Thursday, 4 February 2016

Biomedical Engineering: a personal perspective

Writen by Dr Dimitra Blana

What exactly is Biomedical Engineering?    ...I didn’t know either.

When I was at school, I decided that I wanted to cure paralysis, as a result of reading about Christopher Reeve and, well, being a teenager. At the time I thought that the only way to do this was by being a medical doctor. Unfortunately, working with syringes did not really appeal to me: I liked computers and video games. I decided to abandon my dreams of medical breakthroughs and study Computer Engineering.

A couple of years into my degree I came across a discipline I had never heard of: Biomedical Engineering. This is the application of engineering principles to medicine. It is a very wide field that includes any technological advance that aims to improve human health, such as new materials, implants, prosthetics, drugs, imaging equipment, and, excitingly, computer software.

This was a light-bulb moment for me. Following a Masters and PhD in Biomedical Engineering, I now use computer models to help people move again after spinal cord injury or stroke.

At Keele University, we have two medical engineering Masters courses that run side by side: Biomedical Engineering and Cell and Tissue Engineering - the second is an exciting area of Biomedical Engineering focusing on advances at the cellular level.

Our Masters in Biomedical Engineering was recently accredited by the Institute for Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM). The accreditation recognises that our programme has a suitable learning environment for students and meets strict educational standards.


Ed Chadwick (Biomedical Engineering course lead, right) and Paul Roach 
(Cell and Tissue Engineering course lead) with the accreditation certificate.

If you are interested in developing or applying technological solutions to healthcare problems, consider applying to our MSc in Biomedical Engineering or Cell and Tissue Engineering. Get in touch with the course directors (Ed and Paul) or administrator (Hildegarde) to find out more.

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