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BMIL Curriculum

Ph.D. in BME (Biomedical Imaging): Sample Curriculum

Semester Course Title Credit Hours
Year 1 Fall CBIO 453 Cell Biology I [CORE] 4
Year 1 Fall EBME 410 Medical Imaging Fundamentals [BMIL] 3
Year 1 Fall EBME 570 Graduate Professional Development for BME [SEMS] 1
Year 1 Fall EBME 615 Topic Seminars for Imaging Students I [SEMS] 0.5
Year 1 Fall EBME 611 Departmental Seminar I [SEMS] 0.5
Year 1 Fall Total   9
Year 1 Spring EBME 401 Biomedical Instrumentation and Signal Analysis [CORE] 4
Year 1 Spring EBME 402 Organ/Tissue Physiology and Systems Modeling [CORE] 4
Year 1 Spring IBMS 500 On Being a Professional Scientist [SEMS] 0
Year 1 Spring EBME 616 Topic Seminars for Imaging Students II  [SEMS] 0.5
Year 1 Spring EBME 612 Departmental Seminar II [SEMS] 0.5
Year 1 Spring Total   9
Year 1 Summer RSCH 750 Summer Rsch-PhD   
Year 1 Summer Total   0
Submit a preliminary program of study for PhD.
Take Oral Qualifying Examination
Year 2 Fall UNIV 400 Professional Development for TA/Int'l TA  0
Year 2 Fall UNIV 400C Int'l TA Communication Skills [INTER] 0
Year 2 Fall   Electives (Engr or Biomed or Math) 9
Year 2 Fall Total   9
Submit final PhD Program of Study
Year 2 Spring EBME 400T Graduate Teaching I 0
Year 2 Spring EBME 461 Biomedical Image Processing & Analysis [BMIL] 3
Year 2 Spring   Electives (Engr or Biomed or Math) 6
Year 2 Spring Total   9
Year 2 Summer RSCH 750 Summer Rsch-PhD  0
Year 2 Summer Total   0
Write and Defend Ph.D. proposal. Advance to Ph.D. Candidacy
Year 3 Fall EBME 500T Graduate Teaching II 0
Year 3 Fall EBME 701 Dissertation PhD 9
Year 3 Fall Total   9
Year 3 Spring EBME 600T Graduate Teaching III 0
Year 3 Spring EBME 701 Dissertation PhD 9
Year 3 Spring Total   9

Present your work at any national/international conference as a speaker (no poster)
Publish at least 3 papers (2 first author and 1 co-author)

Year 3 Summer RSCH 750 Summer Rsch-PhD  0
Year 3 Summer Total   0
  Grand total

In order to grant Ph.D. degree, SGS requires 54 credits

(36 credits course works + 18 credits EBME701)

36 = 12 [CORE] + 6 [BMIL] + 3 [SEMS]+ 15 Electives

15 = 9 Engineering + 3 Biomedicine + 3 Mathematics

54

=(36+18)

=((12+6+3+(9+3+3)))

Submit and defend Ph.D. dissertation.  Congratulations!

Note

[CORE]  Core courses (Ph.D. Qualify Exam, no grade C allowed)

[BMIL] = required by BMIL (Biomedical Imaging Laboratory) if not taken from somewhere else.

[INTER] = required if you are international student

[SEMS] = Medical Imaging Seminar series.

 

 

Biomedical Imaging Elective Course

The following list is the elective course sample that students in this lab previously enrolled and got approved by GEC. Choose five (5) consists of three (3) engineering, one (1) biomedical science and one (1) mathematics. The courses you may take are not limitted to this list. Please submit the preliminary program of study to get approval from GEC well in advance before actually taking the courses.

Biomedical Engineering (at least 3 from either this category or computer science or bioengineering)

  1. EBME460 Advanced Topics in NMR Imaging (3 credits)
  2. EBME513 Biomedical Optical Diagnostics (3 credits)[Recommended]
  3. EBME440 Translational Research in BME (3 credits)
  4. EBME523 Biomedical Sensing (3 credits)

Computer science (this category will satisfy engineering concentration but it is optional)

  1. EECS484 Computational Intelligence (3 credits)
  2. EECS440 Machine Learning (3 credits)[Recommended]
  3. EECS466 Computer Graphics (3 credits)
  4. EECS435 Data Mining (3 credits)
  5. EECS489 Robotics I (3 credits)
  6. EECS589 Robotics II (3 credits)
  7. EECS494 Introduction to Information Theory (3 credits)
  8. EECS531 Computer Vision (3 credits)
  9. EECS491 Artificial Intelligence (3 credits)

Biomedical science (At least 1 from either this category or bioengineering)

  1. ANAT412 Histology and Ultrastructure (4 credits)
  2. ANAT413 General Histology Laboratory (2 credits)
  3. CBIO455 Molecular Biology I (4 credits)
  4. PATH425 Stem Cell Biology and Therapeutics (3 credits)
  5. PATH510 Basic Pathologic Mechanisms (4 credits)
  6. PATH520 Basic Cancer Biology and the Interface with Clinical Oncology (3 credits)
  7. PATH523 Histopathology of Organ Systems (3 credits)
  8. PHOL514 Cardiovascular Physiology (3 credits)

Mathematics and statistics (at least 1 from this category)

  1. MATH473 Introduction to Mathematics in Image Processing and Computer Vision (3 credits) [Recommended]
  2. MATH475 Mathematics of Imaging in Industry and Medicine (3 credits) [Recommended]
  3. MATH440 Computational Inverse Problem (3 credits)
  4. MATH428 Fourier Analysis (3 credits)
  5. STAT432 Statistics for Signal Processing (3 credits)
  6. STAT425 Data Analysis and Linear Models  (3 credits)
  7. STAT426 Multivariate Analysis and Data Mining (3 credits)
  8. STAT433 Uncertainty in Engineering and Science (3 credits)

Mathematical engineering (the following courses can satisfy either Engineering or Mathematics)

  1. EECS416 Convex Optimization for Engineers (3 credits)
  2. EBME431 Physics of MRI (3 credits) [Recommended]
  3. EECS452 Random Signals (3 credits)

Bioengineering (the following courses can satisfy either Biomedical science or Engineering)

  1. EBME462 Cellular and Molecular Imaging (3 credits) [Recommended] ***
  2. EBME425 Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (3 credits)
  3. EBME426 Nanomedicine (3 credits)

Note

[Recommended] = explicitly recommended by Dr.Wilson

 

updated: 7/21/2014 by Patiwet Wuttisarnwattana (BMIL webmaster)