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2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

ELEC5650M Medical Electronics and E-Health

15 creditsClass Size: 160

Module manager: Dr. Paolo Actis
Email: P.Actis@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: 1 Jan to 30 Jun View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

The teaching and assessment methods shown below will be kept under review during 2021-22. 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) any online activities/sessions. Where learning activities are scheduled to take place on campus, it may be possible and/or necessary for some students to join these sessions remotely. Some of the listed contact hours may also be optional surgeries. Students will be provided with full information about the arrangements for all of these activities by the module staff at the beginning of the teaching semester.‘Independent online learning’ may involve watching pre-recorded lecture material or screen-casts, engaging in learning activities such as online worked examples or mini-projects, 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 sessions are approximate and intended as a guide only. Further details will be confirmed when the module commences.Where assessments are shown as Online Time-Limited Assessments, the durations shown are indicative only. The actual time permitted for individual assessments will be confirmed prior to the assessments taking place.

Objectives

To provide students with a knowledge and understanding of how electronics technology is used in medical applications and healthcare, and to consider a range of possible future developments in this field.

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

1. Discuss the current and future role of electronics in modern medicine and healthcare.
2. Use mathematical and computational methods in the design, analysis and application of a range of sensors, bio-sensors and lab-on-chip technologies.
3. Apply strategic planning, systems implementation and operating methods to e-health systems.
4. Discuss the societal, ethical and security issues that pertain to e-health systems.


Syllabus

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
Rehabilitation

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 Learning91.009.00
Laboratory71.007.00
Private study hours134.00
Total Contact hours16.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

Students are expected to use private study time to consolidate their understanding of course materials, to undertake preparatory work for seminars, workshops, tutorials, examples classes and practical classes, and also to prepare for in-course and summative assessments.


Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students studying ELEC modules will receive formative feedback in a variety of ways, including the use of self-test quizzes on Minerva, practice questions/worked examples and (where appropriate) through verbal interaction with teaching staff and/or post-graduate demonstrators.

Methods of assessment

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


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
ProjectGroup Project 140.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)40.00

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.


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Online Time-Limited assessment2 hr 00 mins30.00
Online Time-Limited assessment2 hr 00 mins30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)60.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 13/07/2021 10:20:09

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