Introduction to Medical Engineering
University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units8
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits1 - 2
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units2
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis course is intended as an introduction to the field of Biomedical Engineering and for students with an interest in applying their engineering skills to the solution of problems in health care. Students are exposed to some basic aspects of human physiology and medical instrumentation, while they receive an overview of health care, biomechanics and medical imaging.
Topics include: an introduction to the human body; overview of health-care technology; the circulation system; the electrical activity of the heart and ECG; biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system; medical imaging physics and applications.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.