BME 240 Introduction to Clinical Medicine for Biomedical Engineering (2017-2018)

BME 240 Introduction to Clinical Medicine for Biomedical Engineering

(Not required for any major.)
Catalog Data:

BME 240 Introduction to Clinical Medicine for Biomedical Engineering (Credit Units: 4) An introduction to clinical medicine for graduate students in biomedical engineering. Lectures and rotations through Nephrology, Gastroenterology, pulmonary & Critical Care, Cardiology. Biomedical Engineering graduate students only. . (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
Recommended Textbook:


Brian Wong and Ranjan Gupta
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Be able to provide a summary of the biomedical engineering field including an analysis of fundamental challenges, problems, and areas where engineering technology may have a practical impact

Prerequisites by Topic


Lecture Topics:
  • Introduction and Overview of BME in Clinical Medicine
  • Artificial Joints
  • Intensive Care Monitoring
  • Auditory Prosthesis and Middle Ear Implants
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Surgical Futures/Surgical Robots
  • Airway Endoscopy and Stents
  • Sports Medicine
  • Advanced Technology in Ophthalmology
  • Surgical Oncology and Breast Cancer
  • Lasers in Dermatology
  • Neurosurgery and Devices
  • Radiology and Imaging
  • Cancer of the Breast
Class Schedule:

Meets for 1 hour of lecture and 4 hours of field study each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

Microsoft Word

Laboratory Projects:


Professional Component


Design Content Description
Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:
  • Five Rotation Reports: 33%
  • Class Participation: 33%
  • Website Online Report Project: 34%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

February 22, 2017
Senate Approved:
April 25, 2014
Approved Effective:
2014 Fall Qtr