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Title: Adding Biomedical Context to a Traditional Engineering Course in a Biomedical Engineering Curriculum PDF
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Creator: Cartee, Lianne
Ozturk, Hatice
Publisher: North Carolina State University
Description: The interdisciplinary nature of Biomedical Engineering programs requires that biomedical engineering students learn many traditional engineering subjects. The inclusion of biomedical context is then necessary for a complete learning experience. For simplicity, many traditional engineering courses are directly incorporated into biomedical engineering curricula with little or no modification, but the curriculum as a whole must address biomedical applications of these traditional engineering topics. Linear Systems is one example of a traditional engineering course with roots in Electrical Engineering that is a required course in many biomedical engineering programs. We designed a BME curriculum that includes a Linear Systems course as a corequisite with a Physiology for Biomedical Engineers course. Students analyze data collected in the laboratory portion of the physiology course as part of Linear Systems course assignments. We aligned the topics to explicitly incorporate two physiology experiments that facilitate a joint learning experience. In the first experiment, students collect EEG data in the physiology laboratory and analyze the frequency content of that data in Linear Systems. In the second experiment, they study speech production in the physiology laboratory and perform a speech segmentation exercise in Linear Systems. In this paper, the experiments, assignments and assessment of the joint exercises are described, and an efficient way of bringing relevancy to a course imported from another discipline is demonstrated.
LC Classification: Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Subject bibliography -- Medicine -- Other, A-Z -- Instruments and apparatus. Biomedical engineering. Medical electronics
Technology -- Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering -- Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering
Technology -- Engineering (General). Civil engineering -- Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) -- Bioengineering
GEM Subject: Science -- Biology
Science -- Engineering
Vocational Education -- Trade and industrial
Key Concept: Electrical engineering
Date Issued: 2008
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Reading Materials
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Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: American Society for Engineering Education
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2010-09-27 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-06-05 13:41:20 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: National Center for Manufacturing Education
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