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ME40195: Medical engineering

[Page last updated: 27 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Examination (EX 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
ME40195 Reassessment Examination (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
To introduce the student to applications of technology used in clinical applications, such as therapy and diagnostics.

Learning Outcomes:
After taking this unit the student should be able to:
* identify the factors relating to human physiology that need to be supported by life support systems.
* describe the therapeutic uses of radiation, magnetic fields, and ultrasonic waves.
* apply the knowledge necessary to relate engineering principles to the design of diagnostic and therapeutic systems.
* describe the processes of regulation and providing evidence for healthcare related devices.

Skills:
Problem solving; numeracy; working independently.

Content:
Basic human physiology including metabolism, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems. Principles of clinical systems including x-ray, CT, MRI, and PET. Principles of clinical life support systems including artificial heart and pacemakers. Engineering aspects of implants and therapies.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

ME40195 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • UEME-AFM04 : MEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering (Year 4)
  • UEME-AKM04 : MEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 5)
  • UEME-AFM48 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Design Engineering (Year 4)
  • UEME-AKM48 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Design Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 5)
  • UEME-AFM16 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Year 4)
  • UEME-AKM16 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 5)
  • UEME-AFM38 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management (Year 4)
  • UEME-AKM38 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management with Year long work placement (Year 5)
  • UEME-AFM47 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering (Year 4)
  • UEME-AKM47 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 5)

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