BME 332 – Introduction to Biosolid Mechanics

Prerequisite: BIOMEDE 231 II (4 credits)

This course covers the fundamentals of continuum mechanics and constitutive modeling relevant for biological tissues. Constitutive models covered include linear elasticity, nonlinear elasticity, viscoelasticity and poroelasticity. Structure-function relationships which link tissue morphology and physiology to tissue constitutive models will be covered for skeletal, cardiovascular, pulmonary, abdominal, skin, eye, and nervous tissues.

BME 474 – Introduction to Tissue Engineering

Prerequisite: BME 410, senior standing or permission of instructor. (3 credits)

This course focuses on understanding the principles of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Emphasis is on the components and design criteria of tissue engineering constructs. The course will cover multiple examples of engineering soft and hard tissue, and application of new technologies in regenerative medicine.