BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING B

ELE4BME

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject comprises engineering applied to medicine and biology.  Topics include: an engineering systems modelling approach to physiological systems such as the cardiac/circulatory, respiratory, musculo-skeletal and nervous systems; the origin and acquisition of biopotentials and other biosignals and their processing; the design of bioelectrodes; bioinstrumentation and bioelectronics; introductory neural engineering and medical bionics, biomechanics, biomaterials and selected aspects of medical imaging.  A background of elementary definitions, descriptions and medical terminology in anatomy and physiology for engineers is provided as a conceptual framework to enable constructive communication with medical, clinical and allied health professionals and biologists, supporting entry-level practice in biomedical engineering.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSong Wang

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ELE2CIR or ELE2ANI or admission into SMELE - Master of Electronic Engineering. All other students require coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsIntroduction to Biomedical EngineeringPrescribedEnderle, J, 2012Elsevier, 3rd edn
ReadingsMedical InstrumentationRecommendedWebster, G. (ed.), 2010Wiley, 4th edn
ReadingsBioinstrumentationRecommendedWebster, G. (ed.), 2004Wiley
ReadingsBiomedical Engineering: Bridging Medicine and TechnologyRecommendedSalztman, M., 2015Cambridge University Press, 2nd edn
ReadingsVander's Human PhysiologyRecommendedWidmaier, E., 2016McGraw-Hill, 14th edn
ReadingsOther recommended reading will be advisedRecommendedtbatba

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. To solve quantitative problems relating to the generation and processing of biopotentials, and the design and application of bioelectrodes.

Activities:
Presented in lectures and laboratory work in weeks 2 to 6 of the semester. Addressed in Assignment 1.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Discipline-specific GCs
Writing

02. To develop capability in design of bioelectronics and bioinstrumentation for acquisition of biosignals and selected aspects of biomedical imaging.

Activities:
Presented in lectures in weeks 6 to 10, laboratory exercises 1 and 2 as well as Assignment 2.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Discipline-specific GCs
Writing

03. To appreciate fundamental aspects of biomaterials, neural engineering and medical bionics.

Activities:
Presented in lectures in weeks 11 and 12, and addressed in Assignment 3.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs
Writing
Inquiry/ Research

04. To become familiar with definitions and medical terminology as required for the practice of biomedical engineering; to understand biological and human physiological body systems from engineering perspectives.

Activities:
Introduced as appropriate throughout. Emphasis on meaning and usage of medical terminology as it arises.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Speaking
Discipline-specific GCs
Writing

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSong Wang

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Three assignments (approx 2,000-words equivalent total)30 01, 02, 03, 04
2 hour written exam40 01, 02, 03, 04
Two laboratory reports (approx 2,000-words equivalent total)30 01, 02, 03, 04