Biomedical Instrumentation I

This course focuses on analog and digital signal measurement and processing, and their application to medical instruments and devices. Students learn about the sensors and circuits used to measure and control electrical signals. Topics include the serviceable components of the various devices. Concepts, theories and methods of the discipline will be introduced and discussed. Students will cover the vocabulary of the field, learn to analyze systems, learn to design basic systems and learn to search for new information using the web and other relevant journal articles. This course also covers the identification of components and devices for the purposes of troubleshooting upon completion. Students will design and develop an instrumentation amplifier, be able to identify and explain the function of each circuit, component and articulate the relevance of each to the clinician. The course is supplemented by a weekly laboratory session. Lab work consists of hands-on device identification, design, troubleshooting, measurements and projects. As homework, students will solve written problems requiring application of theory and calculations, assignments, read the textbook and articles on course topics.