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ELEC3802: Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering (2015 - Semester 1)
|Unit:||ELEC3802: Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering (6 CP)|
|Faculty/School:||School of Electrical & Information Engineering|
Dr McEwan, Alistair
|Session options:||Semester 1|
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|Brief Handbook Description:||This unit assumes a knowledge of basic principles in physics, mathematics, circuit theory and electronics. In particular, some understanding of the following is required: Thevenins and Nortons theorems, Fourier analysis, radiation, filtering, bipolar and field effect transistors, and operational amplifiers.
The following topics are covered. Biology of the heart, circulatory and respiratory systems, physiology of nerve and muscle cells, fundamental organization of the brain and spinal cord. Medical instrumentation. ElectrocardioGram and automated diagnosis. Heart pacemakers and defibrillators. The bionic ear. Apparatus for treatment of sleep disordered breathing(sleep apnoea).
This unit is descriptive and does not require detailed knowledge of electronics or mathematics, but does require an understanding of some key aspects of mathematical and electronic theory. The unit concentrates on some of the practical applications of biomedical engineering to patient diagnosis and treatment.
|Assumed Knowledge:||ELEC2004 OR ELEC2104. A knowledge of basic electrical engineering is required: Ohm`s law, Thevenin`s and Norton`s theorems, basic circuit theory involving linear resistors, capacitors and inductors, a basic knowledge of bipolar and field effect transistor theory, simplified theoretical mechanism of operation of transformers.|
Dr Nickolls, Peter
|T&L Activities:||Project Work - in class: Construction and analysis of a body organ model.
Analysis of biological sergical(ECG).
Physiology study of a body system (nerve).
Independent Study: Lecture and lab notes available on the web must be studied in advance for full understanding. Students need to do some preparation for tutorials and labs.
Attributes listed here represent the key course goals (see Course Map tab) designated for this unit. The list below describes how these attributes are developed through practice in the unit. See Learning Outcomes and Assessment tabs for details of how these attributes are assessed.
|Attribute Development Method||Attribute Developed|
|Extensive design and analysis in labs.||Design (Level 2)|
|Broad fundamentals knowledge of biology and bomedical engineering.||Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 3)|
|Lectures and labs. Learn direct information and how to follow lab procedures.||Information Seeking (Level 2)|
|Group work in labs with individual reports.||Communication (Level 3)|
|Group work in labs and tutorials.||Project and Team Skills (Level 2)|
For explanation of attributes and levels see Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table.
Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 3)
Quizzes: Mid-semester quizzes to provide early feedback (3 per semester)
Lab Skills: Laboratory Assignments (3 report submissions)
Final Exam: Final Examination
|Assessment Feedback:||Quiz results and solutions, detailed feedback in lab sessions and from marked reports.|
|Policies & Procedures:||See the policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/student-policies/ for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.|
|Online Course Content:||http://www.eelab.usyd.edu.au/ELEC3802/syllabus|
|Note on Resources:||No text required. Notes will be on the web.|
Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp
|Week 1||Introduction, Biology of nerves|
|Week 2||Biology of nerves, muscles, heart lungs|
|Week 3||Signal processing, amplifiers transistors|
|Week 4||Medical sensors, wheat stonebridge, phase locked loop|
|Week 5||ECG, recording signals from body|
|Week 7||Rate responsive, pacemakers|
|Week 8||Implantible defibrillators|
|Week 9||Bionic ear|
|Week 10||Bionic ear|
|Week 12||Mechanician of sleep apneas|
|Week 13||Devices for treating sleep apneas|
|Exam Period||Assessment Due: Final Exam|
The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.
This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:
|Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 3)||No||18.88%|
|Design (Level 2)||Yes||0%|
|Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 3)||Yes||44.5%|
|Information Seeking (Level 2)||Yes||18.88%|
|Communication (Level 3)||Yes||15.88%|
|Professional Conduct (Level 2)||No||1.88%|
|Project and Team Skills (Level 2)||Yes||0%|
These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.