University of Technology Sydney

41163 Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering Studio B

6cp; 3hpw (collaborative lecture/labs)
Requisite(s): 41160 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering

Fields of practice: Biomedical Engineering program



This studio introduces students to the use of ideas of using biomaterials and nanobiotechnology in biology and medicine. It explores the development and use of 3D additive manufacturing techniques for biomedical implants and also the employment of advanced nanotechnology for cancer diagnosis. Students gain hands-on experience in 3D modelling and printing of bone implants and designing cancer diagnostics using antibody conjugated nanoparticles. Students work in collaborative teams to solve real-life medical challenges in emerging health areas. 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 prototype or synthesised using 3D printing. Students also learn techniques associated with growing and visualising human cells for applications in Bioprinting. At the end of this subject, students have a fundamental understanding of the design process using SOLIDWORKS for generating 3D models and the use of 3D printing for biomedical applications.

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Spring session, City campus

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