Biomedical engineering is a discipline to analyze and answer numerous problems in biology and medicine by applying principles of engineering.
ITB Biomedical Engineering officially becomes an undergraduate study program in School of Electrical Engineering and Informatics (STEI) ITB, which is closely related with information processing for medical purposes. With a tight admission standard, ITB Biomedical Engineering invites prospective students to join serving the nation’s health with the involvement of technology.
Curriculum of ITB Biomedical Engineering is related to other disciplines, such as:
Biomedical instruments are one of products that electrical engineering has much influence in biomedical engineering. Basic concepts, such as signals and systems as well as hardware design, will be taught to undergraduate students intensively. Students are encouraged to explore various electronics kits as early as possible so that they have enough confidence to have bright careers in electronics industry.
Informatics and Information Systems
Medical application embedded smartphone might be used as an analysis tool by medical professionals. This is possible since there has been a tendency that medical professional goods become home use-consumer goods. Biomedical engineering students are trained to develop their logic skills. The students also have chances to work at a system level where they will have a firm description how systems can interact to build an integrated complex system.
Our life would never be as comfortable as today without the influence of telecommunication engineering. Medical data records might be transferred wirelessly so that patient’s condition can be monitored in real-time and ubiquitously. This includes telemedicine that provides clinical health care at a distance. The collaboration of telecommunication technology tremendously supports the hospital management. Eventually a secure and reliable information transmission is solely aimed for the patient’s good and medical professional’s safety.
Different approaches may result in different solutions. To support the advances of medicines motivates engineers from various backgrounds to cooperate and to give the best out of each expertise. Medical professionals often find it difficult to analyze scanned images of their patients. This causes false judgments to the patient’s condition, either false positives or false negatives. With the help of medicine, biomedical engineering students will have deep understanding how systems in our body work before being able to model them.
Biology is at an important position to tackle the 21st century challenges that cover health, food, environment, and energy problems. Numerous medical instruments have measurement capabilities up to the cell and nano-molecular level. This progress demands human resources equipped with solid skills not only in biology and medical science, but also in basic engineering for its applications at instrument level.