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BMET1960: Biomedical Engineering 1A

Biomedical Engineering 1A introduces students to the exciting interdisciplinary field of Biomedical Engineering through a combination of expert lectures, deep-dive tutorials, creative research and design tasks with your peers, and practical hands-on training. Some of the areas you will learn about are: medical imaging; biomaterials and tissue engineering; nanomaterials and nanotechnology; medical devices and sensors; biomechanics and computational biomedical engineering; biomanufacturing; and bionics and neuromodulation. You’ll also be introduced to most of the Biomedical Engineering staff who you’ll encounter throughout the rest of your degree, discovering how they became interested and established in the field. We hope this introductory unit stirs your passion and interest in the exciting field of Biomedical Engineering!

Code BMET1960
Academic unit Biomedical Engineering
Credit points 6
ENGG1960 OR ENGG1800 OR CIVL1900 OR CHNG1108 OR MECH1560 OR AERO1560 OR MTRX1701 OR AMME1960 or ELEC1004 or ELEC1005
Assumed knowledge:
HSC Mathematics Extension 1 (3 Unit)

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. generate a concise engineering report
  • LO2. develop basic skills in engineering drawing, specifications and computer aided design
  • LO3. develop and articulate a design and development process for a medical device
  • LO4. develop basic design skills for biomedical engineering, including sustainable design
  • LO5. gain a working understanding of microcontrollers (Arduino) and how to implement such a device in a simple biomedical project
  • LO6. understand what Biomedical Engineering is as a discipline and how it relates in a professional context to the medical devices industry and healthcare sector
  • LO7. understand and relate the key anatomical and physiological systems for medical device applications: (1) support and movement, skeletal system and muscular system; (2) control systems, nervous system; (3) regulation and maintenance; cardiovascular system
  • LO8. understand and articulate the interrelationships between different areas of biomedical engineering
  • LO9. understand the current state-of-the-art in some areas of biomedical engineering
  • LO10. understand and apply ethical principles and regulations as they relate to biomedical engineering research and industry
  • LO11. understand some of the key mathematical concepts, tools and tasks in biomedical engineering
  • LO12. design, describe and justify a rigorous scientific experimental approach to solve a biomedical engineering problem.