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Biomedical Instrumentation-I & II: Course Outline Biomedical Instrumentation-I (BM-341)

This course deals with the medical instrumentation application & design. It describes the principles, applications & design of the medical instruments commonly used in hospitals.

Course Objective

In view of technology innovation with time the course shall be designed to focus on fundamental principles of operation on general types of equipment avoiding detailed descriptions of specific models. Since Biomedical Engineering is an interdisciplinary field, requiring good communication with health care personnel‟s as well the course provides applications on each type of equipment. Having completed this course ,the students will be able to cover working principle, building blocks of circuit involved in each equipment & systems added with the measurement, analysis of bio-potentials, biomedical transducer characteristics , electrical safety, applications of advanced integrated circuits, operational amplifiers for signal processing & computer interfacing & signal analysis for display on the computer.

Course Outline

Introduction: Precision, resolution, sensitivity, accuracy, uncertainty, Principles & development of Biomedical Instrumentation, Problems encountered in living systems.
Biological Systems: Study of various Physiological systems, related biopotentials and physiological parameters. 

Diagnostic Equipment: invasive and noninvasive measurement techniques and related equipment.
Cardiovascular Measurements: Electrocardiography, Measurement of Blood pressure, Blood flow and Cardiac output. 

Biomedical Sensors & Transducers: Introduction, principles, theory, design and applications, Principles and design, Speed, Position, Temperature, light & Pressure transducers, Programmable logic controller, PLC interfacing, memory processor. 

Patient Monitoring Equipment: Patient Monitors, central monitoring system, telemetry system, Gas Exchange and distributions, Respiratory therapy equipment.
Therapic Equipment: ventilator, inhaler, defibrillator, pacemaker and heart lung machines.
Radiological Equipment: concept of ionization and nonionization radiation and related equipment, medical lasers and applications.

Safety in Medical Equipment: Electrical/Mechanical safety, Standards of Medical Devices, Biohazards and Safety Regulations.
Quality Assurance and Quality Control: Calibration, maintenance and reparability of monitoring equipment.

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