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Introduction to Medical Electronics

Code 9114
Year 3
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload PL(15H)/T(15H)/TP(30H)
Scientific area Bioengenharia
Entry requirements None
Mode of delivery The mode adopted is the face-to-face.
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.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria To be approved without Exam: FINAL MARK = F(45%) + AC(10%) + T(30%) + PL(15%)
F [main test](45%) = written test to be held at the end of the semester.

AC [continuous evaluation](10%) = ‘assiduity’, ‘punctuality’, ‘participation’ and ‘attitude’ of the student in the classroom. Minimum attendance of 75% is required in TE, TP and PL classes. [The minimum AC score is 1.0]
Attention: Student workers are not exempt from this AC Continuous Evaluation. They should contact the lecturer at the beginning of the semester to make arrangements for periodic “Tests” at an appropriate time.

T [work](30%) = PowerPoint presentation [The minimum PL score is 2.0]

PL [practical work](15%) = Practical laboratory work [The minimum PL score is 1.5]

Attention: Evaluations AC, T and PL have minimums to be achieved

For those taking the exam: FINAL MARK = Exam(45%) + AC(10%) + T(30%) + PL(15%)
This applies to the Normal or Appeal Exams and is only for ADMITTED students!
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2024-03-18

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