Biomedical Instrumentation

Course Description

Biomedical sensors and transducers. Bioelectric amplifiers. Electromagnetic interference suppression techniques. Electrocardiographs. Physiological pressure and other cardiovascular measurements and devices. Instrumentation for measurement brain parameters. Biological impedance measurement. Respiratory system and its measurement. Intensive and coronary care units. Pacemakers and defibrilators. Electrosurgery. Lasers. Medical imaging equipment. Radiology and nuclear medicine equipment. Medical ultrasound. Magnetic resonance imaging.

General Competencies

Main purpose of this course is to give the students a basic knowledge in the field of electromedical equipment manufacturing and design, including an outline of characteristics and types of modern electromedical diagnostic and therapeutic equipment. An overview of specific requirements for this equipment, including designing principles and standards, is presented. After the completion of obligations within the course, students should be able to understand and define basic performances of most important electromedical diagnostic and therapeutic equipment, including some practical skills of its use. It could be expected that, with the acquired knowledge, they could be working as clinical or biomedical engineers.

Learning Outcomes

  1. classify Biomedical sensors and transducers.
  2. design bioelectric amplifiers. Use Electromagnetic interference suppression techniques.
  3. design electrocardiographs. Physiological pressure and other cardiovascular measurements and devices.
  4. design of biological impedance measurement and respiratory system parameters
  5. compare pacemakers and defibrilators, understand principles of operation of electrosurgery and laser operating modes.
  6. compare medical imaging methodes and equipment in radiology, nuclear medicine and medical ultrasound and MRI

Forms of Teaching

Lectures

Lectures are held weekly with duration of 3 hours.

Exams

Midterm exam is a writtten exam. The final exam consists of the written and oral exams.

Laboratory Work

Laboratory exercises cover specific parts of the course, and they are organized in agreement with the students.

Consultations

Students are encouraged to use the consultations as a part of active learning process.

Seminars

Students are writing their seminars individually.

Internship visits

Professional tours are organized according to the time of students.

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Mid Term Exam: Written 0 % 30 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 0 % 30 %
Final Exam: Oral 40 %
Exam: Written 0 % 50 %
Exam: Oral 50 %
Comment:

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Introduction. Biomedical sensors and transducers
  2. Bioelectric amplifiers. Electromagnetic interference suppression techniques
  3. Electrocardiographs. Physiological pressure and other cardiovascular measurements and devices
  4. Biological impedance measurement. Respiratory system and its measurement.
  5. Intensive and coronary care units.
  6. Cardiac pacemakers and defibrilators
  7. Examples and exercises
  8. Testing - written midterm exam
  9. Implantable active medical devices
  10. Electrosurgery. Lasers.
  11. Medical imaging equipment.
  12. X ray equipment and CT
  13. Medical ultrasound. Nuclear medicine. Magnetic resonance imaging.
  14. Visit to a medical centre including lecture on a specific topic
  15. Testing - final exam, written and oral

Study Programmes

University graduate
Electronic and Computer Engineering (profile)
Recommended elective courses (3. semester)

Literature

A. Šantić (1995.), Biomedicinska elektronika, Školska knjiga, Zagreb
J.J.Carr, J.M.Brown (1998.), Introduction to Biomedical Equipment Technology, Prentice Hall
J. G. Webster (1995.), Medical Instrumentation: Application and Design, John Wiley&Sons, N.Y.
E. Krestel (1990.), Imaging Systems for Medical Diagnostics, Siemens Akt.
Richard C. Fries (2001.), Handbook of Medical device designe, Marcel Dekker, Inc.

Associate Lecturers

General

ID 86447
  Winter semester
4 ECTS
L2 English Level
L1 e-Learning
45 Lectures
0 Exercises
0 Laboratory exercises
0 Project laboratory

Grading System

90 Excellent
75 Very Good
60 Good
50 Acceptable