1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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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.

Skill Level:
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.

Tasks Include:

  • 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

Clinical Engineer
Medical Engineer

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