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EE40202: Biosensors and bioelectronics

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Electronic & Electrical 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: CW 50%, EX 50%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Report and presentation (CW 50%)
  • Examination (EX 50%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
This unit covers the principles, technologies, methods and applications of biosensors and bioinstrumentation. The objective of this unit is to link engineering principles to understanding of biosystems in sensors and bioelectronics. It will provide the student with detail of methods and procedures used in the design, fabrication and application of biosensors and bioelectronic devices. The fundamentals of measurement science are applied to optical, electrochemical, mass and pressure signal transduction. It will provide the student with an introduction to current research and development topics in biosensors, bioelectronics and bioengineering.

Learning Outcomes:
After successfully completing this unit students are expected to be able to:
* Extend principles of engineering to the development of bioanalytical devices and the design of sensors;
* Appreciate the basic configuration and distinction among biosensor systems;
* Demonstrate appreciation for the technical limits of biosensor performance;
* Have an overview of current electronic and electrical engineering topics in biosensors, bioelectronics and bioengineering.

Skills:
Report and literature survey writing. Presentation skills.
Lateral thinking. The unit should instil some ability to think in terms of multidisciplinary approaches and application of instrumentation and sensing in electronic and electrical engineering.
Taught, facilitated and assessed.

Content:
Introduction to biomolecular structure and function
Biosensor devices: electrochemical, optical, mass/acoustic
Introduction to nanotechnology applied to biosensing, bioelectronics and bioengineering
Bioinstrumentation and medical devices
Current research topics in biosensors and bioengineering.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

EE40202 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
  • UEEE-AFM13 : MEng(Hons) Computer Systems Engineering (Year 4)
  • UEEE-AKM13 : MEng(Hons) Computer Systems Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 5)
  • UEEE-AFM01 : MEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Year 4)
  • UEEE-AKM01 : MEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 5)
  • UEEE-AFM15 : MEng(Hons) Electronic Systems Engineering (Year 4)
  • UEEE-AKM15 : MEng(Hons) Electronic Systems Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 5)
  • UEXX-AFM02 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (Year 4)
  • UEXX-AKM02 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 5)

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