2129-15 Biomedical Engineer
Applies knowledge and methodology of physics, engineering, mathematics, computing, physical chemistry and materials science to problems in biology and the treatment and prevention of human disease.
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification. Registration or licensing may be required.
- develops new medical devices or instruments such as sensors and diagnostic or therapeutic devices
- uses the principles of mechanics to analyse the musculoskeletal system and to design supportive devices to assist in the rehabilitation of patients
- advises on and develops equipment for the measurement of physical parameters affecting patients in intensive care or undergoing surgery
- explores and develops the medical uses of ultrasound and electromagnetic radiation
- performs bio-electrical investigations of the heart and brain
- develops new materials and artificial organs for implantation
- researches the function and structure of living systems
- works with patients and other health care professionals to deliver services