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41165 Biomaterials and Biomechanics Studio

12cp; 4hpw
Requisite(s): 65111 Chemistry 1 AND 41163 Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering Studio B AND 42026 Biomedical Polymers
Recommended studies:

48610 Introduction to Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering; 48620 Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering

Fields of practice: Biomedical Engineering program


This subject applies the fundamental knowledge of advanced materials in the field of biomedical science and engineering. Polymers, ceramics, metals and composites are biomaterials that have been employed in the medical field to assist in the treatment of illnesses. The subject covers areas related to the chemical properties of different biomaterials by building on the basic knowledge of chemistry acquired in 65111 Chemistry 1. Contents covered in 42026 Biomedical Polymers are expanded to include design and engineering concepts to solve case studies associated with current biomedical problems provided in class. The mechanics of biomaterials covers topics in two main streams: engineering and replacements of biological materials by acquiring materials science; and mechanical behaviours of biomaterials and the requirements of material structures in implants. This cross-faculty studio allows students to acquire the concepts of basic science and, by applying them in an engineering perspective (technical and analytical), solve real-life healthcare issues using a practice- and research-based approach.

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