Biomedical Engineering is generally defined as the discipline addressing the application of electrical, mechanical, chemical or other principles to the understanding, modification and control of biological systems and to the design and manufacturing of products for monitoring biological functions in diagnostic and treatment applications. These essential aspects of health technologies and medical products are outlined in corresponding European guidelines and the legislation of all developed countries.
The significant medical developments of the second half of the twentieth century would not have been possible without new technologies and advanced techniques, which have been used to find solutions to social and medical problems related to diseases and disabilities, to examine the efficacy, effectiveness and safety of these solutions; to manage resources, and to improve communication and information systems in the field of healthcare.
The overall concept of socio-sanitary technology is broad-reaching and relates to any form of technological innovation applied to health services and to improving the quality of healthcare available to the general population.
The accurate selection and skilled application of health technologies, coupled with rigorous scientific research, technological development and innovation (R&D&I), is therefore a fundamental tool not only for improving the health, welfare and quality of life of the population but also for optimizing the social return on investment in this field.
- Interuniversity: Yes
- Main university: Universitat Barcelona
- Universitat Barcelona
- Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
- Number of credits: 60
- Mode of delivery: Presencial
- Specializations: No
- Bridging courses: Yes
- Places offered: 50
- Language of instruction: Catalan, Spanish and English
- Approximate price: 46,50 euros per credit ( 82 euros for students who are not EU nationals and do not currently reside in Spain). Fees for the academic year 2019-2020
- Qualification awarded: Biomedical Engineering
- Faculty or school: Faculty of Physics
- Coordination: OSCAR CASTAñO LINARES