Biomedical engineers apply engineering and scientific methods to find solutions to problems in medicine and the life sciences in areas such as engineering of new medical equipment, developing computer programs to support same, and designing and engineering prosthetic and orthotic devices. Biomedical engineers work in health care and must have a good theoretical and practical knowledge of engineering, a sound understanding of medical sciences and the ability to combine the two.
A biomedical engineer may…
Biomedical engineers usually work in multidisciplinary teams with other professionals including anaesthetists, surgeons, other medical specialists, physiotherapists and occupational and speech therapists. They may also work for scientific-medical equipment manufacturers. Their work will primarily be in a high-tech laboratory environment.
To work as a biomedical engineer you will usually have to complete a Degree.
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