Undergraduate Program


Undergraduate Programs in Department of  Bioinformatics and Medical Engineering 

Course Description - Bioinformatics and Medical Engineering

 

 

 

 

Course Title

Course description

Credits

General Chemistry

General chemistry encompasses the basic knowledge of chemistry. The teaching objectives are to introduce students to the basic principles of chemistry and to introduce students to the basic calculations and reasoning of the application of chemistry principles.

3

Introduction to Biomedical Information and Engineering

Biomedical engineering is a multidisciplinary field at the interface between engineering and health science. Biomedical engineering applies engineering and science principles and methodologies to the analysis of biological and physiological problems and to the delivery of health care. Biomedical engineering encompasses a range of fields of specialization including bioinstrumentation, bioimaging, biomechanics, biomaterials, and biomolecular engineering. This course aims to provide an introduction to biomedical engineering principles using foundational resources from molecular and cellular biology and physiology, and relating them to various sub- specialties of biomedical engineering.

3

Calculus I

This course provides a first introduction into the theory of differentiation and integration. The course mainly serves as a bridge between highschool mathematics and university mathematics. Its main goal is to make students acquainted with rigorous mathematical thinking. This is done via learning basic concepts such as limits, continuity, differentiability, etc. on the one hand and fundamental theorems such as the intermediate value theorem, the extreme value theorem, the mean value theorem, etc. on the other hand. Moreover, the course is intended to train students problem solving skills as well as writing and oral skills. Finally, the course equips students with the basic tools needed in the more applied sciences and is the entrance door to more advanced courses on mathematics.

3

Calculus II

This course provides a first introduction into the theory of differentiation and integration. The course mainly serves as a bridge between highschool mathematics and university mathematics. Its main goal is to make students acquainted with rigorous mathematical thinking. This is done via learning basic concepts such as limits, continuity, differentiability, etc. on the one hand and fundamental theorems such as the intermediate value theorem, the extreme value theorem, the mean value theorem, etc. on the other hand. Moreover, the course is intended to train students problem solving skills as well as writing and oral skills. Finally, the course equips students with the basic tools needed in the more applied sciences and is the entrance door to more advanced courses on mathematics.

3

Basic  Biochemistry

Biochemical knowledge is the connection between chemistry and biomedical phenomena. That is the important basis in the principles and application for biomedical science. The teaching objective is to equip students with the key concepts of modern biochemistry.

2

Anatomy

Anatomy is the study of internal and external structures of the body and physical relationship among body parts. This course introduce anatomical structures and the physiological processes that make human life possible.

2

Windows Programming

This course is designed to teach the most popular and modern programming language used for writing windows programs: C#. In the course, the concepts of object-oriented design, file access and exception processing, and various components used in C# programming will be introduced in detail. Students will have a deep understanding of Visual C# programming language.

3

Biomedical Signal Processing

This course is an introduction to the application of digital signal processing to biomedical signals and systems. The teaching topics include an overview of biomedical signals; Fourier/Z-transforms, and filter design. These knowledge are applied to the time-domain analysis and frequency-domain characterization of signals and systems.

3

Introduction to Biotechnology

This course will provide introduction to the current trends in Biotechnology researches and their application. At the end of this course students will gain basic level knowledge and skills in Biotechnology and applying these to their studies.

3

Biostatistics

Let students understand the significance of data based on statistical knowledge. Students can learn how to use statistical software (SPSS) and choose suitable and reasonable statistical method to evaluate data.

3

Biomedical Engineering Ethics

This course covers information literacy and ethics, social and personal values and ethics, and discusses practical issues such as intellectual property rights, cybercrime and privacy issues. Explore how to apply the courses to the fields of biomedical information and engineering. The content of the course emphasizes the application of the method and the discussion of the cases.

2

Physiology

Physiology course is a 3 credit hour course, which is designed to learn the knowledge about the functions of body from the level of the cell to the level of the organism. The content of this course includes the chapters related to the function of the body, cell respiration and metabolism, the nervous system, sensory physiology, and endocrine glands.

3

General Physics

General Physics is designed to teach concepts and applications of the following topics: kinematics, Newton's Laws of motion, gravitation, work and kinetic energy, waves, sound, momentum and heat. There are three hours of lecture each week.

3

Engineering Mathematics

This course introduces students of engineering to those areas of mathematics which are important in connection with practical engineering problems. Students shall be able to solve practical problems using the mathematical skills. To attract students' interest by providing practical examples.

3

Electric Circuit

Circuit learn basic courses allow students to complete a circuit can utilize circuit learn science, the science used in electronic circuits circuit analysis, linear systems, control and so on. Learning circuit analysis skills Kirchhoff's law (KCL, KVL), circuit elements, series and parallel circuits, a first-order circuit, second circuit. By practical application instructions for circuit analysis is important in practical applications.

2

Electric Circuit Laboratory

Course contents include Kirchhoff's law (KCL, KVL), circuit elements, series and parallel circuits, one order circuit, second circuit to achieve teaching objectives.

1

Introduction to Biomedical Materials

Biomaterials can be used within physiological environments over long or short periods of time. The materials are used to assist or replace organism tissue and organ functions, and they are directly in contact with organism cells, blood, tissues, and proteins. It is essential to synthesize professional knowledge in biology, medicine, materials science, and other sciences in order to master the design theory and application of biomaterials. This course is composed of two units. The first unit introduces material structures and properties. Mechanical properties can be understood through by the discussion of material structures. The second unit divides biomaterials into metal, ceramic, polymers, and the replacements of various types of tissues, to familiarize students with the development and application.  

3

Electronics

This course introduces the basic physics and operation principles of semiconductor devices.  Students could learn basic knowledge on semiconductor devices that includes DC characteristic, small signal characteristics and frequency characteristics. Students could also learn some well know useful circuits, and have ability to analyze or design the simple application circuits. Learning microelectronic can be fun. As we learn how each device operates, how devices comprise circuits that perform interesting and useful functions and how circuits form sophisticated systems, we begin to see the beauty of microelectronics and appreciate the reasons for its explosive growth. Over the past five decades, microelectronics has revolutionized our lives. While beyond the realm of possibility a few decades ago, cellphones, digital cameras, laptop computers, and many other electronic products have now become an integral part of our daily affairs.

3

Transport phenomena in biomedical engineering

Bio-transport phenomena study the changes and transport of mass, energy, and momentum in human body. Engineering theories and math equations are used to quantify these phenomena. Biotransport phenomena include chemical and physical systems in our body that keep the physiological systems in homeostasis. With a better understanding of biotransport phenomena, we will be able to optimize the design of medical devices to improve their performance.

3

Medical Measurement and Instrumentation

This course provides biomedical engineers with the premiere reference on medical instrumentation as well as a comprehensive overview of the basic concepts. Each progress includes new problems and updated reference material that cover the latest medical technologies. The course also teaches with new material in medical imaging, providing biomedical engineers with the most current techniques in the field. This course allows students to study physical, chemical and mathematical concepts and practical applications of medical equipment. With the practical application of instructions to understand the importance of medical measurement and instrumentation in practice.

3

Polymeric materials

A polymer is a useful chemical made of many repeating units. This course introduces polymeric materials in terms of the classification, basic properties, structure, evaluation methods, and the medical related applications. Polymeric biomaterials and biomedical polymers are also described.

2

Biomedical Innovation and Commercialization

Developing a new medical device for commercialization is a complex process. This course is a practical, step-by-step approach on how to move a novel concept through development to realize a commercially successful biomedical product. Real-world experience cases and knowledgeable contributors provide lessons that cover the practices of diverse organizations and multiple products. This important reference will help improve success and avoid innovation failure for translational researchers, entrepreneurs, medical school educators, biomedical engineering students and faculty, and aspiring physicians.

2

Tissue Engineering

This course integrates the principles and methods of engineering and life sciences toward the fundamental understanding of structure-function relationships in normal and pathological mammalian tissues, especially as they relate to the development of biological substitutes to restore, maintain, or improve tissue/organ function. Current concepts and strategies including drug delivery, tissue and cell transplantation, bioartificial organs, and in vivo tissue regeneration are introduced, as well as their respective clinical applications.

2

Discrete Mathematics

This course introduces the basic and foundation in discrete mathematics. The range of topics to be covered include: logic, set theory, algorithms, graph theory, trees, combinatorics and algebra.

3

Data Structures & Algorithms

This specialization is a mix of theory and practice: you will learn algorithmic techniques for solving various computational problems and will implement algorithmic coding problems in a programming language of your choice.

3

Database Application

A database application is a computer program whose primary purpose is entering and retrieving information from a computerized database. You will get following skills: Design, create, modify, and maintain relational databases. Creating and modifying tables, relationships, queries, and forms. Add and modify data to the tables. Database backup and recovery. Search, sort and query database. Database maintenance.

3

Basic Molecular Biology

This course will provide introduction to the molecular basis of life and inheritance, with a detail in the structure and function of biological macromolecules and the biochemical mechanisms that control the maintenance and expression of genome in prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Students will work on several assignments and pass two examinations. At the end of this course students will gain basic level knowledge in molecular biology and applying these to their research.

3

Linux  System Administration

This course provides an elementary introduction to the use of UNIX commands to manipulate UNIX-based computer system. The following topics will be covered: history of UNIX systems, basic commands, vi editor, sorting, pipeline, process control commands, wildcard, regular expression. 

3

Biomedical Data Acquisition and Mining

This course is an introductory course on data mining. To study the concepts, principles, and skills for biomedical data analysis. The teaching topics include pattern discovery, cluster analysis, and classifier modeling. These topics will be practice by application software and programming.  

3

Systems Biology

This course will cover the following topics, including network biology, graph theory, network perturbations, network motifs structures, and gene set enrichment analysis. At the end of the course, students will learn how to analyze biological systems from a system level perspective.

 

Medical information management

Medical information management provides students with a comprehensive and engaging look at the responsibilities and opportunities available in healthcare management today. This course explores hospital information management roles in inpatient, outpatient, and specialty care settings, including long-term and rehabilitative care; offers up-to-date information on electronic health records; and examines the impact of EHRs on the healthcare environment.

3

3D modeling for 3D printing

This course will provide an introduction to the technology and medical applications of 3D printing. Through lectures and workshops, students can self-made the variety products and understand the following topics, including 3D printing introduction, 3D printing technologies, 3D modeling and printing software, 3D printing in medicine, and the future of 3D printing.

3

Medical Devices Patent and Regulations

This course will start from patent claim interpretation, getting patent claims well known, then following with introduction on orientation of patent strategies, and providing theory and practice on medical device patent strategies. Developing a new medical device for commercialization is a complex process. The FDA has guidelines that provide a framework for designing and manufacturing medical devices. The course will cover design control under the FDA Quality System Regulation (21CFR820.30) and international Standard ISO 13485 for Quality Management Systems, in addition to the practical application in the design and development of electronic hardware, software, mechanical elements and labels. The course will also cover related aspects of associated Standards and Regulations such as Risk Management (ISO 14971), Usability (IEC 62366-1) and Software lifecycle (IEC 62304).

3

Introduction to Omics

Omics is a new area of study in molecular biology that examine the features of a large family of biological molecules, such as DNA, mRNA, proteins, metabolites, lipids and carbohydrates (saccharides). This course is designed to give students a general understanding of the genomes, transcriptomes, proteomes and their integration, i.e. omic.

3

Big Data programing (R + Python)

Interested in increasing your knowledge of the Big Data landscape? This course is for those new to data science and interested in understanding why the Big Data Era has come to be. It is for those who want to become conversant with the terminology and the core concepts behind big data problems, applications, and systems. It is for those who want to start thinking about how Big Data might be useful in their business or career. It provides an introduction to two of the most common programs, R and Python, that have made big data analysis easier and more accessible.

3

Basic Programming

Let students can understand and practice programming Java in the class; therefore, they can realize the programming steps: writing program, saving program, compiling program, executing program and debug skills.

3

Advanced Computer Programming

Teach students Java programming. The contents of the class in this semester include function, array, pointer, structure, file handle, and malloc.

3

APP programming

Teach students design APP based on APP Inventor 2. The contents of this class include set up APP inventor 2 environment, using the interface of APP inventor 2, understanding the function of each element. Besides, student can learn how to design the APP interface based on these elements. Further, students can write programs to carry out the function of the APP.

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