Hospital and Medical Instrumentation - EB+EF

Ano letivo: 2017-2018
Specification sheet

Specific details
course codecycle os studiesacademic semestercredits ECTSteaching language

Learning goals
General knowledge on the most common medical instrumentation and their operating principles.
Ability to read and understand the data and specification sheets from medical and hospital instrumentation manufacturers.
Ability to interface between hospital and medical personnel and medical instrumentation companies.
1. Basic concepts of medical instrumentation
2. Sensors: principles and basic concepts
3. Biopotencials: origin and measurement instrumentation
4. Measurement of blood pressure
5. Measurement of blood flow and volume
6. Measurements of the respiratory system
7. Measurement of blood gases and glucose
8. Audiology
9. Clinical laboratory instrumentation
10. Instrumentation for diagnosis in ophthalmology
11. Therapeutic devices
12. Prosthetic devices
13. Electrical safety
Generic skills to reach
. Competence in analysis and synthesis;
. Competence to solve problems;
. Competence for working in group;
. Competence in working in interdisciplinary teams;
. Competence to communicate with people who are not experts in the field;
. Competence in oral and written communication;
. Competence in understanding the language of other specialists;
. Adaptability to new situations;
. Quality concerns;
. Competence in applying theoretical knowledge in practice;
(by decreasing order of importance)
Teaching hours per semester
theory-practical classes30
total of teaching hours60

Sseminar or study visit40 %
Exam60 %

Bibliography of reference
Medical Instrumentation: Application and Design, John G. Webster

Introdução à Instrumentação Médica. JH Correia; JP Carmo. Lidel 2013

Biomedical Photonics Handbook, Tuan Vo-Dinh, CRC, 2003

artigos de revistas científicas/papers in scientific journals
Teaching method
Teaching is based on theoretical-practical classes where the fundamentals and applications of the more common instrumentation in hospitals are presented, and on seminars in which several professionals in the medical instrumentation field present their professional experience or the results of their research.
Students will visit clinical services to know the current status of hospital institutions, in terms of medical instrumentation, and the views of medical personnel on this instrumentation.
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