MEE308 Physiological Measurement Equipment

Code MEE308
Name Physiological Measurement Equipment
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice; Courses of Free Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Medical Engineering
Academic staff Aleksejs Kataševs
Credit points 2.0 (3.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The study course reviews general parameters of the human physiological systems, as well as the measurement principles. The study course consists of practical classes, including registration of biopotentials and evaluation of the circulatory and respiratory system parameters..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
1. To provide students with knowledge on the nature of physiological signals and appropriate measurement methods; 2. To develop skills necessary for physiological signal measurement and interpretation; 3. To enable students to enhance their understanding of certain physiological signal measurement.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Ability to name and describe human physiological systems and their most important parameters - Multiple-choice test
Ability to recognize typical physiological signals (ECG, EEG, EMG, EOG, blood pressure, blood flow, air flow); to explain their shape and origin - Multiple-choice test
Ability to explain and illustrate physical principles of physiological measurements; to select appropriate equipment; to describe potential sources of errors - Multiple-choice test, laboratory reports (substantiation for laboratory work)
Ability to use physiological measurement equipment, perform physiological measurements under various physiological conditions (rest, load, etc.) - Laboratory report
Ability to process the acquired data, perform a spectral analysis, use filtration to eliminate noise and motion artifacts, make calculations to extract the required parameters - Laboratory report
Course prerequisites General Physics, Anatomy and Physiology; knowledge of Electronics is desirable.

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