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The Artificial Human - When Implants Replace Diseased Organs - MEDI751

This unit will introduce some of the latest technologies in medical implants (eg. Pacemakers, hip implants, nerve stimulators) and provide a critical review of the clinical, biological, structural and philosophical aspects of implants and how they replace diseased organs and biological systems of the body.

Topics of discussion will include implant research, design and testing, infection control, clinical trials, and ethics. A large component will be examining the background and application of a variety of different implants. These will be explored in relation to the gross anatomy, biomechanics, and physiology of the human body. The overriding aim is to discover what makes a successful implant.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Dr Danè Turner, Dr Mark Butlin

Admission to MRes Prerequisite Information


Unit Designation(s):
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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