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ES97H - Biomedical Signal Processing

  • Module code: ES97H
  • Module name: Biomedical Signal Processing
  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

To introduce students to the principles of signal processing techniques when applied specifically to biomedical signals, including: ECG, MEG, EEG, SPO2, heart rate etc. The module will provide the student with a firm grounding in methods and tools for extracting information from digitally acquired biomedical signals. The module will introduce the practical implementation of signal processing techniques to digitally acquired biomedical signals.

Principal learning outcomes

At the end of the module, students will be able: • Demonstrate a systematic knowledge of the complex physical and physiological principles that underpin biomedical signals. • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the principles of digital signal processing. • Systematically apply methods to extract relevant information from biomedical signal measurements. • Critically assess the appropriateness of biomedical signal processing techniques for various problems in the field. • Evaluate the effectiveness of techniques applied to biomedical signals against specific benchmarks.

Timetabled teaching activities

20 lectures, 3 x 3hr laboratories, 2 x 2hr revision classes (total 33 hrs)

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Other essential notes

Advice and feedback hours are available for answering questions on the lecture material, theory and lab exercises.

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ES97H-15)
C (Assessed/examined work) Worksheet based on Lab Classes 15%
  Data Analysis Assignment 35%
  2 hour examination (Summer) 50%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



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