Biomedical Engineering (FULL)

Exciting new technology is revolutionising medicine and scientists and engineers are working together to come up with new and improved ways to offer healthcare to people. Those at the cutting edge of human bionics are developing a new range of ‘smart’ prosthetic devices – artificial joints, limbs and organs – that could help thousands of amputees and arthritis sufferers. If you are interested in how engineering relates to the world of medicine and science, then this course could help open the door to a career where you could improve the lives of people. It will be held at the University of Southampton and features talks and interactive sessions from engineers and scientists from the Universities of Southampton, Bath and Liverpool, from Designability, a medical device charity, and from Salisbury District Hospital.

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Biomedical engineering is the application of engineering principles and design concepts to medicine and biology. This field seeks to close the gap between engineering and medicine. It combines the design and problem solving skills of engineering with medical and biological sciences to improve healthcare diagnosis, monitoring and therapy. On this course you will be introduced to the possibilities of a career in biomedical engineering.
You’ll explore the role of engineering in the design of medical devices, rehabilitation, physiological research and tissue engineering. You’ll emerge with a real understanding of how vitally important engineers are to modern healthcare.


Using your engineering skills to design and build a device that solves an everyday clinical problem.

Gaining an understanding of patient life and how this affects the role of the biomedical engineer.

Learning how engineering plays a part in helping the rehabilitation process after surgery or injury.

Gaining an understanding of the devices modern medicine relies upon to track vital signs and treat patients.

Attending laboratory demonstrations which look at motion analysis and ultrasound imaging.

Taking part in masterclasses covering topics like stem cells and regenerative medicine, fixing fractures, implants and electric stimulation of muscles.

Building on your own skills and strengths and adding them to a team effort to solve engineering problems.

Talking to young engineers and scientists about the varied career paths you could take in biomedical engineering, what you could earn and what you could achieve


University of Southampton


13th August - 16th August 2018
4 day, 3 night full board residential
Start time: 10.00am
Finish time: 12.30pm

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