2019-2020 / GBIO0029-1



30h Th, 15h Pr, 20h Labo., 20h Proj.

Number of credits

 Master of Science (MSc) in Biomedical Engineering5 crédits 
 Master of Science (MSc) in Electrical Engineering5 crédits 


Jean-Michel Redouté

Language(s) of instruction

English language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

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

Recommended reading:
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%).

Work placement(s)

Organizational remarks


Jean-Michel Redouté

Adaptation of teaching commitments following the COVID-19 pandemic for the May-June 2020 session

Teaching methods implemented : distance-learning

Assessment subjects

Assessment methods