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Introduction to Medical Electronics

Code 8563
Year 3
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload PL(15H)/T(15H)/TP(30H)
Scientific area Informatics, Automation and Control
Entry requirements None
Mode of delivery The mode adopted is the face-to-face.
Work placements N/A.
Learning outcomes To make students to understand the applications of electronics in diagnostic and therapeutic area. Promoting the contact and familiarization with laboratory instrumentation.
- Understand and be motivated to general aspects about the bionic,
- To study the methods of recording various biopotentials,
- To study how to measure biochemical and various physiological information,
- To understand the use of radiation for diagnostic and therapy,
- To understand the need and technique of electrical safety in Hospitals.
Syllabus - Error sources and types of errors in measuring devices.
- Accuracy and Precision. Most relevant statistical indicators. Linear regression.
- Static characteristics. Hysteresis. Dynamic characteristics.
- System transfer function. First order systems.
- Electric quantities: Electric charge, Current, Voltage, Power.
- Electrical circuit elements. Kirchhoff's Laws. Voltage divider.
- Operational amplifiers. Concept of filtering and types of filters.
- Electromagnetic waves.
- The use of Electromagnetism in Medicine.
- Diagnosis, Prediction, Prevention and Treatment.
- Bacteria resistant to antibiotics.
- Medical imaging.
- Bionic Organs.
- Robots and robotic manipulators used in healthcare
- Regenerative medicine.
- Intelligent prostheses.
- Medicine in the future.
Main Bibliography - Correia, J.H. (2013). Introdução à Instrumentação Médica. Lisboa: LIDEL.
- Khandpur, R.S. (2004) Biomedical Instrumentation: Technology and Applications. New York: Mcgraw-hill.
- Renée C. Fox, Judith P. Swazey, Spare Parts. Organ Replacement in American Society, Oxford University Press, 2000.
- R.S. Khandpur, Handbook of Biomedical Instrumentation,, McGraw-Hill Professional; 2nd edition (May 1, 2003)
- Cromwell, Biomedical Instrumentation And Measurements (2nd Edition), Prentice Hall; 2 edition (November 11, 1979)
- Max E. Valentinuzzi, Understanding the Human Machine. A Primer for Bioengineerig, World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte., Lda, 2004.
- Buddy D. Ratner and al., Biomaterials Science. An Introduction to Materials in Medicine, second edition, Elsevier Academic Press, 2004.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-06-18

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