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Experience of teaching an introductory Biomedical Engineering Course for Undergraduate ECE Students in Pakistan

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2016 ASEE International Forum

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New Orleans, Louisiana

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June 25, 2016

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June 25, 2016

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June 25, 2016

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Concurrent Paper Tracks Session II Courses

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International Forum

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Ijlal Haider The University of Lahore Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-4529-3340

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Ijlal Haider is currently employed at The University of Lahore, Pakistan in Department of Electrical Engineering. He is actively working on Cardiac and Neural Signal Analysis and Interdisciplinary Engineering Education.

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Farhan Ahmad UOL

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I am an engineer and fond of doing research in my field as well as bio medical field.

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Nishwa Fayyaz Virtual University, Pakistan

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Nishwa Fayyaz is a graduate student in Bioinformatics at Virtual University, Pakistan. She is also involved in research at Medical Informatics, Control & Signals (MEDICS) Research Lab and Science, Technology & Engineering Education Research (STEER) Network at The University of Lahore as part time research staff.

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Abstract

Medicine and engineering have overlapped in past few decades to give rise to a whole new filed, Biomedical Engineering. Biomedical Engineering constitutes disciplinary knowledge from many areas in Engineering such as Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical, Computer, Mechatronics and Physics. Electrical and Computer Engineering particularly have numerous applications in Medicine and Biology such as in Neuroscience, Medical Imaging, Computational Biology to name a few. There has been very less focus on education and application of these emerging areas in developing countries. Therefore, there was a need to develop a course for undergraduate ECE students to introduce latest research and applications of Biomedical Engineering to them.

This paper presents experience of teaching an introductory Biomedical Engineering course to undergraduate ECE students in a university in Pakistan. The course titled “Medical Electronics” was designed particularly for the students of Bachelor in Electrical Engineering. The main objective was to expand the horizon of the students, beyond traditional academics, to interdisciplinary studies with a strong focus on Biomedical Engineering. As for ECE graduates, the main focus of the course remained on Basic Human Physiology and Anatomy, Electrophysiology, Biomedical Signal Analysis, Biomedical Instrumentation and Medical Imaging. The applications in these areas were explained from the point of view of design for Treatment, Rehabilitation and Therapy. Research assignments were also included to acquaint students with latest research particularly in Neurosciences and Cardiology. This paper summarizes the relevant work by several other academicians and the designed structure and methodology of the course Medical Electronics. Student’s feedback is used to analyze the effectiveness of the course. An online survey was participated by students from Fall 2012 to Winter 2015. Approximately 33% of the students responded to the survey with positive remarks on the course.

Haider, I., & Ahmad, F., & Fayyaz, N. (2016, June), Experience of teaching an introductory Biomedical Engineering Course for Undergraduate ECE Students in Pakistan Paper presented at 2016 ASEE International Forum, New Orleans, Louisiana. https://peer.asee.org/27246

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