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BMET3802: Biomedical Instrumentation

This unit assumes a knowledge of basic principles in physics, mathematics, circuit theory and electronics. In particular, some understanding of the following is required: Thevenins and Nortons theorems, Fourier analysis, radiation, filtering, bipolar and field effect transistors, and operational amplifiers. The following topics are covered. Biology of the heart, circulatory and respiratory systems, physiology of nerve and muscle cells, fundamental organization of the brain and spinal cord. Medical instrumentation. ElectrocardioGram and automated diagnosis. Heart pacemakers and defibrillators. The bionic ear. Apparatus for treatment of sleep disordered breathing(sleep apnoea). Medical imaging and signal processing This unit is descriptive and does not require detailed knowledge of electronics or mathematics, but does require an understanding of some key aspects of mathematical and electronic theory. The unit concentrates on some of the practical applications of biomedical engineering to patient diagnosis and treatment.

Code BMET3802
Academic unit Biomedical Engineering
Credit points 6
ELEC3802 or ELEC8882 or BMET9802
Assumed knowledge:
A knowledge of basic anatomy and physiology and electrical circuits is required: Ohm's law, Thevenins and Norton's theorems, basic circuit theory involving linear resistors, capacitors and inductors, operational amplifiers

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Practice basic circuit theory at a level suitable for use with medical instrumentation; practice signal processing and pattern recognition methods at a basic level for medical image analysis.
  • LO2. Complete experiments using a clearly defined approach, employ various medical instrumentation for measurements, and practice diagnosis.
  • LO3. Describe medical instrumentation, explain the principles of biomedical signal processing and medical imaging to the extent of the material presented.
  • LO4. Apply technical principles and methodologies throughout the course to implement appropriate quality control procedures in the development of biomedical engineering lab experiments.
  • LO5. Write lab reports to convey complex and technical data in clear and concise terms, and argue persuasively the approach and results obtained in light of the problem or task assigned and the adopted methodology.
  • LO6. Practice to work in a team, act diverse roles and responsibilities, show initiative and leadership, as well as receptiveness to various contributions and viewpoints to reach a multilateral consensus in the approach and results of lab experiments.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.