BME 272 - Actual Performance & Assignments - 1997-1998

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8/28/97

Lecture:

  1. Announcements
  2. Overview of BE 272 1989 - present
  3. Overview of this course outline, and mention of 273
  4. Slide show:  society page, discussion of PowerPoint and multiple Microsoft products

Assignment

    Fill out questionairre for course data entry into Access database

 


9/2/97

Lecture

  1. Announcement - AMIA meeting, Technology Performance Management Expo
  2. Begin handout material (Pahl pgs 1 - 63, NSF handouts, first 11 pages done)
  3. Class exercise -  Pahl pg 63 - handout page 11

 

Assignment

Handout - CO2 Measurement System


9/4/97

  1. Announcement - Mr. Tim Durkin needs a partner for a defibrillator study.
  2. Announcement - read this material for guest speakers ... etc.
  3. Transparencies Problem solving, working method, conceptual design covered
  4. Brainstorming session.

 


9/9/97

    1.  Announcements - Wed. meeting, Thur. class & seminar

    2.  Transparencies on proposal write-ups, discussion of Microsoft Project software.

    3.  Transparencies on signal/mass/energy flow studies, including donut mfg.  Hamburger mfg. problems.

    4.  Homework:  visit web site:  http://www.jellybelly.com/tour.html   & document the process.

 


9/11/97    NOTICE

The Chair of Bioengineering: Dr.  Ronald Fournier at U Toledo has agreed to lead the lecture in BME 272 on 9/11 as a result of an invitation from Dr. Todd Giorgio. He will discuss design considerations in the development of a bioartificial pancreas, describe the development of the design component within the new Bioengineering Dept. at U Toledo and discuss academic design pros and cons with students.

Discussion items included the area of Tissue Engineering, especially design of Bioartificial Organs, such as  Kidney, Pancreas, & Liver.  Scaling issues - from rat to dog to human were addressed.  Mass transport issues and their relationship to encapsulation methodology was discussed.

An event occurred early in the lecture which will be the subject of a later discussion of a subset of safety engineering...


9/16/97

  1. Class discussion was held by Dr. Tom Harris regarding the job and career placement history for our students.
  2. Dee Adams covered the essentials of his senior project last year (flowcharting/analysis of a clinic).
  3. Dr King gave a summary of the response to the above CO2 measurement system.

 


9/18/97

Reverse Engineering discussion, - King.   Text Reverse Engineering by Ingle is on reserve in the Science Library...


9/23/97

Transparencies finished

All three NSF workshop exercises were assigned, be sure to use Excel on the third, due 10/2/97...

Team leaders assigned: Neir, Palmer, Parton, Rathor, Zhan, Zimmerman, Baker, Bumb, Chopra, Gobert.  Meet directly after class Thursday to pick teams.


9/25/97

Lecture and proposals by Burke Mays & Associates, beginning of major class project...

Groups  will begin project...

Groups are:

1. Baker

Cox

Desai

Dukic

Ho

Lieber

2. Bumb

Anderson

Austin

Cheek

Guiterrez

Mackanos

3. Chopra

Sinha

Cullen

Gilson

Khanifar

Parvin

4. Gobert

Skidmore

Wince

Bishop

Clayton

Lingle

5. Neir

Saraswat

Shirley

Bailey

Lane

LeCroix

6. Palmer

Womack

Fleming

Hamilton

Norton

O'Toole

7. Parton

Henbest

Givens

Hults

Jackson

McCord

8. Rathor

Brown

Atherton

Turner

Hirsh

Lenahan

9. Zhan

Dryden

Gunaserka

Jones

Mongin

Rajbhandari

10. Zimmerman

Buxton

Birch

Chiusano

Durkin

Mohr


9/30/97

Dr. Doris Quinn, Director, Quality Education and Measurement, Vanderbilt Medical Group, lectured on Quality Improvement.Specific topics addressed were:

  1. Systems thinking
  2. Variation (of data)
  3. Psychology (motivation)
  4. Theory of learning

Specifically addressed was Deming's Plan/Do/Study/Act Paradigm, Conflict Resolution, Outcomes Research, Health Care v Sick Care, Failure Monitoring v failure & success monitoring, statistics (sigma),  and "system" v "people" screwups.

A neat response regarding the difference between MDs in sandboxes & engineers in same occurred.

 


10/2/97 ...  Dr. King  -

  1. Patents - example: #3591806
  2. Copyrights (see above)
  3. Trademarks, trade secrets
  4. EIT exam
  5. P.E. Licensure
  6. Consulting and Forensics (Engineering)

 


10/7/97 ...  Dr Paschal - information gathering: - use of the web, phone books, GratefulMed, Phone followups,  PubMed, Ovid, Technical Sales Support, Thomas Register, Purchasing, Vanderbilt Library web site ....


10/9/97 ...  Mr Carl T Gerhold (gerholct@ctrvax.vanderbilt.edu)- Institutional Safety Officer, Industrial Hygenist talked on his role at Vanderbilt.   Dr King completed the hour with a discussion of the three NSF exercises.Dr. Twaler and/or representatives from Institutional safety --firm date.  Tentative homework assignment.

10/14/97 ...   Katie Martin guest - first 30 minutes discussed possible projects involving ultrasonographers at Vanderbilt.  Dr Collins addressed the class regarding projects and internships.   Anne Morgan gave a presentation of her prize-winning Infant SleepMate project from last year- to be shown at the IEEE-EMBS meeting this month in Chicago.   This project is in the final five ...

10/16/97 ...  Class was devoted to major effort on project - Dr King & Burke Mays were available.

10/21/97 ...  Nimesh Patel -  Perioperative Database Design and Development.   Database exercise assigned, due on or before December 9.   Optional Microsoft® Visual Basic® assignment assigned.  See this site for another hospital information system:  (Columbia University).

10/23/97 - in-class team meetings as necessary.   write-up, ...

10/28/97   ...  Mr Twaler from Institutional Safety.  Dr King  misc announcements...  NB: AMIA meeting at Opryland this week.  Assignment:  Institutional Safety due 11/6/97.

NEW OFFICE HOURS AFTER 11/4/97:  King: Tues all day except as posted, Thurs 10-12.  Adams M&W PM (1-4)

10/30/97 - teams report back to Mays & associates, 5 minute talk/team...   Presentations were generally well done & to the point (those that were discussed.)

11/4/97 ...  King: consulting, BME alphabet soup,   pain center database..., wrapup...., topic titles due (email Dr. King). Please note new listings on the web, also consider Mays & Assoc. project ...  Oops!  Grading form says project titles due 11/6, which will be honored...

11/6/97 ... Semester exam, break for project work!  Safety assignment due.  Project titles due.

11/11  ...  proposals due (see class handout material for details, be sure to include timeline - Gantt Chart or Microsoft®  Project ®  version (preferred))  Begin web pages for project (suggest using Microsoft®   FrontPage98 (beta),  report these to Dr King (part of grade structure).   See this site for examples (University of Iowa)

11/18 ...  begin weekly progress reports (see class handout for structure), begin web page developments...PROGRESS REPORT 1 DUE

11/22-11/30 Turkey time

12/2  ... progress report 2 due

12/9 ...  final semester progress report # 3 dueDatabase exercise due before this date. Microsoft® Visual Basic® Assignment (optional) also due, last class this term.

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