University of Technology Sydney

42721 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering

6cp; 7.5hpw; online and on campus; lectures are online (Zoom) while tutorials and labs are in person
Anti-requisite(s): 41160 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering

Fields of practice: Biomedical Engineering program



Biomedical engineering is the application of the principles and problem-solving techniques of engineering to biology and medicine. This is most prevalent in healthcare, from diagnosis and analysis to treatment and recovery, and encompasses a diverse range of technologies from implantable medical devices such as pacemakers and artificial hips, to more futuristic technologies such as stem cell engineering, biomechanics, advanced imaging, nanomedicine, biosensors, 3D printing of tissues and organs, etc.

This subject showcases the principles and technologies underpinning the diverse field of biomedical engineering, including in the subject areas of tissue engineering, imaging, bio-instrumentation, nanotechnology, cell and molecular biology, biomedical devices and systems, biomechanical design and computational modelling. Using the materials and information presented in lectures and laboratories, students embark both individually and in groups on a journey to devise their own solutions to an imminent medical problem by utilising knowledge and techniques in biomedical engineering.

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Spring session, City Campus

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