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Lec 1 - What Is Biomedical Engineering?

"Lec 1 - What Is Biomedical Engineering?" Frontiers of Biomedical Engineering (BENG 100) Professor Saltzman introduces the concepts and applications of biomedical engineering, providing an overview of the course syllabus, reading materials for lecture and labs and grading logistics. Various pictures are shown to highlight the current application of biomedical engineering technologies in daily life (eg. chest x-ray, PET scan, operating room, gene chip, transport). Next, living standards and medical technologies of the past and present are compared to point out the impact of biomedical engineering as well as areas for improvement in the field. Finally, Professor Saltzman draws references from the poem "London Bridge" to illustrate some societal issues in making materials and devices in biomedical engineering. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Introduction 02:36 - Chapter 2. Biomedical Engineering in Everyday Life 18:43 - Chapter 3. A Brief History of Engineering 22:58 - Chapter 4. Biomedical Engineering in Disease Control 31:09 - Chapter 5. Course Overview and Logistics 39:23 - Chapter 6. Conclusion Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses This course was recorded in Spring 2008.

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