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This course will introduce students to core topics in engineering in medicine, such as the nature and origin of physiological signals, the methods by which those signals are acquired and understood, and how they are used in medical devices. Students will also gain an understanding of the role of biomedical engineers in the design, safe use and management of medical devices.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
In this course, students will learn the fundamental principles of engineering in medicine, and gain a foundation from which to enter into more detailed study of specialised topics. The following topics are indicative of what will be covered:
- Medical devices and instruments; introduction to the generalised model.
- Physiological signals in medical devices (their origin, nature, range of normal values)
- Biomedical instrumentation (sensing technologies, acquisition and processing of physiological signals, calibration, errors and their impacts)
- Principles of medical device design (design processes, safety and reliability, usability)
- Medical Device Regulations (EU regulations, covering both hardware and software)
- Medical device risk management (life cycle approach, quality systems, reliability and availability)
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1x Online Oral Presentation (30%)
1x Coursework Essay (70%)
Alternative Resit Arrangements
Resit of only the failed assessment component(s)
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Conceptual||Understand||Describe the origin, acquisition and use of physiological signals in medical instruments and devices.|
|Procedural||Evaluate||Discuss methods for processing physiological signals, showing awareness of their strengths and weaknesses in terms of the safe use of medical devices.|
|Conceptual||Evaluate||Evaluate different approaches to the safe and effective management of medical equipment and technology services.|
|Procedural||Apply||Demonstrate working knowledge of quality systems and the principles of medical device regulation.|
|Conceptual||Create||Discuss the role of biomedical engineers in ensuring the safe and effective provision of medical technology and services.|