Specialty track courses are taken at WMU for transfer credit to WMed. These courses are 3 credits, 15 weeks each. Students in the MS degree in Medical Engineering must take 3 specialty track courses during their program. The courses a student will take are determined by the track they enter and their technical advisor and Program Chief or his/her designee. Students are dual enrolled at Western Michigan University for the specialty classes. Potential specialty areas are listed below.
Biological Signal Processing, Regenerative Medicine, Sensors, and Instrumentation
Students study topics critical in medical engineering applications ranging from sensing, device design and fabrication, and processing of biological signals to molecular interactions and transport processes. Application areas include medical imaging and pattern recognition, medical instrumentation, diagnostics, drug delivery, and bio-systems.
Biomechanics and Biomaterials
The biomechanics and biomaterials track introduces the fundamental concepts in ergonomics, musculoskeletal mechanics, and tissue. It also applies novel uses of materials in medicine, dentistry, and other healthcare fields. Students may design, assess, and evaluate medical devices. This track also provides opportunities for modeling, simulation, and experimentation.
Health Systems Engineering
Students learn how to apply relevant systems engineering tools in healthcare settings. This includes tools for systems analysis and design, planning and implementation, performance monitoring, and continuous improvement. Students build competencies in health systems modeling and analysis, human factors, patient safety, quality, and advanced cost analysis.