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					                 Biomedical Engineer:
                 Design products and procedures that
                 solve medical problems.

                 These include artificial organs,
                 prostheses, instrumentation, medical
                 information systems, and health
                 management and care delivery systems.

CRICOS: 00116K
                 1. Doctor diagnoses and treat patient
                 2. Biomedical Scientist analyses the
                    blood from a patient so that the doctor
                    knows how to diagnose and treat.
                 3. Biomedical Engineer design the
                    equipment used to analyse the blood.

CRICOS: 00116K
                 Heart Transplant:
                 1. Biomedical Scientist determines
                    blood flow and heart functions
                 2. Biomedical Engineer uses this
                    information to design the
                    artificial heart
                 3. Doctor carries out surgery and
                    monitors patient health

CRICOS: 00116K
                 Replacing Damaged Skin
                 1. Biomedical Scientist establishes how
                    the artificial skin will be tolerated by
                    the body.
                 2. Biomolecular Engineer designs,
                    operates and maintains the process to
                    grow the synthetic skin (tissue
                 3. Doctor operates to graft the artificial
                    skin to the body.
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                 Repairing a Damaged Hip
                 1. Biomedical Scientist establishes how
                    the hip joint functions in the body

                 2. Biomedical Engineer designs the
                    prosthesis (artificial hip)

                 3. Doctor operates on the patient and
                    monitors the recovery
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                 Repairing Damaged Bones
                 1. Biomedical Scientist establishes how
                    the bones function in the body.

                 2. Biomedical Engineer designs the
                    equipment to be used during surgery
                    to ensure correct alignment.

                 3. Doctor operates on the patient and
                    monitors the recovery.
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                 Health Care
                 Food & Agriculture
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                 Parkville - the major centre in Australia
                 for medical and bio-scientific research,
                 education, clinical practice and
                 production of pharmaceutical and
                 biotechnology products for clinical trials.
                 Home to 2,000 researchers, 12 research
                 institutes, 8 hospitals and 8 major
                 industrial companies and the new Bio21
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                 Drug Discovery

                 Bioprospecting & Medicinal Chemistry

                 Medical Genetics & Molecular Diagnostics

                 Bioengineering & Biocompatible Materials

                 Cancer, Ageing, & Inflammatory Disease

                 Vaccine & Infectious Diseases
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                 Clinical Trials to Clinical Practice
                 Animal Biotechnology
                 Environmental & Agricultural
                 Molecular Platform Technologies
                 Animal Models
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Tissue Engineering

  Skeletal muscle after 2 weeks
              Bio Courses

                   @ Melbourne
       Engineering @ Melbourne >

BSc majoring in biomedical or biotechnology

BBiomedSci biomedical science

BE in biomedical and biomolecular

BE/BSc in biochemical engineering
             New in 2005

       Engineering @ Melbourne
      Engineering @ Melbourne >

BE (Biomedical Engineering)

BE (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering)

BE (Engineering Management)

All 4 year programs.
              system engineering
               tissue engineering
               prosthetic devices
                system modelling
              clinical engineering
              health engineering
                 4 year program
                 No mid-year entry
                 Degree name is Bachelor of
                 Engineering (Biomedical)
                 Combined degrees not possible
                 Most programs in Australia
                 either 5 year combined
                 degrees, or BE with single
                 subject biomedical electives
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                          BIOMEDICAL Engineering

                 What is Biomedical Engineering ?
                 Biomedical engineering is the application
                 of techniques drawn from engineering to
                 the analysis and solution of problems in
                 biology and medicine.
                 Biomedical engineering applies the
                 techniques of all classical engineering
                 disciplines to problems encountered in
                 living systems.
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                          BIOMEDICAL Engineering
                 Increasing focus on health issues,
                 aging populations around the world –
                 growing expectations of the delivery of
                 better medical devices & equipment
                 designed by Biomedical Engineers.
                 ‘Employment of Biomedical Engineers
                 is expected to grow faster than all
                 occupations in US through to 2012’
                 (Source: US Department of Labour – Bureau of
                 Labor Statistics –
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                 BIOMEDICAL Engineering
                 Four Programs :
                 biocellular engineering
                 biosignals processing
                 First two years largely common
                 (strong links with Biomedical
                 Science in early years)

CRICOS: 00116K

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