Checking date: 12/09/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Foundations of Bioengineering
Study: (84)

Coordinating teacher: GARCIA DIEZ, MARTA

Department assigned to the subject:

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
This course provides an updated perspective of the major developments in biomedical engineering, and introduces the way biology, mathematics and engineering can be applied to biomedical problems. The fundamental principles that underlie biomedical engineering design, analysis, and modelling procedures will be developed in addition to practical examples of the techniques commonly used to solve them. Students will thus acquire an overview of most of the major fields of activity in which biomedical engineers are engaged.
Description of contents: programme
Introduction to bioengineering 0.- Bioengineering, biotechnology, biomedicine and clinical engineering. Biomedical engineering as the interface between engineering and biomedicine. Biology module B1. Molecular Biology I: Basic concepts of chemistry applied to Biology B2. Molecular Biology II: Proteins, Lipids, Polysaccharides, Nucleic Acids B3. Cell Biology I: Cell structure and function B4. Cell Biology II: Cell metabolism, signalling, communication B5. Stem Cells: What are they, how are they obtained, what is their current utility and future potential? B6. Regenerative Medicine / Tissue Engineering I: Is it possible to produce organs or tissues? Basic Methods and principles B7. Regenerative Medicine II: State of the art, and examples of organ and tissue generation Engineering module E1. Bioelectricity: the language of our cells E2. Bioinstrumentation: how to measure what is going on E3. Implants and brain machine interfaces: talking to the machine E4. Medical Imaging: seeing and understanding form E5. Molecular imaging: discovering and measuring the function E6. Surgical Room, the last frontier: Bringing technology to the surgeon.
Basic Bibliography
  • M. Saltzman. Biomedical Engineering: Bridging Medicine and Technology. Cambridge University Press. 2009

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.