BME 271 Biomedical Instrumentation



Apply Math, Science, Engineering Principles to problems  in medicine & biology

Design & conduct experiments, including experiments on living systems

Analyze and interpret data including data from measurements on living systems

Design system/
process including systems involving the interaction of living and non-living states

An ability to function on multi-
disciplinary teams

Identify, formulate
solve Engineering Problems including problems at the interface of engineering and biology

Understand professional and ethical responsibility

Effectively Write Written communi-

Effectively Perform Oral communi-

Broadly educated in Biology, Physiology, and Humanities and Social  Sciences

Recognize the Need for and Ability for life-long learning

of contemp-
orary issues, including societal problems and opportunities stemming from knowledge in Technology and Biology

An ability to use techniques, skills, and tools in engineering practice and be prepared for further education in engineering, medicine, or biomedical science.

Signals (Analog and Digital) A/D Conversion

H   M     M       M     M

Analog Circuits and Signal Conditioning

H   M L                  

Lab 1 (Electrical Devices)

  M     H           M   M

Digital Processing- Signal Extraction

H   H M   M              

Lab 2 (DC Power Supply)

L M L L M M L           M

Sensing Bioelectric Events

M L M M   M M     M      

Lab 3 (ECG Amplifier)

M H M M M M             M

Transducers- types, Selection Criteria

M M   H   M             M

Lab 4 (Digital Techniques)

  M     L M             M

Energy Transducers - Heat and Light

H   M H   L             M

Lab 5 (A/D - D/A)

L M L   M L             L

Mechanical Sensors I - Position and Motion


Mechanical Sensors 11 - Pressure and Flow


Lab Project

M H* H* H H H   H* H M     M

Chemical and Biosensor

L M L   L             M  

Instrument Systems

L L M M   L M         M  


M   M     L L         M M


H M M M L M L H* L L   L M
H, M, and L refer to a high, medium, or low level to which an objective is addressed by a topic.
H* indicates that documented outcome measures will be made available.

Last update May 19, 2000 Paul H. King