Bioengineering Systems Modelling 1

Subject 421-285 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Thirty-six hours of lectures, 12 hours of tutorials.
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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David Smith
Subject Overview:

This subject will present material that complements and reinforces selected portions of material presented in the subject Biomedical Science I (521-213). The emphasis is on developing quantitative engineering models describing biological systems at the cellular and tissue scale.

Students will be introduced to the process of developing engineering models of biological systems, and to powerful simulation software for the solution of the mathematical equations describing the system behaviour. The subject introduces the fundementals of diffusion, electrical circuits and systems of odes to represent biological processes. When possible, examples will be related to disease processes and the way in which engineering principles can be employed to improve understanding of the biological origin of disease, and subsequent differential diagnosis and patient ­management.

Assessment: A 2-hour end-of-semester examination (50%): 30-minute mid-semester test (10%): assignments, laboratories and concept design (40%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Information Not Available

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

At the end of this subject a student should have an:

  • ability to apply knowledge of basic science and engineering fundamentals;

  • ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution;

  • capacity for independent critical thought, rational inquiry and self-directed learning;

  • openness to new ideas and unconventional critiques of received wisdom

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical) Biomechanics
Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical)Biocellular
Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical)Bioinformatics
Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical)Biosignals

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