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ME40195: Medical engineering

[Page last updated: 20 April 2021]

Academic Year: 2021/2
Owning Department/School: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 120
Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Period:
Semester 1
Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Supplementary Assessment:
ME40195 Reassessment Examination (where allowed by programme regulations)
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.

Programme availability:
NB. Postgraduate programme information will be added when the postgraduate catalogues are published in August 2021

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)

Notes:

  • This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2021/22 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2022/23 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2021/22.
  • Programmes and units are subject to change in accordance with normal University procedures.
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