Teaching and research are the highest priorities of the Department. Other departments also offers courses related to biomedical engineering at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, all taught by professors who are experts in their areas. The list below gives the title of some of the courses, with additional details found here. For information on courses available during specific terms, please refer to Beartracks.

Department of Biomedical Engineering

BME 320 Human Anatomy and Physiology: Cells and Tissue. An introduction to the fundamental levels of organization of the human body highlighted in engineering terms.

BME 321 Human Anatomy and Physiology: Systems. An introduction to the organization of the human body at the level of the anatomical systems highlighted in engineering terms.

BME 410 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering and Biomedical Systems Modelling. Introduces the broad field of biomedical engineering while focusing on the quantitative methods and modelling in key areas that emphasize the similarities between biomedical and conventional engineering science.

BME 510 Neuro-Imaging in Neuroscience. A comprehensive overview of neuro-imaging techniques currently used in neuroscience research for the understanding of healthy brain function and neuro-psychiatric disorders.

BME 513 Imaging Methods in Medicine. Introduction to basic physical and technological aspects of medical imaging.

BME 520 Neuroplasticity of Sensorimotor and Pain Systems. Covers the cellular and systems level changes in sensorimotor and pain pathways in response to motor training and/or trauma to the nervous system.

BME 553 Rehabilitation Engineering: Assisted Movement after Injury. Introduction to rehabilitation techniques for assisting individuals with physical disabilities to reach, stand and walk.

BME 564 Fundamentals of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, MRI. Designed for graduate and advanced undergraduate students requiring a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of imaging by means of nuclear magnetic resonance, NMR.

BME 579 Covers topics such as computed tomography, nuclear magnetic resonance, therapeutic radiation

Other Departments


CH E 484 Introduction to Biochemical Engineering. Physical and chemical properties of cells, tissues, and biological fluids, engineering analysis or processes such as cell growth and fermentation, purification of products.

CH E 582 Introduction to Biomaterials. Survey of materials intended for biological applications; biomaterials-related biological phenomena (protein adsorption, blood coagulation and cell adhesion); biomaterials for engineering of blood vessel, bone and skin tissues.

CH E 655 Advanced Biomaterials Science. Intended for graduate students who are familiar with basic biomaterials science. Focuses on: molecular design of biomaterial and biomaterial surfaces in order to modulate specific biological events; techniques to modulate biomaterial properties; assessment techniques for modifications.

CHEM 444 Characterization Methods in Nanoscience. Introduction to techniques in determining the composition and structure of materials on the nanometer scale.

CHEM 483 Applications of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. Theory of magnetic resonance spectroscopy and some of its applications to chemical systems.

CHEM 536 Synthesis and Applications of Inorganic and Nano-materials. Introduction to methods of synthesizing inorganic materials with control of atomic, meso- and micro-structure.

CHEM 544 Characterization Methods in Nanoscience. Introduction to techniques in determining the composition and structure of materials on the nanometer scale.

CHEM 583 Applications of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. Theory of magnetic resonance spectroscopy and some of its applications to chemical systems.

CIV E 459 Biomedical Engineering Design. Application of civil and mechanical engineering principles to different topics in biomechanical engineering design.

CMPUT 470 Computational Neuroscience. This is an interdisciplinary course covering areas in Computing Science, Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering.

ECE 558 Microfabrication and Nanofabrication, Topics I. Vacuum principles: gas kinetics and flow, pumping speed theory, pumping methods, pressure, measurement, sorption processes, and vacuum system design basics.

ECE 658 Fabrication and characterization of Microelectromechanical Systems. Fabrication and characterization of MEMs devices: state-of-the-art technologies for RF, electronic, optical, and fluidic MEMs devices.

ECE 671 Nonlinear Optics and Nanophotonics. Fundamental description of nonlinear optical phenomena in terms of higher order susceptibilities.

E E 445 Computation for Nanoengineering. Introduction to advanced numerical methods such as finite-difference, finite-element and spectral-domain techniques for solving partial differential equations.

E E 454 Nanoelectronics. Review of E-k diagrams, and associated particle motion, effective mass, and density of states.

E E 455 Engineering of Nanobiotechnological Systems: Microfluidic and nanobiotechnological devices.

E E 458 Introduction to Micro Electro Mechanical. Systems Overview of microelectromechanical (MEMS) systems, applications of MEMS technology to radio frequency, optical and biomedical devices.

E E 459 Introduction to Nanotechnology. Existing micro/nanofabrication and characterization technologies including advanced nanolithography and soft lithography techniques.

E E 464 Medical Robotics and Computer-Integrated Intervention. Basic concepts of computer-integrated intervention.

EE BE 512 Biophysical Measurement and Instrumentation. An introduction to the principles that underlie biophysical instrumentation.

EE BE 540 Digital Computer Processing of Images. Extension of sampling theory and the Fourier transform to two dimensions, pixel operations including gray-level modification, algebraic and geometric transformations.

LABMP 510 Cryobiology I. Physiochemical changes in aqueous solutions at low temperatures and responses of living cells and tissues to those changes.

LABMP 511 Cryobiology II. Freeze-thaw responses of enzyme systems, individual cells and organized tissues.

MATH 371 Mathematical Modeling in the Life Sciences. Model development, computation, and analysis for problems in the life sciences.

MATH 372 Mathematical Modelling I. This course is designed to develop the students’ problem-solving abilities along heuristic lines and to illustrate the processes of Applied Mathematics.

MATH 570 Mathematical Biology. Mathematical modeling in the biological and medical sciences.

MEC E 564 Design and Simulation of Micro-Electromechanical Systems (MEMS). Overview of micro-systems, common micro-systems and their working principles, mechanical modeling and simulation of MEMS.

MEC E 585 Biomechanical Modelling of Human Tissues and Systems. Biomechanics; mechanical characterization of biological tissues using elastic and viscoelastic models.

MEC E 634 Aerosol Science and Technology. Introduction to aerosol science, particle size statistics and article motion.

MEC E 635 Mechanics of Respiratory Drug Delivery. Introduction to pharmaceutical aerosol delivery to the lung.

MEC E 688 Mechanics of Biological Tissues. Advanced topics dealing with modeling of biological solids such as bone, soft tissues, cartilage, ligament, and tendon; constitutive behaviour and modeling.

NEURO/BME 520 Neuroplasticity. An advanced course for graduate students in Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering that covers systems and cellular mechanisms involved in motor recovery after CNS injury and rehabilitation, the development of neuropathic pain and learning and memory

ONCOL 535 Clinical Radiobiology. An introduction to the physics, chemistry, and biology of radiation effects on cells and tissues.

ONCOL 550 Medical Radiation Physics. Fundamentals of radiation physics, production and properties of ionizing radiation and their interactions with matter and tissue. Interactions of photons and of charged particles with matter.

ONCOL 552 Fundamentals of Applied Dosimetry. Theory and practical techniques of external beam radiotherapy and brachytherapy.

ONCOL 554 Laboratory in Medical Radiation Physics. Practical aspects of medical physics as applied to radiation therapy. Exposure to the operation of various therapy units and dose measuring devices. 

ONCOL 556 Laboratory in Imaging. Provides clinical and practical experience with diagnostic imaging equipment, to adequately provide consultative support required of a clinical medical physicist in imaging.

ONCOL 562 Theory of Medical Imaging. A system theory approach to the production, analysis, processing and reconstruction of medical images.

ONCOL 568 Physics of Diagnostic Radiology. Rigorous development of the physics of x-ray production, interaction and detection in diagnostic radiology, including mammography.

ONCOL 690 Biomedical Magnetic Resonance Methods and Applications. Advanced course on modern magnetic resonance techniques including in-depth description of hardware; advanced imaging sequences and image reconstruction methods.

PEDS 206 Biomechanics. A systematic procedure for qualitative analysis of human motion is presented. Students proceed from the identification of mechanical principles governing motion through to the formation of deterministic models and observational strategies.

PEDS 306 Quantitative Biomechanics of Physical Activity. Further application of the principles of mechanics to understanding, analyzing, and measuring human movement.

PHARM 311 Radiopharmacy and Diagnostic Imaging. A pharmacy-oriented introduction to radiopharmaceuticals and contemporary diagnostic imaging techniques.

PTHER 562 Diagnostic Imaging. Introduction to current diagnostic imaging techniques encountered and utilized by physical therapists.