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2020/21 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

ELEC5650M Medical Electronics and E-Health

15 creditsClass Size: 170

Module manager: Dr. Paolo Actis

Taught: 1 Jan to 30 Jun View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

The teaching and assessment methods shown below will be kept under review during 2020-21. In particular, if conditions allow for alternative formats of delivery, we may amend the timetable and schedule appropriate classes in addition to (or in place of) the Online Learning Workshops. For Semester 2 (from January 2021), we anticipate that this will be most likely, in which case online teaching will be substituted for traditional face-to-face teaching methods, including lectures and practical classes. ‘Independent online learning’ will involve watching pre-recorded lecture material or screen-casts, engaging in learning activities such as online worked examples or remote/virtual laboratory work, etc. Students will be expected to fully engage with all of these activities. The time commitment for independent online learning, and also the frequency and duration of Online Learning Workshops, are approximate and intended as a guide only. Further details will be confirmed when the module commences.


To provide students with a knowledge and understanding of how electronics technology is, and could be, used in medical applications and healthcare.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of electronics in modern medicine and healthcare.
2. Be able to contribute to strategic planning, systems implementation and operation of e-health systems.


Topics may include, but are not limited to:

Introduction to technology in medicine
Sensors, biosensors and lab-on-chip technologies
Wearables, body area networks, ubiquitous personal computing
Telemedicine and healthcare informatics
Implantable and integratable electronic devices
Care-in-the-home and the ageing population
Societal Impact, ownership of health
Healthcare economics
Ethics, privacy and security

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
On-line Learning32.006.00
Private study hours144.00
Total Contact hours6.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

Students are expected to use private study time to consolidate the material covered in lectures, to undertake preparatory work for laboratory classes and to prepare for summative assessments.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Feedback will be provided via the laboratory work.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Online AssessmentUnit 1 Test20.00
Online AssessmentUnit 2 Test25.00
Online AssessmentUnit 3 Test25.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Resits for ELEC and XJEL modules are subject to the School's Resit Policy and the Code of Practice on Assessment (CoPA), which are available on Minerva. Students should be aware that, for some modules, a resit may only be conducted on an internal basis (with tuition) in the next academic session.

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 24/02/2021 16:36:22


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