Biomedical Technology

General

  • Course Code: 1915
  • Semester: 9th
  • Course Type: Scientific Area (SA)
  • Course Category: Optional (OP)
  • Scientific Field: Electronics (EL)
  • Lectures: 4 hours/week
  • ECTS units: 6
  • Teching and exams language: Greek
  • The course is offered to Erasmus students

Educational goals

The aim of the course is the student to understand and interpret the basic concepts of biomedical signals analysis and process from various devices, so that can collaborate effectively on the subject of medical technology with skills required in a real-world environment. Specific objectives of the course are that the student can:

  • Remember, recognize and use basic knowledge of electronics and measurements in analyzing medical instruments and devices.
  • Describe and interpret the principle of operation of the main medical devices.
  • Recognize and evaluate the specific features of medical equipment, about the acquisition and processing of measured bio-signals.
  • Distinguish and solve problems related to the effect of noise and electromagnetic interference.
General Skills
  • Search, analyze and synthesize data and information, using the necessary technologies.
  • Exercising criticism and self-criticism.
  • Independent work.
  • Teamwork.
  • Promoting free, creative and inductive thinking.

Course Contents

● Introduction to biomedical instruments and measurements.
●  Electrodes and sensors.
●  Bio-electric amplifiers, signals and noise.
●  Electrocardiograms.
● The human respiratory system and its measurement.
● The human nervous system and instruments for measuring brain function.
●  Medical ultrasound scans.
●  Radiology and nuclear medicine.
●  Electromagnetic interference in medical electronic equipment.
●  Medical bioinformatics – Auto diagnosis and Technologies.
●  Maintenance of medical equipment.

Teaching Methods - Evaluation

Teaching Method
  • Face to face teaching.
Use of ICT means
  • Using Power Point Presentations software.
  • Using the online learning platform (moodle).
  • Contact students via email.
Teaching Organization
Activity Semester workload
Lectures52
Compulsory home work (project)76
Individual study and analysis of literature52
Total 180
Students evaluation

Student assessment is done by preparing and presenting a project. The project deals with broader issues of medical devices and is undertaken individually or by groups of two students. The work is delivered in a word file of at least 20 pages, divided into chapters, including abstract, contents and bibliography. The presentation is made up of software, consisting of at least 15 slides and lasting 12 to 15 minutes, followed by questions. The presence of all students is mandatory during the presentations.

The evaluation criteria are notified to the students through the course web page and also during the lectures.

Recommended Bibliography

Complementary greek bibliography
  1. (Ελληνικά) Δημάκης Πολίτης, Πάνου Θεόδωρος, “Τεχνολογία απεικονιστικών συστημάτων”, Εκδότης ΒΗΤΑ ΙΑΤΡΙΚΕΣ ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ ΜΕΠΕ, 1η έκδοση 2011, ISBN: 978-960-452-136-4
  2. Α. Καρατόπης, Ι. Κανδαράκης, “Απεικόνιση μαγνητικού συντονισμού”, Εκδότης ΔΕΜΕΡΝΤΖΗΣ ΠΑΝΤΕΛΗΣ, 1η έκδοση 2007, ISBN: 978-960-91034-9-7
Complementary international bibliography
  1. D. Prutchi, M. Norris, “Design and Development of Medical Electronic Instrumentation”, Wiley, 2004, ISBN: 978-0-471-67623-2.
  2. L.A. Geddes, L.E. Baker, “Principles of Applied Biomedical Instrumentation, J. Wiley, 3rd edition 1991, ISBN: 978-0-471-60899-8.
  3. G. Dougherty, “Digital Image Processing for Medical Applications”, Cambridge University Press, 2009, ISBN: 978-0521860857.
  4. E. Seeram, “Digital Radiography: An Introduction for Technologists”, Delmar Publishers Inc, 2010, ISBN: 978-1401889999.
Scientific journals
  1. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging.
  2. IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine.