Training and Development
Are You Ready to Join the Largest and Fastest Growing Career Specialty of Biomedical Engineering?
Florida Tech’s Continuing Education department has joined forces with world renowned Dr. Larry Hench, to develop a cutting edge, first of its kind Biomedical Engineering Certification. Additionally, the Florida Institute of Technology has partnered with the American Ceramic Society, and will be offering short courses in biomedical engineering in a series of educational DVDs. The first of the series “Bioceramics: Advances and Challenges for Affordable Healthcare,” will feature five lectures giving a quick overview of bioceramics.
The biomedical engineering certificate, set to be released this fall, is composed of instructional modules and will provide a comprehensive continuing education and online learning experience for individuals interested in the field of biomedical engineering. In these modules, one will learn scientific and technical requirements to reconstruct or regenerate the human body that has been damaged or deteriorated due to age, disease or trauma.
In both of these series, one will learn about topics such as stem cell technology, regenerative medicine, and tissue engineering, to name just a few.
Dr. Larry Hench, Professor of Engineering/Biomedical Engineering Program
Dr. Hench brings to the BME program 45+ years of educational and research experience at the interface of materials and medicine with many important medical and dental products based upon the research from his laboratories at the University of Florida (32 years) and Imperial College London (10years). Dr. Hench is creating at FIT with BME faculty and international collaborators an innovative Center for Medical Materials and Photonics that will provide world-leading programs in the following areas. Dr. Hench's seminal achievement came in 1969 when he discovered Bioglass, the first man-made material to bond to living tissues. The concept of bioactive bonding pioneered by Dr. Hench’s discovery opened the field of biomedical materials to innovation that has led to numerous second and third generation materials and devices and revolutionized the approach to repair and regeneration of the body.