Biomedical Engineering Innovation

General Information

Learn all about this new online course for high school students!

  • Biomedical Engineering Innovation introduces biomedical engineering to high school students by (1) modeling biological systems and designing experiments to test those models and (2) introducing engineering principles to solve design problems that are biological, physiological, and/or medical. Students will model human efficiency, the arm, and the cardiovascular system. Students are expected to use the informational content being taught in math, physics and biology and to apply this knowledge to the solution of practical problems encountered in biomedical engineering.

    Students who earn an A or B grade in the course receive 3 credits from Johns Hopkins University.

    If you are accepted to and matriculate as an undergraduate student at JHU, the credits awarded by JHU for this BMEI course are available to count towards your undergraduate degree at JHU. Credits may be applied towards your total required credits to graduate.

    Admission to the Biomedical Engineering Innovation Program does not automatically guarantee admission into the undergraduate program at Johns Hopkins University.

  • You will learn about Biomedical Engineering from experts in the field through lectures, assignments, and hands-on design projects.

    Course Learning Objectives:

    • Introduction to modeling physiological systems, specifically the static and dynamic arm, circulatory system, and human efficiency
    • Introduction to the design process through a transport design project
    • Demonstration or presentation (written or oral) of projects
    • Development of an independent project including proposing a hypothesis, designing an experiment, obtaining and analyzing data, and preparing an online poster
    • Completion of a computer programming activity

    Modules:

    • Module 1: Introduction to Modeling
    • Module 2: Human Efficiency Model
    • Module 3: Oxygen Transport
    • Module 4: Transport Design Project
    • Module 5: Cardiovascular System
    • Module 6: Static Arm Model
    • Module 7: Dynamic Arm Model
    • Module 8: Computer Programming Activity
    • Module 9: Independent Project
    • Module 10: Independent Project Presentations

     

  • To be eligible for this program:

    1. You must have completed Algebra 2, Physics, Biology, and have knowledge of the trigonometric functions.
    2. You must have As and Bs in your high school math and science classes.
    3. You must be a current high school student or recent high school graduate.

    • Biomedical engineering course offered by a top university in the field
    • Opportunity to earn college credit
    • Based on a course taken by undergraduate students at Johns Hopkins University
    • Includes hands-on projects (Transport Design Project shown in the video below)

Course Details

Most of the course details are contained in the syllabus. Download the syllabus here.

  • Biomedical Engineering Innovation is offered during the fall, spring and summer semesters:

    • Spring 2020 –  January 27 to May 14, 2020
    • Summer 2020
      • Summer 10 week:  May 26 to July 31, 2020
      • Summer Term 1: June 1 to July 3, 2020
      • Summer Term 2: June 22 to July 31, 2020
    • Fall 2020 – August 31 to December 7, 2020

    BMEI is a fully online course with most elements being completely asynchronous, meaning they can be completed at any time within a given time period.

  • The course materials are divided into modules which can be accessed online via the Blackboard Learning Management Systems (LMS). A module will have several sections, including an overview, video lectures, readings, quizzes, discussions, and assignments/labs. Each module will also include multiple live office hour sessions.

    All additional course materials will be provided to the student as part of the course. A lab kit of materials needed for the various labs in the course which will be mailed out to students early in the course.

    Students will need a computer that meets our technical requirements in order to participate in this course.

  • Biomedical Engineering Innovation was developed by Dr. Eileen Haase and Dr. Brock Wester.


    Eileen Haase, PhD, Senior Lecturer, Director of the Undergraduate Program in the Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering, and Director of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Biomedical Engineering Program at the Johns Hopkins University Engineering for Professionals Program.

    Brock Wester, PhD, Project Manager and Section Supervisor for the Applied Neuroscience area in the Intelligent Systems Group of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory’s Research and Exploratory Development Department and Vice Chair of the Applied Biomedical Engineering Program at the Johns Hopkins University Engineering for Professionals Program.
  • Students who earn an A or a B will earn 3 credits from Johns Hopkins for the course EN.500.130: Biomedical Engineering Innovation. These students are eligible to request a transcript and can request that these credits transfer to another university if they do not enroll at JHU as undergraduates.  The credits awarded by JHU for this BME EI online course are available to count towards your undergraduate degree at JHU.  Credits may be applied towards your total required credits to graduate.

  • This is a 3-credit college-level course, so it requires a serious time commitment. It is expected that each module will take approximately 7–10 hours per week in the spring, summer 10-week, and fall sessions and twice that time in the summer term 1 and term 2 condensed sessions. Here is an approximate breakdown:

    • Listening to audio annotated slide presentations and completing the quizzes:
      • 2-3 hours/week in spring, summer 10-week, and fall sessions
      • 4-6 hours/week in the summer term 1 and term 2 sessions
    • Completing pre-lab homework assignments and additional outside readings:
      • 2-3 hours/week in spring, summer 10-week, and fall sessions
      • 4-6 hours/week in the summer term 1 and term 2 sessions
    • Preparing a lab report or presentation with results of the lab, and completing post-lab reflections:
      • 3-4 hours/week in spring spring, summer 10-week, and fall sessions
      • 6-8 hours/week in the summer term 1 and term 2 sessions

     


    Biomedical Engineering Innovation will consist of the following basic student requirements:

    1. Module Quizzes
    2. Module Assignments
      • Introduction to physiology
      • Developing a free body diagram
      • Review of trigonometry
      • Review of Newton’s laws and equations of motion
      • Review of electrical circuits
      • Introduction to computer programming
    3. Lab Reports
      • Exercise & efficiency model
      • Arm model (static and dynamic models of the arm)
      • Transport design (detailed sketches and equations, video presentation)
      • Circulatory model (circuit and fluid flow analyses)
    4. Final Project – model, experimental data and analysis, online presentation, and poster
    5. Reflections
    6. Participation (Discussions, peer reviews, and office hour attendance)
  • Tuition is $2850 and Lab Fees are $275. Financial aid is available

    Application fee is $85

  • Yes! Full and partial scholarships are available based on demonstrated need. You can apply for financial aid as part of your application to the program.

  • To withdraw from Biomedical Engineering Innovation, our office must receive a written statement of withdrawal from the student’s parent or guardian. This notice can be emailed to ei-biomed@jhu.edu or mailed to our office at:

    Biomedical Engineering Innovation
    Johns Hopkins University
    3400 North Charles Street
    Wyman Park Building; Suite N125
    Baltimore, MD 21218

    Deadlines for receipt of withdrawal request:

    • Withdrawal notices received on or before the required completion date for the quiz on Module 2 will receive a 90% tuition cost reduction.
    • Withdrawal notices received after the required completion date of the quiz on Module 2 and before the required completion date of the quiz on Module 3 will receive 50% tuition cost reduction.
    • No refunds will be issued after the required completion date of the quiz on Module 3.

    No refunds will be granted to students suspended or dismissed for disciplinary reasons. The Biomedical Engineering Innovation program reserves the right to dismiss a student whose academic standing or general conduct is considered unsatisfactory.

Application and Enrollment

To participate in Biomedical Engineering Innovation, you must be accepted and complete the enrollment process.

  • Visit the Apply page of this website.

  • Applications will be reviewed according to the schedules located on the Deadlines page of this website. We will not review an application until it is complete.

    Students will be notified of their acceptance through the application portal. Students who choose to accept the offer of admission must submit their enrollment documents and pay their tuition/fees by the listed enrollment deadline.

     

Contact Us

If you have a question about the program, you can contact us during regular business hours (Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Eastern time).

Email:  ei-biomed@jhu.edu

Phone: (410) 516-6224 (the Engineering Innovation program office)

Mailing Address:

Biomedical Engineering Innovation
Johns Hopkins University
3400 N. Charles Street
Wyman Park Building; Suite N125
Baltimore, MD 21218

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