Courses and Schedule

Planning 2018-1

Course Code Course Name
Professor
IBM1005 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering Marcelo Andia & María Rodríguez
IBM2014 Radiation and Safety Antonio Eblen
ICE/IBM2020 Introduction to Biomechanics Daniel Hurtado
IBM2025 Cell Mechanics Timothy Rudge
IBM2121 Biomaterials Tomás Egaña
IBM2122 / IBM2123 Design in Biomedical Engineering 1 & 2 Pablo Irarrázaval & Ranganatha Sitaram
IBM3201 Advanced Topics in biofilms Mario Vera

IBM1005 – Introduction to Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineering is a combination of applications of principles and techniques of engineering science on the field of medicine. A biomedical engineer can work in several fields of studies as tissue engineering; modelling physiological phenomena; the design and manufacture of products and technologies for health; the management or administration of technical resources associated to health institutions. In this course we will introduce you to the tools needed to address problems on the field of biomedical engineering (BME)IBM2012- Physiological monitoring and Data analysisThis course covers the description and study of a wide range of sensors, transducers and measurement of physiological signals. Each transducer will be described from its basic operating principles, assuming that each student have a basic understanding of the physical and chemical principles involved. Then, a concrete implementation in a clinical environment will beIBM2101- Biomedical ImagingThe aim of this course is to familiarize the students with physical phenomena and mathematical processes that can be used in different types of biomedical imaging. Therefore, the students will understand the advantages and limitations of each one of them.


IBM2012 – Physiological Monitoring and Data Analysis

The course addresses the description and study of a wide range of sensors, transducers and measurement of physiological signals. In general, each transducer will be described from its basic operation principles, assuming that students meet the basic knowledge of physical and chemical principles involved. Later on the implementation of a clinically usable system will be presented. The details of the signal processing and the sources and magnitude of the errors involved are described.


IBM2014 – Radiation and Safety

After this course students will understand how to apply the principles of continuum mechanics in biological modeling, such as arteries, heart tissue, bone tissue, and biofluids. Particularly, the kinematic aspects of the framework, conservation laws and constitutive models governing the mechanical behavior of biological tissues will be presented.


ICE/IBM2020 – Introduction to Biomechanics

During this course the main physical phenomena used in therapies and imaging will be addressed. After completing students will be able to analyze the main biological effects that may trigger these phenomena. Additionally they will be able to measure and quantify the exposure of these effects (dosimetry) and analyze several alternatives to avoid or prevent unnecessary exposure, or to minimize the exposure as much as possible.


IBM2025 – Cell Mechanics

This course addresses the development of cellular mechanics models based on the principles of mechanics of solids and fluids and statistical mechanics. In particular, we study the cellular response to mechanical stimuli, analyzed at different scales and for different intracellular structures, including biopolymers, cytoskeleton and lipid bilayers.


IBM2101 – Biomedical Imaging

Through this course, students will understand the physical phenomena and mathematical processing used to create several types of biomedical images, identifying their advantages and the limitations.


IBM2121 – Biomaterials

The course gives an overview of biomaterials and its interaction with the biological environment of tissues and cells. At the same time, the course provides essential basis for the study of tissue engineering and other applications of biomaterials on the field of medicine.IBM2122- Biomedical Engineering Design (Capstone)In this course, the students will acquire tools that are necessary to apply the basic knowledge of engineering and biology to the design of processes, devices and technological devices for medicine and health sciences. The students will apply skills related to identification and resolution of biomedical problems, through collaborative design, innovation, use of information technologies, computational modeling, medical ethics and social responsibility. The evaluation of the course will be carried out through a group project during the semester.


IBM2122 – Design in Biomedical Engineering I

In Design in Biomedical Engineering I the student will acquire the necessary tools to apply basic knowledge of biology and engineering to design methods, devices or technological tools to apply in medicine and health sciences. Students should combine skills related to identifying and solving biomedical problems, through collaborative design, innovation, use of information technologies, computer modeling, medical ethics and social responsibility. The assessment is based on the design of a group project in the academic semester.


IBM2123 – Design in Biomedical Engineering II

This course is a continuation of Design in Biomedical Engineering I with a more advanced group project.


IBM2997 – Synthetic biology workshop

The course gives the approach, tools and technologies of synthetic biology for artificial system engineering from biological substrates. It explores biology as a technological platform to program functions such as bio- computing, self- organization and the production of artificial compounds. The course promotes open discussion regarding to the applications, limits and risks of synthetic biology. ICE2020- Introduction to biomechanicsIn this course, students will be able to understand the principles of continuum mechanics that apply on the biological tissue modeling, such as: arteries, skin, cardiac tissue, bone. Particularly, the kinematic aspects framework, conservation laws and the mechanical behavior of biological tissue will be presented.


IBM3001 – Brain-Machine Interfaces

The course is intended to provide an application of engineering methods to neuroscience, especially related to Brain-Machine Interfaces, Neurotechnologies and Neurofeedback research and development. Its goal is to be a comprehensive, balanced, and coordinated presentation and discussion of the fields’ key principles, current practice, and future prospects.

In response to the inherently multidisciplinary nature of the field, it seeks to gather and teach people from the many different relevant disciplines to all aspects of BMI research and thereby enable them to interact most productively in research and industry areas. The course then proceeds through each of the components that constitute a BMI system, from signal acquisition to output commands, and discusses the applications that these commands in controlling brain activity for communication and treatment of brain disorders


IBM3201 – Advanced Topics in biofilms

Microbial biofilms consists in communities of microorganisms embedded on a matrix of extracellular polymeric substances, which gives them the unique ability to grow associated to surfaces. Biofilms have different implications in medicine (persistent infections, recalcitrance to antibiotics), environment (treatment of sewage and contaminated water) and activities with economic interest (Biofouling of membranes in water treatment plants, leaching of metal sulfides, and biocorrosion). The course will show the most recent advances in biofilms, and its importance on the fields of environment studies, industry and medicine.


IIQ3602 – Biopolymers

The course shows an integrated view of physical, chemical, microstructural and rheological properties of biopolymers and its application as materials on food, biotechnology, and medicine. It will enable the student to quantitatively characterize a complex polymer using cutting- edge technology and submit a lab report and to write a document about a subject of interest, critically analized during the semester