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Development Of A Laboratory Based Course In Experimental Physiology For Biomedical Engineering Undergraduates

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Conference

2003 Annual Conference

Location

Nashville, Tennessee

Publication Date

June 22, 2003

Start Date

June 22, 2003

End Date

June 25, 2003

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Simulation Courses & BME Laboratories

Page Count

10

Page Numbers

8.416.1 - 8.416.10

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https://peer.asee.org/12269

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Ross Shonat

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Session #1309

Development of a Laboratory-Based Course in Experimental Physiology for Biomedical Engineering Undergraduates

Ross D. Shonat

Department of Biomedical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts

Introduction

In its program criteria for Biomedical Engineering, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) requires that graduating undergraduate students have an understanding of biology and physiology and demonstrate an ability to make measurements on and interpret data from living systems.1 In the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), these criteria have been addressed through the development and implementation of a laboratory-based course in experimental physiology (BE 3110).2 The objective of this paper is to describe this course in sufficient detail to enable replication.

Course objective and outcomes

The primary objective is to develop in each student a basic skill set and knowledge base necessary for working with a rodent animal model in the laboratory. Included in this skill set is an ability to make measurements on and interpret data from this animal model using a computer- based data acquisition system. Six course outcomes, relating directly to the ABET criteria for bioengineering programs, are identified:

• Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental physiologic principles necessary for working with animals in the laboratory (ABET program criteria for Bioengineering).

• Appreciate the ethical responsibilities associated with working with animals in the laboratory (ABET criterion 3f).

• Perform basic anesthetic and surgical procedures on the rat animal model (ABET criterion 3b and program criteria for Bioengineering).

• Utilize modern engineering tools to make measurements on and interpret data from a living system (ABET criteria 3b, 3k, and program criteria for Bioengineering).

• Apply knowledge of mathematics and statistics to the analysis and interpretation of laboratory data (ABET criterion 3a and program criteria for Bioengineering). Proceedings of the 2003 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2003, American Society for Engineering Education

Shonat, R. (2003, June), Development Of A Laboratory Based Course In Experimental Physiology For Biomedical Engineering Undergraduates Paper presented at 2003 Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee. https://peer.asee.org/12269

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