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BIOE404 Medical Devices and Technology

Design and fabrication theory for medical devices and associated technologies. Investigating choice of materials/biomaterials, processing techniques and performance. Use and application of the medical devices and technologies.

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Paper title Medical Devices and Technology
Paper code BIOE404
Subject Bioengineering
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points 20 points
Teaching period(s) Full Year, Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,566.65
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,793.66

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Limited to
MSc, MAppSc, PGDipAppSc, PGCertAppSc
May not be credited together with BIOE 402 passed in 2016 or 2017.
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Dr Azam Ali
Course workbook is provided.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship.
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Learning Outcomes
  • Understand applications of biomaterials and engineering sciences to biology and humans
  • Understand selected physiological processes and the needs for diagnosis and treatment/repair of injury and diseases
  • Identify appropriate techniques to design, process and develop technology (ie system or medical devices) for medical applications
  • Learn in vitro or in vivo study methods essential in bioengineering

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Full Year

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system

Full Year

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Wednesday 11:00-12:50 18-19, 21-22, 28-29, 33-34, 36, 38-41