BIOMEDICAL ELECTRONICS AND MEASUREMENTS

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Code
80221
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
CREDITS
9 credits during the 3nd year of 8713 Biomedical Engineering (L-8) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ING-INF/06
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Biomedical Engineering)
semester
Annual
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course aims to introduce the biomedical engineering student into the domain dealing with the basic items of electronics and corresponding measurements as related to the use of biomedical equipment. These are presented in their main different parts, at analogic an digital level, at deterministic and stochastic level when treating measurement issues as their output. Even if with limitations to a basic approach, such parts will be analyzed by considering the materials of which they are made, the physical components implementing their functional performance and, specifically of their corresponding circuit models, as useful for analysis and synthesis. Furthermore, the quality of the measurements which may render valuable their application for biological entities, special attention is devoted  to the quantitative aspects as related to the uncertainty of their results on the light of the main points of measurement theory.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Basics of analog electronics and analog to digital conversion systems. Basics of electronic circuit design, analysis, simulartion and experimental characterization.

Fondamenti dell'elettronica analogica e dei sistemi di conversione analogico-digitale. Problematiche di progettazione, analisi, simulazione e verifica sperimentale di semplici circuiti elettronici impieganti dispositivi a semiconduttore, con particolare riferimento alla strumentazione ed ai sistemi di acquisizione dati per applicazioni biomediche

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Foundamental principles to understand the operation of the main devices and circuits of biomedical instrumentation and ways of performing measurements on the signals they detect.

PREREQUISITES

Basic knowledge on calculus, physics, system theory, and circuit theory

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures in classroom and excercises as homework

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Basic analog electronics, with special focus on  networks adopting operational circuits in linear and non linear mode, and fundamental termo-fluid dynamics, with special focus on fluidic circuits for body perfusion. Measurement methods. Sensors and transducers. Signal conditioning. Analog to digital and digital to analog conversion.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Textbooks and teaching materials indicated during the lectures and made available on Aulaweb.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Office hours: By appointment. Please contact by email: roberto.raiteri@unige.it

Office hours: Upon demand, by e-mail contact at: francesco.beltrame@unige.it or mobile phone contact at: 328-1003204. Teacher office: DIBRIS, Villa Bonino, Viale Causa, 13 – 16145 Genova, office telephone: 010-3532707

Exam Board

ROBERTO RAITERI (President)

PAOLO MASSOBRIO

SERGIO MARTINOIA

FRANCESCO BELTRAME (President Substitute)

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures in classroom and excercises as homework

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Two partial written test during the teaching period or final written complete exam in both instances followed by oral examination. Reaching a sufficient level of evaluation on the written part (both for the two partial test and for the complete written exam) is a necessary condition to access oral examination. In case of negative outcome of the oral examination or of retirement from the student, the complete written part has to be done again.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The student should exhibit his capacity to solve simple problems related to biomedical instrumentation by making use of his reasoning skills based on the acquired competences.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
11/01/2022 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
02/02/2022 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
20/06/2022 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
07/07/2022 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
08/09/2022 14:00 GENOVA Scritto