ADZU launches Biomedical Engineering Course PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 17 June 2018 17:58

By R.G Antonet Go

The Ateneo de Zamboanga University (ADZU) has officially launched its BS Biomedical Engineering Course for this school year 2018-2019 at the Salvador SJ Campus located at La. Purisima Street.

Currently, the university has 20 students taking up BS Biomedical Engineering and they are graduates of the senior high school STEM Program (Science,Technology,Engineering and Mathematics).

The school has already prepared for the opening of the said course as early as 2014 where the faculty visited and underwent extensive training in Canada. BS Biomedical Engineering is a four- year course and there will be no board examination which means right after graduation graduates could immediately find employment as the job is in demand.

There are many opportunities waiting for graduates here and abroad such as independent service provider by performing routine and on-demand maintenance and repair, consultant who will be providing assessment and expert advice, in-house in a biomedical engineering department providing diagnostic and managing medical equipments, and innovator in research and development.

Students will also go in tandem with the ADZU School of Medicine (ADZU SOM) where they could be able to solve real world problem in the community applying engineering concepts.

This is also in partnership with the Commission on Higher Education, Zamboanga City Medical Center, Department of Health, and others.

Biomedical engineering is the marriage between medical health care, engineering, and Information Technology.

The mission of the programs is to serve the needs of the region, enhance delivery of health services through engineering and technology, and to bring technology to the point of care in the hospital and in the community level.

Fr. Karel San Juan, ADZU President, said that there is a need for the program and the university to respond to the need of this modern time.

"We are responding to the needs to bring health care more effectively to the people especially the poor and the rural areas," Fr. San Juan said.

This is also developing the health care industry by training more people who can do engineering as well. (R.G. A A. Go)