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Bioengineering Courses (2014-15)

The following courses are being offered as complementary courses (or technical complementaries, for Engineering) to students in the specified programs. For scheduling information, visit the Minerva Class Schedule. To register, please submit a Course Authorization Form signed by your Departmental Advisor to the Macdonald Engineering Building, Room 270.

  • BIEN 320: Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Biomechanics (3 credits)
    This course considers the basic mechanics of biological building blocks, focusing on the cytoskeleton, with examples from pathology. At the macromolecular level: weak/variable crosslinking & hydrolysis driven athermal processes. At the cellular/tissue level: cell architecture and function. Modern analytical techniques capable of single-molecule to tissue scale measurements are discussed.
    Instructor: Prof. Allen Ehrlicher
    *Open to students in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mining and Materials Engineering, Bioresource Engineering, Human Genetics, Physiology and Quantitative Biology.
  • BIEN 340: Transport Processes in Biological Systems (3 credits)
    Fundamental principles of mass transport and its application to a variety of biological systems. Membrane permeability and diffusive transport. Convection. Transport across cell membranes. Ion channels. Blood rheology. Active transport. Intra- and inter-cellular transport.
    Instructor: Prof. Amine Kamen
    *Open to students in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mining and Materials Engineering, Bioresource Engineering, Human Genetics, Physiology and Quantitative Biology.