Hospital and Medical Instrumentation

Year
3
Academic year
2020-2021
Code
01003024
Subject Area
Biomedical Engineering
Language of Instruction
Portuguese
Mode of Delivery
Face-to-face
Duration
SEMESTRIAL
ECTS Credits
6.0
Type
Compulsory
Level
1st Cycle Studies

Recommended Prerequisites

N.A.

Teaching Methods

Teaching is based on theoretical-practical classes where the fundamentals and applications of the more common instrumentation in hospitals are presented, and on seminars in which several professionals in the medical instrumentation field present their professional experience or the results of their research.
Students will visit clinical services to know the current status of hospital institutions, in terms of medical instrumentation, and the views of medical personnel on this instrumentation.

Learning Outcomes

General knowledge on the most common medical instrumentation and their operating principles.
Ability to read and understand the data and specification sheets from medical and hospital instrumentation manufacturers.
Ability to interface between hospital and medical personnel and medical instrumentation companies.

Work Placement(s)

No

Syllabus

1. Basic concepts of medical instrumentation
2. Sensors: principles and basic concepts
3. Biopotencials: origin and measurement instrumentation
4. Measurement of blood pressure
5. Measurement of blood flow and volume
6. Measurements of the respiratory system
7. Measurement of blood gases and glucose
8. Audiology
9. Clinical laboratory instrumentation
10. Instrumentation for diagnosis in ophthalmology
11. Therapeutic devices
12. Prosthetic devices
13. Electrical safety

Assessment Methods

Continuous evaluation
Continuous evaluation: 100.0%

Bibliography

Medical Instrumentation: Application and Design, John G. Webster

Introdução à Instrumentação Médica. JH Correia; JP Carmo. Lidel 2013

Biomedical Photonics Handbook, Tuan Vo-Dinh, CRC, 2003

artigos de revistas científicas/papers in scientific journals