BME 200 Intro to Biomedical Engineering - Fall 2018

Lectures: 9:30–10:45 TR, Brevard Hall Room 122
Office: Glenn Walker, Brevard Hall Room 333,
Office hours: Drop in or check my calendar and email me for an appointment.
Teaching Assistant: Jomiloju “JJ” Adebolu

Required Text: Biomedical Engineering (2nd Edition), W. Mark Saltzman, Cambridge University Press 2015.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

General Information

If you have questions during reading, solving homework problems, writing up reports, studying for exams, etc., send me an email with the question. I will respond to all students, “A student asked the following question…” so you will not be identified. Office visits are also welcome.


Homework is due at the beginning of class on the due date.

Homework is assigned to help you practice applying the principles you learn in class. If you are late to class, so is the homework. Late homework will receive a maximum grade of 50%. After 24 hours, late HW will receive a grade of 0%. HW turned in by a friend will be considered late.

In-class work and quizzes

I will occasionally give a short (10 min) pop-quiz at the beginning of class to test you on the reading assignment or HW assignment. Some in-class work may be graded.


Final Exam: Thursday, Dec 6, 8:00–11:20 AM in Brevard 122.

Bring your own calculator to the exams—cell phones will not be allowed as a substitute. Check your batteries before the exam. Exams missed with certified medical excuses or prior instructor approval will be dealt with individually.


The final course grade comprises:

Homework 15%
In-class work
Exams 30%
Final 20%
Project 20%

Final grades will be assigned based on the following scale:

Percentage Letter
>=93 A
92–90 A-
89–87 B+
86–83 B
82–80 B-
79–77 C+
76–73 C
72–70 C-
69–67 D+
66–63 D
62–60 D-
<60 F

Course Schedule

Lesson Date Topic HW Handouts
1 Aug 21 Introduction Slides
2 Aug 23 Mass Balances (7.1–7.2)
Mass balances
HW 1
due Aug 30
3 Aug 28 Mass Balances (7.3)
Ventilation Model
Partial Pressure
4 Aug 30 Circulation (8.0–8.3.1) HW 2
due Sep 11
5 Sep 04 Circulation (8.0–8.3.1) Slides
6 Sep 06 Circulation (8.3.2–8.4,8.4.3)
Parallel vessels
Hydrostatic Pressure
Exam 1 IO
7 Sep 11 Circulation (8.3.2–8.4,8.4.3) Slides
8 Sep 13 Exam 1
9 Sep 18 Biomechanics (10.1–10.2.4) HW 3 Slides
Exam 1 key
10 Sep 20 Biomechanics (Box 10.1,10.3) Slides
11 Sep 25 Bioinstrumentation (11.1–11.3.1) HW 4 Slides
12 Sep 27 Bioinstrumentation (11.5.2) Slides
13 Oct 02 Biomaterials (15.1–15.2) Slides
14 Oct 04 Biomolecular I (13.1–13.2, Box 13.1) HW 5 Slides
Exam 2 IO
15 Oct 09 Biomolecular I (13.3) Slides
16 Oct 11 Exam 2
17 Oct 16 Statistics I
18 Oct 18 Industry speaker
19 Oct 23 Statistics II PDF Table
20 Oct 25 Statistics III HW 6 t-dist Table
21 Oct 30 Bioimaging I Slides
22 Nov 01 Bioimaging II Imaging Script
23 Nov 06 Project Getting Started
Project Assignment 1
24 Nov 08 Industry speaker
25 Nov 13 Project Project Assignment 2
26 Nov 15 Project
Nov 20 Thanksgiving
Nov 22 Thanksgiving
27 Nov 27 Project
28 Nov 29 Project Demo
Final Exam IO

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Academic integrity

Students are expected to adhere to the guidelines for academic integrity outlined in the University of Mississippi Policy for Academic Conduct and Discipline. Cases of misconduct will be addressed according to the procedures outlined in the Policy. Your signature on any submitted work implies that you have neither given nor received unauthorized aid.

Student disabilities

Reasonable accommodations will be made for students with verifiable disabilities. In order to take advantage of available accommodations, students must register with the Office of Student Disability Services at 234 Martindale, 662-915-7128.


Students are expected to attend all classes. Read the Credits and Grades Policy (ACA.AR.200.003) and the Guidelines for Class Attendance Policies (ACA.AR.200.004) for more information. If you anticipate an excused absence on a due date, please notify me so that we can agree on an alternate due date.

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