Through my undergraduate degree in Medical Engineering I have been able learn and apply engineering techniques to/for the human body. It is both fascinating and rewarding due to the overall use it can have on the health care. Not only that but also by applying such techniques I have seen the overall benefit and the improvement it can have on the quality of life and thus help improve the health and well being of individuals.
Through the course engineering techniques were learned in order to control and modify biological systems, by gaining knowledge of physiology, anatomy and biological science. I learned the development of new medical equipment used, both for diagnosis and care. Through using my creativity, research skills I was able to design various medical devices from crutches for amputee footballers to an incubator for neonates in less developed countries. I was able to understand implanting of biomaterials or artificial organs in the human body. Through in depth research into hip implants I was able to learn the history of implants, the materials used over the new generation designs and finally tribological factors involved i.e. wear and its effect on the body.