Biomedical Engineering 435, Senior Laboratory
Instructor: Steven A. Jones
Office Hours: 2-4, M-F
Office Number: Bogard 239
The purpose of this course is to allow students to apply the theoretical knowledge they have obtained to experimental measurement and design. Students will perform selected short-term guided experiments in the first 6 weeks, followed by a 4-week long experiment of the students’ design. Students will work in teams of 4 or 5. Every experiment will include:
1. A null hypothesis to be tested with statistical methods (e.g. t-test, f-test, anova).
2. An experiment designed to test this hypothesis.
3. A writeup that describes the experiments, presents results and interprets the results.
Grading will be on an absolute scale:
There will be 3 minor laboratory reports, each worth 20 points, 1 Major laboratory report worth 30 points, and a final examination worth the remaining 10 points.
Weeks 1 and 2: Pressure Losses Across Stenoses
Weeks 3 and 4: Simulation of a Cardiac Output Flow Measurement
Week 5: One-dimensional mass transport
Week 7: Initial Planning Stages for Student-Driven experiment.
Week 8: Setup of Student-driven Experiment
Week 9: Student-Driven Experiment
Week 10: Final Examination