Opportunities and challenges in biomedical engineering education: Focus on Bosnia and Herzegovina
The broad fields of Bioengineering (BE) and Medical Informatics (MI) are among the most prominent and fastest developing scientific areas. These are considered as key, out of a few, challenges within crucial research and innovation strategies worldwide. Almost every university wanting to be in accordance with a technological progress offers a curricula in BE&MI at master and doctoral levels, and numerous offer bachelor level degrees, as well. Where it is not the case, state and universities authorities are making efforts to open dedicated study programs. Following the evident needs European Commission promotes such actions through its educational strategies and corresponding projects, Tempus being one of these. The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) granted regional Tempus project “Studies in Bioengineering and Medical Informatics - BioEMIS” aiming at introducing devoted study programs at Western Balkan countries, namely Serbia, Montenegro, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The following short study highlights the main guidelines of BE&MI study programs development, respecting European good practice.