41162 Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering Studio A6cp; 1 x 3hrs with tutorials if needed.
Requisite(s): 41160 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
Field of practice: Biomedical Engineering program
The objectives of this subject are to introduce students to the field of biomedical engineering and familiarise them with the following two areas: (i) medical and assistive devices: medical devices include both diagnostic and therapeutic devices, whereas assistive devices aim to enhance the living standard of people, particularly the elderly and disabled, and (ii) molecular diagnostic devices and genome technologies: these deal with common practices in diagnostics and cutting edge genome sequencing. This subject runs in a studio mode. Students learn from their involvement in implementing and finding solutions to real-life problems that attempt to enhance people's health. These include:
- processing, analysing and modelling different physiological signals and components that can be used in various medical and assistive devices;
- implementation of tools and methods that enable the diagnosis of diseases through analysis of genomic data sets.
Autumn session, City campus
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