EE 6913


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Course No. and Title:

EE 6913 Advanced Biomedical Instrumentation

Credit Value:

Three (3) credit hours

Course Description:

This course deals with the problems and solutions encountered when applying biomedical instrumentation techniques to human subjects. The emphasis throughout the course is on the use of surface electrodes, however many of the concepts apply to other areas of instrumentation.

Throughout the course the conflict between designing for best electrical performance and ensuring patient safety is highlighted.

It is expected that prospective students have a working understanding of basic electrical engineering principles and have successfully completed an undergraduate program that includes electronics.



EE3122 Electronics II or equivalent

Course Author:

Dennis F. Lovely

Course Features:

The course is structured in six Learning Modules. Each module consists of between 4 and 8 lectures, with a total of 34 lectures in the course. Each of the modules contains animated lecture presentations with full audio overlays in Flash format for quick download.

Each lecture is accompanied by a short multiple choice quiz that provides a means for student self-evaluation. Copious amounts of background material are also made available through pdf files and WEB links which students should find beneficial to gain a fuller understanding of the material.

Course Format:

The six learning modules are:

1. The origins of biopotentials
2. Biopotential electrodes
3. Differential amplifier design
4. Coupling with the environment
5. Isolation design techniques
6. Low-noise instrumentation

There are four scheduled laboratory exercises for this course. These cover aspects of electrode modeling, differential amplifiers, common-mode interference and isolation techniques.

Most of these laboratories will be conducted using the pSpice circuit simulation package and will form a mandatory part of the course. Consequently, previous exposure to this popular simulation software would be beneficial.

Course Texts: There is no definitive text for the course, however eight handouts are provided plus extensive notes based on the lecture presentations. Numerous references are made to published papers in the lectures.
Assignments & Examinations:

Course assessment will be based on multiple choice assignments that are to be completed at the end of each module (60%).

The remaining 40% of the assessment is to be based on the submission of the formal report on the four laboratory exercises.

All mid-term exams and final exams for online courses will be invigilated at an approved time and location. Please refer to the Online Exam Request Form to book.

Time Limit: 6 months from registration date. All course exams and/or assignments must be completed by the designated end date of your course.

Online courses are subject to an additional $100 non-refundable online fee per course. Fees are subject to change by the Board of Governors.
More information on fees for this course.

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If you have previously registered in this online course and wish to register again, please contact us at 453-4646 to complete the registration process.