MEC3022 : Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (BEng)
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Professor Tom Joyce
- Lecturer: Dr Kianoush Nazarpour
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||15|
• Introduce electronic and mechanical engineering techniques relevant to applications in biological systems.
• Provide knowledge and understanding of key healthcare technologies and their impact.
• Raise critical awareness of the ethical and regulatory aspects of biomedical engineering.
• Introduce basic biology and physiology
Outline Of Syllabus
• Broad overview of Biomedical Engineering
• Biology and physiology for Engineers
• Case study of a medical implant including clinical need, relevant local anatomy, assessment of previous and current design solutions, medical implant regulation and assessment of current clinical issues
• Introduction to bioelectric phenomenon followed by a case study
• Biomedical Engineering research governance (embedded in the case studies) including research ethics, safety, regulatory framework, and PPI (Public and Patient Involvement)
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||24||0:30||12:00||Revision for PC examination|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:30||2:30||PC examination|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||24||1:00||24:00||Structured presentation of module material|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||63:30||63:30||Reading around the subject and understanding background issues|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||24||2:00||48:00||Review of ReCap lecture capture system|
Jointly Taught With
|MEC8054||Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (MSc)|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures will introduce the teaching material, which will be offered under three broad headings: biology for engineers, introduction to biomechanics and introduction to bioelectronics. Lectures provide the medium through which information and complex ideas can be delivered to groups, and through which any immediate questions from students can be dealt with. The teaching material delivered, in the areas of bioelectronics and biomechanics, will cover current biomedical engineering research governance and, through a taught case study, analyse in detail a clinical situation where a biomedical engineering solution is available. Contemporary areas of biomedical engineering will be investigated in-depth through a case study approach. Engineering solutions will be reviewed and critiqued by students during class based discussions, prior to being examined via PC based assessments. These class based discussions will help the students to understand the area of biomedical engineering as well as related concerns such as regulatory requirements. Private study supports the students' self-study in reading around the lecture material and the associated scientific literature.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|PC Examination||150||1||A||100||Amalgamating three subject areas (Biology for Engineers, Bioelectronics, Biomechanics) into one, three-part exam.|
|Module Code||Module Title||Semester||Comment|
|MEC8054||Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (MSc)||1||N/A|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The assessment will be by PC examination. Assessment weighting will follow the 15:45:45 ratio of teaching hours and relate to biology, bioelectronics and biomechanics.
For the purposes of professional body accreditation, in order to obtain a passing mark overall for this module (50%) at the first attempt the minimum acceptable mark for each of the assessment items specified above shall be 35%, with the maximum possible module overall mark where this is not the case being restricted to 40%.