|Instructor(s)||Victor Yang [Coordinator]|
Phone: (416) 979-5000 x 2143
Office Hours: TBA
|Calendar Description||This course will introduce students to emerging areas in biomedical engineering with specific topics geared towards current trends. The course is structured to be a technical elective i.e., the content may change from year to year depending on the specific topics covered in the course and may be taught by one or more instructors. Students may be required to undertake a major project.|
|Prerequisites||BLG 601, BLG 701, BME 406, BME 423, BME 501, BME 506, BME 516, BME 632, BME 639, BME 674, EES 612, and MTH 410|
|Learning Objectives (Indicators)|
At the end of this course, the successful student will be able to:
NOTE:Numbers in parentheses refer to the graduate attributes required by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB).
3.0 hours of lecture per week for 13 weeks
|Teaching Assistants||Andrew - email@example.com|
Rob - firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: In order for a student to pass a course with "Theory and Laboratory" components, in addition to earning a minimum overall course mark of 50%, the student must pass the Laboratory and Theory portions separately by achieving a minimum of 50% in the combined Laboratory components and 50% in the combined Theory components. Please refer to the "Course Evaluation" section for details on the Theory and Laboratory components.
|Examinations||Midterm exam in Week 7, closed book (covers Weeks 1-6).|
Final exam, during exam period, closed book (covers Weeks 1-13).
|Other Evaluation Information||Labs: TA(s) will be available only during the scheduled Lab sessions for consultations and evaluation of demos.|
Project: From week 7-13, students will perform design feasibility of a Biophotonic Medical Device. Details of project requirements/report format will be discussed in the class.
Introduction, example of medical device design and development in
Monte Carlo simulation of photon propagation in biological tissue
Tour of Device Development Lab at Sunnybrook Research Institute
Optical coherence tomography – 1 (geometric optics and Gaussian beam)
Optical coherence tomography – 2 (interferometry and Fourier transform)
Optical coherence tomography – 3 (signal intensity and phase)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging introduction
Course Project: Brainstorming
Brain Tumor Fluorescence and PhotoDynamic Therapy (1)
Brain Tumor Fluorescence and PhotoDynamic Therapy (2)
Tour of Biophotonics Bioengineering Lab (BBL) for Surgical Navigation
Optical coherence tomography (hands-on scanning) at BBL
MATLAB refresher (unmarked)
Image Analysis using MATLAB (5%)
Fourier Analysis of Optical Coherence Tomography (5%)
Photon Propagation Simulation in Biological Tissue (5%)
When possible, students are required to inform their instructors of any situation which arises during the semester which may have an adverse effect upon their academic performance, and must request any consideration and accommodation according to the relevant policies as far in advance as possible. Failure to do so may jeopardize any academic appeals.
Ryerson's Policy 60 (the Academic Integrity policy) applies to all students at the University. Forms of academic misconduct include plagiarism, cheating, supplying false information to the University, and other acts. The most common form of academic misconduct is plagiarism - a serious academic offence, with potentially severe penalties and other consequences. It is expected, therefore, that all examinations and work submitted for evaluation and course credit will be the product of each student's individual effort (or an authorized group of students). Submitting the same work for credit to more than one course, without instructor approval, can also be considered a form of plagiarism.
Suspicions of academic misconduct may be referred to the Academic Integrity Office (AIO). Students who are found to have committed academic misconduct will have a Disciplinary Notation (DN) placed on their academic record (not on their transcript) and will normally be assigned one or more of the following penalties:
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