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The following courses are offered by Engineering Online, the Distance Education Division of NC State's College of Engineering. The SEMESTER notation indicates past and tentative future scheduling.


COURSE   TITLE SEMESTER
BME 540   Nanobiology Processing, Characterization and Applications Spring
Topics at the interface of nanoscale science and biotechnology will be discussed. Chemical, physical, and biological properties of nanostructured biomaterials, devices, and systems. Lectures and problem-based learning will be used to present development of nanobiotechnology-enhanced materials and devices. 3 credit hours

BME 590   Advanced Drug Delivery Systems Spring
This course will introduce students to modern topics in the area of controlled drug delivery and relevant biomedical applications. Each topic will provide a comprehensive and critical examination of current and emerging research on the design and development of advanced drug delivery systems and their applications to experimental and clinical therapeutics. This course will illustrate the pivotal role of multidisciplinary approaches to modern drug delivery, encompassing the application of biological and physicochemical principles to the engineering of drug delivery systems. 3 credit hours

BME 590   Introduction to Nanobiomaterials Spring, Summer
Chemical, physical, biological, and engineering aspects of nanostructured materials used in medical implants. Regulatory and legal aspects of nano-enabled medical device development. 3 credit hours

BME 590   Wearable Biosensors (also offered as ECE 592) Fall
This course will explore the application of wearable electronics to monitor human biometrics. The first part of the course will introduce the sources of chemical, electrical, and mechanical bio-signals, and the sensing motifs for monitoring each bio-signal. The second part of the course will explore the design, function and limitations of wearable biosensors. Example systems will include wearable electrocardiograms, blood-glucose monitors, electronic tattoos, “smart” clothing, and body area networks. Emphasis will be given to critical comparison of different sensor modalities and how their limitations in realistic applications suggest the selection of one type of sensor over another. This course will provide students with a general overview of wearable biosensors and the necessary technical background to solve basic problems in engineering systems at the interface of biology and electronics. 3 credit hours