Technological innovation in the field of medicine and health care is accelerating at enormous pace. The modern hospital is now the centre of a technologically sophisticated healthcare system; and this requires technologically articulate staff. Engineering professionals are involved in many aspects of medicine, and the discipline of "Biomedical engineering" has become firmly established as integration between two disciplines of Medicine and Electronic Engineering.
Biomedical engineering uses engineering principles to understand, modify to control biological systems. It is an interdisciplinary and applied branch of electronic engineering, which also requires a working knowledge such as physiology, anatomy and biological sciences.
The world market for all biomedical devices, including diagnostic and therapeutic equipment, $100 billion/year. It is destined to grow even further, especially in areas that have aging populations. Biomedical engineers will be of increasing importance to this growth. Higher Education Commission approved an amount of Rs. 31.8 (m) to establish Biomedical Engineering Laboratories in the department under the scheme and, state-of-the art Biomedical Engineering Laboratories have been established in the department.
The objective of this program is to produce Biomedical Engineers of international standards and can bee achieved by offering students training / internships at various places of national / multinational companies / organizations. Our University / department of biomedical engineering has signed MoU with Liaquat Medical University of Medical & Health Sciences and Nuclear Institute of Medicine and Radiotherapy at Jamshoro.
I would like to express gratitude to all our faculty members and other experts of this field in particular for their valuable suggestions in up-dating the curriculum and laboratories for making this program successful.
Dr. Ahsan Ahmad Ursani
PhD (France), Signal and Image Processing
Chairman, Biomedical Engineering