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ES97C - Research and Professional Skills in Biomedical and Clinical Engineering

Module code: ES97C

  • Module name: Research and Professional Skills in Biomedical and Clinical Engineering
  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Credit: 15

Module content and teaching

Principal aims
  • provide engineers with a fundamental introductory understanding of the structure and function of the human body;
  • provide an awareness and basic understanding of established and emerging biomedical technology for the measurement and modification of the structure and function of the human body;
  • enable the participants to investigate and communicate ideas from pioneering areas in biomedical engineering research;
  • provide an understanding of the biomedical engineering profession and the various roles of the biomedical engineer.
Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module students will be able to:

  • Critically assess and evaluate research and technology carried out by others including use of modelling, statistics, communication, feasibility and relevance.
  • Explain the basic functions of the human body.
  • Understand the operating principles of modern and advanced technologies in BME including: biomedical imaging, biomechanics, biomedical signal processing.
  • Describe and analyse current trends in technological innovations in the cardiac, neural and rehabilitation fields.
  • Understand BME as a profession and the ethical considerations considering latest developments.
  • Identify skills and knowledge required for Biomedical and Clinical Engineering, evaluating and evidencing own skills and identifying and planning opportunities for development
  • Exercise initiative and personal responsibility, which may be as a team member or leader.