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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. Identify the gross anatomical features of the human body
  • LO2. Explain the functioning of the major body systems at an in-depth level (nervous, circulatory, respiratory, musculoskeletal, digestive, renal, reproductive)
  • LO3. Describe how major body structures relate to their functions well as how different structures may work together to impact function
  • LO4. Develop strong written and oral communication skills suitable for both peers as well as a more general audience
  • LO5. Demonstrate how biomedical engineering can be used for the treatment of various traumatic injuries and diseased states
  • LO6. Work in groups to critically analyse an existing biomedical engineering technique that is used for the treatment of a traumatic injury or diseased state