Physiological Systems Mechanics

A few words about Physiological Systems Mechanics

As a classical track in the field of medical engineering, Physiological Systems Mechanics combines an understanding of physiological systems from the mechanical point of view. Stents to expand arteries, respirators and artificial blood vessels are examples of the medical technological developments based on physical principles from the field of mechanics and allows anatomical and functional diagnosis alongside reliable medical tracking and treatment.

Advantages in Majoring in the Physiological Systems Mechanics Track

The Physiological Systems Mechanics Track, as part of bachelors degree studies in medical engineering at Afeka College, trains students to participate in the design, development and manufacture of advanced medical instruments to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses and for purposes of rehabilitating and improving the patients’ quality of life.

The Afeka College’s unique program offers advanced courses in Physiological Mechanics of the skeletal and muscular systems, the mechanics of flow in blood vessels and air passages, advanced courses in heat and mass systems, and computational techniques in engineering and materials.

The graduates of this majoring track can articulate innovative developments in the field of medicine and to present such at competitions held amongst the students, to gain experience in medical mechanics laboratories, and to be exposed to advanced experimental systems that simulate the operation of the heart chambers, blood flow in healthy and “diseased” arteries, properties of biological materials, functioning of the respiratory system and to even design and execute full clinical trials. 

The Professional Future of Graduates of Physiological Systems Mechanics Majors

The studies in this major track open a broad diapason of opportunities for Afeka College graduates to integrate into more than 600 companies that operate in Israel and which develop and manufacture medical devices, that are ranked in  the second place in the world as suppliers of advanced medical solutions, and fourth place in the world in the development of medical technologies.

The various positions awaiting graduates in the industry include the development of mechanical standards such as bypasses, stents in blood vessels, cardiac catheters, orthopedic implants, respirators etc.

Students integrating courses from the Clinical Engineering Division into their curriculums and who complete their studies in the Division can also be employed in shepherding a product from the initiative stage and up to the market penetration stage, while managing the regulatory aspect, standards and clinical trials in any of the companies dealing in Medical Engineering.