University of Technology Sydney

42724 Microfluidics in Biology and Medicine

6cp; 3hpw. Forms of attendance and mode of delivery in this subject have changed to enable social distancing and reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 in our community.
Requisite(s): 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): MAJ03472 120cp Biomedical Engineering major BE, BE DipEngPrac OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): MAJ03473 114cp Biomedical Engineering major BE BBus
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.

Biomedical Engineering program



Microfluidics, a technology characterised by the engineered manipulation of fluids at the micro-scale, has shown considerable promise in point-of-care diagnostics and clinical research. Microfluidic platforms are creating powerful tools for cell biologists to control the complete cellular microenvironment, leading to new questions and new discoveries. This subject introduces students to the concepts of Microfluidics and the challenges and opportunities for manipulating biological matters and chemicals at the micro-scale. Through educational videos and interactive (virtual) laboratory sessions, students learn how to build functional miniaturised devices (so called Lab-on-a-chips) for particle/cell separation, fluid mixing, and single cell analysis. In this subject, students further engage in real-world scenarios using microfluidics in medicine and biology.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

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