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BME320 Human Anatomy and Physiology: Cells and Tissue Course Page

Description: An introduction to the fundamental levels of organization of the human body highlighted in engineering terms. The first half of the course will consider the chemical, cellular, and tissue levels of organization. The second half of the course will be devoted to bone, joints, muscle, and neural tissue. Guest lectures will include engineers and medical scientists to discuss the relationship between recent advances in biomedical engineering and the underlying anatomy and physiology. This course is intended for students in the Faculty of Engineering. Students from other faculties must obtain the consent of the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Credit may be obtained for only BME 210 or 320.

BME321 Human Anatomy and Physiology: Systems Course Page

Description: An introduction to the organization of the human body at the level of the anatomical systems highlighted in engineering terms. Lectures will be devoted to the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, nervous and endocrine systems, and fluid, electrolyte and acid-base homeostasis. Guest lectures will include engineers and medical scientists to discuss the relationship between recent advances in biomedical engineering and the underlying anatomy and physiology. This course is intended for students in the Faculty of Engineering. Students from other faculties must obtain the consent of the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Credit may be obtained for only BME 211 or 321. Prerequisite: BME 320 or consent of Instructor.

BME510 Neuroimaging in Neuroscience Course Page

Description: Neuroimaging has developed rapidly in recent years, and has had a profound effect on how we understand the human brain. This advanced course is aimed to provide graduate students and senior undergraduate students a comprehensive overview of the neuroimaging techniques (structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), MRI spectroscopy (MRS) etc) currently used in neuroscience research. In addition, we will discuss how neuroimaging methods can advance our understanding of healthy brain function and neuropsychiatric disorders. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.

BME511 Stem Cell Engineering Course Page

Description: This course will give an overview of the stem cell biology and biomedical applications. Topics will include biological aspects of stem cells, environmental factors and signals that are implicated in regulating stem cell fate, the practical use of stem cells for tissue engineering and cellular therapies. The course will highlight techniques for engineering of stem cells and their micro-environments. The ethical, legal, and regulatory issues that accompany current and emerging stem cell engineering applications will be also discussed. This course is designed for upper undergraduates and graduate students with a strong interest in stem cell biology and stem cell engineering, and the desire to actively contribute to discussions in the class. Pre-requisites: BME 320 or consent of instructor.

BME513 Imaging Methods in Medicine Course Page

Description: Introduction to basic physical and technological aspects of medical imaging. Emphasis on computed transmission and emission tomography, magnetic resonance, and ultrasound imaging. These methods are developed and contrasted in terms of how imaging information is generated, detected, and processed and how different hardware configurations and other factors limit image quality. Relative diagnostic potential of the imaging methods is also discussed in relation to future prospects of each method.

BME520 Neuroplasticity Course Page

Description: An advanced course for graduate students in Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering that covers the cellular and systems level changes in sensorimotor and pain pathways in response to motor training and/or trauma to the nervous system. A background on experimental techniques and mechanisms of neuronal plasticity from key studies in cortical, spinal and dorsal horn systems will be provided. Students are expected to write and present on current topics in the field of motor and pain neuroplasticity. Students should have a basic background in neurophysiology. Prerequisites: PMCOL 371 and PHYSL 372 or equivalents or consent of instructor.

BME530 Topics in Biomedical Engineering Course Page

Description: Individual sections covering such topics as signal processing and rehabilitation engineering. Prerequisite: consent of Instructor.

BME553 Rehabilitation Engineering: Assisted Movement After Injury Course Page

Description: Introduction to rehabilitation techniques for assisting individuals with physical disabilities to reach, stand and walk. Biomechanics of intact and pathological movements and the use of assistive devices such as exoskeletal orthotics, neuroprosthetic devices and locomotor training are emphasized. Students are exposed to the concepts of biomechanical modeling, motion analysis, electrical stimulation, control systems, neuroregeneration, and pharmacology. Prerequisite: BME 320 and 321 or consent of Instructor.

BME564 Fundamentals of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, MRI Course Page

Description: Designed for graduate and advanced undergraduate students requiring a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of imaging by means of nuclear magnetic resonance, NMR. Topics include the principles of NMR as applied to imaging, image processing, imaging techniques for achieving specific types of contrast, image artefacts, and typical applications. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

BME579 Topics in Medical Physics Course Page

Description: Individual sections dealing with such topics as computed tomography, nuclear magnetic resonance, therapeutic radiation. Prerequisite: consent of Instructor.

BME599 Project in Biomedical Engineering Course Page

Description: Practical application of science to problems in health care; involves report on problem and alternative solutions, plus complete demonstration and documentation of chosen solution. Prerequisite: Any BME course and consent of Department.

BME600A Seminars in Biomedical Engineering Course Page

Description: Series of seminars exposing graduate students to the various areas of research and providing a forum for progress reports in individual areas. Seminars by research workers from inside and outside the University are included. Seminars are informal with ample opportunity for discussion.

BME600B Seminars in Biomedical Engineering Course Page

Description: Series of seminars exposing graduate students to the various areas of research and providing a forum for progress reports in individual areas. Seminars by research workers from inside and outside the University are included. Seminars are informal with ample opportunity for discussion.

BME630 Advanced Topics in Biomedical Engineering Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: consent of Department.