Biomedical Engineering A biomedical engineer uses traditional
Presentations text content in Biomedical Engineering A biomedical engineer uses traditional
A biomedical engineer uses traditional
to analyze and solve problems in biology and medicine, providing an overall enhancement of health care.
WHAT IS A BIOMEDICAL ENGINEER
Development of artificial organs (hearing aids,
, artificial kidneys and hearts', blood oxygenators, synthetic blood vessels, joints, arms, and legs).
patient monitoring (during surgery or in intensive care, healthy persons in unusual environments, such as astronauts in space or underwater divers at great depth).Blood chemistry sensors (potassium, sodium, O², CO² and pH), both invasive and non-invasive.Advanced therapeutic and surgical devices (laser system for eye surgery, automated delivery of insulin, etc.).Application of expert systems and artificial intelligence to clinical decision making (computer-based systems for diagnosing diseases).Design of optimal clinical laboratories (computerized analyzer for blood samples, cardiac catheterization laboratory, etc.).
EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC
of medical imaging systems (
ultrasound, computer assisted tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography, etc
Computer modeling of physiologic systems (blood pressure control, renal, function, visual and auditory nervous circuits, etc.).Biomaterials design (mechanical, transport and biocompatibility properties of implantable artificial materials).Biomechanics of human movement (gait analysis, etc.).Tissue mechanics (properties of bone, tendon, skin and changes with remodeling, injury, healing, etc).Sports medicine (rehabilitation, external support devices, etc.). Plus the contribution on research into injury mechanism, understanding de nervous system, cancer research, mechanobiology, electrophysiology.
HospitalsResearch facilities of educational
institutionsTeachingGovernment regulatory agenciesWHERE DO BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERS WORK?Slide6
Become a good engineer and acquire a working understanding of the life sciences and BME
Good communication skills are vital to talk with professionals having medical, technical, and other backgrounds.
HOW TO PREPARE
FOR A CAREER IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING?Slide7
High school preparation:
Follow an engineering discipline with life science course work
Courses in calculus, physics, chemistry and biology
If possible, Advanced Placement courses in these areas
HOW TO PREPARE FOR A CAREER IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING?Slide8
At the college level:
Students usually select engineering as a field of study, then choose a discipline concentration within engineering.
Some students major in biomedical engineering, while others may major in chemical, electrical, or mechanical engineering with a specialty in biomedical engineering.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR A CAREER IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING?Slide9
At the college level (continued):
As career plans develop, seek advice on the degree of specialization and the educational levels appropriate to goals and interests.
Many students continue their education in graduate school where they obtain valuable biomedical research experience at the Masters or Doctoral level.
When entering the job market, a graduate should be able to point to well defined engineering skills for application to the biomedical field, with some project or in-the-field experience in biomedical engineering.HOW TO PREPARE FOR A CAREER IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING?Slide10
BMES is the professional society for
and bioengineeringFounded in 1968, the Society now boasts over
with more than 4,400 student members146 Student Chapters7 Industry ChaptersABOUT THE BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING SOCIETYSlide11
Significantly reduced registration rates for
the Annual Meeting
A subscription to the monthly E-Bulletin, our member online
A subscription/online access to the Annals of Biomedical Engineering (ABME), Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering (CMBE) and Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology (CVET)Online access to the BMES Career Connections job board listing career opportunities and internshipsMEMBERSHIP BENEFITSSlide12
Access to all BMES Committees and Special Interest GroupsOnline
education, including access to A
nnual Meeting sessions recordings and professional development webinarsMEMBER-ONLY WEB CONTENTSlide13
The opportunity to receive awards
(including election to Fellow) with student recognition and a
Undergraduate Design CompetitionStudent Chapter AwardsStudent Travel AwardsCareer Development AwardsResearch and Design AwardsVoting rights within the SocietyThe opportunity to serve in the Society’s leadership and committeesAWARDS & LEADERSHIPSlide14