MEng (HB1V), BEng (HBD8), MEng (HB18), BEng (HBC8)
What is Medical Engineering?
Biomedical engineering or Medical Engineering is the diverse and exciting subject that covers the science and engineering responsible for many of the latest advances in medicine. Part of medical engineering and related materials science, is concerned with the design and development of artificial medical implants such as the hip joint, hearts values and prosthetic limbs.
But Medical Engineering also encompasses the development of all sorts of other medical technology including surgical robots, nanomedicine, tissue engineering, diagnostic tools and rehabilitation equipment.
Another branch of Medical Engineering focuses on the scientific research into the physics and chemistry of how our bodies function and the biomaterials from which we are made. This might involve understanding the mechanical properties of living cells to measuring the forces and movement of a patient walking.
In all these areas, Medical Engineers are pushing forward the frontiers of medicine, developing new ways to diagnose and treat all sorts of medical problems, diseases and injuries.
Find out more by reading the recent new report on studying medical engineering at university: http://www.nadya-anscombe.com/downloadlibrary/IEEE%20biomedi...