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BMET4981: Applied Biomedical Engineering

This UoS will give students an understanding of CT/MRI based solid modelling, finite element methods, constitutive material models, design analysis and optimisation, experimental validation and their use in biomedical engineering. The students are expected to gain skills and experience with finite element software for the solution to sophisticated problems associated with biomedical engineering and experimentation techniques for the validation of these problems. The unit will take a holistic approach to the learning outcomes: an overview of typical biomedical design problems, an overview of finite element analysis software, a detailed look at finite element methods in biomedical applications, and a project-based learning approach to the development of a biomedical prosthesis. By the end of the unit, the students are expected to have familiarised themselves with design analysis, optimisation, and validation for biomedical engineering problems.

Code BMET4981
Academic unit Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic
Credit points 6
(ENGG1802 or AMME1802) and (MECH2400 or BMET2400)
AMME4981 OR AMME9981 OR BMET9981
Assumed knowledge:
MECH3361 AND AMME2301 AND (AMME1362 OR AMME2302) AND (MECH2901 OR BMET2901)

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

  • LO1. demonstrate skills of technical report and seminar presentation and questioning
  • LO2. demonstrate skills in project management through weekly meetings and logbook
  • LO3. demonstrate knowledge of regulatory issues in biomedical product development
  • LO4. demonstrate knowledge of commercialisation strategies and IP protection in biomedical product development
  • LO5. demonstrate skills in teamwork, leadership and project management
  • LO6. demonstrate skills of biomedical engineering design analysis and research
  • LO7. demonstrate knowledge of materials selection in biomedical product development
  • LO8. demonstrate knowledge of biological response to mechanical loading, including remodelling and wound healing, in biomedical product development.

Unit outlines

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