Checking date: 15/06/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Medical instrumentation and devices
Bachelor in Biomedical Engineering (Plan: 419 - Estudio: 257)

Coordinating teacher: VAQUERO LOPEZ, JUAN JOSE

Department assigned to the subject: Bioengineering Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Mandatory: - Introduction to the design of biomedical instrumentation - Electronic technology in biomedicine - Measuring Instrumentation - Systems and Signals - Control Engineering Recomended - Physics I, II and III - Differential Equations - Robotics
This is a project-based course in which the student will acquire a comprehensive understanding of the design of medical, surgical and interventional instrumentation. The students will have to apply their previous knowledge (electronics, signal processing, physiology, etc.) to design and build and validate functional medical devices that will be introduced during the course. The lectures and seminars will serve to guide the construction of the instrumenst, and this will be done by means of different examples introduced in the guided practices.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
The program will cover descriptions, analysis and study cases related to medical devices, instruments and signal processing for application like the ECG and the EEG, light sensors for biomedical instrumentation, advanced electronics for laboratory instrumentation, diagnose and therapy, prosthesis, image-assisted treatment and therapy monitoring in real time, mathematical and computational models to aid diagnosis and to assist surgical devices with real time control and expert systems for image guided interventions among other. This is the specific syllabus implementation: 1. Introduction 2. Basic electronics a. Bioengineering applications 3. Radiation Detectors a. Semiconductor light detectors b. Radiation Detectors Signal Processing 4. Image Guided Interventions a. Image Guided Interventions and tracking systems b. Patient to image registration c. Point-based rigid registration 5. Therapeutic devices: Radiotherapy a. Intro to External Radiotherapy b. Radiotherapy 6. Parameter Estimation 7. Application in Neurology 8. Hearing aids and cochlear implants a. Audio and speech processing 9. Final system design 10. Laboratory Practices a. Serial Port b. Radiation Detectors c. Pulseoximetry d. Image Guided Interventions
Learning activities and methodology
This is a project-based course in which the student has to deal with medical devices that will be tested and evaluated. To support the project design, the teaching methodology will be mainly based on lectures that will introduce the fundamental concepts, seminars where the device design will be analysed, and practical sessions in the laboratory. Students are required to read assigned documentation before lectures and seminars. Lectures will be used by the teachers to stress and clarify some difficult or interesting points from the corresponding lesson. Seminars will be mainly dedicated to interactive discussion with the students and short-exams will be passed during these sessions. Tutorship regime will be announced in Aula Global.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 30
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 70
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • J.G. Webster. Principles of Applied Biomedical Instrumentation. John Wiley and Sons, Inc.. 2009
Additional Bibliography
  • G.D. Baura. Medical Device Technologies. Academic Press. 2012
  • Richard C. Aster, Brian Borchers, Clifford H. Thurber. Parameter Estimation and Inverse Problems. Academic Press. 2013
  • Robert B. Northrop . Analysis and Application of Analog Electronic Circuits to Biomedical Instrumentation. CRC Press. 2012

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.