Biomedical Visualization - BVIS
The information below lists courses approved in this subject area effective Fall 2015. Not all courses will necessarily be offered these terms. Please consult the Schedule of Classes for a listing of courses offered for a specific term.
500-level courses require graduate standing.
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Biomedical Visualization Techniques
An introduction to methods and techniques specific to biomedical visualization, including but not limited to: illustration, 3D modeling, animation, interactive and mobile media, computer programming, gaming, haptics, augmented and virtual reality. Extensive computer use required.
Clinical Sciences for Biomedical Visualization
Students experience the clinical setting under supervision of UIC residents and attending physicians. Includes an introduction to the surgical specialties, surgical techniques and surgical sketching. Previously listed as BVIS 400. Field work required. Prerequisite(s): BVIS 505 and BVIS 510 and BVIS 552; and consent of the instructor.
Visual Learning and Visual Thinking I
Provides students with the foundation of visual thinking and learning as it applies to life science, healthcare, and medicine.
Graphic manipulation and representation of human morphology and gross anatomy. Graphic construction skills, visual standards and conventions, data collection methods, and personal sketch style development. Previously listed as BVIS 405.
Design and development of web-based Internet applications for healthcare, marketing communications, and social media including interface design, usability, information architecture and services such as Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Previously listed as BVIS 415. Extensive computer use required.
Introduces the aesthetic and technical aspects of digital modeling, texturing, lighting, rendering and compositing techniques used in biomedical images and visualization. Previously listed as BVIS 540. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): BVIS 500 and BVIS 510.
Advanced instruction in the aesthetic and technical aspects of digital modeling, including model optimization, advanced modifiers, and application of advanced concepts in several modeling programs. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): BVIS 519.
Introduction to line, continuous tone and color rendering techniques. Digital image creation and manipulation, color theory and design, print and electronic publication issues. Previously listed as BVIS 420. Prerequisite(s): BVIS 510 Anatomical Visualization.
Animation and Multimedia
Production experiences in selected biomedical communications specialties such as electronic print media, multimedia, animation, and web site design. Prerequisite(s): BVIS 542.
Students attend surgery, research surgical procedures and prepare illustrations for educational and commercial use. Students integrate knowledge of instructional design, anatomy, graphic design, and illustration techniques. Prerequisite(s): ANAT 441 and BVIS 522 and BVIS 528 and BVIS 535 and BVIS 552.
Introduction to Anaplastology & Prosthesis Fabrication
Introduces the fundamental technical process of prosthesis fabrication. Design, mold-making and color concepts will be addressed. Prerequisite(s): ANAT 441 and consent of the instructor. Recommended background: BVIS graduate students with an interest in anaplastology. Course may be audited with permission of the instructor.
Visual Learning and Visual Thinking II
Provides students advanced skills in visual learning and thinking, including information hierarchy, information graphics, selection of evaluation methods for testing of visual message(s) and advanced paper prototyping. Previously listed as BVIS 440. Prerequisite(s): BVIS 505.
Medical Legal Visualization
Advanced visualization and application of radiographic imaging data for effective communication of both complex and sequential concepts used in the medical legal and courtroom environment. Prerequisite(s): BVIS 505 and BVIS 510 and BVIS 522.
Introduces principles of the animation production pipeline (e.g. choosing a specific target audience, script, storyboard, audio, motion, lighting, rendering, compositing). Previously listed as BVIS 545. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): BVIS 518 and BVIS 535. Recommended background: BVIS 500.
This intermediate course explores lighting, basic special effects, in-camera visual effects, basic particle systems, motion modifiers, production management and use of a render farm. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): BVIS 518 and BVIS 540 and BVIS 541. Recommended background: BVIS 520.
Focuses on molecular visualization, rigging, camera mapping, advanced camera moves, advanced lighting and advance materials Introduction to node-based particle systems (PFlow) and dynamic simulations (MassFX). Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): BVIS 542. Recommended background: BVIS 519 and BVIS 520.
Virtual Reality and Stereography in Biomedical Visualization
Introduction to 3D perception; digital 3D model creation; 3D presentation methods; computer configuration for 3D display; virtual reality in medicine.
Advanced Illustration Techniques
An investigation of advanced biomedical illustration techniques through the process of topic research, goal analysis, concept and sketch development, and technique and style exploration. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): BVIS 510 and BVIS 515 and BVIS 522.
Core concepts of graphic design in relation to the health sciences. Previously listed as BVIS 450. Extensive computer use required.
Techniques and Technology in Anaplastology
Hands-on laboratory experience with prosthetic materials, design techniques and technology. Emphasis on digital technology and technique selection; health and safety issues related to laboratory equipment and clinical procedures. Prerequisite(s): ANAT 441.
Clinical course applying knowledge, techniques and materials in prosthetic rehabilitation including osseointegration. Provision of facial/somato prosthetic services in a clinical setting requiring direct interaction with patients with disfigurements. Prerequisite(s): ANAT 441 and and BVIS 554 or consent of the instructor.
Molecular Pharmacology for Biomedical Visualization
Foundation in molecular pharmacology with advanced research and visual communication skills to solve scientific communication problems for all audiences: scientist, investor, business and medical professional. Extensive computer use required.
Advanced Graphic Design
Advanced concepts of graphic design communication including symbolic graphic translation, logo mark design with a focus on concept development, and branding for the health sciences. Previously listed as BVIS 515. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): BVIS 552.
Business procedures and organizational structures associated with the role of biomedical visualization professionals in institutional, freelance, and small business settings. Topics include business forms and procedures to legal and ethical issues. Previously listed as BVIS 480.
Practicum in Biomedical Visualization
1 TO 12 hours.
Field experience under supervision of a professional expert in a biomedical communication setting that is consistent with student's area of concentration and career goals. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.
Special Topics in Biomedical Visualization
1 TO 4 hours.
An in depth study of a biomedical visualization topic of importance selected by the faculty. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.
Seminar in Biomedical Visualization
Topics of current interest in biomedical visualization. Includes discussion of relevant journal articles and important new developments in the field. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated.
1 TO 4 hours.
For graduate students who wish to pursue independent study of special problems in the student's area of interest not related to their project/thesis research. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing and consent of the instructor.
0 TO 4 hours.
Independent investigation that draws upon the professional experience and knowledge synthesis of the student. Students investigate a topic/problem in their field, document a visualization project or write a paper, and deliver an oral presentation. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): BHIS 499 and BHIS 500; and consent of the instructor.
Research in Biomedical Visualization
0 TO 16 hours.
Independent research in biomedical visualization directed by a faculty member. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): BHIS 499 and BHIS 500; and consent of instructor.
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This listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract. Every attempt is made to provide the most current and correct information. Courses listed here are subject to change without advance notice. Courses are not necessarily offered every term or year. Individual departments or units should be consulted for information regarding frequency of course offerings.