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Bio-Medical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering (BME) can be defined as the study and application of engineering principles and techniques to the medical field. It is a combination of technical knowledge in biology and medicine to improve life quality. This interdisciplinary field that bridges life science and engineering has an important role in prevention, therapy and rehabilitation. It combines the principles of two dynamic professions, Medicine and Engineering. BME is concerned with the development and manufacture of prostheses, medical devices, diagnostic devices, drugs and other therapies. This unique field encompasses bio-instrumentation, bio-materials, bio-mechanics, medical imaging, genetic engineering, orthopedic surgery, cellular and tissue engineering.

What does a Bio-Medical Engineer do?

  • Bio-Medical Engineers design and develop devices and systems ranging from cardiac monitors to clinical computers, artificial hearts to contact lenses, wheel chairs to artificial tendons.
  • Bio-Medical Engineers deal with medical devices, instruments used in hospitals, and instruments used by medical laboratories.
  • In hospitals, Bio-Medical Engineers work closely with other healthcare professionals like physicians, nurses, therapists and technicians & develop customized devices and provide advice for selecting, handling and maintaining medical equipments.
  • In industries, Biomedical Engineers use their understanding of living systems and technology to design and test new products

What is the future for a Bio Medical Engineering graduate?

Bio-Medical Engineers can find job openings in modern hospitals, medical equipment manufacturing units, educational and medical institutions, pharmaceuticals, government regulatory agencies and so on. Bio-Medical Engineering professionals can find the opportunities in any of the following category
  • Bio-Instrumentation Engineer in the medical instruments manufacturing / maintenance firms
  • Clinical Engineer in the hospitals, develop and maintain computer database of medical instruments and equipment record
  • A Orthopedic Bio-Engineer, is responsible for the design and development of artificial joint
  • A Rehabilitation Engineer is responsible for the design, development, adaptation, testing, evaluation, application and distribution of technological solutions to problems faced by individuals with disabilities like communications, hearing, and vision.
  • Maintenance & Repair Engineer for the Bio-Medical instruments
Scope for Higher Education

After graduation as a B.E / B.Tech in Bio-Medical Engineering one can look for M.E / M.Tech / M.S in any of the following areas
  • Biomedical Laboratory Technology
  • Advanced Bio-Medical Engineering
  • Bio-Informatics
  • Bio-Instrumentation
  • Bio-Materials Engineering
  • Bio-Mechanics

Who should opt for Bio-Medical Engineering?

If one likes,
Biology, Clinical Laboratories, Medicines, Medical equipments, Healthcare & Hospital Management

 
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