Singapore University of Social Sciences

Biomedical Devices

Biomedical Devices (BME313)

Applications Open: 01 October 2021

Applications Close: 30 November 2021

Next Available Intake: January 2022

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course, SkillsFuture Series

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Science & Technology

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education + (ACE+), Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C), Resilience

Funding: SkillsFuture, Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)

School/Department: School of Science & Technology


The course aims to provide students with a general understanding of a wide range of biomedical devices such as cardiac devices (including heart valves, stents, pacemakers, catheters, etc), dental implants, ophthalmological devices, drug delivery techniques, auditory devices, and diagnostic tools. Students will also learn about sterilisation, evaluation and failure of implants and medical devices.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January


  • Introduction, Historical Development and Basic Principles of Biomedical Devices
  • Cardiac Devices
  • Ophthalmological Devices
  • Auditory and Dental Devices
  • Diagnostic Devices
  • Sterilization, Failure, and Evaluation of Biodevices

Learning Outcome

  • Compare and discuss the different functions of the various biomedical devices
  • Examine the working mechanisms of these devices
  • Construct non-detailed conceptual designs of biomedical devices
  • Evaluate the performance of retrieved implanted biomedical devices and make recommendation to improve the design
  • Operate the laboratory (small scale) artificial kidney
  • Develop detailed biomedical device designs in collaboration with traditional engineers and medical specialists
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