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Medical Equipment Technology

Code 13515
Year 1
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload TP(60H)
Scientific area Biomedical Sciences
Entry requirements Does 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.
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
The classes are used for the presentation and study of the subjects of the syllabus. In this regard, the teacher provides students with the material they must study. There will be three individual tests to assess students' learning. In addition, students can dedicate the period of the class to the preparation of the synthesis work, with the support of the teacher. In the synthesis work, students develop a specific theme of the subjects of the syllabus. The subject of the synthesis work is proposed by the student, but lacks validation by the teacher. The scientific relevance of the subject must be proven by the existence of a scientific article, published in a journal in the area, in the last two years. At the end of the semester, students deliver a monograph on the topic that each one studied and make the respective oral presentation.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2023-10-18

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