Anatomy and Physiology for Engineers (MECH2901)


This unit of study provides the underpinning knowledge needed in biomedical engineering designs. It is not a pre-requisite for any units of study. However, the anatomic and physiological functional knowledge gained in this subject will enhance prototype development of biomedical designs. Students should gain familiarity with anatomical and physiological terms and their meaning, understanding of the gross anatomy of the major systems in the human body and their importance in the design of biomedical devices and understanding of the major physiological principles which govern the operation of the human body.

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2.5 hours of lectures per week. 12 hours of laboratory work per semester.


Through semester assessment (40%), final exam (60%).

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

Assumed knowledge: A basic understanding of biology. Recommended: BIOL1003 (or equivalent)


PHSI2906, all BMED Units of Study, PHSI2005, PHSI2006, ANAT2008, ANAT2010, PHSI2905

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