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MD/PhD Curriculum

The department has the same objectives for PhDs training in the MD/PhD program as students pursuing the PhD alone. Unless explicitly stated in the graduate handbook', all requirements and definitions for the PhD in BME apply to students in the MD/PhD program. Because of courses taken during medical school training the curricular requirements for the PhD degree are modified. Thus the following summarizes the curricular requirements for BME PhDs in the MD/PhD program.

Requirements

  • BME Intensives (4 credits)
    • BME 404 – Computational Methods Applied to Biological System (4.0 credits)
    • BME 412 – Viscoelasticity In Bio Tiss (4.0 credits)
    • BME 418 – Introduction to Neuroengineering (4.0 credits)
    • BME 420 – Biomedical Nanotech (2.0 credits)
    • BME 428 – Physiological Control Systems (4.0 credits)
    • BME 432 – Controlled Release Systems (2.0 credits)
    • BME 442 – Microbiomechanics (2.0 credits)
    • BME 445 – Biomaterials Science and Engineering (2.0 credits)
    • BME 451 – Biomedical Ultrasound (4.0 credits)
    • BME 452 – Medical Imaging-Theory & Implementation (4.0 credits)
    • BME 453 – Ultrasound Imaging (4.0 credits)
    • BME 454 – Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (4.0 credits)
    • BME 455 – Translational Biomedical Opt (4.0 credits)
    • BME 460 – Quantitative Physiology (4.0 credits)
    • BME 462 – Cell & Tissue Engineering (4.0 credits)
    • BME 465 – Cell Adhesion (4.0 credits)
    • BME 467 – Models & Simulations of BME Systems (4.0 credits)
    • BME 470 – Biomedical Microscopy (4.0 credits)
    • BME 474 – Biomedical Sensors, Circuits & Instrumentation (4.0 credits)
    • BME 483 – Biosolid Mechanics (4.0 credits)
    • BME 485 – Cell & Membrane Mechanics (2.0 credits)
    • BME 486 – Finite Elements (4.0 credits)
    • BME 513 – Mr Imaging: Spins to Brains (3.0 credits)
    • BME 515 – Neural Control of Movement (2.0 credits)
    • OPT 448 – Vision and The Eye (4.0 credits)
    • BCS 521 – Auditory Perception (3.0 credits)
  • Approved Engineering courses (12 credits)
    • CHE
      • CHE 411 – Prob for Chemical Engineers ( credits)
      • CHE 413 – Engineering of Soft Matter (4.0 credits)
      • CHE 421 – Thin Film Processing (4.0 credits)
      • CHE 441 – Advanced Transport Phenomenon (4.0 credits)
      • CHE 447 – Optics & Liquid Crystals for Che (4.0 credits)
      • CHE 454 – Interfacial Engineering (4.0 credits)
      • CHE 460 – Solar Cells (4.0 credits)
      • CHE 480 – Chemistry of Advanced Materials (4.0 credits)
      • CHE 482 – Processing Microelectronic Devices (2.0 credits)
      • CHE 486 – Polymer Science & Engineering (4.0 credits)
    • ME
      • ME 401 – Mathematical Methods (4.0 credits)
      • ME 402 – Partial Differential Equations (4.0 credits)
      • ME 406 – Dynamical Systems ( credits)
      • ME 411 – Mechanical Properties of Polymers (4.0 credits)
      • ME 424 – Introduction to Robust Design & Quality Engine (4.0 credits)
      • ME 437 – Incompressible Flow (4.0 credits)
      • ME 440 – Mechanics of Structures (4.0 credits)
      • ME 441 – Finite Elements (4.0 credits)
      • ME 443 – Applied Vibration Analysis (4.0 credits)
      • ME 444 – Continuum Mechanics (4.0 credits)
      • ME 449 – Elasticity (4.0 credits)
      • ME 458 – Nonlinear Finite Elem Analys (4.0 credits)
      • ME 459 – Applied Finite Elements (4.0 credits)
      • ME 461 – Fracture & Adhesion (4.0 credits)
      • ME 463 – Microstructures (4.0 credits)
      • ME 481 – Mechanical Properties (4.0 credits)
    • OPT
      • OPT 421 – Opt Properties of Materials (4.0 credits)
      • OPT 425 – Radiation & Detectors (4.0 credits)
      • OPT 428 – Optical Communication Systems (4.0 credits)
      • OPT 441 – Geometrical Optics (4.0 credits)
      • OPT 442 – Instrumental Optics (4.0 credits)
      • OPT 443 – Opt Fabrication & Test Tech (4.0 credits)
      • OPT 444 – Lens Design (4.0 credits)
      • OPT 452 – Medical Imaging-Theory & Implementation (4.0 credits)
      • OPT 461 – Fourier Optics (4.0 credits)
      • OPT 462 – Electromag Waves (4.0 credits)
      • OPT 465 – Principles of Lasers (4.0 credits)
      • OPT 476 – Biomedical Optics (4.0 credits)
      • OPT 492 – Special topics In Optics (4.0 credits)
      • OPT 551 – Introduction to Quantum Optics (4.0 credits)
      • OPT 552 – Quant. Opt. Of Electromag. Field (4.0 credits)
      • OPT 553 – Quantum Optics Atom Fld Int (4.0 credits)
      • OPT 563 – Statistical Optics (4.0 credits)
      • OPT 564 – Thry of Electronc Imag'G Sys (4.0 credits)
      • OPT 568 – Waveguide Optoelectr Devices (4.0 credits)
      • OPT 592 – Spl topics Solid State Phy (4.0 credits)
    • ECE
      • ECE 401 – Advanced Computer Architecture (4.0 credits)
      • ECE 404 – Multiprocessor Architecture (4.0 credits)
      • ECE 405 – Adv Digital Design Using Fpga (4.0 credits)
      • ECE 423 – Semiconductor Devices (4.0 credits)
      • ECE 425 – Superconductivity & Josephson Effect (4.0 credits)
      • ECE 431 – Microwaves & Wireless (4.0 credits)
      • ECE 432 – Acoustical Waves (4.0 credits)
      • ECE 434 – Microelectromechanical Systems (4.0 credits)
      • ECE 435 – Introduction to Optoelectronics (4.0 credits)
      • ECE 437 – Wireless Communications (4.0 credits)
      • ECE 440 – Introduction to Random Processes (4.0 credits)
      • ECE 444 – Digital Communications (4.0 credits)
      • ECE 446 – Digital Signal Processing (4.0 credits)
      • ECE 447 – Digital Image Proccessing (4.0 credits)
      • ECE 450 – Information Theory (4.0 credits)
      • ECE 452 – Medical Imaging-Theory & Implementation (4.0 credits)
      • ECE 461 – Introduction to Vlsi (4.0 credits)
      • ECE 462 – Advanced Cmos Vlsi Design (4.0 credits)
      • ECE 465 – Performance Issues Vlsi/Ic Design & Analysis (4.0 credits)
      • ECE 466 – Rf and Microwave Integrated Circuits (4.0 credits)
      • ECE 441 – Detection & Estimation Theory (4.0 credits)
  • BME 502 – Analytic Foundations In BME (4.0 credits)
  • BME 589 – Writing Proposals In BME (2.0 credits)
  • IND 501 – Ethics & Prof Integrity in Research (1.0 credits)