Biomedical Electronics

Објавено: October 12, 2018
  1.    Course Title Biomedical Electronics
  2.    Code 3ФЕИТ05Л005
  3.    Study program KHIE, KTI
  4.    Organizer of the study program (unit, institute, department) Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies
  5.    Degree (first, second, third cycle) First cycle
  6.    Academic year/semester IV/8   7.    Number of ECTS credits 6.00
  8.    Lecturer Dr Branislav Gerazov
  9.    Course Prerequisites Passed: Signals and Sistems

10.    Course Goals (acquired competencies):  Introduction to the functioning principles of biomedical electronics, introduction to electronic systems for the measurement of biosignals; introduction to algorithms used for analysis and processing of biosignals, introduction to electronic systems controlled by biosignals; proficiency in the application of the theoretical and practical fundamentals of biomedical electronics in the design and implementation of these devices and systems, introduction to regulations and standards in this area.

11.    Course Syllabus: Introduction to biomedical electronics. Biopotentials and electrical activity of cells. Depolarization and action potential. Neuron structure and nerve impulse creation. Muscle contraction. Electromyogram (EMG) and its analysis. Building and working the heart. Electrocardiogram (ECG). Construction of electronic devices for recording bioelectric activity. Electrodes for biopotentials. Sensors for medical applications, acquisition and conditioning of signals, noise and removal of interference. AD conversion of biopotentials. Embedded systems for working with biopotentials. Fundamentals of ECG and EMG processing. Electronic devices for: measuring blood pressure, flow and volume; respiration; medical recordings; therapeutic and prosthetic. Basic building and functional blocks of the human brain. Electroencephalogram (EEG). Algorithms for the processing and the analysis of EEG signals. Basics of Brain-Computer Interface (BCI). Applying Machine Learning towards realizing BCI.

12.    Learning methods:  Combined learning methods: lectures, auditory and laboratory exercises, supported by presentations and visualization of concepts, active participation of students through tests and problem solving in class, project assignments, invited guest lecturers.

13.    Total number of course hours 3 + 1 + 1 + 0
14.    Distribution of course hours 180
15.    Forms of teaching 15.1. Lectures-theoretical teaching 45
15.2. Exercises (laboratory, practice classes), seminars, teamwork 30
16.    Other course activities 16.1. Projects, seminar papers 30
16.2. Individual tasks
16.3. Homework and self-learning 75
17.    Grading 17.1. Exams 10
17.2. Seminar work/project (presentation: written and oral) 20
17.3. Activity and participation 10
17.4. Final exam 60
18.    Grading criteria (points) up to 50 points     5 (five) (F)
from 51 to 60 points     6 (six) (E)
from 61 to 70 points     7 (seven) (D)
from 71 to 80 points     8 (eight) (C)
from 81 to 90 points     9 (nine) (B)
from 91 to 100 points   10 (ten) (A)
19.    Conditions for acquiring teacher’s signature and for taking final exam Regular attendance at classes and auditory exercises.
20.  Forms of assessment During the semester, two written partial exams are planned (at the middle and at the end of the semester, lasting 120 minutes). If the student does not pass the partial exams, they can take a written exam in each exam session (duration 120 minutes). The student’s activity is scored during the teaching. The student should prepare a project assignment and submit it no later than the end of the session following the end of the course semester. The final grade includes the points from the partial exams or the exam, student activity and the project task.
It is not allowed to use books, scripts, manuscripts or notes of any kind during the exam, as well as a calculator, mobile phone, tablet or any other electronic device
21.    Language Macedonian and English
22.    Method of monitoring of teaching quality Internal evaluation and surveys
23.    Literature
23.1. Required Literature
No. Author Title Publisher Year
1 John G. Webster Medical Instrumentation Application and Design, 4‑th edition Wiley 2009
2 David Prutchi, Michael Norris Design and Development of Medical Electronic Instrumentation Wiley 2004
3 Reinaldo Perez Design of Medical Electronic Devices Academic Press 2002
23.2. Additional Literature
No. Author Title Publisher Year
1 C.R. Rao, S.K. Guha  Principles of Medical Electronics and Biomedical Instrumentation  Universities Press, India  2004