BME Courses

 


CORE COURSES

All BME students are required to successfully complete 6-credit hours of Core Courses AND  BME ETHICS.

A minimum grade of a "B" grade is required for all CORE COURSE or equivalent.

BME SEMINAR COURSE

The attendance of BME Seminars is a requirement for graduation by ALL BME Students. In order to graduate, students must attend a minimum of 80% of BME Seminars

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

The purpose of the Core Courses or Modules are to allow students to obtain and develop the desired knowledge and experience background needed for their research as recommended and approved by their Academic Advisor.  A variety of Core Courses or Modules are offered each Academic Term, other than Summer, allowing students to mix and match modules.

  • MINIMUM CREDIT HOURS: 
    All students must successfully complete at least 6-credit hours of ADVISOR APPROVED Core Courses. 
  • MINIMUM GRADE REQUIREMENT: 
    Students must earn a "C+" grade or higher in any Core Course or Core Course Replacement -- a grade of "B" is strongly recommended
  • WHAT IS A CORE COURSE: 
    • Core 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.  
    • Core Courses do not necessarily follow the student's course of research
  • SUBSTITUTIONS:
    • A substitution course should similar to the Core Course for which substitution is being requested
    • Requests to substitute an existing Core Course for another course must be approved PRIOR to enrollment in the proposed substitution course.
    • Approval is required from the Student's Supervisor and Department (Curriculum Chairperson)
      • After approval is given by the Student's Supervisor for Core Substitution, fill-in the form below and email it to the Graduate Student Advisor
  • CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS BY STUDENT'S ACADEMIC BACKGROUND:
    Academic Background does not necessarily refer to as the student's major or conferred degree rather courses taken during previous degree programs. 
    • ENGINEERING STUDENTS:
      Students with ENGINEERING backgrounds MUST enroll in LIFE SCIENCE Core Courses

      Core Course Requirements are:  
      • BME 7012:    Foundations in Physiology (2 CHr)
      • ANAT 7014:  Functional Human Anatomy (2 CHr)
      • Any of the Core Courses listed below in LIFE SCIENCE approved by the Academic Advisor (2 CHr)
    • LIFE SCIENCE STUDENTS:
      Students with LIFE SCIENCE backgrounds MUST enroll in Engineering Core Courses.

      Core Course SELECTIONS are:
      • BME 7022:  Biomedical Instrumentation/Devices (2 CHr)
      • BME 7024:  Basics of Electromagnetics (2 CHr)
      • BME 7026:  Basics of Biological Signal Analysis (2 CHr)
      • BME 7028:  Basics of Biomechanics (2 CHr)

 

Course Outlines may change without notice.  Please contact the Course Instructor for the latest information.

CURRENT COURSE INFORMATION: https://umanitoba.ca/biomedical_engineering/current_students/index.html

 

 

BME 7012 -- FOUNDATION IN PHYSIOLOGY
 

Credit-Hours:   2

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.

Pre-Requisite
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 enroll into the BME Graduate Program.

 

ANAT 7014 -- FUNCTIONAL HUMAN ANATOMY
 

Credit-Hours:   2

Course Description
The goal of this course is to introduce human functional anatomy for engineering students with no background in biology or anatomy.   

Course Objectives
The course presents an overall human anatomy from functional view point.

Pre-Requisite
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.

Course Home Department
Department of Human Anatomy & Cell Sciences

 

BME 7022 -- BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION/DEVICES
 

Credit-Hours:   2

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. 

Pre-Requisite
It is expected that students have completed Math 1210 (Linear Algebra), Math 1510 (Calculus 1) and PHYS 1050 (Physics 1) prior to enrolling into the BME Graduate Program.

Course Home Department
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

 

BME 7024 -- BASICS OF ELECTROMAGNETIC
 

Credit-Hours:   2

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. 

Pre-Requisite
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.

Course Home Department
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

 

BME 7026 -- BASICS OF BIOLOGICAL SIGNAL ANALYSIS
 

Credit-Hours:   2

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. 

Pre-Requisite
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.

Course Home Department
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

 

BME 7028 -- BASICS OF BIOMECHANICS

 

Credit-Hours:   2

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. 

Pre-Requisite
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 7040 --  ETHICS (required all students)
 

Credit-Hours:   0

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 SEMINARS (0 CHr) 

 

WHAT ARE THE "BME SEMINARS:   The BME Seminars bring together students and established researchers to present current research for discussion and critique.

 

  1. ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY:   
    1.  BME Students must attend more than 80% of the seminars within a given semester
    2. Students are allowed to miss the occasional seminar up to 20% (approximately 1.5 seminars per term).
      1. PERSONAL ABSENCES:   Students must inform the BME Seminar Manager prior to an absence
      2. ACADEMIC ABSENCES:  Permission from the BME Seminar Manager is REQUIRED at the beginning the term or prior to travel for leaves requests for class or conference conflicts.
  2. PARTICIPATION IS MANDATORY:  
    1. Graduate Students are required to present their research at least once at a BME Seminar in order to graduate
  3. REGISTRATION:    
    1. DO NOT REGISTER until you are ready to graduate.
    2. TRANSCRIPTS INFORMATION:   All BME Graduate Students are automatically enrolled in the BME Seminar Course

 

 


 

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).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


CONTACT: Amy Dario

ACADEMIC GUIDELINES / CALENDAR

BME SUPPLEMENTAL GUIDELINES 

CODE OF CONDUCT -- Plagiarism

TEACHING ASSIST. HANDBOOK

COMPUTER ACCOUNTS 

BME GSA 

COURSE INFORMATION

  1. Current Course Offerings
  2. Core Course Descriptions

PROGRAMS

  1. Ph.D. 
  2. M.Sc.
  3. Course Category (AX,AU,OS)
  4. Summer Registration (mandatory)

PROGRAM INFORMATION

  1. MANDATORY
    1. Progress Reports
    2. ASG (Advisor Student Guideline)
    3. BME Seminar (Mandatory)
    4. Core Courses
  2. LEAVES OF ABSENCE
  3. FAILED GRADES
    1. What to do
    2. Grade Appeals
    3. Student Advocacy
  4. TRANSFER CREDITS
  5. PROGRAM TRANSFERS
    1. Transfer: M.Sc to Ph.D.
    2. Revert: Ph.D. to M.Sc.
  6. DUAL or CONCURRENT REGISTRATION
  7. COMMITTEE CHANGES:
       
    Advisor / Committee
  8. CO, IP, Incom, Course Extension
  9. WITHDRAWS
    1. Voluntary Withdrawal
    2. Authorized Withdrawal

RESEARCH INTEGRITY

University Plagiarism Software: iThenticate

RESEARCH ETHICS & COMPLIANCE

  1. Bannatyne Campus
  2. Ft. Garry Campus

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY

FUNDING

  1. TRAVEL AWARD
  2. AWARDS, FUNDING, BURSARIES, ETC.
  3. BUCHANAN GRAD RECRUITMENT SCHOLARSHIP
  4. ENG. FACULTY INITIATIVE AWARD    
  5. CIHR
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  10. FGS EMERGENCY LOAN 
  11. CENTRE ON AGING
  12. ALZHEIMER SOCIETY MANITOBA 
  13. OFFICE OF RESEARCH SERVICES
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  14. Faculty Funding   
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  16. FGS Database  
  17. TA WAGE SCALE 
  18. JOBS 
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TUITION & FEES 

  1. MASTER'S PROGRAM
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    2. Part-Time
  2. Ph.D. PROGRAM
  3. OTHER FEES
    1. Compulsory Fees
    2. Incidental Fees 
    3. Cost of Living Expenses
  4. TUITION INSTALLMENT PLAN
    (International Students Only)

GRADUATION / CONVOCATION

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  2. Thesis Info
  3. Thesis Guidelines
  4. Thesis Checklist
  5. Thesis Online Submission
  6. THESIS SAMPLES
    1. Title Page
    2. Table of Contents
  7. PLAGIARISM SOFTWARE: iThenticate
  8. ECE Graduand Info
  9. CONVOCATION!

NEW STUDENT INFO

  1. WHAT DO I DO, HOW DO I...
  2. Registration Procedures
  3. Grad Students With Children
  4. Student University Guide
  5. Orientation

 


UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA SERVICES

FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES

  1. Thesis Guideline & Forms
  2. Thesis Info
  3. Important Dates
  4. Award /Scholarship Contacts
  5. FORMS
  6. Workshops

REGISTRAR'S OFFICE

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  2. Important Dates
  3. Convocation
  4. FORMS

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT INSURANCE

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT RESOURCES

ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES 

STUDENT ADVOCACY 


STUDENT GROUPS

UMGSA  

  1. Travel Funding
  2. Emergency Grant
  3. Special Projects Grant
  4. Student Award
  5. Teaching Award

UMSU  

  1. Int'l Student Health Insurance
  2. HEALTH / DENTAL Benefits
    -- Opt-Out
  3. U-PASS (bus pass)
    -- Opt-Out

UMBMES

BME GSA

  


MANITOBA PROFESSIONAL ASSN.

ENGINEERS GEOSCIENTISTS MANITOBA (APEGM)
Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of the Province of Manitoba

 


CIC: CITIZENSHIP & IMMIGRATION CANADA  

  1. CIC web site  
  2. VISA to Study in Canada  
  3. RE-NEW/EXTEND Study Visa 
  4. Student Work Permit  
  5. Post-Graduate Work Permit  
  6. Letters of Invitation  
  7. FORMS & GUIDES   

  


CONFERENCE PAPERS & THESIS HELP

UofM Writing Style: THESIS

  1. APA Style
  2. APA Basic Style Guide
  3. APA Style Tutorial

 

HELP FROM OTHER UNIVERSITIES

  1. Graduate Student Writing Kit
  2. Thesis Proposal
    1. How to write a thesis proposal
    2. Successful thesis proposals
    3. Components of a thesis proposal
    4. M.Sc. Thesis Proposal
    5. Ph.D. Thesis Proposal
      1. Guideline 01
      2. Guideline 02
  3. Research Papers:
    1. Lit. Reviews
      1. Lit. Reviews
      2. Example 01
      3. Example 02
    2. Abstracts
      1. Writing an Abstract
      2. Abstract Presentations
      3. Examples
    3. Effective Outlines
  4. Citing References
    -- APA Style