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ENGS 495 - Topics in Biomedical Engineering

Course Description

This course addresses fundamental topics in biomedical engineering. Examples of topics include movement biomechanics, rehabilitation, biomaterials, biomedical instrumentation and measurement techniques such as imaging, motion analysis, and elctromyography. Key issues in biomedical engineering are studied including the structure of clinical trials, human subject research, Food and Drug Administraion (FDA) requirements, the characterization of clinical environments, clinical problems, and the study of movement pathologies and engineered interventions. Additional subject matter considered involves translational research in biomedical context, communication at the engineer-clinical interface, research ethics and human subject protection, regulatory oversight organizations, clinical validation study design and biostatistics, intellectual property issues in biomedical engineering and commercialization and technology transfer.