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This is an informational booklet from the Zhejiang University Department of Biomedical Engineering that tells the reader all about the career of Bioengineering. It informs the reader on all of the aspects of this career, all of the different fields, and what it is that biomedical engineers do. Also, this informs the reader simply how to design a career in biomedical engineering. Biomedical engineers use their skills in biology, medicine, physics, mathematics, engineering science and communication to make the world a better and healthier place. The challenge of biomedical engineers is to combine science, medicine and math to solve biological and medical problems. They work in hospitals, government agencies, industry, etc. Biomedical engineering differs from other fields of engineering because they must integrate biology and medicine with engineering to solve the problems of living things and organisms, unlike other fields, such electrical or chemical engineering. They are many different areas of biomedical engineering. There is bioinformatics, which uses computing technology to collect and analyze medical and biological data. BioMEMs (microelectromechanical systems) involves mechanics with medicine and biology. One example of BioMEMS work would include the development of micro robots to one day perform surgery in the body. Biomaterials are substances that are engineered for use that must interact with living tissue. Those are just some to name specifically. Some others are biotechnology, clinical engineering, genomics, imaging, micro and nanotechnology, and the list goes on. I really liked skimming through this booklet because it is extremely informative. It talks about every aspect of this career and leaves the reader very knowledgeable in biomedical engineering.
Zhejiang University. Engineering in Medicine and Biology. N.p.: Zhejiang University, 2003. Http://bme.zju.edu.cn. IEEE, 2003. Web. 31 Mar. 2013.