Biomedical science is a broad field concerned with the application of fundamental biological research and quantitative analysis to human health.
The overall objective of the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems is to provide multidisciplinary programs offering an instructional core curriculum and research in selected areas.
The graduate program in biomedical science educates students whose undergraduate education is in basic life sciences (e.g., biology or biochemistry) or paramedical disciplines (e.g., nursing, physical therapy, or medical technology) in quantitative analysis, mathematical modeling, fundamental computing skills, and informatics.
For students entering with degrees in physics, mathematics, and/or computer science, the School, in close collaboration with the Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, provides the coursework needed to acquire proficiency in the life sciences. Students in biomedical science achieve depth in the modeling of living systems and biomedical information processing and display.
Students may choose to specialize in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering or Bioinformatics. Students who graduate with a master's degree from the biomedical science program often continue clinical training in medicine, dentistry, or veterinary medicine; pursue further graduate study toward the Ph.D. degree; or work in industry in such fields as health care, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, etc.