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Fall 2011-2012
* MAE 344 (STN)  

Introduction to Bioengineering and Medical Devices

Winston O. Soboyejo

An introduction to the fundamental concepts required for the design and function of implantable medical devices, including basic applications of materials, chemistry and biology to bone/implant systems. The class will discuss the interfaces between cells and the surfaces of synthetic biomaterials, and biosensors for disease detection. An introduction to bio-nanotechnology will also be presented. Classroom sessions will be complemented by lab demonstrations and seminars by outside lecturers.

Sample reading list:
B.D. Ratner, A.S. Hoffman, F.J. Schoen,
and J.E. Lemons, Biomaterials Science
V.C. Mow and W.C. Hayes, Basic Orthopedic Biomechanics
M. Panjabi and A.A. White II, Biomechanics in the Muskuloskeletal System
Handouts and Class Notes,
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Projects and Problem Sets

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 30%
Final Exam - 30%
Problem set(s) - 20%
Other (See Instructor) - 20%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
SEAS first year requirements in physics and mathematics..

Other information:
Course may be of interest to pre-medical students and those students with a general interest in bioengineering. Note: Final grading component 'other' is a group project.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22489 L01 7:30 pm - 8:50 pm T Th   Engineering Quad D-Wing   D221   Enrolled:18 Limit:50