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ELEC5803: Advanced Bioelectronics [Not Offered] (2017 - Semester 1)

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Unit: ELEC5803: Advanced Bioelectronics [Not Offered 2019] (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Postgraduate
Faculty/School: School of Electrical & Information Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: Dr McEwan, Alistair
Session options: Semester 1
Versions for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: (ELEC2104 OR ELEC5720 OR ELEC9704) AND (ELEC2602 OR ELEC5722 OR ELEC9602). Familiarity with transistor operations, basic electrical circuits, embedded programming is required.
Brief Handbook Description: This unit will cover advanced topics in the application of electronics and signal processing to physiological monitoring, biosensors, electrical stimulation and medical imaging. Electrical safety and regulations of medical devices in Australia will be introduced. Guest lectures will describe the different needs and requirements in several clinical areas including neonatal care, oncology, cardiology and neurology.

Assumed Knowledge: A strong foundation in control, signal processing and electronic devices and circuits is assumed including a knowledge of analogue and digital transistor operation, circuit building blocks such as the differential pair and current mirror, AC circuit analysis, Fourier analysis.
Assumed Knowledge: A strong foundation in control, signal processing and electronic devices and circuits is assumed including a knowledge of analogue and digital transistor operation, circuit building blocks such as the differential pair and current mirror, AC circuit analysis, Fourier analysis.
Department Permission Department permission is required for enrollment in this session.
Timetable: ELEC5803 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Lecture 2.00 1 12
2 Laboratory 2.00 1 6
3 Tutorial 2.00 1 6
4 Independent Study 6.00 1 12
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 an advanced bioelectronics device Design (Level 3)
Students will be able to critically evaluate biosignal processing methods. Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 4)
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 with project managements issues of completing a design exercise. Project 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)
1. Students will be required to understand different physiological monitors. They will be required to develop the skills needed to construct, simulate and test their own designs.
Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 4)
2. Students will need to develop skills required to consider different design choices.
3. Medical electrical safety
Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 4)
4. Analytic skills for comparing design choices will be developed.
Information Seeking (Level 3)
5. Students will develop skills of collecting information from different sources and critically evaluating them.
Communication (Level 3)
6. Students will develop written communications skills through their tutorials and assignment.
Professional Conduct (Level 2)
7. Students will be asked to reflect on social, management and business issues concerning this field.
Project and Team Skills (Level 2)
8. Students will tackle a design project in teams, gaining project management skills in the process.
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Final Exam Yes 60.00 Exam Period 1, 2, 4, 5, 7,
2 Lab Report Yes 40.00 Week 13 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Assessment Description: Tutorials: Cover basic theory for course.

Laboratory: Conceive, 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.
Grading:
Grade Type Description
Standards Based Assessment Final grades in this unit are awarded at levels of HD for High Distinction, DI (previously D) for Distinction, CR for Credit, PS (previously P) for Pass and FA (previously F) for Fail as defined by University of Sydney Assessment Policy. Details of the Assessment Policy are available on the Policies website at http://sydney.edu.au/policies . Standards for grades in individual assessment tasks and the summative method for obtaining a final mark in the unit will be set out in a marking guide supplied by the unit coordinator.
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.
Prescribed Text/s: Note: Students are expected to have a personal copy of all books listed.
Recommended Reference/s: Note: References are provided for guidance purposes only. Students are advised to consult these books in the university library. Purchase is not required.
  • Bioinstrumentation
  • Medical Instrumentation Application and Design

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 Description
Week 1 Review of Electrical devices and systems
Week 2 Needs in Neonatal Care
Week 3 Medical Electrical Safety
Week 4 Regulation and economics of bioelectronic device design.
Week 5 Needs in Cardiology
Week 6 Implanted devices
Week 7 Point of care technologies
Week 8 Needs in Oncology
Week 9 Electronics in MRI, CT and ultrasound
Week 10 Needs in Neurology
Week 11 Devices in Intensive Care
Week 12 Home Health Care and Personal devices
Week 13 Review
Assessment Due: Lab Report
Exam Period Assessment Due: Final Exam

Course Relations

The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.

Course Year(s) Offered
Biomedical Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Biomedical 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Electrical Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Electrical/ Project Management 2019, 2020
Electrical 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Electrical / Arts 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Electrical / Commerce 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Electrical / Medical Science 2016, 2017
Electrical / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Electrical / Project Management 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020
Electrical / Science 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Electrical/Science (Health) 2018, 2019, 2020
Electrical (Computer) 2015
Electrical / Law 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Electrical (Power) 2015
Electrical (Telecommunications) 2015
Software Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Software/ Project Management 2019, 2020
Software 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Software / Arts 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Software / Commerce 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Software / Medical Science 2016, 2017
Software / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Software / Project Management 2016, 2017, 2018
Software / Science 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Software/Science (Health) 2018, 2019, 2020
Software / Law 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Electrical/Science (Medical Science Stream) 2018, 2019, 2020
Master of Engineering 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) (Electrical) 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Biomedical) 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical) 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Software/Science (Medical Science Stream) 2018, 2019, 2020

Course Goals

This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:

Attribute Practiced Assessed
Design (Level 3) Yes 26%
Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 4) Yes 16%
Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 4) No 16%
Information Seeking (Level 3) Yes 10%
Communication (Level 3) Yes 4%
Professional Conduct (Level 2) Yes 16%
Project 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.