2. What Is Biomedical Engineering? (cont.)

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Class begins with discussion of students’ answers to the two questions given as assignment in the previous lecture. Professor Saltzman talks about the basic concept of biomedical engineering and two separate aspects of it: gaining better understanding of human physiology and developing ways to improve human health. He then introduces the term homeostasis, and talks about parameters that are involved in controlling this state. Finally, the structure of the phospholipid is discussed and how it constitutes the cell membrane.

00:00 – Chapter 1. Biomedical Engineering Today
08:00 – Chapter 2. Future of Biomedical Engineering
17:21 – Chapter 3. “That’s Biomedical Engineering?!”
29:09 – Chapter 4. Basic Concepts in Physiology
38:26 – Chapter 5. Lipids and 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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