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 Mathematical Modelling 1 AND 68037 Physical Modelling AND 48510c Introduction to Electrical and Electronic 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 evident throughout healthcare, from diagnosis and analysis to treatment and recovery, and has entered the public conscience though the proliferation of implantable medical devices, such as pacemakers and artificial hips, to more futuristic technologies such as stem cell engineering and the 3-D printing of biological organs.

This subject covers fundamental mathematical and engineering concepts that underpin various branches of biomedical engineering such as biomechanics, tissue engineering, molecular transport, imaging, bioelectromagnetics, biomedical signals and systems. In addition, this subject also focuses on computational modelling for the design of biomedical devices, processes and systems.

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Spring session, City campus

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