Biological Engineering
TeachersOGAWA, MitsuhiroStaffInfo
Grade, SemesterYear 3 1st semest [Department of Information and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering]
CategorySpecial Subjects
Elective, CreditsElective 2credit
 Syllabus Number3E343

Course Description

Students attend a total of 15 weeks of classes in this subject.
The main topics are how human recognize the living, living body, organ, tissues and cell.
Physiological and Biochemical parameters and those significance that will be discussed on.
This course relates to DP4E.

Course Objectives

The aim of this course is to study Biomedical engineering. Biomedical engineering includes two areas. The first one is analyses of living organisms using methodology combining several engineering fields, physics, chemistry and mathematics. The second one is the syntheses of medical (and/or healthcare) device design. In this course, the practical application of biomedical engineering such as medical devices is studied.

Grading Policy

Final and Middle Exam: 60%
Report#1 and #2: 40%
The results will be informed and reviewed mainly via LMS.

Textbook and Reference

TextbookJapanese textbook (ISBN: 978-4339072747) is used.
Yamakoshi, Murakami and TamuraCORONA PUBLISHING CO., LTD.
ReferencesJapanese textbook (ISBN: 978-4339071313) .
Yamakoshi and TogawaCORONA PUBLISHING CO., LTD.
ReferencesEnglish textbook (ISBN: 978-1420090789)Togawa, Oberg and TamuraCRC Press


For preparation, 90 min are required for each class in standard. You should read sections of textbook instructed in classes.
For review, 90 min are required for each class in standard. Practice questions for review will be distributed in class.
The 9th class will give review about learning and discussion of learning in future.


LMS will be used in this course.
Function calculator can be used for final and middle exam.


2General consideration of biomedical engineering
3Hot-topics of biomedical engineering (1)
4Physiological measurement (Electric)
5Physiological measurement (Magnetic)
6Physiological measurement (Thermal)
7Practical Physiological measurement (Electric)
8Middle exam
9Categorization of medical devices; Discussion
10Medical devices (ECG, EEG)
11Medical devices (Blood Pressure meter and thermometer)
12Surgical operation devices; basic
13Surgical operation devices; modern devises such as surgical robot
14Hot-topics of biomedical engineering (2), Preparation of final exam.
15Final exam and summary