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Unformatted text preview: 1 BME 303: Introduction to Computing for Biomedical Engineers Biomedical Engineers Prof. Pengyu Ren BME 5.202M Online Course Information Blackboard: http://courses.utexas.edu/ Syllabus Lecture materials Homework assignments Membership is mandatory , as is reading emails (F h l htt // t d / ti / 2 emails (For help: http://www.engr.utexas.edu/computing/) When sending email, subject should begin with BME 303 2 Class Structure No prerequisites Two lectures (3 hours) and one lab/discussion session (2 hours) every week (attendance required) Random quizzes most lectures (credited with serious attempt) 3 Weekly homework/lab assignments Two midterm exams and one final exam Assessment/Grading Mid Term 1 20 % Mid Term 2 20 % Assignments (Homework/labs, programming, quizzes) 30 % Comprehensive final exam 30 % Total - - - - - - - 100 % 4 Grading policy: A Excellent (high quality work) B Good (understand and follow mostly) C Average (weak in some areas) D Passing (minimum) F Failure 3 Do we curve or not? It depends Usually only curve up, not down. 5 Assessment/Grading 6 Grading based on relative percentile 4 How to get a good grade Prepare before the class/review after the class Focus and actively participate in the lecture/lab sessions Do your own homework Do your own homework We will set learning objectives and frequent checkpoints We cant learn everything but we will learn them well BME 303 is not hard but will take a lot of work (>10 hr/wk) Understand, not memorize, the materials!!!...
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