Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Principles of biomedical organisation and management are introduced. There is emphasis on the contemporary practice of clinical engineering, with involvement of senior practicing biomedical engineers. Biomedical safety issues and applicable international standards for electrical safety are highlighted. Biomedical engineering systems such as equipment for anaesthesia and intensive care, electro-surgery, implantable stimulators and dialysis systems are discussed. Included are topics on cardiac assist devices (pacemakers, defibrillators and cardioverters), central monitoring stations and ambulatory monitoring. An introduction is made to typical biomaterials, electrical/mechanical/structural properties, implants, biocompatibility and tissue interactions, corrosion and absorbability.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPaul Junor

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ELE4BME


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsIntroduction to biomedical equipment technologyPrescribedCarr, J., Brown, J4TH EDN., PEARSON, 2001
ReadingsMedical instrumentation application and design,RecommendedWebster, J. G. (ed.)4TH EDN, WILEY, 2009.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaul Junor

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
Exam (2 hours)60
Four assignments (approx 500 words each)20
Four labs (approx 500 words each)In order to pass the unit students must obtain an overall pass grade, pass the examination and pass the practical work.20