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Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.) Translational Biomedical Engineering (Non-Thesis) (45 credits)

Offered by: Biomedical Engineering     Degree: Master of Science Applied

Program Requirements

The M.Sc.(Applied) in Translational Biomedical Engineering; Non-Thesis is a full-time specialized 13- to 16-month professional program in translation biomedical engineering. This is an intensive program that focusses on the biomedical engineering industry through a comprehensive curriculum covering essential skills and knowledge needed to translate biomedical engineering research into clinical and commercial solutions.

The program consists of three main components that are unique to the translational process in biomedical engineering, including: 1) translational course on intellectual property, regulatory affairs, quality management systems, clinical trials and reimbursement; 2) fundamental science courses in biomedical engineering; and 3) an experiential component, comprising of a closely supervised 4-month internship in the biomedical engineering industry.

None of the courses taken in the graduate certificate in Translational Biomedical Engineering can be credited towards the M.Sc.(Applied) once the graduate certificate has been awarded.

Required Courses (30 credits)

  • BMDE 653 Patents in Biomedical Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biomedical Engineering (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Biomedical Engineering : This is a practical course on patents with emphasis on biomedical engineering applications. The course offers an overview of intellectual property, patents, and the patenting process. The course also provides insights into the strategies relating to commercialization and exploiting of patents, as well as enforcing patents. This course is designed to help biomedical engineers who will encounter patents in their work and needs to understand the nature and the scope of the patent system, how patents are obtained, and how to commercially exploit a patent.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Angers-Nguyen, Pierre Tam (Winter)

  • BMDE 654 Biomedical Regulatory Affairs - Medical Devices (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biomedical Engineering (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Biomedical Engineering : Regulatory strategies and quality management systems are critical for medical device development. This course provides an overview of regulatory requirements, and familiarize students with the important ISO and IEC standards pertaining to medical device development. This course will provide biomedical engineers with an understanding of the regulatory and quality requirements to translate a medical device idea into a commercial product, and will draw upon the expertise of invited speakers currently working in the medical devices industry.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Kroo, Danny (Fall)

  • BMDE 655 Biomedical Clinical Trials - Medical Devices (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biomedical Engineering (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Biomedical Engineering : This course will train biomedical engineers to understand the clinical and business aspects of transferring a medical device idea into a commercial product. This course provides an overview of the pre‐clinical and clinical testing of medical devices, clinical trials, reimbursement systems, market analysis, sales models, and business models, as pertaining to medical devices. This course will also cover the design of randomized trials, including statistical principles, hypothesis postulating, bias minimization, and randomization methods.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Haidar, Ahmad (Winter)

  • BMDE 656 Medical Device Development Process (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biomedical Engineering (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Biomedical Engineering : Development of medical devices from concept to usage in humans. Overview of technical and regulatory processes to ensure safety and efficacy from the perspective of patients and users. Discussion of an existing medical device, reviewing all steps of the design process and the required documentation for regulatory submission.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Tremblay, André; Mihalik, Teresa; Chu, Boby (Winter)

  • BMDE 657 Biomedical Engineering Industry Internship (18 credits)

    Offered by: Biomedical Engineering (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Biomedical Engineering : This course covers various aspects of translational biomedical engineering at an organization in the biomedical engineering industry (including private, public and non-governmental organizations), which includes applying engineering principles to design, develop, implement, or test biomedical engineering solutions as well as assume active roles in translational projects of biomedical engineering solutions at host organizations.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Wagner, Ross (Fall)

    • Restrictions: This course is restricted to graduate students registered in the M.Sc.(A.) in Translational Biomedical Engineering; Non-Thesis.

Complementary Courses (15 credits)

15 credits to be chosen listed from courses below, or other relevant 500-, 600- or 700-level courses chosen in consultation and with approval of the Program Director and the concerned offering unit/department.

General Biomedical Engineering

  • BMDE 501 Selected Topics in Biomedical Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biomedical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Biomedical Engineering : An overview of how techniques from engineering and the physical sciences are applied to the study of selected physiological systems and biological signals. Using specific biological examples, systems will be studied using: signal or finite-element analysis, system and identification, modelling and simulation, computer control of experiments and data acquisition.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Bzdok, Danilo (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)

  • BMDE 600D1 Seminars in Biomedical Engineering (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Biomedical Engineering (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Biomedical Engineering : This course requires students to regularly attend the departmental seminar series and to present a seminar related to their research.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Students must register for both BMDE 600D1 and BMDE 600D2.

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both BMDE 600D1 and BMDE 600D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

    • Students must register for BMDE 600D1 before BMDE 600D2.

    • Restriction(s): This course is open only to students registered in the second term or later of the M.Eng. in Biomedical Engineering (Thesis) and M.Eng. in Biomedical Engineering; (Thesis) Bioinformatics programs.

    • Not open to students who have taken BMDE 500D1/D2.

  • BMDE 600D2 Seminars in Biomedical Engineering (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Biomedical Engineering (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Biomedical Engineering : This course requires students to regularly attend the departmental seminar series and to present a seminar related to their research.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Students must register for both BMDE 600D1 and BMDE 600D2.

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both BMDE 600D1 and BMDE 600D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms.

    • Students must register for BMDE 600D1 before BMDE 600D2.

    • Restriction(s): This course is open only to students registered in the second term or later of the M.Eng. in Biomedical Engineering (Thesis) and M.Eng. in Biomedical Engineering; (Thesis) Bioinformatics programs.

    • Not open to students who have taken BMDE 500D1/D2.

Biomedical Signals and Systems

  • BMDE 502 BME Modelling and Identification (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biomedical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Biomedical Engineering : Methodologies in systems or distributed multidimensional processes. System themes include parametric vs. non-parametric system representations; linear/non-linear; noise, transients and time variation; mapping from continuous to discrete models; and relevant identification approaches in continuous and discrete time formulations.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)

    • Prerequisites: Undergraduate basic statistics and: either BMDE 519, or Signals and Systems (e.g., ECSE 303 & ECSE 304) or equivalent

  • BMDE 503 Biomedical Instrumentation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biomedical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Biomedical Engineering : The principles and practice of making biological measurements in the laboratory, including theory of linear systems, data sampling, computer interfaces and electronic circuit design.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Wagner, Ross (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)

    • Prerequisite: Experience with differential equations, in particular Laplace Transforms and complex numbers (e.g. MATH 263 or MATH 381 or equivalent) or permission of instructor.

  • BMDE 512 Finite-Element Modelling in Biomedical Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biomedical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Biomedical Engineering : General principles of quantitative modelling; types of models; principles of the finite-element method, primarily as applied to mechanical systems; introduction to the use of finite-element software; model generation from imaging data; modelling various material types, mainly biological; model validation.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Funnell, Robert (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)

    • Prerequisite: Differential equations (MATH 271 or equivalent) or permission of instructor

  • BMDE 519 Biomedical Signals and Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biomedical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Biomedical Engineering : An introduction to the theoretical framework, experimental techniques and analysis procedures available for the quantitative analysis of physiological systems and signals. Lectures plus laboratory work using the Biomedical Engineering computer system. Topics include: amplitude and frequency structure of signals, filtering, sampling, correlation functions, time and frequency-domain descriptions of systems.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Kearney, Robert E (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)

    • Prerequisites: Satisfactory standing in U3 Honours Physiology; or U3 Major in Physics-Physiology; or U3 Major Physiology-Mathematics; or permission of instructor

Medical Imaging

  • BMDE 610 Functional Neuroimaging Fusion (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biomedical Engineering (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Biomedical Engineering : Biomedical engineering: Multimodal data fusion of electrophysiology and functional neuroimaging data, including: detailed description of source localization methods for Electro- and MagnetoEncephaloGraphy data, analysis of brain hemodynamic activity through simultaneous recordings with electrophysiology, analysis and reconstruction of Near Infra-Red Spectroscopy data, modeling of the neurovascular coupling,validation methodology.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Grova, Christophe (Winter)

  • BMDE 650 Advanced Medical Imaging (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biomedical Engineering (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Biomedical Engineering : Review of advanced techniques in medical imaging including: fast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), functional MRI, MR angiography and quantitative flow measurement, spiral and dynamic x-ray computed tomography, 2D/3D positron emission tomography (PET), basic PET physiology, tracer kinetics, surgical planning and guidance, functional and anatomical brain mapping, 2D and 3D ultrasound imaging, and medical image processing.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Collins, Louis (Winter)

  • BMDE 660 Advanced MR Imaging and Spectroscopy of the Brain (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biomedical Engineering (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Biomedical Engineering : Advanced magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy techniques to investigate the structure, connectivity, chemistry and physiology of the brain, including data acquisition and reconstruction techniques, scanner hardware, and contrast mechanisms. Focus on neuroscience applications.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Tardif, Christine; Rudko, David (Winter)

  • MDPH 607 Medical Imaging (3 credits)

    Offered by: Medical Physics Unit (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Medical Physics : This course is concerned with the principles of medical imaging as applied to conventional diagnostic radiography, X-ray computed tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The course emphasizes a linear system approach to the formation, processing, and display of medical images.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Levesque, Ives (Fall)

    • Restriction: Open only to students registered in Medical Physics or Biological & Biomedical Engineering programs; permission of instructor for other students.

Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

  • BMDE 503 Biomedical Instrumentation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biomedical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Biomedical Engineering : The principles and practice of making biological measurements in the laboratory, including theory of linear systems, data sampling, computer interfaces and electronic circuit design.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Wagner, Ross (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)

    • Prerequisite: Experience with differential equations, in particular Laplace Transforms and complex numbers (e.g. MATH 263 or MATH 381 or equivalent) or permission of instructor.

  • BMDE 508 Introduction to Micro and Nano-Bioengineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biomedical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Biomedical Engineering : The micro and nanotechnologies that drive and support the miniaturization and parallelization of techniques for life sciences research, including different inventions, designs and engineering approaches that lead to new tools and methods for the life sciences - while transforming them - and help advance our knowledge of life.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Juncker, David (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

    • This course is intended for graduate and advanced undergraduate students having a biological/medical background or an engineering, physical sciences background. Engineering students enrolled in the Minor in Biomedical Engineering, or Honours in Electrical Engineering and Honours in Mechanical Engineering, should be particularly interested.

Rehab Engineering

  • BMDE 525D1 Design of Assistive Technologies: Principles and Praxis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biomedical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Biomedical Engineering : This is an interdisciplinary, project-based course, centred around a design project in which small teams of students work closely with a person with a disability in the Montreal area to design a device, piece of equipment, app, or other solution that reduces their experience of disability.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Students must also register for BMDE 525D2

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both BMDE 525D1 and BMDE 525D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken BMDE 625D1/D2. Not open to students in Physical and Occupational Therapy.

  • BMDE 525D2 Design of Assistive Technologies: Principles and Praxis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biomedical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Biomedical Engineering : See BMDE 525D1 for description.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: BMDE 525D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both BMDE 525D1 and BMDE 525D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

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