42724 Microfluidics in Biology and Medicine6cp; 3hpw, 1hpw (lecture); 2.5hpw (tutorials and laboratory)
Requisite(s): 120 credit points of completed study in Bachelor's Honours Embedded Degree owned by FEIT OR 120 credit points of completed study in Bachelor's Combined Honours Degree owned by FEIT OR 120 credit points of completed study in Bachelor's Combined Honours Degree co-owned by FEIT
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.
Fields of practice: 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.
Spring session, City campus
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