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Medical Equipment Technology

Code 9111
Year 3
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload TP(60H)
Scientific area Bioengenharia
Entry requirements Do not exist.
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 classes, the teacher presents each of the themes of the syllabus. On the other hand, the classes also include the preparation of an individual work carried out by the students in order to develop and deepen some of the themes of the syllabus. There will be three oral presentations, distributed throughout the semester, in which each student will present the evolution of the respective synthesis work. At the end of the semester each student will deliver a monograph that gathers all the information on the in-depth topic.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2023-03-08

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