CLINICAL ENGINEERING

ELE4CLN

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Principles of biomedical organisation and management are introduced. There is emphasis on the contemporary practice of clinical engineering, with involvement of senior practicing biomedical engineers. Biomedical safety issues and applicable international standards for electrical safety are highlighted. Biomedical engineering systems such as equipment for anaesthesia and intensive care, electro-surgery, implantable stimulators and dialysis systems are discussed. Included are topics on cardiac assist devices (pacemakers, defibrillators and cardioverters), central monitoring stations and ambulatory monitoring. An introduction is made to typical biomaterials, electrical/mechanical/structural properties, implants, biocompatibility and tissue interactions, corrosion and absorbability.

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

Prerequisites ELE4BME

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsIntroduction to biomedical equipment technologyPrescribedCarr, J., Brown, J4TH EDN., PEARSON, 2001
ReadingsMedical instrumentation application and design,RecommendedWebster, J. G. (ed.)4TH EDN, WILEY, 2009.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Summarize and explain the characteristics of biomedical engineering departmental organization, equipment and management.

Activities:
Lectures in weeks 1,2,3. Labs 1
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)

02. Understand and be able to identify BME safety astandards for equipment and hospitals.

Activities:
Lectures 4,5,6. and lab 2.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)
Speaking (Speaking)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

03. Understand the principles and applications of medical systems such as elector surgery, implanted devices, dialysis, and anaesthesia and intensive care.

Activities:
Lectures 7,8,9,10. Lab 3
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)

04. Understand the types, characteristics and applications of biomaterials and biocompatibility issues.

Activities:
Lectures 11, 12,. Lab 4
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaul Junor

Class requirements

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.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Exam (2 hours)60 01, 02, 03, 04
Four assignments (approx 500 words each)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Four labs (approx 500 words each)In order to pass the unit students must obtain an overall pass grade, pass the examination and pass the practical work.20 01, 02, 03, 04