The VaNTH bioengineering curriculum project

Robert A. Linsenmeier*, Thomas R. Harris, Suzanne A. Olds

*Corresponding author for this work

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The NSF-sponsored VaNTH Engineering Research Center in Bioengineering Educational Technologies is developing a website,, to provide a forum for ideas about bioengineering curriculum. Two elements of that site are: 1) a listing of recommended core content, as opposed to core courses, for biomedical engineering undergraduate programs, and 2) recommendations for creation of curricula in terms of both content and pedagogy. This presentation addresses these two area. Our recommendations are intended to allow programs to meet a set of standard criteria that will allow industry, in particular, to understand what a biomedical engineer is, while allowing universities to meet local constraints and take advantage of their own strengths. Feedback from a broad cross-section of the bioengineering community is now needed to achieve agreement on core elements of a biomedical engineering curriculum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2644-2645
Number of pages2
JournalAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
EventProceedings of the 2002 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 24th Annual Conference and the 2002 Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES / EMBS) - Houston, TX, United States
Duration: Oct 23 2002Oct 26 2002


  • Curriculum
  • Undergraduate education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics


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