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IJEEEE 2013 Vol.3(2): 138-142 ISSN: 2010-3654
DOI: 10.7763/IJEEEE.2013.V3.209

Device-Based Learning for Biomedical Engineering

Ezra Kwok and Anthony Chan
Abstract— Biomedical Engineering education has increased in popularity for the past two decades. New programs have been developed to prepare students for this emerging field of study. With its highly multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary nature, biomedical engineering is able to better prepare graduates for a engineering career that incorporates aspects life sciences such as medicine and biology. The University of British Columbia established a graduate level biomedical engineering program in the fall of 2006 after arduous consultations and an extensive survey process with the industry. This new program employs a device-based approach to teaching the life science components including anatomy and physiology. Feedback from industry sponsors and practicing biomedical engineers favour this UBC approach. A graduate survey was performed in 2011 with overwhelming endorsement to this device-based approach of life science education.

Index Terms— Biomedical engineering, problem-based learning, engineering education, medical devices.

Ezra Kwok is with Chemical of British Columbia, 2360 East Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4 (e-mail: ezra@chbe.ubc.ca).
Anthony Chan is with the Biomedical Engineering Technology Program, British Columbia Institute of Technology, 3700 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby, BC, V5G 3H2.

Cite: Ezra Kwok and Anthony Chan, " Device-Based Learning for Biomedical Engineering," International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 138-142, 2013.

General Information

ISSN: 2010-3654 (Online)
Abbreviated Title: Int. J. e-Educ. e-Bus. e-Manag. e-Learn.
Frequency: Quarterly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Kuan-Chou Chen
Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Lau
Abstracting/ Indexing: EBSCO, Google Scholar, Electronic Journals Library, QUALIS, ProQuest, EI (INSPEC, IET)
E-mail: ijeeee@iap.org
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