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Unit of study_

BMET9901: Anatomy and Physiology for Engineers

This unit of study provides the underpinning knowledge needed in biomedical engineering designs. The anatomic and physiological functional knowledge gained in this subject will enhance prototype development of biomedical designs. Students should gain familiarity with anatomical and physiological terms and their meaning, understanding of the gross anatomy of the major systems in the human body and their importance in the design of biomedical devices and understanding of the major physiological principles which govern the operation of the human body.

Code BMET9901
Academic unit Biomedical Engineering
Credit points 6
AMME5901 OR AMME9901 OR MECH2901 OR BMET2901
Assumed knowledge:
6cp minimum of Junior level Biology

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

  • LO1. train students to work as a group in laboratory experiments
  • LO2. understand how biomedical devices affect the normal anatomy and function of the body
  • LO3. identify the gross anatomical features of the human body
  • LO4. describe the normal function of the major body systems (nervous, circulatory, respiratory, musculoskeletal, and renal)
  • LO5. determine how these functions relate to cellular function
  • LO6. develop written and oral communication skills through reporting
  • LO7. develop understanding in ethics and professional attitudes.

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.