Biomedical Engineering Innovation

General Information

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

  • Biomedical Engineering Innovation is an online college course offered to high school students who have completed the Engineering Innovation program. 

    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 assignment and programming movement in a modular prosthetic limb.

    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: Modular Prosthetic Limb Project
    • Module 9: Independent Project
    • Module 10: Independent Project Presentations

  • You must meet all three of the following requirements to participate in the course:

    1. You are a current high school student.
    2. You took Engineering Innovation and earned credit (A or B course grade).
    3. You live in the Eastern or Central time zones in the United States.

    • Biomedical Engineering course offered by the #1 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 spring semester, January 28 – May 3, 2019.

    This is a 14-week, fully online course with most elements being completely asynchronous, meaning they can be completed at any time within a given time period (typically 1 or 2 weeks).

  • 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. There will be a lab kit of materials needed for the various labs in the course which will be mailed out to students after the third week of 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. The Spring 2019 offering will be taught by Dr. 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 to complete. Here is an approximate breakdown:

    • 2-3 hours/week: listening to the audio annotated slide presentations and completing the quizzes
    • 2-3 hours/week: completing pre-lab homework assignments and additional outside readings
    • 3-4 hours/week: completing the lab or project for each module, preparing a lab report or presentation with results of the lab, and completing post-lab reflections


    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, dynamic, and modular prosthetic limb)
      • Transport design (detailed sketches and equations, video presentation)
      • Circulatory model (circuit and tubing 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.

    $150 of the Lab Fee will be refunded if the student returns their Myoband in working condition.

    There is no application fee for the Spring 2019 offering of this course.

  • 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:

    Engineering Innovation
    Johns Hopkins University
    3400 North Charles Street
    Shaffer Hall Room 103
    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, which is a refund of $2565 for students who did not receive scholarship assistance.
    • 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, which is a refund of $1425 for students who did not receive scholarship assistance.
    • 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.

    1. Download and complete the application forms:
      1. General application (everyone): Download the General Application for Spring 2019
      2. Financial aid application (if you are requesting financial aid): Download the Financial Aid Application for Spring 2019
    2. Obtain a digital copy of your current class schedule. A photo or screenshot is fine.
    3. Email the completed application form(s) and your current class schedule to ei-biomed@jhu.edu. If you would prefer to send the application by postal mail, you can send it to the following address:

    Biomedical Engineering Innovation
    Johns Hopkins University
    Shaffer Hall 103
    3400 N. Charles Street
    Baltimore, MD 21218

  • Applications will be reviewed according to the schedule shown in the table below. We will not review an application until it is complete, so be sure to include your class schedule and, if you apply for financial aid, your family’s 1040 and W2 tax forms.

    We will only enroll 15 students for the Spring 2019 course, so apply early.

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

     

    Round Application deadline Admission decision Enrollment deadline
    1 December 3, 2018 December 10, 2018 December 17, 2018
    2 December 10, 2018 December 21, 2018 December 28, 2018
    3 December 24, 2018 January 4, 2019 January 11, 2019
    4 January 7, 2019 January 15, 2019 January 22, 2019
    5 January 14, 2019 January 24, 2019 January 29, 2019

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
Shaffer Hall 103
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

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