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Why Biomedical Engineering?
Because you enjoy solving problems, at home, at work, in the world. To do this you will learn knowledge in mathematics, physics, and chemistry and skills in a variety of areas, from mathematical modeling, to the use/development of instrumentation and software.
Because you are fascinated by the idea of dealing with the 'mechamisms' of functioning of living systems and the improvement of human life.
Why in Genoa?
Because the Genoa School of Bioengineering has a long and established international scientific reputation and has been preparing biomedical engineering graduates since 1996. In addition, the ratio of the number of students (about 65 graduates each year) to the number of faculty is such that it allows direct interactions with 'the prof' and hands-on laboratory activities.
What will you study
You will combine the background common to all engineers with knowledge in the biological and medical fields specific to this course; this will enable you to apply the 'engineer's' methods and approach to solving problems related to medicine and biotechnology. You will be able to go to work in a company, a health care facility, freelance, or perhaps proceed to a master's degree.
The BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING graduate.
Who is it?
A biomedical engineer has basic knowledge in both engineering and medical-biological disciplines. He or she is therefore able to pursue engineering studies, especially in the area of information engineering, but also to perform technical-executive duties in all areas of activity (industry, services) that affect human health.
What does he/she do?
A biomedical engineer evaluates the use and operation of instruments, materials, prostheses, artificial organs, in vitro diagnostic systems, and health care technologies and facilities in general. He or she manages their introduction, maintenance, and eventual decommissioning; assesses the costs/benefits associated with their use.
Where does he work?
A biomedical engineering graduate works in companies that produce devices, systems, equipment, and materials for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation. In health care, he or she is involved in the technical-managerial aspects related to the use and maintenance of biomedical equipment and the delivery of health care services.
Studies are geared toward the training of professionals who possess a basic technical culture on which to build subsequent specialized knowledge and are capable of entering and orienting themselves with ease in the world of work.
An important outlet is the continuation of studies in the master's degree in Bioengineering.