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Unit of study_

BMET5962: Introduction to Mechanobiology

Mechanobiology has emerged as a new field of science that integrates biology and engineering and is now considered to have significant influence on the development of technologies for regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. It is well known that tissues and cells are sensitive to their mechanical environment and changes to this environment can affect the physiological and pathophysiological processes. Understanding the mechanisms by which biological cells sense and respond to mechanical signals can lead to the development of novel treatments and therapies for a variety of diseases.

Code BMET5962
Academic unit Biomedical Engineering
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
6 credit points of 1000-level biology, 6 credit points of 1000-level chemistry and 6 credit points of 2000-level physiology or equivalent

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

  • LO1. demonstrate effective oral communications skills, understand research questions, and critically analyse and interpret data
  • LO2. obtain information using appropriate search strategies to gain in-depth knowledge and current advances in mechanobiology through peer reviewed research resources
  • LO3. understand the importance of applying engineering technologies for biomedical applications, applications of material properties, and design in the field of mechanobiology
  • LO4. apply and integrate engineering principles to biological processes
  • LO5. understand the basic principles of mechanobiology and its importance in the field of biomedical engineering and regenerative medicine.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for 1000-level and 5000-level units, or one week before the first day of teaching for all other units.

There are no unit outlines available online for previous years.