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Medical Equipment Technology

Code 12031
Year 1
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload TP(60H)
Scientific area Química Medicinal
Entry requirements Do not exist.
Mode of delivery Face-to-face.
Work placements Not applicable.
Learning outcomes Nowadays the technologies in which clinical equipments are based are multifaceted. The aim of this course is to provide students a set of skills that enable them to understand the functioning of these devices.
At the end of the course the student should have acquired the ability to recognize the technologies used in the operation of clinical equipments, as well as being able to analyze their operation. At the same time it is intended to alert the student to technological details that affect the functioning of this type of equipments. Throughout the course special attention is given to the most important equipments, taking care to explore their working principle.
Syllabus 1. Measuring body temperature
2. Ultrasonic blood flow and velocity measurement
3. Electromagnetic blood flow measurements
4. Electroencephalography
5. Evoked potentials
6. Electromyography
7. Ultrasonic imaging.
8. Radiography.
9. Computed tomography.
Main Bibliography Moore, J, e Zouridakis, G., Biomedical Tecnhology and Devices - Handbook, CRC Press, 2004.
John G. Webster, Encyclopedia of Medical Devices and Instrumentation – Second Edition, Wiley and Sons, 2006.
John G. Webster, Medical Instrumentation - Application and Design, Wiley and Sons, 2009.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria In the classes, the teacher presents each of the topics of the program. Moreover, students make an oral presentation of works performed by them in order to developed some of the topics of the syllabus. Students also write and present a monography at the end of the semester.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2016-12-16

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