Scientific and technological advances in biomedicine have played a major role in the Emerging of biology as a core scientific decline. This tremendous spurt of technological activity, especially as it pertains to medicine, has lead to the emergence of a new interdisciplinary field - bioengineering. Bioengineering can be defined as the application of engineering concepts, methods, and techniques to biology and medicine. It is intended to bridge the gap between the life sciences and physical sciences. Hofstra University offers a fully accredited Engineering Science Degree with a specialization in Bioengineering. The curriculum at Hofstra combines life sciences and engineering concepts, to adequately prepare each student with the analytical methods required for a comprehensive understanding of their subject, in order to meet the challenges of the profession. Investigation of fundamental physiological processes using engineering methodology requires a broad background in basic engineering, sciences, and mathematics. The major thrust of the program is in the area of biomaterials, biomechanics, biomedical instrumentation, cardiovascular dynamics, and tissue engineering. The program requires successful completion of 137 semester hours, of which at least 26 hours must be earned in the specialization.
By promoting interdisciplanary research and training among engineering, biology and medicine students are prepared to improve the health and quality of human life. Students enrolled in this program may pursue career opportunities in government on either the regulatory or public sector, private research institutions, engineering and/or medical consulting firms, and industry. Others may continue their formal education in engineering, medicine, dentistry, and law.
- B.E. Major in Engineering Science
This program reflects the need within a broad-based engineering curriculum for a diversity of offerings reflecting the diversity of careers in the engineering field today. Engineering today encompasses many new technologies, but the core educational requirements remain a thorough grounding in mathematics, physical sciences, engineering sciences and design. The Engineering Science degree then allows students to specialize in one of three options: biomedical, civil, or environmental.
Resources for Scientists-Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering Information Servers
- BMEnet, sponsored by the Whitaker Foundation
- MedWed: Biomedical Internet resources
- WWW Virtual Library in Medicine, Physiologyand Biophysics, and Biotechnology.
- TradeWave Galaxy: Biomedical Engineering
- Biomechanics World Wide
Other BME Departments
- American Association for the Advancement of Science
- American Heart Association
- American Society for Engineering Education
- Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)
- IEEE Engineering and Medicine in Biology Society
- Physiological Society
- Cardiovascular System Dynamics Society
- Sigma Xi
- Biophysical Society
- Annals of Biomedical Engineering
- Biophysical Journal
- IEEE Transactions in Biomedical Engineering
- Journal of Physiology
- more ... BIOSCI's hotlist of biological journals
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