Biomedical Engineering Theory And Practice/Preface
The field of Biomedical Engineering
Bioengineering/Biomedical Engineering is an interdisplinary of engineering, biology and medicine in order to improve human health. People who understand Biomedical Engineering partially would have various background. They could be doctors or nurses in the special area(dentist, oncologist, radiologist, plastic surgeon, medical examiner, hospital or clinic team member and so on). They may be engineers or scientists in organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, polymer chemistry, plant biology, animal biology, electronics, computer science, statistics and so on.
According to a survey of Yahoo,Finance, Biomedical Engineering is one of the best areas in which to work.
Preparation and Career Path
Biomedical engineering entry-level education is Bachelor’s degree. But, college graduates with a degree in engineering or science occasionally may qualify for some engineering jobs, especially in highly demanded special part. Generally, to lead a research team, a biomedical engineer needs a graduate degree. Some biomedical engineers attend dental or medical school to specialize in applications of patient care. Some earn law degrees to work as patent attorneys.
During the middle and high school, students interested in biomedical engineering should take courses in several of the following subjects. It is the same as for any other engineering discipline, except that some life science course work should also be included.
* Algebra II * Precalculus * Biology * Physics * Calculus * Second Language * Chemistry * Trigonometry * Computer Science
University course and industry
Those interested in Bioengineering should consider reviewing engineering programs that are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.(ABET). ABET accreditation focus on an evaluation of an engineering program’s student achievement, program improvement, faculty, curricular content, facilities, and institutional commitment. Tryengineering Search shows a list of universities all over the world which have accredited degree programs in bioengineering/Biological Engineering/Biomedical Engineering. In a typical 4-years Bachelor's curriculum, the first 2 years are spent studies on basic science,mathematics, introductory engineering and other selective and various classes. In the last 2 years, most courses focus on the engineering, usually with a concentration in special branch and some students have a chance to work with the professors and graduate students in the lab.
The next chart shows Bioengineers employed in various industry area.
The following is a list of professional organization related to biomedical engineer.
- Institute of Biological Engineering
- Institute of Biomedical Science
- Biomedical Engineering Society
- European Society for Engineering in Medicine
- The Canadian Medical & Biological Engineering Society
- American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering
- Bronzino, Joseph D. (April 2006). The Biomedical Engineering Handbook, Third Edition. [CRC Press]. ISBN 978-0-8493-2124-5. http://crcpress.com/product/isbn/9780849321245.
- Villafane, Carlos, CBET. (June 2009). Biomed: From the Student's Perspective, First Edition. [Techniciansfriend.com]. ISBN 978-1-61539-663-4. http://www.biomedtechnicians.com.
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