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Unit of study_

BMET2901: Anatomy and Physiology for Engineers

This unit of study provides the underpinning knowledge needed in biomedical engineering designs. The anatomic and physiological functional knowledge gained in this subject will enhance prototype development of biomedical designs. Students should gain familiarity with anatomical and physiological terms and their meaning, understanding of the gross anatomy of the major systems in the human body and their importance in the design of biomedical devices and understanding of the major physiological principles which govern the operation of the human body.

Code BMET2901
Academic unit Biomedical Engineering
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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(AMME1960 OR BMET1960 OR ENGG1800 OR ENGG1960 OR AMME1961 OR [BIOL1xxx]) AND [6cp 1000-level Chemistry]
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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MECH2901

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

  • LO1. report findings of given assignment illustrating an effect of disease on the body's anatomy and physiology in a group oral communication
  • LO2. determine how a biomedical engineering device affects the normal anatomy and function of the body
  • LO3. identify the gross anatomical features of the human body
  • LO4. describe the normal function of the major body systems (nervous, circulatory, respiratory, musculoskeletal, and renal)
  • LO5. determine how major body functions relate to cellular function.

Unit outlines

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