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ELEC3803: Bioelectronics (2014 - Semester 2)
|Unit:||ELEC3803: Bioelectronics (6 CP)|
|Faculty/School:||School of Electrical and Information Engineering|
Dr McEwan, Alistair
|Session options:||Semester 2|
|Versions for this Unit:|
|Pre-Requisites:||ELEC2104 AND ELEC2602. Familiarity with transistor operations, basic electrical circuits, embedded programming is required.|
|Brief Handbook Description:||This unit will cover recent advances in bioelectronics circuits and systems including electronic medical devices, implanted devices, lab on a chip devices, biomedical signal processing and neuromorphic engineering. Regulatory aspects of bioelectronic system design will be addressed including the IEC standards and TGA approval processes. The unit will have a strong practical design focus with laboratories focused on dealing with real life bioelectronic signals and subject-device interfaces. Industry, clinical and research guest lecturers will introduce current topics and design needs.|
|T&L Activities:||This unit will encourage deep learning through extensive Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate based laboratory and group tutorials. Continuous feedback will be provided in lectures and through assessment.|
Attributes listed here represent the key course goals (see Course Map tab) designated for this unit. The list below describes how these attributes are developed through practice in the unit. See Learning Outcomes and Assessment tabs for details of how these attributes are assessed.
|Attribute Development Method||Attribute Developed|
|Students will understand how to design a physiological monitor.||Design (Level 3)|
|Students will be able to critically evaluate different biosignal processing methods to remove artefacts, interference and extract features.||Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 3)|
|Students will be able to model and understand sources of noise and interference in the human environment.||Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 2)|
|Students will be able to understand the literature in biomedical electronics and medical devices.||Information Seeking (Level 3)|
|Students will further develop their communication skills through the assignment.||Communication (Level 3)|
|Students will learn how ethical and economic issues affect medical device designs.||Professional Conduct (Level 2)|
|Students will be given the opportunity to work in teams through assignments and deal with project managements issues of completing a design exercise.||Project Management and Team Skills (Level 2)|
For explanation of attributes and levels see Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table.
Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.Design (Level 3)
Tutorials: Cover basic theory for course.
Laboratory: Concieve, Design, Implement then Operate a biomedical signal acquisition and processing system on real subjects. Assessment will be continuous.
Final Exam: 2 hour closed book.
|Assessment Feedback:||Feedback through lectures tutorial marking, discussion and laboratory assessment.|
|Policies & Procedures:||See the policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/student-policies/ for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.|
Note: Students are expected to have a personal copy of all books listed.
Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp
|Week 1||Introduction to bioelectronics|
|Week 2||Review of foundations: device physics, noise and control in electronics and biological systems.|
|Week 3||Ethics in medical devices and biomedical engineering|
|Week 4||Regulation and economics of bioelectronic device design.|
|Week 5||Biomedical signal processing|
|Week 6||Physiological monitoring|
|Week 7||Electronics in medical imaging|
|Week 8||Ultra-low-power biomedical electronics|
|Week 9||Bio-inspired systems and neuromorphic engineering|
|Week 10||Implanted devices. Case study: The cochlea implant (guest lecture)|
|Week 11||Wearable electronics and home monitoring: sleep monitors (guest lecture)|
|Week 12||Biosensors and lab on a chip|
|Week 13||Outstanding areas of clinical need|
|Assessment Due: Lab Report|
|Exam Period||Assessment Due: Final Exam|
The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.
This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:
|Design (Level 3)||Yes||26%|
|Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 3)||Yes||16%|
|Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 2)||Yes||16%|
|Information Seeking (Level 3)||Yes||10%|
|Communication (Level 3)||Yes||4%|
|Professional Conduct (Level 2)||Yes||16%|
|Project Management and Team Skills (Level 2)||Yes||12%|
These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.