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BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, Laurea (1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process)
Academic Year 2019/20
DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
Collegio di Ingegneria Biomedica
Campus: TORINO
Program duration: 3 years
Class L-9 Degree: INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
Seats available: 349 (5 reserved for non European citizens)
Reference Faculty
MORBIDUCCI UMBERTO   coord.biomedica@polito.it
Program held in Italian
The first year is common to other graduate programs and is also offered in English Language
The first year is common to other graduate programs and is also offered in streaming
SDSS service is available
 Educational objectives

The programme comprises a set of core courses (mathematics, physics, chemistry and computer science) held in the first three semesters. During the second year there are courses in the fundamentals of biology, anatomy and physiology, and in basic engineering topics relating to the industrial and information sectors. These courses will provide: a) the basics of electronics needed to analyse and design simple electronic circuits; courses include... More...

The programme comprises a set of core courses (mathematics, physics, chemistry and computer science) held in the first three semesters.
During the second year there are courses in the fundamentals of biology, anatomy and physiology, and in basic engineering topics relating to the industrial and information sectors. These courses will provide:
a) the basics of electronics needed to analyse and design simple electronic circuits; courses include both theoretical instruction and practical experience of creating circuit boards in the laboratory;
b) the basic methodological tools for describing, analysing and modeling signals;
c) knowledge of mechanical engineering systems necessary to define simple engineering systems consisting of beams subjected to static loads and fatigue, to solve engineering problems regarding the mechanics of rigid bodies, and to describe the main characteristics of mechanical power transmission systems; courses provide both theoretical knowledge and laboratory experiments.
The third year completes the training in basic engineering subjects with courses in materials behaviour and material selection; the main technologies for converting heat into mechanical energy and vice versa (motors and refrigerators) and transfering energy as heat; and heat spread in solids, liquids and airforms or by electromagnetic waves. Students will also learn to perform preliminary calculations for determining the correct size of the most common and important types of heat exchangers.
Also during the third year are specialized biomedical engineering courses regarding norms (including safety aspects) and operating principles of the principal medical devices (devices for taking biopotentials, instruments for acquiring and processing medical images, prostheses and aids, surgical instruments, operating theatre equipment), the principles of ergonomics, chemical and physical principles underlying biological systems with particular reference to the molecular design of life, translation and conservation of energy, the synthesis of molecules of life and recent applications in clinical and diagnostic analysis, the nature of the main activities carried out by a clinical engineering service. The teaching units are accompanied by laboratory exercises.
The course ends with an internship, conducted at a healthcare facility or biomedical company which constitute the final test.

 Career opportunities

Graduates in Biomedical Engineering will find employment: in companies that develop and/or produce medical devices; in service companies that operate in health technology management; in local health authorities, within the clinical engineering department; and in companies that market medical devices, providing after sales support to customers.... More...

Graduates in Biomedical Engineering will find employment: in companies that develop and/or produce medical devices; in service companies that operate in health technology management; in local health authorities, within the clinical engineering department; and in companies that market medical devices, providing after sales support to customers.

The Study program qualifies the following professional profile/s: Roles and skills:
Junior Biomedical engineer within a company that designs and/or produces medical devices.   JOB ROLES:

This figure is an engineer who works for a company in the design and production of: electro-medical devices for diagnosis, treatment or monitoring; prosthetics and orthotics, or medical software.
The main roles are: preparation of the technical documentation required for certification; writing of the user manual; testing devices produced; management of suppliers (e.g. for the development of printed circuit boards, moulds, mechanical parts, ...). In general, this figure assists similar professional figures with higher seniority and professional experience in the role.

SKILLS RELATED TO THE ROLE:

- Uses methods for signal analysis, techniques of electronic circuit design, methods of mechanical parts design
- collaborates in the choice of materials for the creation of the device
- applies European legislation on medical devices
- uses design and construction methods for biomechanical systems, techniques for biopotentials detection

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Companies working on the design and / or production; companies of electro-medical instruments, prosthetics and orthotics and medical software.
 
Biomedical Equipment technician   JOB ROLES:

This figure is the engineer who contributes to the maintenance and testing of healthcare technologies in healthcare facilities.
The main functions performed are: the technological inventory management; preventive maintenance and repair maintenance management; support for the proper use of biomedical technologies; delivery testing at the end of a purchasing process.

SKILLS RELATED TO THE ROLE:

- supports the end-user to ensure proper use of the device by using the knowledge of its operating principles
- applies knowledge of the technical characteristics and principles of operation of the devices to manage its use
- applies European legislation on medical devices
- applies the national (CND) and international classification systems of medical devices to technology inventory management

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Public and private health facilities. Companies that provide services in clinical engineering

 
Product specialist   JOB ROLES:

This figure carries out its activities in support of the sales department both in pre-sales, dealing with the correct identification of the specifications, and in the post sales phase, providing assistance and / or training to customers. In particular, this figure may write a user's manual, coordinate the preparation of the product documentation, interact with potential customers in order to illustrate the technical features or to train them to use the product.

SKILLS RELATED TO THE ROLE:

- applies knowledge of the operating principles and technical characteristics of the device to support the customer in choosing the product
- supports the user to ensure proper use of the device

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Companies that market electro-medical instruments, prosthetics and orthotics or medical software.
 


Qualifications for further studies Knowledge required to continue studies

Expected learning outcomes

The subjects contained in the study program are divided in learning areas and defined by the "Dublin descriptors" shown in the chart on panel A4b - expected learning outcomes.



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