Biomedical engineering (BME), commonly referred to as bioengineering, is the application of engineering ideas and design concepts to medicine and biology for the purpose of providing healthcare (e.g. diagnostic or therapeutic).
This area aims to bridge the gap between engineering and medicine by combining engineering’s design and problem-solving talents with medical biology to advance health-care treatment, such as diagnosis, monitoring, and therapy.
A biomedical engineer’s responsibilities also include the management of existing medical technology in hospitals while conforming to industry standards. Equipment recommendations, procurement, routine testing and preventative maintenance, as well as decommissioning and disposal are all part of this process. A Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) or clinical engineer is another name for this position.
The following is a list of South African biomedical universities and colleges:
- Biomedical Engineering – Wits University
- UCT Division of Biomedical Engineering
- Biomedical Engineering Unisa
- Biomedical Engineering Stellenbosch
- UP Bioengineering (Biomedical engineering)