Introduction to Biomedical Engineering

Code 3.2.3392.6
Semester 6th
Flow I - Bioengineering
Category Obligatory (half flow)
Credits 6
Class Hours - Lab Hours 3 - 1
Lecturers George Matsopoulos, Konstantina Nikita
Links Helios, Course's Website
Web Platform Class 1: Microsoft Teams


This course will survey the integration of engineering principles to medical diagnosis/treatment of disease and monitoring/measurement of physiological function. Case studies will be used to highlight how engineering has advanced medical practice and understanding. Examples will be drawn from bioelectricity, biomechanics, biotransport, bioimaging and medical decision support. Basic principles of science and engineering will be applied to formulate, study and solve problems at the interface of engineering, medicine and biology. The goal is twofold: first, to quantitatively study important functions of living systems (cardiac contraction, blood circulation, limb movement) and understand the underlying molecular, cellular, physiological mechanisms and second, to get insight into engineering principles that are necessary to develop systems and devices to improve health care. While the course will focus primarily on the engineering aspects of related topics, issues related with patient safety, public policy and regulation, animal and in silico experimentation, etc., will be discussed as appropriate.