Course Descriptions

Course Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
BME 007 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (1+0+0) 1 1
Presentation of the engineering programs offered by the biomedical department. Detailed information about the various specialization areas of biomedical engineering program and employment possibilities.
BIO 101 Biology (3+0+0) 3 5
Atomic basis of life and biomolecules; cell structure and function; cell metabolism; movement of materials across membranes; photosynthesis, fermentation and respiration; cell division; Mendelian genetics; molecular basis of genetics; control of gene expression; recombinant DNA technology; human genetics; mechanisms and evidence of evolution; the origin and history of life.
BIO 150 Introduction to Genetics (3+0+0) 3 5
Mendelism; the basic principles and chromosomal basis of inheritance. Linkage, recombination, crossing over. Molecular structure of chromosomes. Structure and function of the genes. Mutations. Elementary principles of population and evolutionary genetics.
BME 201 Human Anatomy and Physiology (3+0+0) 3 5
The basic biological concepts of structure and function of the human body. Body systems, such as the cardiovascular, respiratory, nervous, digestive, muscular, skeletal and reproductive system.
BME 202 Biomechanics (3+0+0) 3 6
Application techniques of engineering mechanics to human muscle-skeletal systems. Mechanical properties of tissues. Structural properties and mechanical analysis of bones, muscles and joints. Dynamics of mechanical systems. Investigation of orthopedic materials through mechanical procedures, stress and strain applications of implantation materials. Statics and dynamics of solids and fluids; material behavior including elasticity, viscoelasticity, fatigue, and failure.
BME 252 Linear Systems and Control (3+1+0) 3 5
Mathematical models of dynamic systems. Emphasis on electrical, mechanical and physiological systems. State variable models. Stability, controllability, observability. s-domain analysis. Block diagrams. Feedback control system characteristics. The stability of linear feedback sytems. Root locus method and other stability methods. Frequency domain analysis of linear control system. Sinusoidal steady state analysis. Complex power concept. Design of feedback control systems.
Prequisite : EE 221
BME 302 Introduction to Biomaterials (3+0+0) 3 6
Examination of materials used in humans and other biological systems in terms of the relationships between structure, fundamental properties and functional behavior. Replacement materials such as implants, assistive devices such as insulin pumps and pacemakers, drug delivery systems, biosensors; engineered materials such as artificial skin and bone growth scaffolds, and biocompatibility.​
BME 321 Biomedical Instrumentation I (2+0+2) 3 6
Basic concepts of medical instrumentation. Origin of biosignals. Measurement of biosignals: electrocardiogram (ECG), electromyogram (EMG), electroencephalogram (EEG), electroneurogram (ENG), electroretinogram (ERG), electrooculogram (EOG). Basic sensors systems and their operating principles. Biopotential amplifiers. Fundamentals of electrodes and transducers. Biopotential electrodes.
Prequisite : EE 221
BME 322 Biomedical Instrumentation II (2+0+2) 3 6
Basic principles related to physiological pressure measurements and phonocardiography . Measurement techniques of blood flow and volume of blood flow. Human respiratory system and its measurements. Chemical sensors. Measurement systems of clinical laboratory. Medical imaging systems; radiography, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasonography. Therapeutic and prosthetic devices: cardiac pacemaker, defibrillators, heart-lung pumps, hemodialysis systems. Operating rooms and electrosurgery systems. Electrical safety.
Prequisite : BME 321
BME 342 Bioinformatics (3+0+0) 3 6
Overview of bioinformatics, the application of computational methods to interpret the biological information. Analysis of gene sequences and study of protein structures. Dynamic programming method of sequence alignment for rapid searching and scoring of the thousands of sequences in a genome. Analysis of 3D structures and calculation of simple geometric quantities, such as distances, angles, axes, areas, and volumes and the relation of these quantities to the basic properties of proteins.
Prequisite : Consent of instructor
BME 354 Biosignal Processing (2+0+2) 3 6
Application of analog, digital, and statistical techniques to the processing of biomedical signals. Sources, recording, analysis and processing of ECG, EEG, EMG, and evoked potentials. Filtering, detection and classification, spectrum and parameter estimation, and array signal processing.
Prequisite : EE 353
BME 400 Hospital Clinical Engineering and Management (3+0+0) 3 6
Principles of Clinical Engineering. Hospital organization. Procurement policies. Setting up a clinical engineering department. Maintenance program.
Prequisite : Consent of instructor
BME 406 Sensory Systems (3+0+0) 3 6
Principles of sensory vision, touch, hearing, taste and smell, sense of balance, sense of pain, sense of heat and cold. Objective evaluation and measuring instruments for human sensory systems.
Prequisite : Consent of instructor
BME 408 Prosthetic Devices (3+0+0) 3 6
Body segments kinetics. Lower, upper limb prosthesis: functional requirements, design criteria, alignment. Control, body powered and externally powered prosthesis. Implanted artificial joint: Joint pathologies, tissue reaction to implants, types and failures of implanted joints, body implants, heart valves, blood vessels, bones and joints, blood oxygenators and blood pumps, heart assisted devices.
Prequisite : Consent of instructor
BME 421 Medical Imaging (3+0+0) 3 6
Fundamentals of medical imaging. Medical image processing. X-ray imaging and Computed Tomography (CT). Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Ultrasound Imaging. Color doppler echocardiography. Nuclear medicine and gamma cameras.
Prequisite : EE 353
BME 432 BioMEMs and Bionanotechnology (3+0+0) 3 6
Biophysical and chemical principles of biomedical microelectromechanical systems (bioMEMS) for the measurement of biological phenomena and clinical applications. Micro-and nano-scale devices for the manipulation of cells and biomolecules. Solid-state transducers, optical transducers, electrochemical transducers, biomedical microelectronics, microfluidics, and hybrid integration of microfabrication technology.
Prequisite : Consent of instructor
BME 434 Therapeutic Medical Devices (3+0+0) 3 6
Cardiac pacing; defibrillators, cardiovascular protheses and assist devices, neural assist devices, sensory and communication aids, physical therapy equipment; electrosurgical equipment, anesthesia equipment, ventilators and respiratory therapy equipment.
Prequisite : Consent of instructor
BME 446 Medical Information Systems (3+0+0) 3 6
An overview of medical informatics. Stages in system analysis and design, principles of database systems, medical language, coding and classification systems, computer based patient records, hospital information systems, bio-statistical methods. Standarts for medical informatics.
Prequisite : Consent of instructor
BME 465 Lasers in Biomedicine (3+0+0) 3 6
Operation principles of various lasers. Nd-YAG and CO2 lasers. Surgery lasers. The use of CO2 laser in neuro-surgery. Endoscopic high power Nd-YAG laser for the control of acute gastrointestinal hemorrhage. Opthalmic use of lasers. Safety issues.
Prequisite : Consent of instructor
BME 480-489 Special Topics (3+0+0) 3 6
Special topics in biomedical engineering
Prequisite : Consent of instructor
BME 490 Project (0+0+8) 4 7
Design and development of a project for a biomedical engineering problem under the supervision of an academic advisor; submission of the results in the form of a project report and oral presentation.
Prequisite : Senior standing
BME 491-499 Special Topics (3+0+0) 3 6
Special topics in biomedical engineering.
Prequisite : Consent of instructor

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