Frontiers of Biomedical Engineering - Lecture 2
Lecture 2 - What Is Biomedical Engineering? (cont.)
Class begins with discussion of students' answers to the two questions given as assignment in the previous lecture. Professor Saltzman talks about the basic concept of biomedical engineering and two separate aspects of it: gaining better understanding of human physiology and developing ways to improve human health. He then introduces the term homeostasis, and talks about parameters that are involved in controlling this state. Finally, the structure of the phospholipid is discussed and how it constitutes the cell membrane.
Prof. W. Mark Saltzman
BENG 100 Frontiers of Biomedical Engineering, Spring 2008
(Yale University: Open Yale)
Date accessed: 2009-01-06
License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
Supplementary lecture material is listed below.
1. Summary and Key Concepts: Chapter 1 (pdf)
2. Summary and Key Concepts: Chapter 2 (pdf)
3. Summary and Key Concepts: Chapter 4 (pdf)