Biomedical Engineering and Design Program
The Belmont Hill Science Department and Johns Hopkins University have agreed to conduct a pilot program that allows five students to enroll in a Hopkins course over the fall semester: Biomedical Engineering and Design. The Biomedical Engineering program at Johns Hopkins is ranked as the #1 program in the country. Students who successfully complete the course are awarded two college credits from Johns Hopkins; funding will be available through Belmont Hill.
Working in teams with upperclassmen, this course:
- introduces engineering principles to solve design problems that are biological, physiological, and/or medical,
- provides students the opportunity to solve a pressing health-care inequity challenge, and
- discusses ethical considerations in design and society.
For more information about the Biomedical Engineering program, contact Belmont Hill Science Department Chair, Dr. Harry Goldberg.
Expectations and Grading: Final grades in the course will depend upon both team and individual assignments.
Team Projects and Reports (70%)
Health Inequity Project:
- Identify five potential projects
- Develop Needs Statement
- Elevator Pitch
- Final Presentation
Human Efficiency Model
- Model of the Cardiovascular System and statistical analysis of heart rate data
- Negative feedback control system Arduino Design Project for team (demonstration on Zoom)
Individual Assignments (30%, equally weighted)
myLearning Online Assignments
- Laboratory Safety Introductory Course (required by WSE)
- Basic Human Subjects Research
- Responsible Conduct of Research
- Animal Care and Use
- Blood Borne Pathogens
Arduino Project Sensor Demonstration
- Peer-wise multiple choice question posted on four topics during the semester
- Reflections on focus areas, reflection on case studies in ethics
- Peer reviews (self-reflection and peer feedback) throughout the semester
- Survey completion