2023/24 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
ELEC5650M Medical Electronics and E-Health
15 creditsClass Size: 230
Module manager: Dr. Paolo Actis
Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2023/24
This module is not approved as an Elective
ObjectivesTo 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.
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.
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
Ethics, privacy and security
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||130.00|
|Total Contact hours||20.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||150.00|
Private studyStudents 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 FeedbackStudents 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
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|In-course Assessment||Class Test 1||30.00|
|In-course Assessment||Class Test 2||30.00|
|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 listThere is no reading list for this module
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