Course title
Introduction to Bioengineering

camelia miron
Course content
Bioengineering is the application of engineering knowledge to the fields of medicine and biology. Living matter will soon become a standard part of every engineer’s toolbox, with applications in materials synthesis, computing, energy, and climate. Major challenge in human health are foreseen, whether prevention or treatment, which will be increasingly addressed by engineering approaches. As medical practice becomes more technologically based, a progressive shift is occurring in industry to meet the demand. The course is open to students interested in pursuing further studies and explore the connections between the applied and fundamental aspects of engineering and biology.
Purpose of class
The aim of this class is to include bioengineering as a fundamental engineering discipline grounded in basic science, powered by a unique set of engineering concepts and principles, and capable of realizing many diverse applications.
Goals and objectives
  1. The acquisition of new knowledge and understanding of living systems through the innovative and application techniques based on the engineering sciences.
  2. To improve communication between the engineer and the associate, the colleague in the life sciences.
  3. To enable our graduates to increase their opportunities in cutting-edge technology industry or as entrepreneurs themselves.
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. 1. Basic understanding of bioengineering and its principles What is bioengineering? What do bioengineers do? 120minutes
2. 2. Biological systems of the human body Overview of biological systems
Hierarchical structure of biological systems – a bioengineering approach
3. 3. Cells and tissues Overview of types and functions
Cells to systems
4. 4. Analysis of physiological functions Functions of macroscopic, mesoscopic, and microscopic systems 120minutes
5. 5. Applications of Engineering Fundamentals to Biological Systems Electromagnetsim
Energies, forces and bonds
Atomic and molecular spectra; spectroscopic techniques in biomedical field
6. 6. Interaction of electromagnetic fields with the biological systems Polarization. The difference between artificial and natural electromagnetic fields, in regard to biological activity. Effect on water 120minutes
7. 7. Electromagnetic biocompatibility Interference and resonance between electromagnetic radiation and the fields of living cells
Indicators of biological compatibility with electromagnetic fields
8. 8. Measurement of electrical potentials and magnetic fields from the body Measurement of biopotentials (Einthoven ECG, Cohen MCG, SQUID) 120minutes
9. 9. Materials in electromagnetic radiation shielding Conductive polymers; composite materials 120minutes
10. 10. Corrective effects on the biological systems through exposure to therapeutic or compensatory electromagnetic fields Electromagnetic fields applications in medicine 120minutes
11. 11. Pulsed power technology for biomedical applications Introduction to pulse power generators
From millisecond to nanosecond pulses to induce biological effects
12. 12. Biological responses of pulse electric fields Membrane permeabilization; stress response;cell signaling;
microbial inactivation
13. 13. Pulse electric field technology as a noninvasive and non-thermal process for disease treatment Cancer treatment; cardiac diseases treatment 120minutes
14. Safety and ethics in bioengineering General ethical issues; the code of Hammurabi 120minutes
Total. - - 1680minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

electromagnetism biophysics biology functional materials understanding of mechanisms Total.
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Evaluation method and criteria
presentation 60%
interview 40%
Textbooks and reference materials
The Biomedical Engineering Handbook: Second Edition. Ed. Joseph D. Bronzino Boca Raton: CRC Press LLC, 2000
Understanding of university level of electromagnetism and quantum mechanics
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • Thursday from 13:00 - 15:00
Relation to the environment
Environment education course (40%)
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
Active-learning course
More than one class is interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicatable
Applicatable Hennig Enterprises Europe 2001 - 2003
Last modified : Sat Jun 22 04:04:33 JST 2019