continuous-time periodic and non-periodic signals; linear time-invariant system; Fourier transform and Laplace transform. Discrete signals and discrete Fourier transform.
    Prerequisite(s): (Undergraduate level BME 3511 Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level ISE 3511 Minimum Grade of D) and (Undergraduate level BME 3540 Minimum Grade of D (BME 3540 can be taken concurrently) or Undergraduate level ISE 3540 Minimum Grade of D (ISE 3540 can be taken concurrently))
    Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Intending Egr & CS. Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BME 3540 - Introduction to Computation for BME



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Digital computer applications in biomedical related fields. Use of Matlab to solve biomedical problems and display the results.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level MTH 2350 Minimum Grade of D (MTH 2350 can be taken concurrently)
    Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Intending Egr & CS. Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture/Lab Combination
  
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    BME 3540L - Biomedical Computation Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BME 3540.
    Corequisite(s): BME3540
    Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Intending Egr & CS. Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    BME 4350 - Computational Neuroergonomics and Healthcare Applications



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Principles and application of computational methods and technologies to neuroergonomics and neuroengineering; analysis of applications related to brain-system interface and augmented sensory perception; articulation of various methods of non-invasive neuroscience measurements.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level ISE 4320 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level PHY 2410 Minimum Grade of D
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BME 4410 - Biothermodynamics



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Application of first and second laws of thermodynamics to human, physiological and biological systems.
    Prerequisite(s): A Undergraduate level CHM 1210 Minimum Grade of D
    Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Intending Egr & CS. Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BME 4421 - Biotransport



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Derivation and application of engineering principles to flow properties of biological and other fluids; conservation equations applied to control volumes in the body as well as extracorporeal devices; principles of heat and mass transfer to similar control volumes, using basic laws and empirical heat and mass transfer relationships; dimensional analysis methodology and applications.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BME 4410 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level MTH 2350 Minimum Grade of D
    Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Intending Egr & CS. Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BME 4422 - Advanced Biotransport and Artificial Internal Organs



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    Introduction to transport processes vital to the design of medical devices for artificial intervention into living systems. Topics include pulmonary gas transport, mathematical modeling of pharmacokinetic systems, membrane transport, tissue engineering and bioartificial organ design.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BME 4421 Minimum Grade of D
    Corequisite(s): BME4422L
    Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Intending Egr & CS. Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BME 4422L - Advanced Biotransport and Artificial Internal Organs Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BME 4422.
    Corequisite(s): BME4422
    Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Intending Egr & CS. Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    BME 4430 - Engineering Biophysics



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Application of mathematics and engineering techniques toward describing biophysical systems. Topics include cellular transport, electrical properties of membranes, and biophysics of muscle contraction.
    Prerequisite(s): (Undergraduate level MTH 2350 Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level MTH 2330 Minimum Grade of D)
    Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Intending Egr & CS. Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BME 4440 - Biomaterials



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    Application of materials in different biomedical fields. Design and analyses.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BME 3212 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level BME 3540 Minimum Grade of D
    Corequisite(s): BME4440L
    Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Intending Egr & CS. Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture; Lecture/Lab Combination
  
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    BME 4440L - Biomaterials Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BME 4440.
    Corequisite(s): BME4440
    Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Intending Egr & CS. Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    BME 4441 - Biofluid Mechanics



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Derivation and use of the basic conservation laws underlying the fluid mechanical behavior of the cardiopulmonary system. Includes applications to the flows of blood, pulmonary air, and extra-corporeal fluids.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BME 4410 Minimum Grade of D
    Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Intending Egr & CS. Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BME 4442 - Biomedical Heat and Mass Transfer



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Introduction to transport phenomena in biomedical engineering and physiological systems. Energy and mass balances together with constitutive and empirical relationships are used in quantifying such topics as body heat loss by the various modes, diffusion mass transport, and heat/mass transport in applicable technological systems.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BME 4410 Minimum Grade of D
    Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Intending Egr & CS. Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BME 4443 - Biotransport and Artificial Organs



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    Introduction to transport processes vital to the design of medical devices for artificial intervention into living systems. Topics include circulatory system dynamics, mathematical modeling of physiological systems, membrane transport, and biological/artificial organ design.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BME 4442 Minimum Grade of D
    Corequisite(s): BME4443L
    Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Intending Egr & CS. Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BME 4443L - Biotransport and Artificial Organs Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BME 4443.
    Corequisite(s): BME4443
    Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Intending Egr & CS. Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    BME 4520L - Microprocessors for Biomedical Engineering Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BME 4520.
    Corequisite(s): BME4520
    Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Intending Egr & CS. Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    BME 4550 - Bioinstrumentation



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    Various electrodes, transducers, chemical sensors, special circuits, devices and methods for measuring biological signals and variables; therapeutic and prosthetic devices; electrical safety.
    Prerequisite(s): (Undergraduate level ANT 3120 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level BME 3512 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level BME 3530 Minimum Grade of D)
    Corequisite(s): BME4550L
    Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Intending Egr & CS. Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BME 4550L - Bioinstrumentation Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BME 4550.
    Corequisite(s): BME4550
    Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Intending Egr & CS. Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    BME 4610 - Clinical Engineering in the Developing World



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Students will be exposed to the culture of a developing country; learn how to live and interact with the local people; gain an appreciation for a culture different from their own and of the limited technical resources of educational and healthcare facilities in a developing country; learn how to install and repair medical and other technical equipment with simple tools. Department Managed Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level PHY 2410 Minimum Grade of D
    Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Intending Egr & CS. Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture/Lab Combination
  
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    BME 4701 - Medical Imaging



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    Overview of the various methods used in generating images in medicine. Basic principles of the image-forming process and the physical properties of the resultant image are discussed.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level PHY 2410 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level ANT 3120 Minimum Grade of D
    Corequisite(s): BME4701R
    Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Intending Egr & CS. Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BME 4701L - Medical Imaging Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BME 4701.
    Corequisite(s): BME4701
    Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Intending Egr & CS. Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    BME 4701R - Medical Imaging Recitation



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    A recitation section that focuses on problem solving skills that apply to medical imaging.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level ANT 3120 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level PHY 2410 Minimum Grade of D
    Corequisite(s): BME4701
    Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Intending Egr & CS. Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture/Recitation Combination
  
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    BME 4702 - Advanced Medical Imaging



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    Generation, effects, and detection of ionizing radiation and its application to plain radiographic imaging in medicine. Successful completion of this course entitles students to be registered users of radioactive isotopes and radiation-generating equipment.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BME 4701 Minimum Grade of D
    Corequisite(s): BME4702L
    Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Intending Egr & CS. Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BME 4702L - Advanced Medical Imaging Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BME 4702.
    Corequisite(s): BME4702
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    BME 4703 - Medical Imaging



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    Overview of the various methods used in generating images in medicine. Basic principles of the image-forming process and the physical properties of the resultant image are discussed.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level ANT 3120 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level PHY 2410 Minimum Grade of D
    Corequisite(s): BME4703R
    Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Intending Egr & CS. Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BME 4703R - Medical Imaging Recitation



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    A recitation section that focuses on problem solving skills that apply to medical imaging.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level ANT 3120 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level PHY 2410 Minimum Grade of D
    Corequisite(s): BME4703
    Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Intending Egr & CS. Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Recitation
  
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    BME 4704 - Advanced Medical Imaging



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    Generation, effects, and detection of ionizing radiation and its application to plain radiographic imaging in medicine. Successful completion of this course entitles students to be registered users of radioactive isotopes and radiation-generating equipment.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BME 4703 Minimum Grade of D
    Corequisite(s): BME4704L
    Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Intending Egr & CS. Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BME 4704L - Advanced Medical Imaging Lab



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Lab for BME 4704.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BME 4703 Minimum Grade of D
    Corequisite(s): BME4704
    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    BME 4850 - Six Sigma for Engineers



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Introduction to the practical application of Six Sigma tools in production and service contexts. Includes videos and case studies of real-world applications.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level ISE 2211 Minimum Grade of D
    Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Intending Egr & CS. Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BME 4910 - Biomedical Engineering Design I



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Segment one of the BME senior design sequence. Introduction to patents and engineering ethics included. Practicum results in the definition of the capstone design project to be completed in BME 4920. Integrated Writing course.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BME 3212 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level BME 3512 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level ANT 3100 Minimum Grade of D
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in the following Classifications: Senior. May not be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Intending Egr & CS. Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BME 4920 - Biomedical Engineering Design II



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Segment two of the BME senior design sequence. Practicum results in the final engineering design and completion of the design project. Integrated Writing course.
    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BME 4910 Minimum Grade of D
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in the following Classifications: Senior. May not be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Intending Egr & CS. Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BME 4950 - Undergraduate Research in Biomedical Engineering II



    Credit Hour(s): 1 to 5
    Undergraduate research in advanced biomedical engineering. Topics vary.
    Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Intending Egr & CS. Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Independent Study
  
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    BME 4980 - Undergraduate Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering II



    Credit Hour(s): 1 to 5
    Undergraduate special topics in advanced biomedical engineering. Topics vary.
    Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Intending Egr & CS. Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BME 4990 - Undergraduate Independent Studies in Biomedical Engineering II



    Credit Hour(s): 1 to 5
    Undergraduate independent studies in advanced biomedical engineering. Topics vary.
    Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Intending Egr & CS. Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.

    Level: Undergraduate
    Schedule Type(s): Independent Study
  
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    BME 5520 - Microcomputers for Biomedical Engineering



    Credit Hour(s): 4
    Principles, hardware structure, and programming techniques of microprocessors, microcomputers and microcontrollers. Applications of microcomputers and microcontrollers in health care, rehabilitation and medical research. Department Managed Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level PHY 2410 Minimum Grade of D
    Corequisite(s): BME5520L
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional. Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BME 5520L - Microprocessors for Biomedical Engineering Laboratory



    Credit Hour(s): 0
    Required laboratory for BME 5520.
    Corequisite(s): BME5520
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lab
  
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    BME 5530 - Biomedical Signals and Systems



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Concept and theory of signals and systems applied to biomedical engineering. Topics include continuous-time periodic and non-periodic signals; linear time-invariant system; Fourier transform and Laplace transform. Discrete signals and discrete Fourier transform. Department Managed Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BME 3511 Minimum Grade of D and Undergraduate level BME 3540 Minimum Grade of D (BME 3540 can be taken concurrently)
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional. Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BME 6010 - Ethics in Engineering Research and Practice



    Credit Hour(s): 1
    Introduce new engineering graduate students to ethics of engineering, scientific research, and technical writing. Additional topics include active reading, active listening, effective presentation, faculty-advisor relationships and the thesis/dissertation process.
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional. Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BME 6310 - Ergonomics



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Introduction to the application of ergonomic principles to the industrial environment. Includes ergonomic planning and implementation, the work environment, NIOSH work factors, work measurement, and workstation and equipment design. Department Managed Prerequisite(s): Graduate level IHE 6120 Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level ISE 2211 Minimum Grade of D
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional. Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BME 6350 - Computational Neuroergonomics and Healthcare Applications



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Principles and application of computational methods and technologies to neuroergonomics and neuroengineering; analysis of applications related to brain-system interface and augmented sensory perception; articulation of various methods of non-invasive neuroscience measurements.
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BME 6410 - Biothermodynamics



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Students will be able to apply first and second laws, along with constitutive equations for simple fluids to problems involving human systems,and human physiology/ biology. Department Managed Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level BME 3211 Minimum Grade of D
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional. Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
  
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    BME 6421 - Biotransport



    Credit Hour(s): 3
    Students will be able to apply engineering principles to solve transport problems in biomedical engineering, in the body as well as extracorporeal devices. Dimensional analysis will also be learned and applied to problems in biofluid flow and bioheat and mass transfer. Department Managed Prerequisite(s): Graduate level BME 6410 Minimum Grade of D
    Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional. Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.

    Level: Graduate
    Schedule Type(s): Lecture
 

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