41163 Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering Studio B6cp; 3h collaborative class, 2 hr timetabled group work time
Requisite(s): 41160 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
Fields 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: biomaterials and biomechanics (topics about the synthesis and fabrication of biomaterials, and the mechanic movement of the human body at joint surfaces); and health innovation and economics, particularly in relation to the utilisation of innovative approaches to support the various health fields that include medicine, nursing and pharmacy. This subject runs in a studio mode linked to the two advanced studios of Biomaterials and Biomechanics, and Health Innovation. Accordingly students in this subject experience an interesting learning setting where they work with their classmates. Students learn from their involvement in implementing and finding solutions to real-life problems to enhance people's health. These include the development of biomaterials and implementation of biomechanics models; and proposing economically viable solutions to problems that face the various health sectors (hospitals, pharmaceutical benefits scheme, health insurance, etc.).
Spring session, City campus
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