Courses

Honors Biomedical Engineering

  • PowerSchool Code: 30205X0
  • Grade Level: 10th, 11th, 12th graders
  • Semester: Fall Semester
  • Schedule: Monday — Thursday
  • Time: 8:00am – 9:10am
  • Course Pathway(s): Engineering, Health Sciences

Course Introduction

How are electrical signals from the heart measured outside the body? Is there a way to design high-heel shoes that don’t hurt women’s feet? How do engineers design heart valves that only allow blood to flow one way? This course introduces students to the different subspecialties of biomedical engineering including bioelectronics and instrumentation, biomaterials, biomechanics, and biochemical. Through written problems, hands-on and design activities, and reviewing literature in the field, students explore and experience biomedical engineering principles, the engineering design process, and problem-solving and troubleshooting.

PREREQUISITE(S):

Completion of Math II Honors with a B or better, or in Math II with an A through your local high school or NCVPS.

MATERIALS/TEXTBOOK:

N/A

SITE REQUIREMENTS:

Students must have computer access with a stable internet connection and appropriate permissions for web conferencing. Students in shared spaces should have individual audio devices (headphones with microphones).