BME 170 Biomedical Engineering Laboratory (2013-2014)

BME 170 Biomedical Engineering Laboratory

(Required for BME.)
Catalog Data:

BME 170 Biomedical Engineering Laboratory (Credit Units: 4) Measurement and analysis of biological systems using engineering tools and techniques. Laboratory experiments involve living systems with the emphasis on measuring physiological parameters. Labs: Introduction to Electroenecephalography, Fiberoptic thermometry, Neurorehabilitation Engineering, Spectroscopy principles of the common pulse oximeter. Materials fee. Prerequisite: BME111, BME120, BME121, BME130, and BME140. Biomedical Engineering majors have first consideration for enrollment. (Design units: 1)

Required Textbook:
Recommended Textbook:

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

James P. Brody
Relationship to Student Outcomes
This course relates to Student Outcomes: EAC b, EAC f, EAC g, EAC k.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

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

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

3. Collect, analyze and interpret data collected. (EAC b, EAC k)

4. Write comprehensive experimental reports. (EAC g)

Prerequisites by Topic

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

Lecture Topics:
  • Electroencephalography and measurements of the brain (Nenadic).
  • Photon migration in tissues (Gratton).
  • Neurorehabilitation engineering. (Zeng)
  • Fiberoptic Thermometry and measuring temperature (Gulsen).
Class Schedule:

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

Computer Usage:

Computers are used to collect and analyze data. Specific programs may include MATLAB and Labview.

Laboratory Projects:
  • Electroencephalography Lab. (Nenadic).
  • Fiberoptic Thermometry Lab. (Gulsen).
  • Biophotonics: Pulse Oximeter Lab. (Gratton).
  • Human Neuroengineering Lab. (Zeng)
Professional Component

Contributes toward the Biomedical Engineering Topics and Major Design experience.

Design Content Description

Groups of students rotate through 4 laboratories. In each laboratory rotation, students will design and perform experiments involving living systems with the emphasis on measuring parameters that characterize physiological systems. (30%) Topics covered include 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 collecting, recording and analyzing data. (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

October 1, 2014
Senate Approved:
April 1, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr