Biomedical engineering refers to the field of study that merges biology and engineering. This unique, interdisciplinary field allows you to cover a wider range of subjects, where one uses the in-depth understanding engineering to solve medical and biological problems. With expertise spanning physiology, biology, healthcare and health informatics, mechanics, and engineering, biomedical engineers can combine their diverse skills to create solutions to continuing worldwide health issues, helping to change how patients are treated and lowering the cost of care.Prominent breakthroughs in the biomedical engineering field include life-saving and life-changing technology such as artificial organs, prosthetics, surgical devices, pacemakers, regenerative tissue growth, pharmaceutical drugs, kidney dialysis, to name a few. Diagnostic tools, such as ECG, EEG, EMG, MMG, x-ray, MRI, CT-scan, as well as life-saving equipment such as ventilators, are also the outcome of this area. Some of the earlier inventions that one knows about today include crutches, dentures, platform shoes and the electron microscope. The use of computers in electronic health care, use of AI for diagnosis and prediction also fall under the domain of Biomedical Engineering.
Biomedical engineering is the field to choose not only to secure your future but to serve mankind by contributing in providing the best possible healthcare facilities
Scope and Job Prospects:
Work with life scientist, chemists & medical scientist to research the engineering aspect of biological systems of human & animals
Biomedical Engineering is broadly defined as the application of Engineering and Technology in the field of medicine and surgery. Biomedical Engineering is not an emerging field anymore. It has planted its feet concretely and helped the medical healthcare system made advancements since 1900s. Biomedical engineering has brought together the knowledge of diverse fields with a focus of applications in medical sciences. It abetted the healthcare professionals from looking inside the patient’s body to rehabilitate the paralyzed ones.
The importance of Biomedical Engineering is due to its increasing effectiveness in steps with the new developments in Medical Sciences. We are living in an era where the digital health system has become an integral part of our daily day life. The department of Biomedical Engineering provides an interdisciplinary approach to the students to cater the needs of new era.
The greatest asset of the Department of Biomedical Engineering is its highly educated, and experienced faculty members with research experience in the diverse fields of the BME world ranging from Biomedical instrumentation, Biosignal processing, Biomaterials, EEG, EMG, PPG IPG signal analysis, and many more. Faculty members have International Journal Research publications as well as Book Chapters in their respective domains of research.
Dr. Saad Abdullah
HOD, Biomedical Engineering Department
RCST, Riphah International University.