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Degree course in BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (Codice 2140)
Curriculum\Profile description: MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIC TECHNOLOGIES

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Detail Degree Course Academic year of the educational offer: 2018/2019
School:
  • POLYTECHNIC SCHOOL
Class:
  • Industrial engineering (L-9)

credits total:180

Educational objectives
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The 1st cycle Degree Course in Biomedical Engineering has the specific objective, the training of professionals with technical and biological skills, differing from the skills of other graduates of the class L9. In detail, these skills will be adequately provided through the integration of industrial engineering, information engineering and medical-biological knowledge. The professional profile of Biomedical Engineer (ISTAT code 2.2.1.8.0) must therefore be versatile and able to work profitably in the labour market and namely in the biomedical professions. Starting from the knowledge of the methodological and operational aspects of basic sciences, engineering and biology, it aims to train graduates in Biomedical Engineering able to carry out activities including the assessment of the reliability, quality and safety of devices for the biomedical, pharmacological use as well as of support-aid devices for the disabled, even up to their design with specific reference to new prostheses and artificial organs. More specific skills that will be acquired through the training, consist in the use and development of software for biomedical applications and in the management of clinical decision support services and systems. The degree course in Biomedical Engineering is structured in a group of common training activities, later splitting into two different curriculums, one more oriented to biomaterials and the other to Bioelectronics/Bioinformatics and related technologies. Within the course, it is possible to divide the training activities in well-defined learning areas, both common and specific curricular ones, reflecting the specific objectives of the educational program as a whole. The principal areas are: Basic engineering, industrial engineering, biology and physiology, Biomaterials and Industrial Bioengineering, Bioelectronics and physical techniques for medicine. Thanks to the solid technical and scientific bases provided during common activities, and the specific teachings provided in the two curricula, the degree course in Biomedical Engineering can ensure a profitable integration into work environments already at the end of the studies, but also allows graduates to deepen their skills by entering to a 2nd cycle Degree Course. Making judgments: Graduates must have the ability to analyze and interpret various aspects of biomedical engineering, including safety and liability issues, and demonstrate strong and independent judgment skills, through the knowledge of economic, organizational and ethical issues. Students, at the end of the degree course, will acquire the ability to effectively carry out literature and general information in searches, with the aim of collecting all the data necessary for the identification and analysis of the main problems related to engineering in general and its applications in the biomedical field. Based on the data collected and the acquired theoretical/practical knowledge, you will be able to make independent judgments about the effectiveness of different engineering solutions applicable to the various examined cases, as well as about the technical-economic impact of the proposed solutions. Judgement autonomy, with the ability to select, process and interpret data, will be developed in particular through specific exercises, seminars, preparation of reports, particularly in those courses belonging to the class specific areas, and also, through the activities assigned by the supervisor to prepare the final exam. The acquisition of judgment skills is assessed through examinations, as well as through the evaluation of internships and of the preparation of the final examination. Communication skills: The Degree Course in Biomedical Engineering Degree will provide the acquisition and/or improvement of language skills (ie reading, writing, listening, and dialogue) by the frequency of the lessons, the study of texts proposed by teachers, targeted literature searches, and also by attending seminars. In addition, students can consolidate their language skills also through the use of texts in English and may also communicate in English as well as in Italian. Written and verbal communication skills will be developed during the individual teachings requiring the preparation of reports, written papers and their oral presentation, but especially through the exams and any mid-term tests. On such occasions, the teachers will also take into account these issues in the final evaluation. A further development of communication is also obtained during the internships and the drawing of the relevant final report, and through the final exam. In summary, a graduate in Biomedical Engineering will be able to: produce technical reports regarding the activities carried out; read and interpret technical reports written by colleagues and industry experts; read, understand, and possibly draw up internal company regulations and technical manuals of biomedical devices and equipment; communicate effectively in writing and orally, both in Italian and English; design a biomedical device, helping to choose optimal specifications for its construction and manufacture; interact with the medical and paramedical staff, in terms of assessment of the specific techniques and instrumental needs, in order to develop appropriate solutions. Learning skills: The student, at the end of the degree course, through the general knowledge and the acquired methodology made, well gain awareness not only of aspects related to the issues and problems of the content of the course itself, but also on the importance and necessity of continuous and independent, professional development ,because of the continuous technical and technological progress and the evolving regulations and legislation. He/she will be able, therefore, to continue the engineering studies with autonomy, awareness and discernment, or to integrate fully into the world of work, recognizing that independent learning must characterize the whole professional life-cycle. Learning skills are acquired throughout the study period, particularly through self-study, the preparation of individual projects, the activities carried out for the preparation of the thesis and the tutoring activities. The achievement of learning skills is primarily assessed during examinations and the final examination.
Professional opportunities
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Profile: Biomedical Engineer - specialization in Biomaterials Functions: Graduates in Biomedical Engineering in the branch of Biomaterials are responsible for preparing and characterizing biomaterials for application in the field of prosthetics, diagnostic and treatment, with particular attention to the study of the relationships between processing, structure and properties. In detail, this figure must be able to design and evaluate the use of materials suitable for diagnostic medical devices, for the prevention and treatment of diseases or disabilities, for the replacement or modification of the anatomy or of a physiological process . The biomaterials used must be actively used for the development of biosensors, of new prostheses and artificial organs, of devices for biomedical, pharmacological use and for support-aid for the disabled Skills: Graduates possess a solid basic training in engineering disciplines, supported by the knowledge of the main characteristics and properties of biomaterials and the nature of the interactions between these and biological tissues. Moreover, they are able to design artificial systems for the functional recovery of the tissue or organ to replace, integrate or rehabilitate. To operate properly, they must have adequate basic skills in mathematics, chemistry, physics and biomechanics. In particular, they should know how to use the methodological and computing tools necessary for the description of fluids and substances transport phenomena in the biomedical field. Opportunities: Graduates in Biomedical Engineering will be able to operate as freelancers, in industries, hospitals, health and specialized clinical laboratories, and also in research centers and universities. With respect to the branch of Biomaterials, graduates in this field will be able to work in research, design and/or production of materials with particular reference to biomaterials for devices, biomedical systems and equipment for the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation and for biomechanical and study applications for motion, as well as functional devices for controlled release. An important professional opportunity is also represented by the continuation of studies in the 2nd cycle Degree Course in Materials Engineering (LM-53). In addition, in accordance with existing legislation, the degree in Biomedical Engineering can access the profession after passing the national qualification examination and registration in the national Board. Finally, a degree in Biomedical Engineering allows, after a period of apprenticeship under the guidance of rhe relevant qualified expert, to access the qualifying exam for enrollment in the list of qualified experts in charge of the level of physical surveillance radiation protection. Profile: Biomedical Engineer – specialization in Technologies for diagnostics Functions: Graduates in Biomedical Engineering in the branch of Technologies for diagnostics carry out the study and description of electric and/or magnetic phenomena, the processing of data and images the modelling of physiological systems, the implementation and application of methods for the management and transmission of medical information. In addition, they must be able to design, produce and test medical devices and plants for diagnosis, therapy and monitoring. They also carry out the design and production of biosensors, electro-medical equipment, support systems for medical decision-making, medical information systems and, finally, the development of medical software. Skills: Graduates possess a solid basic training in engineering disciplines, namely in the electronic, mechatronic and robotic areas, supported by core competences in the medical-biological sector, and knowledge of the relevant applications. To operate properly, they must have adequate basic skills in mathematics, chemistry and physics. They should be able to process and analyse signals, images and medical-biological data, and be able to apply the design techniques of electronic circuits, methodological tools and quantitative methods for the study of physiological systems. Opportunities: Graduates in Biomedical Engineering will be able to operate as freelancers, in industries, hospitals, health and specialized clinical laboratories, and also in research centres and universities. They may work in the design, production, management and control of biomedical and pharmaceutical equipment, in the solution of methodological and technological problems in the physiological sector, in providing healthcare services and in the use of specific medical software for diagnostic assistance, Finally, graduates in Biomedical Engineering may work as engineers in charge of quality, safety and organization services in the healthcare area, engineers in charge of sanitary information systems, and as engineers supporting the activities of biomedical laboratories and radiology facilities. An important professional opportunity is represented by the continuation of studies in the 2nd cycle Degree Course in Electronic Engineering (LM-29). In addition, in accordance with existing legislation, they may access the profession after passing the national qualification examination and registration in the national Board. Finally, a degree in Biomedical Engineering allows, after a period of apprenticeship under the guidance of the relevant qualified expert, to access the qualifying exam for the enrolment in the list of qualified experts in charge of the level of physical surveillance radiation protection.
Final examination features
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To obtain the degree, students must have acquired 180 credits including those relating to the final examination (3 credits). The final test has the objective of assessing the level of maturity and critical skills of the undergraduate, with respect to learning and to the acquired knowledge, on completion of the activities provided by the course syllabus. The final examination consists of a written or oral test, in accordance with the rules fixed every year by the Degree Course Regulations for the final examination, respecting and consistent to the calendar, the ministerial requirements and to the relevant Guidelines of the University.


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Teachings first year \ in common with the others curricula\profiles
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
01788 - CHEMISTRY course specifications PALMISANO (PQ) 9.0 1 V A CHIM/07
02605 - COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN course specifications INGRASSIA (PA) 9.0 1 V B ING-IND/15
04677 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3.0 1 G E
16208 - MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS course specifications LIVREA (PO) 12.0 Yearly V
MODULE I LIVREA (PO) 6.0 A MAT/05
MODULE II LIVREA (PO) 6.0 A MAT/05
18414 - HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT course specifications MAZZOLA (RD) 6.0 1 V B ING-IND/35
03295 - PHYSICS 1 course specifications SCIORTINO (RD) 9.0 2 V A FIS/03
03675 - GEOMETRY course specifications SCUDO (PC) 6.0 2 V A MAT/03
18410 - ELEMENTS OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND CELL BIOLOGY course specifications GHERSI (PA) 6.0 2 V C BIO/10


Teachings second year \ in common with the others curricula\profiles
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
06328 - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF MATERIALS course specifications VALENZA (PO) 12.0 1 V B ING-IND/22
07870 - PHYSICS II course specifications PRINCIPATO (RU) 6.0 1 V A FIS/01
18409 - TRANSPORTATION PHENOMENA AND THERMAL DYNAMICS course specifications BRUCATO (PO) 9.0 1 V B ING-IND/24
19305 - BIO-MECHANICS OF SOLIDS, STRUCTURES AND BIOMATERIALS course specifications ZINGALES (PA) 9.0 1 V B ICAR/08
02965 - ELECTRICAL DEVICES AND CIRCUITS course specifications ALA (PO) 6.0 2 V B ING-IND/31
11077 - ELEMENTS OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY course specifications SERIO (PO) 9.0 2 V
PRINCIPLES OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY - MODULE II BUCCHIERI (PO) 3.0 C BIO/16
PRINCIPLES OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY - MODULE I SERIO (PO) 6.0 C BIO/09
18408 - BIOMECHANICAL CONSTRUCTIONS course specifications ZUCCARELLO (PO) 12.0 2 V
BIOMECHANICAL CONSTRUCTIONS - MODULE I ZUCCARELLO (PO) 6.0 B ING-IND/14
BIOMECHANICAL CONSTRUCTIONS - MODULE II ZUCCARELLO (PO) 6.0 B ING-IND/34


Teachings third year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
03472 - ELECTRONICS BASICS course specifications STIVALA (PA) 9.0 1 V C ING-INF/01
18411 - BIOIMAGING course specifications GALIA (PA) 6.0 1 V C MED/36
18421 - BIOFLUID MECHANICS course specifications NAPOLI (PO) 6.0 1 V C FIS/07
19354 - BIOMEDICAL DATA AND SIGNAL PROCESSING course specifications PERNICE (RD) 6.0 1 V B ING-INF/06
01192 - OTHER EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES 3.0 2 G F
05917 - FINAL EXAMINATION 3.0 2 V E
18412 - BIOMEDICAL SENSORS AND EQUIPMENT course specifications FAES (PA) 12.0 2 V B ING-INF/06
Free subjects 12.0 D




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Term Term/Semester
Val. Valutation: V = mark in 30/30, G = note
(*) Teaching attended in english
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