Biomedical Engineering

Solving our Healthcare Needs: The Role of Biomedical Engineering

Prerequisites: High School Biology, Chemistry, and Physics helpful but NOT required

Exploring the tools biomedical engineers use to make innovative medical designs and devices: Biomedical engineering combines engineering, computer science, and life science to discover solutions to health problems, create medical devices and prosthetics, and treat diseases. Being such a broad field, the typical college freshman can be overwhelmed with the intricacies of the different sub-fields, how they relate, and most importantly, how to pursue a professional career in the field. This course is therefore designed to focus on these issues; it is an introductory, hands-on course that acquaints students with an overview of biomedical engineering, its principles, and real-life applications. These applications are found in medical device design, disease diagnosis and treatment, prosthetics, and the restoration of the functions of injured organs and tissues. Topics to be explored include electro-physiological measurement devices, human motion measurement devices, ultrasonic sensors, and 3-dimensional designing and printing.

After completion of the course, students will be able to:
• Demonstrate an understanding of biomedical engineering and its role in the delivery of healthcare.
• Relate the broad biomedical engineering field to their interests and career aspirations.
• Demonstrate an ability to apply biomedical engineering principles to solve a real-life problem.
• Develop technical communication, teamwork, and critical thinking and analysis skills.

UConn PCS: Biomedical Engineering

Sessions Offered

Session 4: July 16 - July 22

Session 5: July 23 - July 29

Format

Residential, Non-Credit

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This class is meant to be immersive and students will experience:

  • Learn about the state-of-the-art biomedical engineering research activities and how they improve our lives.
  • Learn about the prerequisite skills and knowledge needed to be competent in the biomedical engineering sub-disciplines
  • Work in a team to design and build simple yet functional medical device prototypes.
  • Use a computer-aided design (CAD) software to create physical structures for biomedical applications.
  • Communicate your technical results and data through an oral presentation and written report.

UConn PCS: Biomedical Engineering

UConn PCS: Biomedical Engineering

UConn PCS: Biomedical Engineering

Meet the Professor


 

Patrick Kumavor is an associate professor-in-residence in the biomedical engineering department of the University of Connecticut. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Connecticut in 2008. Dr. Kumavor has worked on a plethora of research activities ranging from ultra-secure encryption systems to biomedical diagnostic instruments for early-stage cancer detection. He has also taught and developed new courses in Foundations of Engineering, Biomedical Engineering Measurements, Bioinstrumentation, Bioinstrumentation optics, Junior Design, and Senior Design where some of the capstone projects he has mentored have been featured in news articles. In addition, he’s worked with several undergraduate students on Independent Research Study Projects and as the BME honors advisor, has mentored many students working on their senior honors thesis projects. Dr. Kumavor’s present interest is working with undergraduate students to stimulate in them a passion for science and engineering.

Patrick Kumavor