Biomedical Engineering I

Prerequisite:

None

Credit:

0.5

Grade:

11, 12

Students will investigate the roles of biomedical professionals as they identify problems and strategize to design solutions to a variety of health challenges in the context of real-world, human-centered cases via design thinking. Students will learn to identify problems & needs, brainstorm solutions, and creative thinking to develop prototypes using simple materials. Throughout the semester, students will explore user-centered design as they develop an understanding of the role of “empathy” in biomedical engineering problems and will take a hands-on approach to engineering innovative solutions while learning about topics like: introduction to biomedical engineering, design thinking in biomedical engineering, adaptive and inclusive design in medical devices, and biomechanics.