Course Description

Course Name

Introduction to Medical Engineering

Session: VCPF3121

Hours & Credits

8 Host University Units

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


This course is intended as an introduction to the field of Biomedical Engineering and for students with an interest in applying their engineering skills to the solution of problems in health care. Students are exposed to some basic aspects of human physiology and medical instrumentation, while they receive an overview of health care, biomechanics and medical imaging.
Topics include: an introduction to the human body; overview of health-care technology; the circulation system; the electrical activity of the heart and ECG; biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system; medical imaging physics and applications.

*Course content subject to change