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Biomedical Engineering Is on the Cutting­Edge of  Technological Advances Engineering and scientific disciplines are combined in the field of biomedical equipment to  ensure   that   the   healthcare   system   and   our   society   benefit   from   a   wide   range   of   quality  products that improve the way people with injuries or illnesses are cared for. More specifically,  biomedical engineering  integrates various principles including electronics, micro­controller,  computer,   chemical,   biology,   medicine,   health   and   engineering   in   the   design   of   medical  equipment, rehabilitation and health improvement devices. Results of biomedical engineering  include:   biocompatible   prostheses,   various   diagnostic   and   therapeutic   medical   devices   —  ranging from clinical equipment to common imaging equipment such as MRIs and EEGs —  as   well   as   biotechnologies   such   as   regenerative   tissue   growth.   Firms   in   biomedical  engineering   must   meet   the   challenge   of   providing   increasingly   advanced   products.   As   a  result, there is a greater need for qualified professionals. The   biomedical   engineering   field   is   divided   into   these   subsections:   biomaterials,  biomechanics,   bionics,   clinical   engineering,   medical   engineering,   rehabilitation  engineering  and much more. However, all Biomedical Engineers conduct research, along with chemists  and medical scientists, on the engineering aspects of the biological systems of humans and  animals. Another important task for biomedical engineering professionals is the design and  development of medical diagnostic and clinical instrumentation, equipment and procedures.  Evaluating the safety of biomedical equipment, repairing as necessary and advising hospital  administrators on the use of the equipment also fall into this professional’s hands.  If this technological field sounds like it may be one in which you will thrive, then Centennial  College’s Biomedical Engineering Technology program, which provides an optimum balance  between theory and hands­on labs, may be the right undertaking for you. To apply for the  Biomedical Engineering Technology program, students should possess an Ontario Secondary  School   Diploma   (OSSD)   or   equivalent   or   be   19   years   of   age   or   older.   Also   required   are  compulsory English 12C or U or skills assessment, or equivalent and math 11M or U, or 12C  or   U   or   skills   assessment,   or   equivalent.   However,   possession   of   minimum   admission  requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. The college’s Biomedical Engineering Technology program takes three years/ six semesters  to complete and prepares students for a challenging career using the latest technology. A  strong lab focus ensures that students encounter real­life experiences that they may face in  the field.   Specific courses within the program include: Biomedical Engineering (introduces  patient   equipment   and   hospital   environment,   safety   standards,   and   common   problems   of  medical instrumentation); Technical Writing  (focuses on  written  and  oral  communication in   technical environments); Medical Imaging Systems (highlights the different techniques used  for the acquisition, processing and storage of medical images for the purpose of diagnostic  


and treatment   of   patients   with   different   diseases);   and   others   such   as   Project   Design  Applications,   Microcontrollers,   Computer   Integrated   Surgery   &   Telemedicine,   Data  Communications and Networks, and more.  In addition, students are guided towards future Certified Engineering Technologist (CET) and  Certified Biomedical Engineering Technologist (CBET) certifications. The program is also part  of an active student chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). Author: Klaudia Source: Centennial College

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