Computer Applications In Bioengineering: An Active Learning Laboratory Course For Undergraduates

Daryl R. Kipke
1996 Annual Conference Proceedings   unpublished
Introduction Bioengineering is a diverse field that bridges several traditional engineering disciplines to medicine and biology. In competing for bioengineering-related jobs with peers from traditional engineering disciplines, the B.S.-level bioengineer should have particular knowledge and experience about making measurements from or analyzing physiological and biological systems. It is challenging to devise an undergraduate bioengineering curriculum that provides an appropriate broad coverage
more » ... ate broad coverage of the field and that also provides sufficient in-depth, practical coverage of at least one bioengineering sub-specialty, such as bioinstrumentation or biomechanics. Lecture-based courses typically provide the theoretical basis of the technical subjects, while laboratory courses provide the opportunity for experiential learning. In bioengineering, laboratory courses are especially important because of the complexities of investigating living systems, e.g. the selection and operation of electrodes, and understanding and implementing techniques for reducing biological noise.
doi:10.18260/1-2--5925 fatcat:zkwqungqozeiznxrxmss7jdaqy