Biomedical Engineering Paper

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Macy Bundy BIO 101 Written Assignment Biomedical Engineering Ultimately, the goal for any healthcare provider is optimal management of patient health. Biomedical Engineering (BME) sometimes referred to as Bioengineering is the application of engineering principles and design challenges to healthcare and medicine. The choice of BME is selected to serve people, partake in working with living systems, and apply advanced technology to complex medical problems. “Their work is the link between scientific discoveries and the commercial application that meet societal and consumer needs” (Engineers). BME can include researching, designing, and development of medical products, such as joint replacements or robotic surgical instruments; designing or modifying equipment for clients with special needs in a rehabilitation setting; or managing the use of clinical equipment in hospitals and the community. Biomedical Engineering has traditionally been a discipline specialized in after completion of an undergraduate degree of engineering or science. Following the undergraduate degree, several options are available for focus in BME including graduate or medical schools. “Since many BME professions often involve scientific research, such as in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, graduate education may be highly desirable as undergraduate degrees typically do not provide substantial training and experience” (Biomedical Engineering). While it is most typical now for students to go into an undergraduate Engineering major followed by a specialty in BME, more programs across the country are combining the two fields of engineering and biological sciences into one program for a Bachelor of Science in BME. While civil, electrical or other engineers typically require a type of professional certification, BME is an emerging field in which professional certifications are not as standard or uniform. In Occupational Profile on Biomedical Engineering I. Bale says, “Potential candidates will need to show evidence of the following: A strong interest in the integration of engineering and medicine; excellent communication skills in order to liaise with a wide variety of people; spatial awareness, three- dimensional conceptual ability, attention to detail and computer literacy (particularly for design engineers); the ability to combine a high degree of technical knowledge with creativity; the ability to design products that are effective and practical, as well as cost effective and aesthetic; commercial awareness, in order to appreciate a product’s marketability; the ability to work under pressure; problem- solving skills.” In Biomedical Engineering, because the areas of specialties vary, the work activities included in the career vary as well. Typically: the use of computer software and mathematical models to design, develop and test new materials, devices and equipment. “This can involve: programming electronics, building and evaluating prototypes, troubleshooting problems and rethinking the design until it works
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