1 Department of Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Handbook Revised: June 2015
2 Table of Contents Preface 1 Department of Biomedical Engineering 2 BME Undergraduate Program Philosophy 3 BME Undergraduate Program Objectives and Learning Outcomes 4 Undergraduate Degree Requirements Class of Class of Class of Class of 2017 and Beyond 9 Undergraduate Program Policies Admission to the Undergraduate Program in BME 10 Advising 12 Placement and Qualifying Examinations 13 Honors Program 15 General Education Requirements 18 Concentration Electives 21 Directed Electives College of Engineering Policies Transferring Courses towards an Engineering Degree 21 Registration for Courses 27 Withdrawal Policy 30 Course Prerequisites and Co-Requisites 31 Grade Point Average 33 Dean s List 33 Academic Probation 35 Repeating Courses 36 Exclusion from the College 37 Time Limit on Undergraduate Degrees 38 Return to the College after an Extended Absence 38 Important Information
3 Undergraduate Engineering Advising Contacts 42 Academic Support Resources 43 Course Syllabus A Must Read Document 44 Programs and Options to Consider as You Pursue Your Degree AGRADE Program 48 Senior Rule 49 National Design Projects 50
4 Preface This Handbook is provided for students in the undergraduate Biomedical Engineering (BSBME) Program in the College of Engineering. It includes both policies set by the College of Engineering for all students as well information specifically related to Biomedical Engineering students. All students are responsible for knowing and following the policies outlined in this Handbook, the College of Engineering Pre-Professional Handbook, and the Undergraduate Bulletin. The Undergraduate Bulletin is published every two years. Changes to College Policy that take effect between editions will be included in revisions to the Pre-Professional Handbook as well as this BME Undergraduate Handbook. In some cases, program and policy changes will take effect for all students immediately or from a defined date. In other cases, students who entered the College prior to the enactment of a policy or program requirement will have the choice of following either the original or new policy. These grandfather provisions, if available, will be described in the various publications. Any questions about this Handbook or College policy can be directed to the BME Undergraduate Program Chair, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and the undergraduate Academic Advisors. Per University policy, students must graduate under degree requirements that are listed in the Undergraduate Bulletin currently in effect or the two previous Bulletins. For instance, a student who applies to graduate in 2014 must meet the program, College, and University requirements listed in the , , or Undergraduate Bulletin. If something delays a student s progress through the undergraduate program so that she will not graduate under the Bulletin that was in effect at the time she entered Wayne State, then a conversation must be held as early as possible to identify what, if any, requirements have changed that must be accounted for. Note: Portions of this Handbook are taken directly or indirectly from the Undergraduate Bulletin of Wayne State University and the College of Engineering Pre-Professional Handbook. Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Handbook Page 1
5 Department of Biomedical Engineering Mission: The mission of the Department is to enhance biomedical engineering education at Wayne State University in order to enable our graduates to attack the societal epidemics of premature death, pain, and disability that result from trauma and aging. Department Organization: The Department spans the College of Engineering and the School of Medicine. The Department is led by a chair that reports directly to the Dean of the College of Engineering. Two Associate Chairs, one representing Engineering and the other Medicine, assist with administrative responsibilities. Academic Programs are coordinated by the Graduate Program Chair (Grad Certificate, MS, and PhD) and the Undergraduate Program Chair (BS). Accreditation: The accrediting body for engineering programs in the US is ABET (www.abet.org). ABET requires that a program have at least one graduate before an application for accreditation can be considered. As the first BSBME class will graduate in 2014, the Department plans on submitting an application for accreditation in The program has been designed with this goal in mind. Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Handbook Page 2
6 BME Undergraduate Program Philosophy An individual trained in biomedical engineering is not merely an engineer who has not taken a few courses in biology; nor is he/she a physiologist with some training in physics. A biomedical engineer brings together traditional engineering principals with the life sciences in a completely integrated fashion. The result is an engineer who views the human body as a complex system, its diseases and injuries as breakdowns in that system, and medical interventions as design alternatives for the repair of the system. As the population ages and medical costs skyrocket, biomedical engineers are required both to understand the mechanistic causes of injury and disease and to design and implement interventions to prevent and mitigate the suffering of individuals and reduce the cost of medical care to society. With this understanding, the Undergraduate Program in Biomedical Engineering is designed to completely, immediately, and continuously integrate the application of engineering with the medical domain. Starting in the first semester, students apply engineering to develop solutions to real world biomedical challenges. First and foremost, Wayne State BME students are engineers and a strong foundation in engineering is key to the program. The undergraduate program is also a cohort-based program. Students advance as a group, taking key courses as a block. This allows the students to develop a strong sense of camaraderie, which supports student learning. BME students participate in BME Design Labs each semester (fall and winter) of their academic program. The Design Labs are designed to meet multiple learning objectives: Students will apply engineering principals from their other coursework to the solution of biomedical engineering challenges. Students will demonstrate and refine professional skills, including those related to teamwork, communication, biomedical ethics, device regulation, and life long learning. Students will build and utilize a technical toolbox, including appropriate software tools and life science laboratory techniques. As a result of the academic rigor of the program, students applying to the BME program are reviewed critically to determine that they have a strong probability of success in the program. The cohort size is also limited in order to insure that students have sufficient interaction with their faculty and access to the broader resources of the College and Department. Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Handbook Page 3
7 BME Program Objectives and Student Learning Outcomes ABET requires all programs seeking accreditation to establish Program Objectives and Student Learning Outcomes. Program Objectives are defined as what graduates of the program will be able to do 3-5 years after graduation. Student Learning Outcomes describe what students will be able to at the time of graduation. Following discussion with the Program faculty and the Industrial Advisory Board, the following Program Objectives were established in The Program will develop graduates who can: Work in multidisciplinary teams to translate biomedical science to application. Utilize and advance engineering, mathematical, and biomedical tools to solve biomedical engineering problems and design biomedical engineering systems. Continue their education in engineering or biomedical fields based on a strong underlying foundation in both areas of study. The program student learning outcomes guide the program development, and establish that students will be able to: Apply knowledge of math, science, and engineering Design, conduct, and analyze & interpret data from experiments Design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints Function on multidisciplinary teams Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems Understand professional and ethical responsibilities Communicate effectively Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context Recognize the need for and demonstrate the ability to engage in lifelong learning Demonstrate a knowledge of contemporary issues Use techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice Apply principles of engineering, biology, human physiology, chemistry, calculus-based physics, mathematics (through differential equations), and statistics Solve biomedical engineering problems, including those associated with the interaction between living and non-living systems Analyze, model, design, and realize biomedical engineering devices, systems, components, or processes Make measurements on and interpret data from living systems ABET requires that these Objectives and Outcomes are reviewed and evaluated on a regular basis as part of a continuous improvement process. Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Handbook Page 4
8 BME Undergraduate Curriculum The minimum degree requirements for the BSBME degree include 131 credit hours, at least 48 of which must be engineering credits and at least 32 of which must be math and science credits. The Curriculum has developed slightly since the Program s inception in The following pages describe the specific degree requirements, with recommended semester of completion, for the Classes of 2014 through Subsequent classes will follow the Class of 2017 requirements. Described are the standard curriculum recommendations. Students pursuing Honors and Pre-Med variations should confer with an academic advisor to review recommended course progression and additional requirements for those secondary curricula. Course names are available in the Undergraduate Bulletin. The basic components of the program include: Basic Math and Science (32 cr): MAT 2010, 2020, 2030, and 2150 CHM 1225, 1230, and 1240 PHY 2175 and 2185 Life Science (13 cr): BIO 1510 w/ Lab BME (and BME 2070 starting with the Class of 2017) BME 5010 and 4010 Biomedical Engineering Core (16 cr): Design: BME 1910, 1920, 2910, 2920, 3910, 3920, 4910, and 4920 BME 3470 Biomedical Engineering Concentration (15 cr): BME 4X10 Bridge Course 12 credits of Concentration Electives Core Engineering (27 cr): BE 1200 (through Class of 2015) BE 1300 and 2100 BE 1500 (starting with Class of 2016) BE 2550 (through Class of 2015) CHE 3200 ECE 3300 ME 2410 and credits of Directed Electives (starting with Class of 2016) General Education (28 cr): BC, IC, OC, CT, AI, FC, HS, PL, SS, and VP 1 This course was formerly identified as BME Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Handbook Page 5
9 Directed electives and concentration electives should be selected from the course list provided. These must be presented and approved on a Concentration Plan worksheet. The Class of 2014 and 2015 must choose at least 4 credits of Concentration Electives from engineering courses. The Class of 2016 and beyond must choose at least 6 credits of Concentration and Directed Electives from engineering courses. The BME Program originally included CM 6010 as an additional 1-credit course. As that course is no longer available during the Academic Year, for the Classes of 2014 and 2015 it has been replaced with a single credit of Free Elective that can be satisfied by the 4 th credit of PS 1010 for Honors students or any other elective course. Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Handbook Page 5
10 Class of 2014 Course Progression Year 4 Year 3 Year 2 Year 1 Fall BME 1910 BE 1200 CHM 1225/1230 MAT credits BME 2910 CHM 1240 ENG 3050 MAT 2030 ME credits BME 3470 BME 3910 BE 2550 CHE 3200 or ECE 3570 ENG credits BME 4910 CHE 3200 or ECE 3300 Conc Elective Conc Elective 15 credits Winter BME 1920 BE 1300 MAT 2020 PHY credits BME 2920 BME 2005 BE 2100 MAT 2150 ME credits BME 3920 BME 4010 BME 4X10 BME 5010 Gen Ed 14 credits BME 4920 Conc Elective Gen Ed (x 3) Free Elective 17 credits Spring/Summer BIO 1510 ENG credits PHY 2185 Gen Ed 7 credits Gen Ed Externship 3 credits Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Handbook Page 6
11 Class of 2015 Course Progression Year 4 Year 3 Year 2 Year 1 Fall BME 1910 BE 1200 CHM 1225/1230 MAT credits BME 2910 CHM 1240 ENG 3050 MAT 2030 ME credits BME 3470 BME 3910 BE 2550 CHE 3200 ENG credits BME 4910 Conc Elective Conc Elective Gen Ed 14 credits Winter BME 1920 BE 1300 MAT 2020 PHY credits BME 2920 BME 2005 MAT 2150 ME 2420 PHY credits BME 3920 BME 4010 BME 4X10 BME 5010 Gen Ed 14 credits BME 4920 Conc Elective Gen Ed (x 2) Free Elective 14 credits Spring/Summer BIO 1510 ENG credits ECE 3300 Gen Ed 7 credits Gen Ed Externship BE credits Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Handbook Page 7
12 Class of 2016 Course Progression Year 4 Year 3 Year 2 Year 1 Fall BME 1910 BE 1500 CHM 1225/1230 MAT credits BME 2910 CHM 1240 MAT 2030 ME 2410 PHY credits BME 3470 BME 3910 BE 2100 CHE 3200 Directed Elective 15 credits BME 4910 Conc Elective Conc Elective Gen Ed 14 credits Winter BME 1920 BE 1300 MAT 2020 PHY credits BME 2920 BME 2005 ECE 3300 MAT 2150 ME credits BME 3920 BME 4010 BME 4X10 BME 5010 ENG credits BME 4920 Conc Elective Gen Ed (x 2) 13 credits Spring/Summer BIO 1510 ENG credits ENG 3050 Gen Ed 6 credits Gen Ed Externship BME credits Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Handbook Page 8
13 Class of 2017 Course Progression Year 4 Year 3 Year 2 Year 1 Fall BME 1910 BE 1500 CHM 1225/1230 MAT credits BME 2910 BME 2070 CHM 1240 MAT 2030 ME 2410 PHY credits BME 3470 BME 3910 CHE 3200 ENG 3060 Directed Elective 14 credits BME 4910 Conc Elective Conc Elective Gen Ed 14 credits Winter BME 1920 BE 1300 BE 2100 MAT 2020 PHY credits BME 2920 BME 2010 ECE 3300 MAT 2150 ME credits BME 3920 BME 4010 BME 4X10 BME 5010 Gen Ed 14 credits BME 4920 Conc Elective Gen Ed (x 2) 14 credits Spring/Summer BIO 1510 ENG credits ENG 3050 Gen Ed 7 credits Gen Ed Externship BME credits Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Handbook Page 9
14 Admission to the Undergraduate Program in Biomedical Engineering The BSBME program is highly selective and requires a secondary application from all students. Therefore, the first step is to apply to Wayne State. Either after receiving admission to the University, or concurrently, the BME Secondary Application must be submitted to the BME Department. Students are encouraged to apply early both to the University and to BME. Early application increases students eligibility for scholarship programs. In addition, BME enrollment is limited to 40 students per cohort and the class does fill. Applications are reviewed as they are received, and outstanding students are admitted on a rolling basis. The initial deadline for full consideration of a freshman/first year application is January 15. Applications received after that date will be considered on a space-available basis. Transfer applications for admission as a 2 nd year (or more advanced) student should be submitted by March 1. Applications are available for both freshmen (directly from high school) and transfer students. All students are expected to provide a personal statement describing their interest in BME as well as information on extracurricular activities. Some students will be invited to campus for an interview. Recommended Academic Background: All degree programs in Engineering require substantial work in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and other sciences, in addition to a strong ability to communicate both in written and oral forms. Biomedical engineering also requires a comfort with and knowledge of biological sciences. In order for students to have sufficient background to make adequate progress in the scientific, engineering, and communications requirements of the degree program, the following program of high school preparation is recommended: English: 4 years Algebra: 2 years Plane and Solid Geometry: 1.5 years Trigonometry: 0.5 years Physics: 1 year Chemistry: 1 year Biology: 1 year Social Sciences or Foreign Language: 2 years Electives: 3 years Students are encouraged to pursue more advanced coursework in mathematics (including calculus), chemistry, and biology although this is not required. However, all BSBME students are expected to be able to begin in the following courses and must have sufficient background to place into these (or more advanced) courses: MAT 2010 Calculus I CHM 1225 General Chemistry ENG 1020 Basic Composition BIO 1510 Basic Life Mechanisms Students who have not attained this background through high school may take foundational courses at a community college or university and then apply to the program.
15 Admission Requirements - Freshmen: Students applying directly from high school, including if they have earned dual enrollment or AP credit, are expected to meet the following minimum requirements: Overall cumulative gpa of 3.5 or higher Math/Science gpa of 3.5 or higher Minimum Math ACT score of 29 For the incoming class in 2012, the average statistics of the incoming class were a 3.97 Math/Science gpa and a 31.2 Math ACT score. Students admitted as freshmen will be admitted to the first year of the BME program and can expect to complete the program in four years. Due to the integration of BME design throughout the four years of the curriculum, students cannot complete the program in less than four years even with significant amounts of AP and dual enrollment credit. Students who do have substantial course credit before entering Wayne State are encouraged to consider pursuing a minor or a dual major. Admission Requirements - Transfer Students: Students who have completed one or more years of college-level coursework (university or community college) may apply as transfer students. Depending on the coursework completed, transfer students may be admitted as first year, 2 nd year, or (rarely) 3 rd year students. In general, transfer students must have earned a 3.5 or higher math/science gpa and a 3.3 or higher overall gpa in college-level coursework. Transfer students are asked to submit an unofficial copy of their high school transcript (even though it is not required by the University if a full year (32 credits) of college-level work had been completed). Students applying to join as a first year student must be able to place into MAT 2010, CHM 1225, ENG 1020, and BIO 1510 or higher. Such students, if accepted, will begin with their cohort in August of their matriculating year. Students accepted as transfer students into the 2 nd year of the program should have completed the following coursework (or equivalent) before the end of the Spring/Summer semester in which they join the program: Mathematics: MAT 2010 and MAT 2020 Chemistry: CHM 1225/1230 Physics: PHY 2175 (with lab if pre-med) Biology: BIO 1510 Engineering: BE 1300, BE 1500, and BE 2100 English: ENG 1020 Students who are admitted to the program as a 2 nd year transfer must complete BME 1925 during the Spring/Summer semester in order catch up with their cohort. It may be possible to complete some of the above courses during the spring/summer semester; however, course availability may be limited during the spring/summer and a discussion must be held with the BME Academic Advisor or Undergraduate Program Chair to confirm that such a plan is feasible and will not impact course progression. Due to the fact that there is no transfer equivalency and the course is not offered during the summer, BE 1500 may be taken concurrently with other courses during the fall semester. However, as the Fall 2 semester is very course-intensive, it is recommended that another course (e.g.
16 MAT 2030 or CHM 1240) be taken over the summer to free up space in the schedule. In order to best prepare for transfer into the BME program as a 2 nd year student, discussions should be held as early as possible to determine what classes should be taken in earlier semesters. Transfer Plans are available for all regional community colleges on the BME website.
17 Advising Advising for undergraduate students enrolled in the Biomedical Engineering Program comes from four sources: Namrata Murthy, Academic Advisor: Responsible for assisting students with development of a plan of work, selection of general education and elective courses, and maintaining academic progress. Enforces College of Engineering and University academic policy. Will set approved overrides to assist with registration. Professional Advisors: Point person for discussions regarding professional development, specifically completing the Concentration Course Selection form. Each class and concentration has an assigned member of the department faculty to advise them in selection of courses to fulfill their concentration requirements. See table at the bottom of this page, or on the program website. Undergraduate Program Faculty: Great sources of information regarding professional opportunities, links to industry and research internships, and general plan of work development. Dr. Richard Genik, Undergraduate Program Chair: Responsible for enforcing adherence to Departmental academic policy. Requests for waivers of Departmental policy should be addressed in writing to the Undergraduate Program Chair. Dean Darin Ellis, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs: Responsible for oversight of all academic programs within the College and enforcement of College academic policy. Requests for waivers of College policy should be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. This includes matters concerning the Basic Engineering courses of the core curriculum. Students must meet with their academic advisor first, and receive a referral, before seeing the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. The Associate Dean also serves as the Judicial Officer for the College of Engineering. Students are encouraged to meet with their Academic Advisor at least on an annual basis. Meetings every semester can provide a student with up-to-date feedback on their academic progress. This meeting should include developing a detailed plan of work for the next four semesters of a student s curriculum. This plan of work is not unchangeable, but will provide a student with a road map towards their educational goal. Classes of Biomechanics Biomaterials Biomedical Instrumentation 2015, 2019 Dr. King Yang Dr. Harini Sundararaghavan Dr. Mohammad Nasiri Avanaki 2016, 2020 Dr. Albert King Dr. Mai Lam Dr. Zhifeng Kou 2017, 2021 Dr. John Cavanaugh Dr. Weiping Ren Dr. Mohammad Mehrmohammadi 2018, 2022 Dr. Mahendra Kavdia Dr. Andre Borisov Dr. Juri Gelovani
18 Placement and Qualifying Examinations Biomedical Engineering undergraduates are required to start in traditional, freshman engineering levels of coursework in biology, chemistry, English, and mathematics. Admission to the BME program is contingent upon this placement, either based on ACT scores (within the past two years), transfer credit, or placement test results. Chemistry Qualifying Examination: The sequence of chemistry courses for an undergraduate degree in engineering begins with CHM 1225 and CHM Qualification for these courses requires students to obtain a satisfactory score on the Chemistry Qualification Examination. Students without adequate background in Chemistry to obtain the necessary score on the Qualification Examination must enroll in CHM 1040 during the spring/summer semester prior to their matriculation. Students with transfer (C or higher) or AP exam credit for CHM 1220/1225 do not need to take the qualifying exam. There is no ACT score for Chemistry placement. Therefore, all incoming students must take the Chemistry Qualifying Exam for appropriate placement unless AP or transfer credit already exists on their record. English Placement Examination: All entering freshmen and transfer students shall determine their aptitude in English composition by taking the English placement examination or through their ACT English score. Students who have taken the ACT examination within 2 years of their desired enrollment in an English course can qualify for ENG 1020 based on an ACT-English score of 21 or higher. Prospective BME students whose ACT-English score or placement result indicates a need for additional instruction and practice in writing must elect and pass ENG 1010 before they can enroll in the BME Program. Students with transfer (C or higher) or AP exam credit for ENG 1020 do not need to take the placement exam. Students without current ACT scores may not enroll in ENG 1010 instead of taking the English Placement Examination. Therefore, students without either current ACT scores or transfer credit for ENG 1020 MUST take the English Placement Exam. Mathematics Qualifying Examination: The sequence of mathematics courses for the engineering student begins with MAT In order to register in MAT 2010, students must qualify based on either a recent (< 2 years old) Math ACT score or an appropriate result on the math qualifying examination. BME students must demonstrate placement into at least MAT 2010 through either a Math ACT score of 29 or higher, an appropriate score on the AP Calculus AB or BC examination, or transfer credit of MAT 2010 or higher (with a grade of C or higher). Students who do not have recent Math ACT scores or who believe that they should place into a higher math course may apply to take the Qualifying Examination. If Math ACT scores are still valid, the course placement will be based on the higher result of the two (e.g. a student who places into MAT 1800 with a 27 Math ACT will remain eligible to start in that course even if they have a poor result on the Qualifying Exam). The MAT 2010 Qualifying Examination is based on 3.5 years of college-preparatory mathematics, including algebra, plane and solid geometry, and trigonometry. Students cannot place higher than MAT 2010 through the Qualifying Exam. Students may transfer in credit for calculus or higher coursework through AP examinations or dual enrollment credit (grade of C or higher), allowing them to start in a higher math course.
19 Transfer students who do not transfer in credit equivalent to MAT 2010 must take the Mathematics Qualifying Examination, even if they are transferring in credit equivalent to a lower-level math course. Transfer students who have received a grade of C- or lower in Calculus 1 must also take the Mathematics Qualifying Examination in order to retake MAT (NOTE: The College of Engineering does not accept a transfer grade lower than a C for courses, including mathematics. Thus, transfer courses that do not meet this criterion must be repeated.) Biology Placement Exam In order to register for BIO 1510, students must meet one of the following placement requirements: 1) Composite ACT score of 21 or higher taken within 2 years of planned registration for the course; 2) appropriate placement on the Biology Placement Exam; or 3) satisfactory grade (C or higher) in BIO BME students who will run into the time limit on the ACT score (e.g. ACT taken during the junior year with a plan for Spring/Summer 1 registration), or do not have an ACT score, should contact the Undergraduate Program Chair to discuss options.
20 Honors Program Students in the College of Engineering have the option of pursuing their degree through the Honors College or with Engineering Honors. Admission to the Honors College is by invitation to incoming freshmen only. If courses are chosen carefully, students can complete both University and College Honors requirements without any additional credit hour requirements. University Honors builds on the Engineering Honors program all credits earned as part of the Engineering Honors Program apply to the requirements for University Honors. A publication is available on the BME Website with specific suggestions for selection of Honors courses to most easily satisfy these requirements. University Honors Students interested in earning their degree with University Honors must first be invited to join the Honors College as an incoming freshman. In order to graduate with University Honors, students must complete 36 credits of Honors coursework, including the following: HON 1000 The City (SS) PS 1010 (Honors Section) American Government (AI) HON 3000 Service Learning HON 4XXX an Honors seminar in an area of the student s choice BE 5998 Honors Thesis In order to graduate with University Honors designated on the transcript, students must complete their overall undergraduate program with a minimum gpa of 3.3 as well as earning at least a 3.3 gpa in the honors designated courses. Final designation of honors-status at graduation, and subsequent documentation on the transcript and diploma, requires the approval of the Director of the Honors Program. Engineering Honors Students interested in earning Honors in Engineering in conjunction with their Bachelor of Science in Engineering must complete 24 credits of honors courses, including 12 credits of honors coursework in Engineering. To be eligible for the Engineering Honors Program, BME students must meet the following criteria: Have achieved high academic standards for admission: Enter the University with a 3.5 overall grade point average from High School Have earned a minimum of a 3.5 grade point average after at least 24 credits of University coursework Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher, with at least a 3.3 in the Honorsdesignated courses, throughout the course of undergraduate study. The following are the required courses for students to earn Honors in Engineering: HON 42XX Honors Seminar (3 4 cr) Students should select an Honors Seminar that satisfies a remaining General Education requirement. This will then meet the student s general education requirement in this area.
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