BME 149 Biomedical Microdevices (2014-2015)

BME 149 Biomedical Microdevices

(Not required for any major.)
Catalog Data:

BME 149 Biomedical Microdevices (Credit Units: 4) In-depth review of microfabricated devices designed for biological and medical applications. Studies of the design, implementation, manufacturing, and marketing of commercial and research bio-medical devices. Concurrent with BME 261. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
None
Recommended Textbook:
None
References:
None
Coordinator:
James P. Brody
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:
Prerequisites by Topic
  • Molecular Biology: nucleic acids and proteins
  • Electrical Engineering: lithographic patterning
Lecture Topics:
  • Introduction to micromachining
  • Case Study: Cytosensor Microphysiometer
  • Case Study: I-stat blood analysis
  • Cell growth on engineered surfaces
  • Interfacing electronics and neurons
  • Gene expression measurements
  • Lab on a chip: microfluidics
  • Lab on a chip: devices
  • Electrophoresis, amplification
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

NONE

Laboratory Projects:

NONE

Professional Component

NONE

Design Content Description
Approach:
Lectures:
Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:
  • Midterm Exam 35%
  • Final Exam 60%
  • Attendance (Discussion sessions) 5%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 4.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 4.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

Prepared:
April 15, 2014
Senate Approved:
April 9, 2014
Approved Effective:
2014 Fall Qtr