Module Title:   Medical Electronics Systems

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   CM-0433D

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 7

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Computer Science

Related Department/Subject Area:   SCIM (Dept of Computer Science)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr P Pillai

Additional Tutor(s):   Dr R Halliwell

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

Aims:
1. understand in a systematic manner the concepts of wireless technologies and their applications in the healthcare sector
2. acquire comprehensive knowledge and skills required to apply wireless technologies suitable for various healthcare applications
3. reinforce the theoretical knowledge with practical experience of computer, wireless networks and wireless sensor technologies, including RFID
4. enhance understanding of measuring and analysing techniques of blood pressure and heart rate using wireless connections and data management.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
This module will be delivered through a combination of lectures and practical lab sessions. Concepts, principles & theories are explored in formal lectures and reinforced through hands-on demonstrations. Tutorial & seminar question and answer sessions & remedial help is available if required. The remaining time is given to private study comprising group report writing, individual directed reading, group design work etc.
Supplementary assessment - to repair deficiencies in original assessment.

Lectures:   10.00          Directed Study:   128.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   2.00          Other:   24.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   36.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

1. Critically review and understand origin and indications of different complex physiological signals, advanced signal processing techniques, electronic application principles, use of sensors and actuators, and electronic system programming for healthcare applications. Critical review and understanding of current medical electronic systems.
2. Critically evaluate and analyse the design methodology and implementation techniques of medical sensing systems. Demonstrate a sound understanding in the circuit design of wireless sensor platform for healthcare.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

1. Critically apply signal processing (filters, FFT, amplifiers, wavelets, etc) techniques, to identity, describe and analyse the performance of complex medical electronics systems, accuracy of sensor technology, limits of operations, algorithmic and computation limitations. Critically evaluate engineering options in algorithms, medical sensor technology and electronic systems.
2. Effectively integrate the theory and practical system design principles to detect suitable methods and components, develop a working prototype and evaluate the performance of the developed system.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

1. Demonstrate competence in the use of technical literature and other information sources such as software manuals, data sheets, application notes and programmers guides. Develop advanced skills in problem definition, problem solving techniques, group work, project management skills and technical report writing. Understand the implication of patient privacy, medical ethics, reliability and sustainable management of medical data.

  Coursework   100%
 
  Portfolio: 2000 word report equivalent, log book, prototype demonstration

Outline Syllabus:
Medical Sensing systems Platform: definition, application, components, design, development, microcontrollers, microprocessors, programming logic devices, programming languages for electronic systems. Use of current state-of-the-art electronic technologies such as RFID, wireless sensors, data processing, data communications, etc. Wireless healthcare in Practice: Measuring heart rate and blood pressure.

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