1. What Is Biomedical Engineering?

1. What Is Biomedical Engineering?

Frontiers of Biomedical Engineering (BENG one hundred)

Professor Saltzman introduces the concepts and applications of biomedical engineering, delivering an overview of the course syllabus, reading components for lecture and labs and grading logistics. Numerous pictures are shown to highlight the present application of biomedical engineering technologies in everyday life (eg. chest x-ray, PET scan, operating area, gene chip, transport). Next, living standards and healthcare technologies of the previous and present are compared to point out the impact of biomedical engineering as effectively as locations for improvement in the field. Ultimately, Professor Saltzman draws references from the poem “London Bridge” to illustrate some societal concerns in creating supplies and devices in biomedical engineering.

00:00 – Chapter 1. Introduction
02:36 – Chapter 2. Biomedical Engineering in Daily Life
18:43 – Chapter 3. A Short History of Engineering
22:58 – Chapter 4. Biomedical Engineering in Illness Manage
31:09 – Chapter five. Course Overview and Logistics
39:23 – Chapter six. Conclusion

Comprehensive course supplies are offered at the Open Yale Courses internet site: http://open.yale.edu/courses

This course was recorded in Spring 2008.