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AMME5921: Biomedical Engineering Technology 2 (2018 - Semester 2)

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Unit: AMME5921: Biomedical Engineering Technology 2 (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Postgraduate
Faculty/School: School of Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: Dr Boughton, Philip
Session options: Semester 2
Versions for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: None.
Prohibitions: MECH3921.
Brief Handbook Description: This unit of study provides an introduction to the field of biomedical engineering, from the point of view of the engineering and the global biomedical industry itself. After completion of this unit, students will have a clear understanding of what biomedical engineering is, both from the engineering perspective and the commercial/industry perspective.
Assumed Knowledge: Junior biology, junior materials science and some engineering design
Lecturer/s: Dr Boughton, Philip
Tutor/s: Peter Lok ([email protected]), Stein Allen ([email protected]), Jeremy Kwarcinski ([email protected]), Ben Chow ([email protected]), Lewis Collins ([email protected]), Daryl Fong ([email protected])
Timetable: AMME5921 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Workshop 4.00 2 13

Attributes listed here represent the key course goals (see Course Map tab) designated for this unit. The list below describes how these attributes are developed through practice in the unit. See Learning Outcomes and Assessment tabs for details of how these attributes are assessed.

Attribute Development Method Attribute Developed
Gain an understanding of the development, manufacture and uses of biomedical engineering products in therapeutic, rehabilitation and clinical settings. Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 3)
Use of online database resources for completion of research project and undertake a significant amount of individual research. Information Seeking (Level 3)
Ability to communicate knowledge gained in the from of written assignments, group work and the final seminar. Communication (Level 3)
Understanding of the biomedical industry in terms of the team based development processes including clinical interaction, professional roles, and the career and workplace dynamics. Understanding of the ethical, social & professional context of the biomedical and healthcare industries. Professional Conduct (Level 3)

For explanation of attributes and levels see Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018.

Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.

Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 3)
1. Understand the mechanical, biochemical, electrical, and materials engineering and design & development (ISO) quality management aspects of Biomedical Engineering
Information Seeking (Level 3)
2. Understand the clinically led team-driven development process for engineering and commercialisation of medical technologies.
Communication (Level 3)
3. Present research to peers through meetings/seminars.
Professional Conduct (Level 3)
4. Understand the global biomedical industry and the role of biomedical engineers in the industry
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Progress report including tabled meeting minutes Yes 30.00 Week 6 1, 2, 3, 4,
2 Research Logbook No 30.00 Week 13 1, 2,
3 Assignment No 10.00 Week 13 4,
4 Team Report Yes 20.00 Week 13 1, 2,
5 Team Seminar Yes 10.00 Week 13 3,
Assessment Description: Progress report: Interim project update including tabled meeting minutes accounting for team participation and weekly reporting in meetings.

Assignment: Industry Visits Report.

Report: Biomedical Team Design Project Report.

Log Book: Personal design logbook.

Biomedical Design Team Seminar. This mark incorporates the team seminar including presentation of a prototype solution within the seminar
Grade Type Description
Standards Based Assessment Final grades in this unit are awarded at levels of HD for High Distinction, DI (previously D) for Distinction, CR for Credit, PS (previously P) for Pass and FA (previously F) for Fail as defined by University of Sydney Assessment Policy. Details of the Assessment Policy are available on the Policies website at . Standards for grades in individual assessment tasks and the summative method for obtaining a final mark in the unit will be set out in a marking guide supplied by the unit coordinator.
Policies & Procedures: See the policies page of the faculty website at for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.
Note on Resources: No textbook.

Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar

Week Description
Week 1 Unit Introduction
Week 2 Super tutorial
Week 3 Super tutorial
Week 4 Super tutorial
Week 5 Super tutorial
Week 6 Super tutorial
Assessment Due: Progress report including tabled meeting minutes
Week 7 Super tutorial
Week 8 Super tutorial
Week 9 Super tutorial
Week 10 Super tutorial
Week 11 Super tutorial
Week 12 Talk trials.
Week 13 Team Seminars
Assessment Due: Research Logbook
Assessment Due: Assignment
Assessment Due: Team Report
Assessment Due: Team Seminar

Course Relations

The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.

Course Year(s) Offered
Master of Professional Engineering (Biomedical) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Graduate Diploma in Health Technology Innovation 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Master of Engineering (2024 and earlier) 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Master of Health Technology Innovation 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Course Goals

This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:

Attribute Practiced Assessed
Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 3) Yes 44%
Information Seeking (Level 3) Yes 30%
Communication (Level 3) Yes 13%
Professional Conduct (Level 3) Yes 13%

These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018 which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018 for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.