EEE8116 : Bioelectronics
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Patrick Degenaar
- Lecturer: Dr Emma Brunton
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
To develop a deep understanding of the principles of bioelectronics and their increasing importance to modern medical electronics. The course will cover the principles of electrochemical operation of cells and how to interact with them to provide therapeutic sensing and stimulus. This course will also provide an overview of modern prosthetic systems such as visual prosthetics, and electroceuticals
Outline Of Syllabus
The human bioelectronic system:
Understanding how our primary senses and organs are controlled through our nervous system.
The fundamental electrochemical-electronic nature of cells. How cells use chemical as well as electronic signaling, and inbuilt (G-protein) amplifier architectures. Specifically the operation of nerve cells and the Hodgkin Huxley nerve model will be covered.
The principles of biosensing, from electrical, chemical and optical means. In particular, neural recording amplifiers and micro-electronic architectures.
Electronic stimulus of nerve cells, the effects on electrodes, including the water window and charge density limits. Electronic approaches and architectures for electronic stimulus
Optogenetic sensing and recording methods – genetically engineering cells to either be stimulated by specific wavelengths of light or to change their fluorescent state.
Pacemakers, Sensory prosthetics, Motor prosthetics, and Electroceuticals
What is the regulatory framework to build a clinical device?
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Written Exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||21||0:30||10:30||Revision for exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||5||4:00||20:00||Problem based learning assignment preparation|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||6||2:00||12:00||Tutorial Class|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||21||2:00||42:00||Lecture|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||3||2:00||6:00||Problem based learning sessions|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||107:30||107:30||Reflecting on lecture material, background reading.|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures provide core material and guidance for further reading.
6x Tutorials are to provide a small group problem solving environment and support preparation for the course examination.
A problem solving exercise will be presented to the students with 2x in class sessions to help the students explore the target problem and a third session to allow them to present the outcome of their efforts
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Poster||2||M||25||Assessed via presentation (Max 100 words)|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
This course will have two primary assessments: Exam and a Problem Based Learning assignment. The Examination assessment will be to determine student knowledge and learning and will be supported by three course tutorial sessions. The problem based learning assessment will be developed over two open book sessions with the third session being examined on the basis of a presentation. Assessment outcome will then be determined by the quality of the presentation, and background investigation performed by the student