MEE509 Medical Instrumentation

Code MEE509
Name Medical Instrumentation
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice; Courses of Free Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Professional
Field of study Medical Engineering
Academic staff Aleksejs Kataševs
Credit points 3.0 (4.5 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The study course reviews equipment used in medicine for diagnostics and therapy. The study course analyses structure, operating principles and design of medical devices. Special attention is devoted to safety aspects. The study course includes practical classes – independent development of medical diagnostic/prosthetic device prototype..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
1. To provide knowledge on contemporary medical equipment, its operating principles and structures; 2. To develop skills necessary for equipment analysis and synthesis; 3. To enable students to enhance their understanding on medical equipment modelling and prototyping.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Ability to name important medical equipment features, identify corresponding risk factors, classify medical devices according to various features - Examination, including examination assignments
Ability to name technologies used in various clinical fields, explain technology goals and main principles, as well as name appropriate equipment - Examination, including examination assignments
Ability to explain and illustrate the operating principles and designs of medical devices, formulate requirements, name design characteristics, evaluate potential risks - Examination, practicum report
Ability to choose / develop the design for measurement equipment and its main blocks, select required components, assemble a working prototype and evaluate its operation parameters, as well as present results - Practicum report (methodology, findings)
Course prerequisites Measurement Tools in Medicine, Physiological Measurement Equipment

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