30h Th, 15h Pr, 20h Labo., 20h Proj.
Number of credits
|Master of Science (MSc) in Biomedical Engineering||5 crédits|
|Master of Science (MSc) in Electrical Engineering||5 crédits|
Language(s) of instruction
Organisation and examination
Teaching in the first semester, review in January
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Learning unit contents
"Introduction to Bioelectronics" targets the application of electronic principles to biology and medicine. The unit content covers wireless inductive power links and telemetry for medical implants, implantable as well as non-invasive medical electronics, bio-instrumentation and signal conditioning circuits, biopotential amplifiers, and safety of electrical equipment.
Learning outcomes of the learning unit
After attending the course students will be familiar with:
- basic electronic circuits used for biomedical signal conditioning and biopotential amplification.
- wireless inductive powering and telemetry for biomedical implants.
- non-invasive measurements, such as ECG and PPG.
- implanted electronic circuit principles, such as the cochlear implant.
Prerequisite knowledge and skills
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
- 12 lectures.
- 8 tutorials.
- one practical project (ECG front-end design).
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)
- face to face.
- group project.
Recommended or required readings
R. Sarpeshkar, Ultra Low Power Bioelectronics, Cambridge University Press, 2010.
J. G. Webster, Medical Instrumentation: Apllication and Design, 4th edition, Wiley, 2010.
Assessment methods and criteria
- written exam (70%).
- group project (30%).