BME Courses

 


CORE COURSES

All BME students are required to successfully complete 5-credit hours of Core Courses AND, in addition, ETHICS.

BME SEMINAR COURSE

The attendance of BME Seminars is a requirement for graduation by ALL BME Students

RESEARCH COURSES

Depending on your Degree Program, BME students are required to successfully complete 6 - 12 credit hours of  Advisor Approved courses in the student's research area

PRE-REQUISITE COURSES

BASIC -- Required for Admissions:

  • Math 1210 (Linear Algebra)
  • Math 1510 (Calculus 1)
  • PHYS 1050 (Physics 1)
    (or equivalents)
Additional courses in your RESEARCH AREA may be required by your Supervising Professor (Academic Advisor). Please check with him/her directly.

  


 

CORE COURSES

Since Winter 2015, we have offered BME Core Courses as smaller 1 or 2-credit hour courses, referred to as modules.  Students may mix and match modules to obtain the desired background needed for their research as recommended and approved by their Academic Advisor.

All students must successfully complete at least 5-credit hours of Advisor Approved Core Courses.  These courses are designed as short intense modules allowing "Engineering" and "Life Science" students insight into each other's academic area helping to foster an individual's research in Biomedical Engineering.  Therefore Engineering Students must enroll-in Life Science Core Courses and Life Science Students must enroll-in Engineering Core Courses.

  • The content of these modules are similar to the old BME Core Course
    (for Engineers / for Life Science). 
  • Course Outlines may change from semester to semester.

BME 7012 -- FOUNDATION IN PHYSIOLOGY (2 CH)
  Course Description
The goal of this course is to introduce human physiology for engineering students with no background in physiology. The offers the foundation of function and regulation of the systems and major organs of the human body.  
    
Course Objectives
Students will become comfortable with the covered physiological systems and their functions. They will be able to derive and utilize engineering models of the covered human physiological systems. It is expected that students have completed Math 1210 (Linear Algebra), Math 1510 (Calculus 1) and PHYS 1050 (Physics 1) prior to enrol into the BME Graduate Program.
BME 7014 -- FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY (2 CH) -- REPLACED BY ANAT‐7014 beginning Summer 2017
  Course Description
The goal of this course is to introduce human functional anatomy for engineering students with no background in biology or anatomy. The course presents an overall human anatomy from functional view point.   
    
Course Objectives
Students will become comfortable with the covered anatomical systems and their functions. They will be able to derive and utilize engineering models of the covered human anatomical systems. It is expected that students have completed Math 1210 (Linear Algebra), Math 1510 (Calculus 1) and PHYS 1050 (Physics 1) prior to enrol into the BME Graduate Program.
ANAT 7014 -- FUNCTIONAL HUMAN ANATOMY (2 CH)
 

Course Description
The goal of this course is to introduce a general overview of biochemistry and microbiology of the cells and organisms.   
    
Course Objectives
Students will become familiar with cells and organisms, metabolic energy and basics of genetics. It is expected that students have completed Math 1210 (Linear Algebra), Math 1510 (Calculus 1) and PHYS 1050 (Physics 1) prior to enrol into the BME Graduate Program.

Course Home Department
Department of Human Anatomy & Cell Sciences

BME 7016 -- INTRO TO BIOCHEMISTRY (1 CH)
  Course Description
The goal of this course is to introduce a general overview of biochemistry and microbiology of the cells and organisms.   
    
Course Objectives
Students will become familiar with cells and organisms, metabolic energy and basics of genetics. It is expected that students have completed Math 1210 (Linear Algebra), Math 1510 (Calculus 1) and PHYS 1050 (Physics 1) prior to enrol into the BME Graduate Program.
BME 7022 -- BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION/DEVICES (2 CH)
  Course Description
The goal of this course is to introduce the basics of biomedical instrumentation to students with no background in engineering. The course offers basics of electrical circuits, design of instrumentation amplifiers using EMG as an example, signal digitization and electrical safety of medical devices.   
    
Course Objectives
Students will become comfortable with utilizing medical devices for recording biological signals such as EMG, ECG, EEG or respiratory sounds.  It is expected that students have completed Math 1210 (Linear Algebra), Math 1510 (Calculus 1) and PHYS 1050 (Physics 1) prior to enrol into the BME Graduate Program.
BME 7024 -- BASICS OF ELECTROMAGNETIC (2 CH)
  Course Description
The goal of this course is to introduce the basics of electromagnetic principles to students with no background in engineering. It will offer lectures on electrostatics, electric fields in matter, magnetostatics, electrodynamics, and Poynting's theorem.
    
Course Objectives
Students will become familiar with the basics of electromagnetics.  It is expected that students have completed Math 1210 (Linear Algebra), Math 1510 (Calculus 1) and PHYS 1050 (Physics 1) prior to enrol into the BME Graduate Program.
BME 7026 -- BASICS OF BIOLOGICAL SIGNAL ANALYSIS (2 CH)
  Course Description
The goal of this course is to introduce the basics of biological signal analysis to students with no background in signal processing. The course offers classification of signals and systems, stochastic nature of biological signals, Fourier Transform of signals, and power spectral analysis.  The biological signals used as an example throughout the course include EMG, ECG, EEG or respiratory sounds; thus, the physiological, electrical and statistical characteristics of each signal of interest will be introduced briefly. 
   
Course Objectives
Students will become comfortable with utilizing basic signal processing techniques for analyzing biological signals such as EMG, ECG, EEG or respiratory sounds.  It is expected that students have completed Math 1210 (Linear Algebra), Math 1510 (Calculus 1) and PHYS 1050 (Physics 1) prior to enroll into the BME Graduate Program.
BME 7028 -- BASICS OF BIOMECHNICS (2 CH)
  Course Description
The goal of this course is to introduce the basics of biomechanics to students with no background in engineering. The course offers basics of mechanical and anatomical analysis of human movement, principles of human motor performance and motor learning and applications on rehabilitation.  
    
Course Objectives
Students will become familiar with analysis of human movement, motor performance and rehabilitation techniques.  It is expected that students have completed Math 1210 (Linear Algebra), Math 1510 (Calculus 1) and PHYS 1050 (Physics 1) prior to enrol into the BME Graduate Program.
***BME 7030 --  ETHICS (required all students)
  Course Description
The goal of this course is to introduce the ethical issues encountered in biomedical research. The course presents several actual examples and offers the fundamental ethical rules of any biomedical research.
    
Course Objectives
Students will become familiar with ethical issues in biomedical research, and will be able to analyze research cases with challenging ethical issues. In particular, they will be able to identify real, perceived or potential conflicts of interest, plausible hazards, and strategies for eliminating or managing the issues of concern.

 

 

 


 

BME SEMINAR COURSE 

 BME SEMINAR SCHEDULE  (BME 7000)

The bi-weekly "BME Seminar" course (0 credit hours) brings together students and established researchers to present current research for discussion and critique. Students are also expected to present their own research at least once during their program. Upon declaration of graduation intent students are given a pass/fail grade in this course (Even though registration is left to the end of the student's program, the student is still considered as being enrolled in the seminar course, and thus is expected to attend the seminars.).

ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY

  • All BME Graduate Students are automatically enrolled in the BME Seminar Course
  • The Dept. will register students in BME 7000 upon submission of the final grade, at the time of graduation
  • ATTENDANCE:
    • BME Students must attend more than 80% of the seminars within a given semester.
    • Students are allowed to miss the occasional seminar up to 20% (approximately 1.5 seminars per term).
      • Personal Absences:  Students must inform the BME Seminar Manager
      • Academic Absences:  Permission from the BME Seminar Manager is REQUIRED  (e.g. class or conference conflicts)

 

 


 

PRE-REQUISITE COURSES REQUIREMENTS

The BME Graduate Program requires students to have successfully passed the following courses ("B" or 3.0 or better) prior to registration to the BME Graduate Program.

  • Math 1210 (Linear Algebra)
  • Math 1510 (Calculus 1)
  • PHYS 1050 (Physics 1)

ADDITIONAL PRE-REQUISITE COURSES, et. al.:  Additional Pre-Requisite Courses may be required of upper-level "Mandatory" or "Research" courses in your area of study/research.  Please see specific course descriptions upon registration and discuss this with your Academic Advisor (supervising professor).

 

 

 


ACADEMIC GUIDELINES/CALENDAR 

BME SUPPLEMENTAL GUIDELINES

CODE OF CONDUCT -- Plagiarism

CHEATING, PLAGIARISM, ETC.
 (students, instructors, TAs)

COMPUTER ACCOUNTS 

 

 COURSES

  1. Current Course Schedule  
  2. Core Course Descriptions 

 

PROGRAMS

  1. Ph.D. 
  2. M.Sc.
  3. COURSE CATEGORY (AX,AU,OS)

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

  1. Progress Reports
  2. ASG: Advisor Student Guidelines 
  3. BME Seminar Attendance
  4. Core Courses
  5. Leaves of Absence
  6. FAILED GRADES
    1. What to do
    2. Grade Appeals
    3. Student Advocacy
  7. Transfer Credits
  8. Transfer to Ph.D.
  9. Revert: Ph.D. to M.Sc.
  10. Grades: CO, IP, Incomplete
  11. Voluntary Withdrawal
  12. Authorized Withdrawal

 

RESEARCH ETHICS & COMPLIANCE

 

EVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY

 

FUNDING

  1. AWARDS GENERAL INFO
  2. TRAVEL AWARD
  3. MHRC  
  4. NSERC
  5. UMGF
  6. IGSS
  7. Centre on Aging 
  8. Research Office 
    1.  Instiutional
    2.  External
    3.  Internal
  9. Faculty Funding   
  10. External Funding
  11. FGS Database  

 


FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES  

REGISTRAR'S OFFICE   

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CTR 

ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES 

STUDENT ADVOCACY 

STUDENT GROUPS

  1. UMGSA  
  2. UMSU  
    1. Tax Info
    2. Health/Dental Benefits
  3. UMBMES