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Guest Lecture on Biomedical Engineering

October 24, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Title

Clinical Prosthetics – An insider’s perspective through an engineer’s lens

Presented by

Jude Doherty; Prosthetist/Orthotist

Bio

Jude Doherty is a New Zealander that is currently working as a Clinical Prosthetist and Orthotist at Southern Prosthetics & Orthotics (SPAO) in Wollongong. Prosthetics and Orthotics is one of the important fields in Biomedical Engineering.

He began his scientific studies with a Bachelor of Science in (neuro) Anatomy & Structural Biology at Otago University, later completing a Masters in Prosthetics and Orthotics at La Trobe University & recently followed by a postgraduate diploma in Health Management, Otago University. Jude has been in Australia 5 months after working for the New Zealand Artificial Limb Service (NZALS) for 4 years where he championed the use of a CADCAM interface to create prosthetics.

During his time at NZALS, He worked with 3 successive Masters internships from Victoria University’s design school to implement 3D printing projects within prosthetics.

He loves his job!

It has a varied mix of design, materials, physics, mathematics, anatomy, physiology, human interaction – psychology, business and sales, hope and prayer. It is the fine tuning of this mix for optimal patient experience that offers engineering so much in the field of prosthetics.

All Engineering Students are welcome

Organiser

School of Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronic and Biomedical Engineering

Venue

Building 35 Room G20
University of Wollongong
Wollongong, NSW Australia
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