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BMET1961: Biomedical Engineering 1B

This biomedical engineering core unit of study provides an introduction to various aspects of biomedical engineering, and rapidly growing field of bioengineering and regenerative medicine. Biomedical engineering is an interdisciplinary field of science that is characterised by the application of engineering principles to the field of biology and medicine. Concepts and methodologies in biomedical engineering extend throughout the medical and biological sciences. This unit introduces wide range of basic concepts from human anatomy (tissue and organ levels) to cell biology (cellular level), and to molecular biology (molecule level). On the base of the understanding human anatomy, the emerging approaches for improving health care and health services, including bioreactors, bioinformatics, gene therapy and stem cell technology are also introduced; thus integrating biomedical engineering principles, biology and medicine.

Code BMET1961
Academic unit Biomedical Engineering
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. Demonstrate scientific oral, and written communication skills, ethics in scientific research, and application of engineering technology in biomedical applications
  • LO2. Demonstrate a general understanding of cell biology, the functions of their inbuilt cellular components, integrating engineering principles to life sciences, and their applications in biomedical engineering.
  • LO3. Demonstrate a practical understanding of gene therapy, personalized medicine, Biophotonics, and medical imaging techniques and their applications in the field of biomedical engineering
  • LO4. Demonstrate a general understanding of the bioreactors, process analysis and automation, and computation. Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of Additive manufacturing nanotechnology concepts and their applications in biomedical engineering.
  • LO5. Demonstrate procedure for working safely, correctly and effectively in a molecular biology laboratory. Learn and demonstrate a range of practical techniques in molecular biology. Demonstrate a collaborative experimental work, effective data acquisition, analysis, data recording and experimental report writing

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.