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BMET3921: Biomedical Design and Technology

This unit aims to give students an understanding of the Australian and International biomedical industry and in the development, manufacture and uses of biomedical engineering products in therapeutic, rehabilitation and clinical settings. Students will gain an understanding of the process of biomedical regulation in Australia and other major international markets as well as the entire process of creating a new biomedical engineering product, from design through to marketing and monitoring of the product. Students will design a biomedical device including the preparation of a detailed design brief. This will be done as a team project. Each team will work on a specific biomedical design project following formal design protocols, including design control, regulatory considerations, and commercialisation/IP considerations.

Code BMET3921
Academic unit Biomedical Engineering
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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MECH2901 or BMET2901 or MEDS2001 or PHSI2X07 or BDSN2001
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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AMME5921 OR BMET5921 OR MECH3921 OR BMET9921
Assumed knowledge:
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A basic understanding of human physiology and anatomy and an understanding of the engineering design process. Students are recommended to have completed 36cp of 2000-level or higher units before attempting this unit

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

  • LO1. present research to peers through seminars and group discussions
  • LO2. collaborate with project stakeholders from outside the engineering domain
  • LO3. understand the biomedical engineering industry both locally and globally
  • LO4. articulating the regulatory, legal, and ethical considerations in relation to biomedical device design and use (e.g. in clinical trials), as well as intellectual property issues
  • LO5. demonstrate the ability work cohesively in a team, integrating inputs from different sources in the pursuit of a design solution
  • LO6. understand and be able to plan the biomedical design process, including design iteration and testing protocols
  • LO7. create a detailed design brief for a biomedical device that addresses a specific problem, with reference to international standards
  • LO8. use evidence to justify methodological and design choices with reference to prior art
  • LO9. understand the therapeutic, rehabilitation, and clinical contexts in which biomedical devices are required to operate, and the role of regulation within these contexts.