What is the difference between?
Biomedical sciences and biomedical engineering?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Biomedical engineering (BME) is the application of engineering principles and techniques to the medical field. It combines the design and problem solving expertise of engineering with the medical expertise of physicians to help improve patient health care and the quality of life of healthy individuals. As a relatively new discipline, much of the work in biomedical engineering consists of research and development, covering an array of fields: bioinformatics, medical imaging, image processing, physiological signal processing, biomechanics, biomaterials and bioengineering, systems analysis, 3-D modeling, etc. Examples of concrete applications of biomedical engineering are the development and manufacture of biocompatible prostheses, medical devices, diagnostic devices and imaging equipment such as MRIs and EEGs, and pharmaceutical drugs.
Health science is the discipline of applied science which deals with human and animal health. There are two parts to health science: the study, research, and knowledge of health and the application of that knowledge to improve health, cure diseases, and understanding how humans and animals function. Research builds primarily on the pure sciences of biology, chemistry, and physics as well as social sciences (for example medical sociology). Other fields which made an exceptionally significant contribution to the health sciences include biochemistry, biotechnology, engineering, epidemiology, genetics, nursing, pharmacology, pharmacy, public health, and medicine. The health sciences industry, a multi-billion dollar business, is a subset of the life sciences, medical care, and diagnosis industries.
- 1 decade ago
Biomedial sciences is:
health science in the discipline of applied science which deals with human and animal health. There are two parts to health science: the study, research, and knowledge of health and the application of that knowledge to improve health, cure diseases, and understanding how humans and animals function. Research builds on the pure sciences of biology, chemistry, and physics and also social sciences (for example medical sociology).
Whereas biomedical engineering is:
A discipline concerned with the development and manufacture of prostheses, medical devices, diagnostic devices, drugs and other therapies. It is a field that combines the expertise of engineering with medical needs for the progress of health care. It is more concerned with biological, safety and regulatory issues than other forms of engineering. It may be defined as "The application of engineering principles and techniques to the medical field".Source(s): Me and my text books! I didn't copy!
- Anonymous4 years ago
Quite a lot. Punk as a philosophy centers around rejection. Rejection of capitalism, socialism, politics, economics, aesthetics, logic and rhetoric. In its nature it brings this philosophy to the attention of others by being invasive, brash, vulgar and overstated. In short it attempted to "shock" people into acknowledging their values, or rather their lack of values. For example the use of the swastika was used to shock the generation who had fought against naziism, informing them that their struggles and sacrifices had ultimately been fruitless as society was still flawed at its core. Initially punk was associated with anarchism (NOT anarchy), and was quite left wing. It interpreted the legal system as part of the state apparatus by which the working classes were subjugated and oppressed. During the 80's however, it became associated with the far right, neo-Nazis, especially the anti-immigration platform in the UK and the skinhead movement in the US, where "Oy!" punk became almost synomymous with racism. This was in spite of the fact that most major punk bands, The Clash and The Jam for example, were very left-wing and sympathetic to the labour movement. They did mostly have to make little of their usually middle-class roots. Musically punk was both shocking and a rejection of the Shelleyan ideal of the artist as a genius, which had become common during the 70's as most bands contained at least one virtuoso and prog became popular. Expression was about emotion rather than skill and clarity and energetic play rather than actual musical talent became admired. Punk also largely ignored the mainstream record labels and released records independently or on small labels. Emo on the other hand is possibly an example of the first fashion trend to have been designed by corporate media. Major record labels profited from punk, but not as much as they felt they could have, and grunge caught them completely off guard (except Geffen), so they decided to create a new genre they could control from the off. It embraces much of punk and grunge anti-corporate sentiment, but has a largely peacful image, so that parents won't object. Musically it's not really a genre. Emo bands are bands that "look" emo rather than "sound" emo, though lyrical themes are common. It is aimed squarely at middle class teenagers, the easiest base to target, but the one that no record company can afford to misjudge (as they did during grunge). In terms of philosophy, Emo is utopian and oomphalic (yes that is a word, derived from the Greek world for "navel"). It seeks to create a community of like minded people who understand each other, as opposed to school, family and authority figure from whom Emo's feel disengaged. These communities are entirely accepting of kindred spirits and dismissive of, though not aggressive towards other groups. In short it's a perfectly acceptabel form of rebellion that parents will accept, even endorse, but which will make corporations millions, and also create an audience for acts that may not find one naturally (because they tend not to be very good). In terms of fashion, it combines the more benign aspects of goth, punk and skater. It short, it's a fabricated movement. Hope that explains a few things.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Why is Osama interested in anything biological? I thought you were dead!