Model Course ePortfolios
BME 441.01, Senior Design Project in Biomedical Engineering, Spring 2011
Introduction to product development from the perspective of solving biomedical, biotechnological, environmental, and ergonomic problems. Teamwork in design, establishing customer needs, writing specifications, and legal and financial issues are covered in the context of design as a decision-based process. A team design project provides the opportunity to apply concepts covered in class. Formulation of optimal design problems in biomedical and physiological settings. Introduces optimization techniques for engineering design and modeling for compact and rapid optimization of realistic biomedical engineering problems. 3 credits.
Instructor: Dr. Jonathan Liu
ePortoflios are a requirement for course completion.
Dr. Liu will join Dr. Gary Halada and Dr. Imin Kao and represent the Department of Engineering in the Making Connections - Connecting to Learning project involving integrative learning and eportfolios. They also have applied for a NSF grant for developing a problem-based learning model which includes the eportfolio process. For more information on eportfolios and the project, contact Nancy Wozniak in The Faculty Center, ext. 22780. firstname.lastname@example.org
Few words from the e-Portfolio......
Tuberculosis is an infectious disease conferred by bacteria mycobacterium tuberculosis. Although the majority of infections occur in the lungs, infections can also have adverse effects on the kidney, spine and brain. Since the disease is most commonly transmitted via inhalation, treatment and containment of the disease has been difficult in overpopulated regions of the world, such as developing nations.
Diagnostic techniques for tuberculosis in developing nations require special considerations. While tuberculosis is controllable in certain regions of the world given proper healthcare, it poses numerous health risks in places where health care is not widely available. Furthermore, cost constraints on diagnostic testing and techniques constrain options for effective treatment in undeveloped areas of the world.