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BMET5958: Nanotechnology in Biomedical Engineering

Nanotechnology in Biomedical Engineering will have a broad nanotechnology focus and a particular focus on the biophysics and electrical aspects of nanotechnology, as it relates to nanobiosensors and nanobioelectronics which represents a rapidly growing field in Biomedical Engineering that combines nanotechnology, electronics and biology with promising applications in bionics and biosensors. Nanodimensionality and biomimetics holds the potential for significant improvements in the sensitivity and biocompatibility and thereby open up new routes in clinical diagnostics, personalized health monitoring and therapeutic biomedical devices.

Code BMET5958
Academic unit Biomedical Engineering
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
(MECH3921 OR BMET3921 OR AMME5921 OR BMET5921)

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

  • LO1. Organise and discuss professional ideas in written, graphic and oral formats through assessments 1 (tutorial assignments), 2 (quizzes), 3 (exam) and 4 (Presentation/Seminar). Present basic analytical reporting by extracting information and identifying point where information is incomplete or conflicting with other resources.
  • LO2. Search, evaluate and manage multi-disciplinary information from various resources including lectures and research papers found in online data bases.
  • LO3. Develop critical judgement at a general level in the context of the application of nanotechnology in the biomedical engineering field, by applying the knowledge discussed in the lectures into the different assessments.
  • LO4. Learn and develop interdisciplinary skills and knowledge from Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Nanotechnology and Medicine. Synthesise and apply this knowledge to find a solution to real and case studies taken from current investigations, through the different assessments including exam, tutorial assignments, seminar and quizzes.
  • LO5. Practice problem solving and integration of the knowledge learned in lectures through tutorial practice and through the exam, quizzes, presentation/seminar and tutorial assignments that all include problem-solving and inventiveness through case studies.
  • LO6. Implement the knowledge acquired in the lectures on engineering principles, methods and materials in the disciplines of nanotechnology, bio-materials and biomedical engineering, by critically reviewing the development process and outcomes of a specific nano-biomedical electronic device.

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