BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING B
Credit points: 15
This unit examines biomedical engineering aspects of physiology, including cell structure and function, transport across cell membranes and receptor function together with the origin of biopotentials. In addition the functional, organisation and chemical composition of the human body, nerve conduction, muscle contraction and neuromuscular transmission are studied. Other topics include selected physiological systems (e.g. circulatory system and cardiac function, immune mechanisms, haematology, central nervous system, and respiratory system). Definitions and medical terminology as required for the practice of biomedical engineering are an important part of the course. Introductory aspects relating to foetal, neonatal, paediatric and obstetric physiology are included.
FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering
Subject Co-ordinatorPaul Junor
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Introduction to biomedical engineering||Prescribed||Enderle, J & Bronzino, J (ed)||3RD EDN, ELSEVIER 2012|
|Readings||Human Physiology||Recommended||Vander, Sherman and Luciano 2001||8TH EDN|
|Readings||Medical instrumentation application and design,||Recommended||Webster, J. G. (ed.)||4TH EDN, WILEY 2009.|
|Readings||Other recommended reading will be advised during the course of the subject||Recommended||N/A||N/A|
|Readings||Physiology at a glance||Recommended||Ward, J., Linden, R.||3RD EDN, WILEY 2013|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaul Junor
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|Assignments (approx 1000 words)||20|
|Exam (2 hours)||60|
|Labs (approx 1000 words each)||In order to pass the unit, students must obtain an overall pass grade, pass the examination and pass the practical work.||20|