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National Yang-Ming University School of Biomedical Science and Engineering
National Yang-Ming University
About Us
¬ Missions
Training of professional medical technologists, physical therapists and radiologists are the main goals of the undergraduate programs in this School. Emphases of the corresponding graduate programs are placed on educating advanced biotechnological investigators, and promoting the profession of physical therapy, radiation therapy and related areas.
 
Besides, The Institute of Biomedical Engineering seeks to educate students to reach leading positions in the multidisciplinary field of biomedical engineering, including medical electronics, biomechanics and biomaterials. The Institute of Rehabilitation Science and The Institute of Biophotonics are two more recent additions to the School focusing on the frontiers of multidisciplinary research in applying advanced science, engineering, and technologies to solve the most challenging biomedical problems, including disease prevention, non-invasive early detection, therapy, and rehabilitation.
 
 
¬ Organization
 
The School of Biomedical Science and Engineering is composed of 3 departments and 5 Institutes.
 
š Undergraduate Studies
Ø Department of Biotechnology and Laboratory Science ( 4 year Baccalaureate program )
Ø Department of Physical and Assistive Technology ( 4 year Baccalaureate program )
Ø Department of Biomedical Imaging and Radiological Sciences ( 4 year Baccalaureate program )
 
š Graduate Studies
Ø Institute of Biomedical Engineering (Master's and Doctoral programs)
Ø Institute of Biotechnology in Medicine (Master's and Doctoral programs)
Ø Dep art ment of Biomedical Imaging and Radiological Sciences (Master's and Doctoral programs)
Ø Department of Physical and Assistive Technology (Master's and Doctoral program)
Ø Institute of Biophotonic Engineering (Master's and Doctoral program)
 
 
¬ Education
 
Problem-based learning is the goal of the Faculty of Biotechnology and Laboratory Science. To broader the view of our students, programs of biotechnology, bioinformatics and environmental medicine are offered. Related courses on medical and biotechnological management are also launched. Based on the modern molecular biology theories, the graduate program provides a series of step-by-step courses on techniques of molecular probes, recombinant DNA, monoclonal antibody, immunofluorescence, biosensor, biochip and flow cytometry.
 
The mission of the Department of Physical and Assistive Technology is to educate graduates to become competent physical therapy professional with expertise in clinical decision-making, problem solving, and evidence-based practice through the guidance of committed faculty. The preparation of a physical therapy professional includes development of abilities to fulfill the roles of patient care provider, teacher, administrator and consultant.
 
The specialties of the Institute of Rehabilitation Science and Technology cover both the engineering and medicine fields, with emphasis in academic research as well as clinical applications.
 
Students graduate from the Dep art ment of Biomedical Imaging and Radiological sciences receive practical training in the fields of medical imaging, diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, ultrasound and angiography procedures. In the graduate program, various courses are offered in the areas of medical physics, molecular and gene imaging, medical imaging and clinical diagnosis; medical radiation biology, radiation molecular biology, tumor biology; radiation chemistry, radiopharmaceuticals and nuclear medicine; medical optics and medical informatics.
 
Biomedical engineering is an interdisciplinary field that integrates clinical medicine, engineering, and life science. The role of our education is to provide solutions to clinical needs, including clinical diagnosis, injury prevention, ergonomics, artificial organs, and development of medical devices and tissue materials.
 
Biophotonic is an emerging multidisciplinary field of research integrating advanced science, engineering, and technologies including optics and photonics, digital, nano-, electrical and electronics, material, and biological to understand the physics and chemistry of life at the molecular levels and to tackle the most challenging biomedical problems including disease prevention, non-invasive early detection, and therapy.
 
¬ Research
 
Research activities of the Institute of Biotechnology in Medicine include development of various laboratory examination techniques and investigation of the mechanisms and therapeutic strategies of diseases. In order to improve efficiency and apply results of our investigations, establishment of co-operation between our faculty and other biomedical institutes and industries is emphasized.
 
Research areas of the Dep art ment of Biomedical Imaging and Radiological Sciences include molecular and gene imaging, medical physics, medical imaging, medical radiation biology, radioactive pharmaceuticals. Undergraduate students are also encouraged to do “independent study” in instructors' research laboratories.
 
There are three major research fields in the Institute of Biomedical Engineering ; medical electronics, biomechanics and biomaterials.
 
The research areas of the institute of Rehabilitation Science and Technology cover 5 aspects: mobility and manipulation, auditory, visual, multiple disability and elderly.
 
The research focus of the Institute of Biophotonic includes advanced laser spectroscopy, microscopy, manipulation, and sensing at molecular scale from genomic, proteomic, cellomic, tissue and organ levels to small animal models for basic understanding of the fundamental sciences as well as clinical applications, and the development of a rtificial sensory organs .