Objectives/Outcomes Links for the Undergraduate Program in Biomedical Engineering

 

A B.E. graduate of the Vanderbilt biomedical engineering program should:

  1. Have a working knowledge of the basic facts and methods of chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics and engineering.  This knowledge should prepare students, and for the practice of biomedical engineering and for further study in medicine, engineering or science.  Our graduates should possess the ability to apply engineering expertise to a spectrum of technological problems in biology and health care.

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        Record on standardized examinations

        Passing advanced courses

        Admission to graduate and medical school

        Placement data

  1. Have the ability to design, conduct and interpret investigational studies of living and nonliving systems.

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  1. Have the ability to design systems, components and processes aimed at the solution of critical problems in engineering, biology and medicine.  Graduates should have the ability to incorporate economic, safety and regulatory factors into design.

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  1. Be prepared to work in multidisciplinary teams and to exercise leadership.

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  1. Be able to identify, formulate and solve basic engineering problems in the  fields of biomechanics, thermodynamics of living systems, biotransport phenomena, electrical engineering science and medical instrumentation.

 

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        Performance in courses in these subjects.

        Design projects requiring such knowledge.

 

  1. Have knowledge of the ethics, roles and responsibilities of biomedical engineers in health care and other aspects of society.

 

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g.      Have training in clear communication of scientific and technical ideas, both orally and in writing.

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        Lab reports (possibly even oral reports) in Web dossier

        ES130 reports

        Design reports include a section on this (Web dossier).

 

  1. Have an awareness of knowledge and issues in the humanities and social sciences.

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        Verbal GRE

        Success in advanced humanities/social science courses

 

  1. Have communication, study and computer skills to engage in lifelong learning.

 

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  1. Have a  knowledge of contemporary issues and the ability to participate in citizenship.

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  1. Have the ability to integrate their biomedical engineering knowledge and apply it to significant problems.

 

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