Biomedical Engineering is an interdisciplinary specialty that applies engineering principles to solve clinical problems. This discipline commonly deals with medical therapies, monitoring devices, and diagnostic tools. The contributions of biomedical engineering to society have grown rapidly since WW II. In fact, the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) recently listed the most prominent modern-day technologies and applications that have come about as a result of biomedical engineering. These include:
• Artificial organs, like pacemakers, hearing aids, synthetic blood vessels and hemodialysis systems;
• Computer modeling of bodily systems, such as renal function and blood pressure machines;
• Medical imaging, which includes MRIs, X-ray tomography, ultrasound, positron emission tomography and more.
Other applications of biomedical engineering include biomaterials design, regenerative engineering, sports medicine, and advanced therapeutic devices. Furthermore, smart technologies are becoming significant in healthcare. For instance, smart technologies allow use of real-time analysis to assist doctors and physicians in diagnosing illness, but also in using analytics to assist with provision of care. Some of these capabilities may be present in machines or equipment designed by biomedical engineers.
Market Need:Evidence of Biomedical Engineering is found everywhere in the innovation revolution that is currently underway in health care globally. In hospitals there is a plethora of connected devices; the instruments and machines in use have been designed and manufactured by engineers working in collaboration with practitioners, nurses, biochemists, physicists, microbiologists and technicians. Additional examples include pumps that administer drugs to patients, instruments that monitor heart rates, and scanning techniques like X-computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging that produce detailed images of internal body parts. Biomedical engineering is also at the root of devices that monitor the heart, replacements for body parts damaged by disease or injury and systems with a capacity to regenerate tissues and organs. Clearly, modern innovation in medicine and health care is deeply rooted in the creative genius of engineers. It is evident that Kazakhstan can also play a role in this innovation movement. If this were to happen, then the country can gradually become independent of the supply of modern medical devices and other equipment from western countries. More than that, Kazakhstan could use its potential to become a producer of contemporary products of biomedical engineering, and export such products.
Total Number of Credits: 120 ECTS
* Student can choose an elective course from other Departments in SEDS or Schools per approval of the advisor and the Head of Department. At least two electives should be taken from the MBME Program.
This course reviews and deepens the advanced analytical and numerical methods to solve ordinary and partial differential equations. The whole course, lectures and tutorials, will be delivered through a mathematical software package capable of performing symbolical calculations.The module is designed for graduate students to cover their research needs concerning mathematical modeling via analytical, semi-analytical or numerical techniques.