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INTR7011 - Biomedical Electronic Systems

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Title:Biomedical Electronic Systems
Long Title:Biomedical Electronic Systems
Module Code:INTR7011
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Interdisciplinary Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: JOSEPH CONNELL
Module Author: PADDY COLLINS
Module Description: This module will introduce biomedical students to electronic circuits and systems which are used in biomedical equipment. It will enable them to make informed decisions and choices about electronic sub-systems of biomedical equipment.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe the principle of operation of electrical power supplies. Explain, analyse and quantify important parameters.
LO2 Implement a cicruit using ADCs and/or DACs. Explain, analyse and quantify the important parameters and terms used when dealing with ADCs and DACs.
LO3 Implement a circuit with sensors commonly used in biomedical applications. Specify common methods for interfacing sensors to electronic systems in biomedical applications.
LO4 Explain the architecture of common electrical motors. Explain and quantify the parameters needed to specify a motor for a particular application.
LO5 Describe electrical and electronic systems designed to address safety issues when dealing with patients.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Electrical power supplies
Theory of operation of power supplies. Commonly used terms and parameters to specify performance.
ADCs and DACs.
Common terminology when using ADCs and DACs. Theory of operation of different converter architectures and how the design affects the choice of converter for a particular application.
Safety
Techniques for guaranteeing patient and user safety when dealing with electrical equipment.
Sensor
Common sensors and how they convert pysical quantities to electrical values. Limitations of sensors in accuracy, resolution, range, cost, etc. Circuitry for interfacing sensors to electronic equipment : amplifiers, buffers, filters, etc.
Motors.
Design of electrical motors. Important parameters for specifying performance.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Assessment of practical demonstration of theoretical concepts. 1,2,3,4 25.0 Week 4
Practical/Skills Evaluation Assessment of practical demonstration of theoretical concepts. 1,2,3,4 25.0 Week 7
Practical/Skills Evaluation Assessment of practical demonstration of theoretical concepts. 1,2,3,4 25.0 Week 10
Short Answer Questions Assessment of theoretical concepts. 1,2,3,4 25.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theory and calculation. 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Practical experience of theoretical concepts. 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Self directed study of course material 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theory and calculation. 1.5 Every Week 1.50
Lab Practical experience of theoretical concepts. 1.5 Every Week 1.50
Independent Learning Self directed study of course material 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Floyd 2011, Eletronic Devices, 9th Ed. [ISBN: 978-013254986]
  • Floyd 2013, Digial Fundamentals, 10th Ed. [ISBN: 978-129202562]
  • John G. Webster 2014, Measurement, Instrumentation, and Sensors Handbook, 2nd Ed. [ISBN: 978-143984883]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_EBIME_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering 5 Elective
CR_EMECH_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 5 Elective

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