Biomedical Engineering

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Competence year 1

After year 1, the students will need to have reached the following competences:

The basic knowledge of:

  1. The anatomy of the musculoskeletal, circulatory, digestive, respiratory, excretory, endocrine and nervous systems and general knowledge of tissues
  2. The physiology of the muscular, circulatory, digestive, respiratory, sensory and nervous system
  3. General (patho)physiologic mechanisms (inflammation, infection, immunology, repair)
  4. Principles of biochemistry and cell biology
  5. Bio-instrumentation; an overview of diagnostic instruments, their possibilities, limitations, physical principles, the phenomena they measure, the relation with the required information
  6. Medical imaging in terms of an overview of present equipment for diagnostics, their possibilities and limitations, their physical principles, the phenomena they measure.
  7. Biochemistry in terms of cell compartments; biological macromolecules; enzyme mechanisms; structure and function of membranes, antibodies, carbohydrates, lipids and proteins

The advanced knowledge of:

  1. Biomaterials in terms of an overview of potential materials, their properties, applications and limitations, in terms of biocompatibility and failure mechanisms.
  2. Signal analysis, system dynamics and computational mathematics
  3. Biomechanics in terms of statics, mechanics of materials (strength, stiffness, stress, deformation), dynamics (kinematics, kinetics, including gait analysis).
  4. Bio transport in terms of heat transport, mass transport and bio fluid mechanics.
  5. Design/development; methodology, risk analysis, project management, market survey.
  6. Ethics, including regulatory affairs, social implications.
  7. Practical training in a European industry and hospitals, entrepreneurship as part of their professional development.

The ability to:

  1. apply knowledge and understanding in designing new/improved diagnostic instruments
  2. apply knowledge and understanding in designing new or improved therapy devices.
  3. make judgements, integrating medical, cultural, social and ethical insights into her/his work
  4. communicate in English having very good command of written and spoken language.
  5. communicate in one other language on a basic level, being the language of a host country.
  6. co-operate with other biomedical engineers and with medical experts.
  7. co-operate with international colleagues.
  8. reason soundly and to critically reflect on their own and others work.


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