41163 Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering Studio B6cp; 3hpw (collaborative lecture/labs)
Requisite(s): 41160 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
Fields of practice: Biomedical Engineering program
This studio subject introduces students to the principles of biomedical engineering in the context of biology and medicine. It explores the development and use of 3D modelling for medical manufacturing, 3D printing and 3D Bioprinting. Students work in collaborative teams to solve real-life medical challenges in emerging health areas. These include the development of biomaterials and implementation of biomedical models; and proposing economically viable solutions to problems in various health sectors such as personalised medical products and hospitals devices. The studio focuses on understanding design concepts, taking ideas from ideation stages to prototyping. Students use industry standard design software, SOLIDWORKS to develop a working 3D model which are then manufactured or synthesised using, 3D printing or 3D Bioprinting. Students also learn techniques associated with growing and visualising human cells for applications in Bioprinting. These activities take place in the Protospace and Faculty's state-of-the-art HIVE laboratory. At the end of this subject, students have a fundamental understanding of the design process using SOLIDWORKS for generating 3D model and the use of 3D printing for biomedical applications.
Spring session, City campus
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