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Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering

(15 Credits)

Aims:

The principal aims of this module are to:

i) provide engineers with a fundamental introductory understanding of the structure and function of the human body;
ii) provide an awareness and basic understanding of established and emerging biomedical technology for the measurement and modification of the structure and function of the human body;
iii) enable the participants to investigate and communicate ideas from pioneering areas in biomedical engineering research;
iv) provide an understanding of the biomedical engineering profession and the various roles of the biomedical engineer.

Learning Outcomes:

At completion, students will be able to:
• Appreciate and understand the role of the large array of modern biomedical engineering fields.
• Understand basic functions of the human body.
• Understand the operating principles of modern and advanced technologies in BME including: biomedical imaging, biomechanics, biomedical signal processing.
• Understand current trends in technological innovations in the cardiac, neural and rehabilitation fields.
• Understand BME as a profession and the ethical considerations considering latest developments.

Illustrative Bibliography :

Anatomy & Physiology: The Unity of Form and Function, Saladin, K.S., 2014, McGraw-Hill
Introduction to Biomedical Engineering, Enderle, J.D., Bronzino, J., 2011, Academic Press
Medical Instrumentation Application & Design, Webster, J.D., 2009, John Wiley & Sons
Human Anatomy & Physiology, Marieb, E.N., 2007, Pearson Education
Basic Biomechanics, Hall, S.J., 2011, McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Biomedical Signal Processing: Principles and Techniques, Reddy, D.C., McGraw-Hill Education, 2005