BME 170 Biomedical Engineering Laboratory (2012-2013)

BME 170 Biomedical Engineering Laboratory

(Required for BME.)
Catalog Data:

BME 170 Biomedical Engineering Laboratory (Credit Units: 4) Introduction to the measurement and analysis of biological systems using engineering tools and techniques. Laboratory experiments involve living systems with the emphasis on biophotonics, BioMEMS, and physiological systems. Labs include Spectroscopy, BioMEMS Fabrication and Characterization, Principles of the Pulse Oximeter, and Neuroengineering. Prerequisite: BME111, BME120, BME121, BME130, BME140. (Design units: 1)

Required Textbook:
None
Recommended Textbook:
None
References:

G. Webster (ed.), Medical Instrumentation: Application and Design, 4th edition, 2009, John Wiley & Sons, ISBN# 978-0-471-67600-3 Handouts.

Coordinator:
Enrico Gratton
Relationship to Student Outcomes
This course relates to Student Outcomes: EAC b, EAC c, EAC d, EAC e, EAC f, EAC g, EAC h, EAC j, EAC k.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Design and perform experiments involving biological tissues. (EAC b, EAC c, EAC j)

2. Describe the approval process involved in animal protocol (EAC f)

3. Describe the approval process involved in human subject studies. (EAC f)

4. Collect, analyze and interpret data collected (EAC e, EAC h, EAC j, EAC k)

5. Write comprehensive experimental reports (EAC e, EAC g)

6. Work in a team environment to perform experiments and solve bioengineering problems (EAC d, EAC e)

Prerequisites by Topic

Design of biomaterials, biosystems and control, design of biomedical electronics, sensory motor systems and organ transport systems.

Lecture Topics:
  • Measurement theory, signal, noise, statistical analysis, and design of experiments (Zeng).
  • Optical spectroscopy and imaging (Chen).
  • MEMS biofluidic chips and sensors (Jeon).
  • Photon migration in tissues (Gratton).
  • Neurorehabilitation engineering.
  • Students in a group of 5 or 6 rotate through 4 laboratories. Each laboratory rotation requires 2 weeks. There will be one lecture given by the TA on the experimental procedure.
Class Schedule:

Meets for 1 hour of lecture, 1 hour of discussion and 6 hours of laboratory each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

MATLAB and Labview.

Laboratory Projects:
  • Optical spectroscopy and imaging
  • Biophotonics Laboratory (Chen)
  • BioMEMS fabrication and characterization
  • BioMEMS Laboratory (Jeon)
  • Spectroscopy and principles of the common pulse oximeter (Gratton)
  • Auditory evoked neural potentials, human studies
  • Human Neuroengineering Laboratory (Zeng)
Professional Component

Contributes toward the Biomedical Engineering Topics and Major Design experience.

Design Content Description
Approach:

Students in a group of 5 or 6 rotate through 4 laboratories. In each laboratory rotation, students will design and perform experiments involving living systems with the emphasis on biophotonics, BioMEMS, and physiological systems. (30%) Measurement theory, signal, noise, statistical analysis, and design of experiments, as well as specific topics in each rotation lab. (30%) Students will rotate through four labs, including optical spectroscopy and imaging, BioMEMS fabrication and characterization, assembling of the optics and programming of a pulse oximiter, and neuroengineering. (40%)

Lectures: 60%
Laboratory Portion: 40%
Grading Criteria:
  • Laboratory reports: 80%
  • Exams 20%
  • 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: 3.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 1.0 credit units

Prepared:
October 1, 2014
Senate Approved:
May 27, 2008
Approved Effective:
2008 Fall Qtr