Credit points: 15
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
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 equipment technology||Prescribed||Carr, J., Brown, J||4TH EDN., PEARSON, 2001|
|Readings||Medical instrumentation application and design,||Recommended||Webster, J. G. (ed.)||4TH EDN, WILEY, 2009.|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, 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 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
|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|