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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - BME6931

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2005-05-27
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Course Change Information (for course changes only):

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1863 2005-04-07
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Chemical Engineering EN 2107 000 00
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Bill Lee 9742136

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    BME 6931 Selected Topics in Biomedical Engineering

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3-1 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Selected Topics BME
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    Graduate standing in engineering or CI.



    Course Description

    Selected topics in biomedical engineering, including focused topics in biomechanics, biomedical imaging, biomaterials, biomedical instrumentaiton and sensors, tissue and cellular engineering, and clinical engineering & health systems.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    With the newly approved Ph.D. program in biomedical engineering (BME), it is important to have a 6000 level "selected topics" course for: 1) a mechanism to offer/evaluate new courses in BME; 2) a means of offering courses that might only be offered occasi

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    With the expansion of the graduate program in biomedical engineering at USF (in terms of new faculty, more research, etc.), an expansion which has been significant in the last few years and should continue to do so, the course offering would also be expected to expand. In particular, the recently approved PhD in BME needs an expanded course list to provide adequate training for these students. At present, there is no such "selected topics" course to allow the offering of new courses or occasionally offered "focused" courses.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?


    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    As appropriate, the instructor should have a PhD. or M.D. in a relevant engineering or medical science discipline.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Depends on the specific "selected topic". In general, this would be expected to be a graduate-level treatment of a focused topic in a biomedical engineering discipline.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Depends on the specific "selected topic".

    C. Major Topics

    Depends on the specific "selected topic". In general, this would be expected to be a graduate-level treatment of a focused topic in a biomedical engineering discipline.

    D. Textbooks

    As determined by the "selected topic" instructor.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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