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ME 354/ME 397 INTRODUCTION TO BIOMECHANICAL ENGINEERING Spring 2010 Syllabus COURSE NUMBER: ME 354/ME 397 (unique nos. 18335 and 18785) MEETING TIME T-Th 3:30-5:00 PM AND PLACE : ETC 2.114 INSTRUCTORS: Dr. Ronald E. Barr, Ph.D., P.E. Dr. Tess J. Moon, Ph.D., P.E. OFFICE HOURS: Barr, ETC 3.162, T-Th 2:30-3:30 PM or by appointment Moon, ETC 4.170, T-Th 2:00-3:15 PM or by appointment CONTACT rbarr@mail.utexas.edu, (512) 471-3008 INFORMATION : tmoon@mail.utexas.edu, (512) 471-0094 CATALOG DESCRIPTION: This is a survey course intended primarily for students with limited background in bioengineering topics. The course covers applications of mechanical engineering principles to problems in the life sciences; transport phenomena of physiological solids and fluids; bio-signal analysis and instrumentation; biomaterials design and compatibility; principles of biomechanics and human locomotion; physiological systems modeling and control; in-class student presentations. PREREQUISITES: For engineering majors, Mathematics 427K with a grade of at least C and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering; for non-engineering majors, upper-division standing and written consent of instructor. TEXT: Enderle, J., Blanchard, S., and Bronzino, J.: Introduction to Biomedical Engineering , Elsevier Academic Press, 2005, 1118 pages. ( optional, but recommended ) Wall Street Journal (paper or on-line version, required reading for biotechnology and health-related news ) GRADING: Mid - Semester Test ....................................................... 4 0% Final Class Presentation. ..................................... 30% In-Class Exercises/Homework . .......................... 20% Class Participation/Attendance 10% Total 100% IN-CLASS EXERCISES/HOMEWORK: In order to promote an active learning environment during class, in-class exercises will be conducted for each major lecture. The class will be broken into 2-3 member teams and the instructor will guide the teams through a paper exercise. Some of the teams’ in-class solution sheets will be gathered after each class. Any residual paper exercises will then become homework assignments due the next class period, or per instructions given by the instructor. ALTERNATIVE TO FINAL EXAM: A Final Class Presentation will be assigned in lieu of a Final Exam. The Class Presentation will be given as a team and will be on a topic taken from the syllabus “List of Topics” not covered by the instructors. A “Presentation Guideline” sheet will be handed-out with specific expectations for the presentation. Professional presentations using Powerpoint with appropriate referencing format will be expected. All Powerpoint presentation files will remain the property
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