This unit will build on knowledge in materials science and merge knowledge in the biomedical sciences, in particular with the aspects of the human anatomy and physiology. The students will appreciate that developing engineering solutions to solve problems associated with the human body will bring forward a unique set of constraints and conditions not found in alternate contexts. For example, the human body is composed of living constituents called 'cells' that produce matter called 'tissues' in a structured manner to form functioning systems called 'organs'. The function(s) of these cells is heavily dependent on the surrounding physical and chemical cues - the parameters (for which there are multiple) of these cues have to be 'right' or 'optimal' for the cells to function well to produce the correct type of tissue for the correct functioning of the organ. A biomedical engineering solution (e.g. an implantable or wearable device) to treat, monitor or diagnose a disease or medical condition must take these parameters into serious consideration.
|Academic unit||Biomedical Engineering|
|(ENGG1960 or AMME1802 or ENGG1802 or PHYS1001) and (AMME2302 or AMME1362) and (MECH2901 or BMET2901 or (MEDS2005 and (MEDS2001 or PHSI2007)))|
|MECH4961 or BMET4961 or AMME9961 or BMET9961|
At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:
Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.