Biomedical engineering is the application of engineering principles to the fields of biology and health care. Bioengineers work with doctors, therapists and researchers to develop systems, equipment and devices in order to solve clinical problems. Biomedical engineering has evolved over the years in response to advancements in science and technology. Throughout history, humans have made increasingly more effective devices to diagnose and treat diseases and to alleviate, rehabilitate or compensate for disabilities or injuries.
The critical skills needed by a biomedical engineer include a well-rounded understanding of several areas of engineering as well as the specific area of application. This could include studying physiology, organic chemistry, biomechanics or computer science. Continuing education and training are also necessary to keep up with technological advances and potential new applications.
Biomedical Engineering Curriculum
1 Anatomy and Physiology for Engineers
2 Artificial Organs and Implants
3 Biological Systems and Models
4 Biomechanics and Biomaterials
5 Biomedical instrumentation I
6 Biomedical instrumentation II
7 Biomedical Signal Acquisition and Processing
9 Bio signalling & Systems
10 Clinical Biochemistry
12 Medical Imaging Physics