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  • Academic Title
    Masters of Applied Science Biomedical Engineering
  • Course description
    BIOM 5001 [0.5 credit] (BMG 5101)
        Engineering Analysis and Modeling of Human Anatomy and Physiology
        Engineering systems approaches to analysis and modeling of human anatomy and physiology system. Mechanical and electrical properties of tissues. Muscoskeletal, cardiovascular and pulmonary systems.
        Precludes additional credit for MAAJ 5307 (MCG5137A).

    BIOM 5002 [0.5 credit] (BMG 5102)
        Ethics, Research Methods and Standards
        Ethical theories and decision-making, codes; human and animal experimentation, consent, practices of ethical review boards; research methods and regulations for design, manufacture, certification of medical devices; data collection, management, analysis, including security, confidentiality, privacy; bioethical dilemmas, impact of technology and research (social, political, financial).
        Precludes additional credit for ELG 7114 (EACJ 5300) and SYSC 5305 (ELG 6305).

    BIOM 5100 [0.5 credit] (BMG 5103)
        Biomedical Instrumentation
        Instrumentation designed to measure physiological variables related to the function of the heart,lungs, kidney, nervous and musculo-skeletal system; emergency, critical care, surgery and anaesthesia equipment.
        Precludes additional credit for SYSC 5302 (ELG 6320).
        Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

    BIOM 5101 [0.5 credit] (BMG 5104)
        Biological Signals
        Modeling of neuromuscular biological signals, including subthreshold phenomena, active behaviour of cell membranes, and innervation processes. Measurement of biological signals, including electrode effects. Time domain, frequency domain, and adaptive filtering techniques for noise reduction.(Also offered as SYSC 5307 (ELG 6307)).

    BIOM 5106 [0.5 credit] (BMG 5106)
        Advanced Topics in Medical Instrumentation
        Recent and advanced topics in the field of medical instrumentation and its related areas.

    BIOM 5200 [0.5 credit] (BMG 5105)
        Biomedical Image Processing
        Mathematical models of image formation based on the image modality and tissue properties. Linear models of image degradation and reconstruction. Inverse problems and regularization for image reconstruction. Image formation in radiology, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, positron emission tomography, electrical impedance tomography.
        Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

    BIOM 5201 [0.5 credit] (BMG 5201)
        Introduction to Medical Imaging Principles and Technology
        Basic principles and technological implementation of x-ray, nuclear medicine, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and other imaging modalities used in medicine. Contrast, resolution, storage requirements for digital images. Applications outside medicine, future trends.
        Precludes additional credit for PHYS 5201.
        Prerequisite: permission of the Physics department.

    BIOM 5202 [0.5 credit] (BMG 5107)
        Wavelet Applications in Biomedical Image Processing
        Introduction to wavelet analysis and processing techniques for the quantification of biomedical images and signals. Topics include: multiresolution algorithms for denoising and image restoration, multiscale segmentation and classification for computer aided diagnosis and compression.
        Prerequisite: SYSC 5602/ELG 5376 and BIOM 5200/BMG 5105, or permission of the instructor.

    BIOM 5203 [0.5 credit] (BMG 5203)
        Advanced Topics in Biomedical Image Processing
        Recent and advanced topics in the field of biomedical image processing and its related areas.
        Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

    BIOM 5300 [0.5 credit] (BMG 5300)
        Biological and Engineering Materials
        Properties of structural biological materials (bone, tendon, ligament, skin, cartilage, muscle, and blood vessels) from an engineering materials viewpoint. Selection of engineering materials as biomaterials. Introduction to biocompatibility. Histology of soft tissues. Viscoelasticity, mechanical properties and models of muscles, ligaments and tendons.
        Co-requisite: BIOM 5100 (BMG 5100).
        Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

    BIOM 5301 [0.5 credit] (BMG 5301)
        Biomechanics of Skeletal System, Motion and Tissue
        Analysis of human motion. Kinematics and kinetics of various activities. Engineering analysis and modeling techniques applied to human motion. Injury mechanics, treatment, prosthetic replacements. Fracture behaviour and healing processes.
        Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

    BIOM 5302 [0.5 credit] (BMG 5302)
        Biofluid Mechanics
        Properties of blood. Blood flow models for vessels, circulation systems and the heart. Artificial blood vessels. Kidney flow and exchange. Modeling of perfused tissues and cells. Transport phenomena across membranes. Molecular and ionic transport. Other body fluids.
        Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

    BIOM 5303 [0.5 credit] (BMG 5303)
        Ergonomics and Design
        Review of ergonomic issues encountered in engineering design, including biomechanical, physical and physiological issues. Strategies for human interaction with complex systems, such as aircraft cockpits, equipment control consoles, human-robotic interactions, and tele-operated equipment.
        Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

    BIOM 5304 [0.5 credit] (BMG 5340)
        Advanced Topics in Biomechanics and Biomaterials
        Recent and advanced topics in the field of biomechanics and biomaterials and its related areas.

    BIOM 5306 [0.5 credit] (BMG 5306)
        Special Topics in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering: Biomechanics
        Overview of human anatomy and physiology with emphasis on artificial organ and prosthetic device design requirement. Application of engineering principles to cells and tissues, biofluid mechanics, human body energetics, measurement techniques, mechanics of human body systems, with emphasis on the artificial heart. Offered at the undergradate level, with different requirements, as MAAE 4906, for which additional credit is precluded.
        Precludes additional credit for MCG 5489/MECH 5801.

    BIOM 5311 [0.5 credit] (BMG 5311)
        Design of Medical Devices and Implants
        Solutions to clinical problems through the use of implants and medical devices. Pathology of organ failure and bioengineering and clinical aspects of artificial organs. Examples: blood substitutes, oxygenators, cardiac support, vascular substitutes, pacemakers, ventricular assist devices, artificial hearts and heart valves.
        Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

    BIOM 5312 [0.5 credit] (BMG 5312)
        Design of Orthopaedic Implants and Prostheses
        Anatomy of the musculo-skeletal system. Electromyography. Static and dynamic analysis of the human skeleton. Materials and manufacturing considerations for orthopaedic devices. Strength and failure theories. Implant fatigue, fracture and corrosion.
        Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

    BIOM 5314 [0.5 credit] (BMG 5314)
        Biocontrols
        Application of traditional control system principles to the human body. Functionality of sample actuators and sensors. Characterization of human body control loops with emphasis on system stability, robustness, and effect of adverse external disturbance.
        Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

    BIOM 5315 [0.5 credit] (BMG 5315)
        Biorobotics
        Interpretation of physical laws as applied to human motion, kinematics and dynamics of humanoid robots, modeling of biological sensors and actuators, artificial muscles, tele-manipulation, robot assisted surgery, and multi-fingered end-effectors. Design of mechatronic devices including rehabilitators, extenders, haptic devices, and minimally invasive surgery systems.
        Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

    BIOM 5316 [0.5 credit] (BMG 5316)
        Biotransport Processes
        Application of chemical engineering principles to medicine and biology. Principles of mass transfer and fluid dynamics in topics such as hemodialysis, artificial kidney, diffusion in blood, mass transfer in the eye, drug distribution in the body, and advanced life support systems.
        Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

    BIOM 5323 [0.5 credit] (BMG 5323)
        Rehabilitation Engineering
        Multidisciplinary approach to assistive-device design. Biomechanics applied to rehabilitation. Gait, neurological disorders, pathological gait, prosthetics, orthotics, seating, and mobility. Transducers, bio-instrumentation, EMG, FES. Augmentive communication and sensory aids. Human-assistive device interfaces, human-robot interfaces, computer-vision-guided rehabilitation aids, telerehabilitation.
        Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

    BIOM 5330 [0.5 credit] (BMG 5330)
        Electromagnetic Fields and Biological Systems
        Review of electromagnetic waves at radio and microwave frequencies. Electrical and magnetic properties of tissue. Impact of electromagnetic waves on tissue. Cellular effects.
        Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

    BIOM 5400 [0.5 credit] (BMG 5400)
        Medical Computing
        Introduction to information technology research used in the medically related fields such as biotechnology, cancer treatment, and biometric. Topics may include: medical imaging, telemedicine, telesurgery, DNA analysis, and medical information systems.
        Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

    BIOM 5401 [0.5 credit] (BMG 5401)
        Health Care Engineering
        Health care system, technology management in health care in developed and developing countries; sensor technologies, safety considerations (EMI, etc); telemedicine applications; examples of research in biomedical engineering, bioethics, reliability, risk management and liability issues.
        Precludes additional credit for SYSC 5300 (ELG 6130)  or EACJ 5303 (ELG 5123).
        Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

    BIOM 5402 [0.5 credit] (BMG 5402)
        Interactive Networked Systems and Telemedicine
        Telemanipulator; human motoring and sensory capabilities; typical interface devices; mathematical model of haptic interfaces; haptic rendering; stability and transparency; remote control schemes; time delay compensation; networking and real-time protocols, history and challenges of telemedicine; telemedicine applications: telesurgery, tele-monitoring, tele-diagnosis and tele-homecare.
        Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

    BIOM 5403 [0.5 credit] (BMG 5403)
        Advanced Topics in Medical Informatics and Telemedicine
        Recent and advanced topics in the filed of medical informatics and telemedicine and its related areas.

    BIOM 5800 [0.0 credit] (BMG 5800)
        Biomedical Engineering Seminar
        This course is in the form of seminars presented by graduate students and other researchers in the area of Biomedical Engineering. To complete this course, a student must attend at least ten seminars and make one presentation in the context of this seminar series.

    BIOM 5906 [0.5 credit] (BMG 7199)
        Directed Studies in Biomedical Engineering
        Various possibilities exist for pursuing directed studies on topics approved by a course supervisor, including the above-listed course topics where they are not offered on a formal basis.

    BIOM 5909 [2.0 credits] (BMG 5909)
        M.A.Sc. Thesis 

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