ANAT40010 Medical Sciences for Biomedical Engineers

Academic Year 2016/2017

This module will introduce students to the anatomical structures and physiological functions of the human body in the healthy and diseased state. The module will focus on the systems of the human body most relevant to the field of biomedical engineering and medical device technologies.
The module will introduce the structure and function of these systems, providing students with an understanding of how they operate and interact, with an emphasis on the control strategies and mechanism that regulate function. The changes that take place with disease will be outlined to provide students with the background necessary to understand and develop biomedical engineering approaches to the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of major disorders. Examples of biomedical engineering applications in the fields of prosthetics, cardiovascular systems, neuromodulation and imaging will be discussed.

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Learning Outcomes:

Following successful completion of this module, students should be able to: 1. Demonstrate fundamental knowledge of human body systems, how they operate and how they interact; 2. Understand how changes occur in human body systems with disease; 3. Be familiar with biomedical engineering approaches in the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of major disorders.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning










Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Description % of Final Grade Timing

Not recorded


This module is not passable by compensation

Resit Opportunities

End of Semester Exam