Biomedical engineers apply engineering and scientific methods to find solutions to problems in medicine and the life sciences.
Duties & Tasks
Biomedical engineers may perform the following tasks:design new medical monitoring, diagnostic and therapeutic equipmentset up and maintain medical equipmentspecify equipment for particular purposestest the safety, efficiency and effectiveness of equipmentplan data processing services and the development of associated computing programmesanalyse new medical procedures to forecast likely outcomesparticipate in medical or scientific procedures where biomedical skills are neededdesign and deliver technology to assist people with disabilityanalyse and design prosthetic and orthotic devicesmeasure and monitor physiological systemsdiagnose and interpret bioelectric data using signal processing techniquesprovide computer analysis of patient-related data.
Biomedical engineers work in health care and must have a good theoretical and practical knowledge of engineering, a sound understanding of medical sciences and the ability to combine the two.par Biomedical engineers usually work in multidisciplinary teams with other professionals, including anaesthetists, surgeons, physiotherapists, occupational and speech therapists and other medical specialists.
- good communication skills able to observe and take accurate measurements patient and imaginative aptitude for design analytical and problem-solving skills.