Physiological system mechanics specialization
A word on physiological system mechanics
Physiological system mechanics is a classical specialization within medical engineering, focused on understanding physiological systems from the mechanical aspect. This includes medical technology innovations that are based on physical principles of mechanics, such as arterial stents, ventilators, and artificial blood vessels. These and other developments allow for anatomical and functional diagnosis as well as reliable medical monitoring and care.
Benefits of specializing in physiological system mechanics
The physiological system mechanics specialization at Afeka’s undergraduate medical engineering program trains its alumni to take part in the design, development, and manufacture of advanced medical equipment. This lets them become part of the effort to improve existing tools for disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, as well as patient rehabilitation and quality of life improvement.
Afeka’s unique program offers advanced courses in musculoskeletal physiological mechanics, blood vessel and airway flow mechanics, heat and mass transfer, and computational methods for engineering and materials. Alumni get to initiate and design new developments in medicine, and to present them at student competitions. They also get to experience the medical mechanics lab firsthand, with advanced experimental systems that simulate heart chamber activity, the flow within healthy and unhealthy arteries, the properties of biological tissues, and respiratory functions – and to plan and carry out a full clinical experiment.
Professional prospects for physiological system mechanics alumni
Completing the physiological system mechanics track at Afeka provides alumni with a broad range of job opportunities at over 600 medical device development and manufacturing companies in Israel, which is rated as the world’s second largest supplier of advanced medical solutions, and its fourth largest developer of medical technologies. Alumni can expect various roles within the industry, such as in developing mechanical devices including bypasses, stentscatheters, orthopedic implants, ventilators, and more. Students who incorporate courses from the clinical engineering division in their studies, and who complete their studies at the division, can also work in guiding products from initiation to marketing, while managing clinical regulations, regulatory affairs, and trials at any medical engineering company.