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Biomedical Engineering (Minor)

This interdisciplinary minor is for students who would like to learn about processes encountered in biomedical engineering and enhance their ability to integrate knowledge from different disciplines with principles used in biomedical engineering. The minor offers an opportunity for students to be recognized for study in this growing multidisciplinary field and to enhance competitiveness for job opportunities upon graduation.

Biomedical Engineering (Minor)


Description


What is Biomedical Engineering at ODU like?

This interdisciplinary minor is for students who would like to learn about processes encountered in biomedical engineering and enhance their ability to integrate knowledge from different disciplines with principles used in biomedical engineering. The minor offers an opportunity for students to be recognized for study in this growing multidisciplinary field and to enhance competitiveness for job opportunities upon graduation.

Program Highlights


What makes Biomedical Engineering at ODU unique?

  • Low student to instructor ratio

  • Research opportunities in the field of biomedical engineering for students. Research projects are offered by faculty of the biomedical engineering program and investigators of the Bioelectric Center

Courses


What are some courses offered in Biomedical Engineering at ODU?

BME 403:
Introduction to Mathematical Modeling in Physiology


This course introduces model development and model formulation with differential equations in physiology. Students will learn how to use Matlab to solve differential equations and visualize their results. The physiological focus will be on cellular physiology, particularly ion channel dynamics and homeostasis. Prerequisites: BIOL 240 or BIOL 250 and MATH 200 or MATH 205 or MATH 211.

BME 404:
Introduction to Biomaterials


This course will introduce the properties of biomedical materials used as implants, prostheses, orthosis, and tissue-engineered materials as medical devices in contact with tissues and organs. Biocompatibility, immunological responses, wound healing, clotting cascade, surface compatibility and characterization of materials used for implantable medical devices will be introduced. Other topics such as ethical considerations and medical device regulatory mechanisms will be presented. Prerequisites: BIOL 240 or BIOL 250 and MATH 200 or MATH 205 or MATH 211.

ECE 454:
Introduction to Bioelectrics


Covers the electrical properties of cells and tissues as well as the use of electrical and magnetic signals and stimuli in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Typical topics to be covered include basic cell physiology, endogenous electric fields in the body, electrocardiography, cardiac pacing, defibrillation, electrotherapy, electroporation, electrotherapy in wound healing. In addition, ultrashort electrical pulses for intracellular manipulation and the application of plasmas to biological systems will be covered. Prerequisites: PHYS 111N or higher; MATH 200 or higher.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Biomedical Engineering at ODU?

Students entering the Minor program in Biomedical Engineering should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

  • To enroll in the BME minor, please email the coordinator of the BME minor  (Dharmakeerthi Nawarathna, dnawarat@odu.edu) stating your name, UIN, major, and the electives that you intend to take. Undergraduate students in any engineering, mathematics, science, or health-related discipline are encouraged to inquire about the program and apply.

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 360

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,032

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Next Steps


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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR


Name:

Dharmakeerthi Nawarathna


Location:

KAUFMAN HALL, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-3741


Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-3255


Email:

admissions@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

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