This learning module, from Support Center for Microsystems Education (SCME), covers major developments and applications of biological microelectromechanical systems (BioMEMS). "There are three activities included that provide further exploration of these applications, how they are used and how they work." The activities deal with the use of nanoparticles as machines, the use of biomolecules and micro-size devices for medical diagnostics, and the use of BioMEMS in the fields of genetics and diagnostics.
The module includes seven instructor guides, six participant guides, and two PowerPoint presentations. PDF and DOC versions are provided for each resource. The included instructor and participant guides are Primary Knowledge (PK) Guide, Knowledge Probe, Assessment, DNA Hybridization Activity, Nanomachines Activity, and ELISA Activity. Instructor guides include additional content such as instructor notes and questions and answers. A Learning Module Map (LM) Instructor Guide is also included.
The LM map provides information about the module including module contents, target audience, and a map that is divided into the following three sections: Important Steps, Key Points, and Reasons.
The Knowledge Probe includes ten questions that assess a participant's knowledge of BioMEMS applications. A final assessment document with ten questions is also included.
The Primary Knowledge (PK) unit guide "provides an overview of the biomedical applications of MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS)." This unit includes the following learning objectives:
The following sections are included in this unit guide: Description and Estimated Time to Complete, Introduction, Objectives, Key Terms, The State of BioMEMS, BioMEMS Sensors Placement, Externally Connected Sensors, Implanted Devices, Glucometers, and more.
The module includes three activities that provide the opportunity to explore biomedical applications of MEMS. The Nanomachines activity includes the following objectives:
The DNA Hybridization activity includes the following objectives:
The ELISA activity includes the following objectives:
This module also includes two PowerPoint presentations. The BioMEMS Applications Overview presentation includes a unit overview, objectives, a summary and covers topics such as the BioMEMS market, BioMEMS sensor placement, topical sensors, glucometers, and more. A PDF version is also included for the Applications Overview presentation. The BioMEMs and Their Applications presentation covers a number of applications and include slide notes.
For orientation purposes the 'App_BioMEM_Apps_P1_LM_MAP_IG' PDF is included as a separate attachment and offers a sample of the type of material included in this module.
Below is a list of the files included in the .zip attachment. The size of each file is included in parenthesis.
BioMEMS Applications (37 files, 16.1 MB)
|Alternate Title||Biological Microelectromechanical Systems Applications Learning Module|
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