Biomedical Engineering Skills - EENG3011

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Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Autumn Term 4 15 (7.5) Viktorija Makarovaite checkmark-circle


Physiological Systems of the Human Body:
Students will gain understanding of all the prerequisites for physiology and disease. This will include: Cell structure and function; Cell differentiation and body tissues; Organ systems of the body including: Musculoskeletal system; Circulatory system; Immune system; Digestive system; Urinary system and excretion; Endocrine and Nervous systems.

Biomedical Skills: The understanding of solutions and dilutions; acids, bases and buffers; kinetics; microscopy and simple microbial detection (cell staining and counting); bioinformatics and biological sequence analysis; MATLAB ® and R programming for the biosciences.

Engineering Design: Transformation of a client requirement into an engineering design statement, Decomposition and evaluation of design requirements. Consideration of the human and ergonomic factors in the design process. CAD based drawings and models via CAD tools. Realisation of CAD models using computer numerical control manufacturing machines.


Contact hours

34 contact hours comprising lectures, laboratory classes and example classes
116 hours private study
Total hours for the module: 150 hours

Method of assessment

100% Coursework

Indicative reading

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Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- The major physiological systems of the human body.
- The fundamentals of biomedical skills.
- The principles of design processes.
- The principles of CAD based drawings/models, and product manufacturing tools.


  1. Credit level 4. Certificate level module usually taken in the first stage of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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