49261 Biomedical Instrumentation6cp; 3hpw; availability: all courses
Requisite(s): ( 42721 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering OR ((120 credit points of completed study in Bachelor's Honours Embedded Degree owned by FEIT OR 120 credit points of completed study in Bachelor's Combined Honours Degree owned by FEIT OR 120 credit points of completed study in Bachelor's Combined Honours Degree co-owned by FEIT) AND 41160 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering))
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.
The subject explores the principles and design of medical instruments most commonly used in hospitals and their applications. This is a hands-on subject where students are given exposure for specific medical instrumentation used in a clinical setting. The subject focuses on three major health areas: cardiovascular disease, neurological disorders, and physical disability. For each area, students learn its physiological or electrophysiological aspects and background, measurements of biopotentials and critical-care analytes for monitoring and diagnostic purposes, principles and design of biomedical devices for therapeutic purposes, and new developments for better treatment or assessment in the real world. The subject also aims to encourage the practice of good design.
Spring session, City campus
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