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Biomedical Engineering: Design of Tissue-Engineered Materials

Two Sections Available to Choose From:

Course DatesWeeksMeeting TimesStatusInstructor(s)CRN
June 18, 2014 - July 08, 20143OnlineCourse Full, Waitlist ClosedKaren Haberstroh10704
June 18, 2014 - July 08, 20143OnlineCourse Full, Waitlist ClosedKaren Haberstroh10688

Course Description

Are you passionate about innovative approaches to improving human health? Biomedical engineers apply principles of biology, medicine, and science, along with problem-solving skills and critical thinking, to a broad spectrum of problems, from designing regenerative medicine and new methods of drug delivery to micro-devices and gene therapy.

In this course, you will explore how tissue engineering applies math and science fundamentals to the development of replacement cells, tissues, and organs -- for example, to design, grow, and build the optimal artificial heart. You will:

* Formulate solutions to biologically-relevant problems
* Explore the importance of mechanical and material properties in replacement tissue design
* Apply fundamental biology, physiology, and math principles to analyzing the effectiveness of potential tissue-engineered materials
* Interpret data from experiments involving natural and tissue-engineered materials to improve tissue-engineered designs
* Consider the societal implications of decisions relating to the ethical design of tissue-engineered materials.

Learn more about your instructor for this course.

Coursework requirements: This course requires approximately 10 hours of coursework per week.

Prerequisite: high-school algebra and trigonometry; high-school physics and chemistry are recommended

Recommended prerequisite course: Exploring Engineering


You will need the following to participate in this online course:
• Computer with internet access and browser
• Headphones or speakers
• Adobe Flash Player
• Smartphone with camera, digital camera, or scanner (some assignments require students to upload photos, sketches, or graphs to the course website)


Course Fee: $885

Enrollment deadline: June 9


Looking for other online Engineering courses? Check out: Materials Engineering: Using Nanotechnology to Design a Space Elevator; Renewable Energy: Wind Turbine Design.

You might also be interested in: Engineering Biomedical Systems (on campus course), Introduction to Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering (on campus course), Techniques in DNA-Based Biotechnology (on campus course)