Volume 3 Number 2 (Apr. 2013)
Home > Archive > 2013 > Volume 3 Number 2 (Apr. 2013) >
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
Frequency: Quarterly (Since 2015)
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Kuan-Chou Chen
Executive Editor: Mr. Ron C. Wu
Abstracting/ Indexing: Google Scholar, Electronic Journals Library, QUALIS, ProQuest, EI (INSPEC, IET)
E-mail: ijeeee@iap.org
  • Dec 26, 2017 News!

    Vol.6, No.1-No.2 have been indexed by EI (Inspec).    [Click]

  • Dec 26, 2017 News!

    [CFP] 2018 the annual meeting of IJEEEE Editorial Board, WCEEE 2018, will be held in Bali, Indonesia during June 25-27, 2018.    [Click]

  • Jun 22, 2018 News!

    IJEEEE Vol. 9, No. 1 is available online!    [Click]

  • Apr 23, 2018 News!

    The papers published in Vol.8, No.4 have all received dois from Crossref.

  • Apr 19, 2018 News!

    The papers published in Vol.8, No.3 have all received dois from Crossref.

  • Read more>>