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Biomedical Engineering (BME) is a closely related network of life sciences, the physical sciences and engineering. It is a field in which engineering principles and techniques are applied to the life sciences and medicine. It covers a wide spectrum of activities which includes the development of artificial organs and limbs, implantable medical devices, tissue engineering, biomedical instrumentation, computing in medical research and diagnosis, signal or image processing, clinical engineering, rehabilitation engineering and cardiovascular, neurological, and respiratory engineering. The diagnostic and therapeutic tools available to the physician entering the twenty-first century represent complex and intricate applications of engineering.

The Biomedical Engineering (BME) Department at the University of Miami emphasizes excellence in education and research, while keeping in par with the growing technology. Due to favorable relative numbers of faculty and students, individual students receive personal attention.

The faculty of the Biomedical Department are internationally recognized leaders in their fields and conduct sponsored research annually. Areas of active research within the department include Biomedical instrumentation and devices, Biomedical signal and image processing, Applications of computers to diagnostic and therapeutic systems, Neurosensory and neuromuscular systems and devices, Biomedical optics and lasers, Tissue engineering, Biomechanics, Biofluid dynamics and Rehabilitation engineering.

Departmental Mission:

The mission of the biomedical engineering program is to prepare students to become knowledgeable and skilled engineers with an understanding of the ethical and other professional aspects of biomedical engineering. Design skills and an ability to work both independently and as part of a team are emphasized.


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