Problems in Biomedical Engineering

Fall 2016
Spring 2017
Summer 2017
Fall 2017
Spring 2018
Summer 2018
Barbara Burks Fasse
BMED 2250

BMED 2250 employs a Problem/Project-Based Learning (PBL) approach to confront a problem from the real world of health and/or medicine within a societal context. During the semester, students focus on a community health issue for which they propose an innovation as a preventative measure or remedy using engineering analysis and fundamentals to justify design decisions, then testing it using mathematical modeling and experiments with a physical model representing an aspect or principle of the innovation or intervention strategy. Students are encouraged to recognize that their innovation will be adopted or used by a culture with rules and expectations and to take this into account by being conscious of the end-user, cultural milieu, and belief systems, as well as to consider environmental impact and social consciousness. 

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BME majors