BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING B

ELE4BME

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This unit examines biomedical engineering aspects of physiology, including cell structure and function, transport across cell membranes and receptor function together with the origin of biopotentials. In addition the functional, organisation and chemical composition of the human body, nerve conduction, muscle contraction and neuromuscular transmission are studied. Other topics include selected physiological systems (e.g. circulatory system and cardiac function, immune mechanisms, haematology, central nervous system, and respiratory system). Definitions and medical terminology as required for the practice of biomedical engineering are an important part of the course. Introductory aspects relating to foetal, neonatal, paediatric and obstetric physiology are included.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPaul Junor

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsIntroduction to biomedical engineeringPrescribedEnderle, J & Bronzino, J (ed)3RD EDN, ELSEVIER 2012
ReadingsHuman PhysiologyRecommendedVander, Sherman and Luciano 20018TH EDN
ReadingsMedical instrumentation application and design,RecommendedWebster, J. G. (ed.)4TH EDN, WILEY 2009.
ReadingsOther recommended reading will be advised during the course of the subjectRecommendedN/AN/A
ReadingsPhysiology at a glanceRecommendedWard, J., Linden, R.3RD EDN, WILEY 2013

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. To appreciate biomedical aspects of physiology, including the cell and its functions, transport across cell membranes and receptor function together with the origin of biopotentials.

Activities:
Presented in detail through lectures and integrated laboratory work in weeks 1 to 2 of the semester. Addressed in Assignments 1 and 2 of 5.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Writing (Writing)

02. To understand the functional, organisation and chemical composition of the human body, nerve conduction, muscle contraction and neuromuscular transmission are studied.

Activities:
Lectures in weeks 3 to 9, Laboratoy Sessions 1 and 3 as well as Assignment 3 address the issues discussed in lectures.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Writing (Writing)

03. To provide an introduction to aspects relating to foetal, neonatal, paediatric and obstetric physiology are included.

Activities:
Advanced topics in specialised biomedical physiology build on fundimental concepts developed through weeks 1-9. Laboratory session 5 and assingment 4 and 5 of 5 complete the module.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

04. Definitions and medical terminology as required for the practice of biomedical engineering are an important part of the course

Activities:
Introduced as appreapraite throughout the semester course. Emphasis on meaning and usage of medical terminology as it arises. Reinforced by specific laboratoty session co-ordinated through Library Research Services (Lab session 2 and 4).
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Speaking (Speaking)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Writing (Writing)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaul Junor

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assignments (approx 1000 words)20
Exam (2 hours)60
Labs (approx 1000 words each)In order to pass the unit, students must obtain an overall pass grade, pass the examination and pass the practical work.20