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



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.).

Zoom and Microsoft Teams are used to support the face to face and online collaborative class activities. Aligning with the concept of collaborative classrooms, students are sometimes organised into randomized “table-groups” of 3-5 students each. At other times, students are at a table-group with their own group. Each group has a team channel in Microsoft Teams, which is used for some of the group activities for this semester.

Specific content is to be provided on UTS Online each week, in line with the subject content and subject program, and following the existing teaching and learning strategies. Teaching staff can join the table-groups during the scheduled class periods to monitor progress, to give feedback, to lubricate discussion, and to enable appreciation of key concepts.

It is expected that all students participate in the set activities during the scheduled time-slot for their assigned collaborative class.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

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