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BMET3921: Biomedical Design and Technology (2020 - Semester 1)

Unit: BMET3921: Biomedical Design and Technology (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Senior
Faculty/School: School of Biomedical Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: Kavehei, Omid
Session options: Semester 1, Semester 2
Versions for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: (AMME2302 OR AMME1362) AND (MECH2901 OR BMET2901) AND (MECH2400 OR ENGG1960 OR AMME1960 OR BMET1960 OR ENGG1800).
Prohibitions: AMME5921 OR BMET5921 OR MECH3921 OR BMET9921.
Brief Handbook Description: This unit aims to give students an understanding of the design, development, manufacture and uses of biomedical engineering products in therapeutic, rehabilitation and clinical settings, within the context of the Australian and International biomedical industry. Students will gain an understanding of the entire process of creating a new biomedical engineering product, from design through to monitoring of the product, with reference to the biomedical device regulation in Australia and other major international markets.

The major learning activity will be focused around a team-based project to design a biomedical device. Each team will work on a biomedical design project to address a clinical need faced by a specific clinical sponsor/partner. The team will follow formal design protocols, to produce a detailed design brief that included design control, regulatory considerations, and commercialisation and intellectual property considerations. Lectures and other activities will supplement the experiential project work.

Course content will include:

- Biomedical design process (complementing the team-based project)

- Intellectual Property in the biomedical industry.

- Regulatory and clinical considerations in the biomedical industry.

- Commercialisation strategies in the biomedical industry.

- The Australian and international biomedical industry - an overview. Includes site visits.
Assumed Knowledge: A basic understanding of human physiology and anatomy and an understanding of the engineering design process.