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Biomedical Engineering

Develop new diagnostic and therapeutic technologies and devices.

The Medical Technology course deals with analysing, designing, adapting and producing technical medical devices as well as diagnostic and therapeutic systems. A sound knowledge of the structure of the human body and physiological processes is also essential. Students learn to identify the impacts of diseases, disabilities and accidents and to develop technical systems to help treat them. The curricula thus aim to teach students the skills they need to develop devices for preventing, monitoring and treating diseases, disabilities and injuries. They also teach students the competencies for examining, replacing or changing an anatomical structure or a physiological process.

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Medical technology engineers develop diagnostic and therapeutic systems and technologies using methods from the field of engineering. They are able to design and produce medical devices, implants and diagnostic systems, to design automated measuring procedures and integrate them into existing processes, and to investigate physiological processes.


The Medical Technology course is geared towards students with an interest in the technical aspects of medicine such as diagnostic techniques, analytical tools or therapeutic equipment.

FHNW School of Life Sciences

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland School of Life Sciences Hofackerstrasse 30 CH - 4132 Muttenz
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