Biomedical Engineering

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Founded in 2003, the Department of Biomedical Engineering constitutes one of Yale's youngest but also most rapidly expanding departments. With an emphasis on the merger of the disciplines of engineering and biology, the department trains students to use biomedical tools to better understand human physiology and pathology and to develop new tools for disease treatment and prevention. Courses are taught by professors and research scientists and typically involve both classroom and laboratory work in a state-of-the-art space. Learn more at http://www.med.yale.edu/bme/

The course covers basic concepts of biomedical engineering and their connection with the spectrum of human activity. It serves as an introduction to the fundamental science and engineering on which biomedical engineering is based. Case studies of drugs and medical products illustrate the product development-product testing cycle, patent protection, and FDA approval. It is designed for science and non-science majors.