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BMET5958: Nanoscale Biomedical Diagnostics

2024 unit information

Nanoscale Biomedical Diagnostics will provide a comprehensive introduction to the foundation of Nanotechnology for application in biomedical diagnostics and of the recent progress in nanobiosensor technologies and their application to medicine. Focus will be placed in providing the tools for understanding the physical and chemical mechanisms underlying the working principles of nanoscale biosensors. Nanodimensionality and biomimetics holds the potential for significant improvements in the sensitivity, selectivity and biocompatibility and thereby open up new routes in clinical diagnostics, personalized health monitoring and therapeutic biomedical devices.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Biomedical Engineering

Code BMET5958
Academic unit Biomedical Engineering
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
(BMET2903 or BMET9903) and CHEM1111. Basic knowledge in physics, thermodynamics, chemistry and mathematics

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 about biomedical diagnostics.
  • 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. Deep learning and developing interdisciplinary skill set and knowledge from Engineering and Science e.g., Physics, (Electro) Chemistry, Biology, Nanotechnology and Medicine. Synthesise and apply this emerging nanoscale diagnostics knowledge to find a solution to real and case studies taken from current investigations, through different assessments including exams, tutorial assignments, seminars 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, biomaterials and biomedical engineering, by critically reviewing the development process and outcomes of a specific nano-biomedical electronic device.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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