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Biomedical Engineering Design Education at King Saud University: A First of Its Kind Approach

[+] Author Affiliations
Harcharan Singh Ranu

King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; American Orthopaedic Biomechanics Research Institute, Atlanta, GA

Aman Sweet Bhullar

Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

Paper No. IMECE2011-65244, pp. 123-131; 9 pages
doi:10.1115/IMECE2011-65244
From:
  • ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 5: Engineering Education and Professional Development
  • Denver, Colorado, USA, November 11–17, 2011
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5491-4
  • Copyright © 2011 by ASME

abstract

Biomedical Engineering in the Millennium is building the future of biology and medicine. New products, from biotechnology and novel devices for diagnosis and treatment, are marketed through interactions between universities, medical centers, small start-up companies, and large, more established firms. The role of biomedical engineering in the 21st century has already been highlighted by Ranu as far as research, education and space age technologies are concerned. Therefore, educating the modern biomedical engineering students in design processes is extremely important. This paper highlights how biomedical engineering design is taught for the first time to King Saud University students in Saudi Arabia. The conclusion drawn from this is that for the first time an innovative design course has been developed to teach the biomedical engineering students at King Saud University to meet the needs of tomorrow’s biomedical engineers.

Copyright © 2011 by ASME

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