ENGR 7024 Advanced Biomedical Electronics

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 301209

Coordinator Gaetano Gargiulo Opens in new window

Description This unit will cover advanced design of biomedical electronic devices including, implanted devices, human-computer-interface, bioinstrumentation and neuromorphic engineering. Topics covered span from the bioelectromagnetism and related applications to regulatory aspects (IEC standards and TGA/FDA approval processes) and electrical safety of instrumentation. This unit will have a strong practical design focus with laboratories and tutorials focused on the design of real instrumentation (including manufacturing) dealing with real biomedical signals.

School Eng, Design & Built Env

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate program

Assumed Knowledge

General principle of circuits analysis and simulation Electronic amplifiers Principle of Instrumentation and Measurements.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Apply medical diagnostic devices and biomedical technologies
  2. Assess safety and risks of biomedical technologies
  3. Apply fundamental principle of bio-electromagnetism to typical biomedical engineering problems
  4. Design and test biopotential amplifiers in practical case studies
  5. Design and test physiological sensors

Subject Content

Principle of biomedical electronic and bio-electromagnetism
Medical devices/diagnostics design principles
Electrical safety applied to the field of biomedical engineering


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Professional Task Four submissions required, see the schedule of activities for due dates 80 N Individual
Presentation 15 minutes 20 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Webster, JG & Clark, JW (eds) 2010, Medical instrumentation : application and design, 4th edn, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ.

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 2

Parramatta City - Macquarie St


Subject Contact Gaetano Gargiulo Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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