University of Technology Sydney

41160 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering

6cp; 6hpw, on campus. Forms of attendance and mode of delivery in this subject have changed to enable social distancing and reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 in our community.
Requisite(s): (33130 Mathematics 1 AND 68037 Physical Modelling AND (48510c Introduction to Electrical and Electronic Engineering OR 41099 Introduction to Mechatronics Engineering))
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Fields of practice: Biomedical Engineering program



Biomedical engineering is the application of the principles and problem-solving techniques of engineering to biology and medicine. This is most prevalent in healthcare, from diagnosis and analysis to treatment and recovery, and encompasses a diverse range of technologies from implantable medical devices such as pacemakers and artificial hips, to more futuristic technologies such as stem cell engineering, advanced imaging, nanomedicine, biosensors and 3D printing of tissues and organs.

This subject showcases the principles and technologies underpinning the diverse field of biomedical engineering, including in the subject areas of tissue engineering, imaging, bioinstrumentation, nanotechnology, cell and molecular biology, biomedical devices and systems, and computational modelling. Using the materials and information presented in lectures and laboratories, students embark both individually and in groups on a journey to devise their own solutions to an imminent medical problem by utilising knowledge and techniques in biomedical engineering.

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Spring session, City campus

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