Today's medical instruments are considerably more complicated and diverse, primarily because they incorporate electronic system for sensing, signal-conditioning, manipulating, storing and displaying the information. Medical diagnostic today more and more relies on detailed accurate measurements of a vast numbers of physiologic parameters for diagnosing illnesses and prescribe complicated procedures for treating these. While medical instruments acquire and process information and data for monitoring patients and diagnosing illnesses medical devices used electrical, mechanical, chemical or radiation energy for achieving a desired therapeutic purpose, maintaining physiologic functions or assisting a patient's healing process.

Biomedical Instrumentation Engineering involves developing new devices and procedures that solve medical and health-related problems by combining their recent advances knowledge in Engineering, Biology, and medicine to improve human health through cross disciplinary activities that integrate the engineering principles and design and concepts to medicine and biology for healthcare purposes (e.g. diagnostic or therapeutic). This field seeks to close the gap between engineering and medicine: biological sciences to advance healthcare treatment, including diagnosis, monitoring and therapy. Bioengineering field is of service to people work with living systems and apply advanced technology to the complex problems of medical care.

The Programme covers a broad range of techniques for developing fundamental skills for medical applications of Applied Electronics and instrumentation. Further, it will provide students with a thorough understanding of the field, specifically with practical knowledge and expertise sufficient to evaluate, design and build medical instrument systems using a wide range of tools and techniques. The 2 years Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree course in “Biomedical Instrumentation” (BMI) under this Joint Academic Programme between CU and WBUHS shall enable honours graduate students in Science discipline to focus themselves towards a career in Biomedical Instrumentation Science and Engineering.

After successful completion of this course, the students who would have qualified to pursue Doctoral Research to be encouraged to work towards their Ph.D degree in this interdisciplinary field on “Biomedical Instrumentation” under the control of “Board of Studies” (BOS) at either of the two Universities. Such students may bring their own fellowship through NET/ GATE/ INSPIRE. “BOS” also encourage interested faculties of this academic programme to submit R&D projects, through "BOS", in the relevant interdisciplinary field to Govt. funding agencies and if sanctioned, students would get fellowship through the projects as per the respective University norms.

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