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Introduction to Bioengineering

Code 9085
Year 1
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload T(30H)/TP(30H)
Scientific area Bioengenharia
Entry requirements None
Mode of delivery Face-to-Face and e-learning.
Learning outcomes This curricular unit has an introductory character, providing clarification to students who have entered the Bioengineering degree. It aims to present relevant topics to provide the student with a view of the degree as well as the Bioengineering area.
Therefore, the learning objectives are: To understand and rationalize the contexts of Bioengineering. Identify the role of Bioengineer in the professional context. Explore, understand and apply the different methodologies of bibliographic search and all the forms of scientific communication and dissemination in the field of bioengineering.
Develop the capacities for the generation of knowledge through scientific research, as well as the analysis and rationalization of the information collected. To be able of implementing scientific and practical knowledge for innovative projects in real context.
Syllabus The Bioengineering challenges facing professionals in this area and the prospect on the occasion of their insertion into interdisciplinary teams. Physical and mathematical models of biological systems and organs. The bioinformatics. The bioelectromagnetism. Control and simulation of biological systems. The design of medical equipment and prostheses. The monitoring of therapeutic and surgical activities. The diagnostic expert systems. Biomaterials and tissue engineering.
As it is a curricular unit it has an introductory character, there is no fixed syllabus. Themes are addressed and projects are developed by students with the support of academic staff from related fields such as Biomaterials, Biomechanics, Thermography, Bioinformatics, Instrumentation, Electronics, Robotics, Nanotechnology, etc.
Main Bibliography Several research papers (SCI ISI).
“Bioengineering Fundamentals”, Ann Saterbak, Ka-Yiu San and Larry V McIntire, Pearson Prentice Hall Bioengineering, 2007.
“Introduction to Bioengineering”, S. A. Berger, W. Goldsmith and E. R. Lewis, Oxford University Press, 2000.
“Understanding The Human Machine: A Primer For Bioengineering (Series on Bioengineering & Biomedical Engineering)”, Max E. Valentinuzzi, World Scientific Publishing Company, 2004.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The evaluation consists of 3 parts:
a) PR = Practical work/project (50%) performance in practical work to be carried out (such as the presentation of works in PowerPoints).
b) AC = Continuous Assessment (25%) PARTICIPATION and the ATTITUDE of the student in the classroom.
c) PS = Participation in the seminars (25%)
Therefore, the final grade is calculated using the following formula:
      FINAL MARK = 0.5xPR + 0.25xAC + 0.25xPS

The minimum PR grade is 5.0
The minimum AC grade is 2.0
The minimum PS grade is 2.0
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2023-01-19

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