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Electronics for Medicine - ELE00007M

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  • Department: Electronic Engineering
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Martin Robinson
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2020-21

Module summary

You will undertake an in-depth study of topics including computed tomography, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, computational neuroscience and medical applications of microwaves. This is complemented by laboratory work where you will write programs to process medical images, and also build an electrocardiograph amplifier to display signals from your own heart. This is further enhanced by an exciting programme of invited lectures and visits to other departments, such as York Neuro-imaging Centre.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2020-21

Module aims

Subject content aims:

  • To introduce a range of computational and analytical methods appropriate to medical research and clinical practice

Graduate skills aims:

  • To develop skills in critically evaluating and synthesising new information based on researched information and writing concise technical reports appropriate for the target audience
  • To develop advanced skills in designing, delivering and defending engaging presentations on advanced topics, appropriate for the target audience
  • To develop the skills necessary to undertake a small group research project in a topic related to the module and report results through an individual presentation and individual written report

Module learning outcomes

Subject content learning outcomes

After successful completion of this module, students will:

  • Understand how electrical signals are generated within the human body, and describe and apply techniques to model these signals
  • Appreciate how electromagnetic waves interact with biological tissues, and the applications of these interactions in diagnosis, therapy, and RF risk assessment and dosimetry
  • Have found out about the different types of medical imaging modalities, and have developed practical experience of these in image processing laboratories

Graduate skills learning outcomes

After successful completion of this module, students will:

  • Be able to construct concise technical reports that critically evaluate and synthesise new information based on research, appropriate for the target audience
  • Be able to design, deliver and defend persuasive technical presentations based on selected reliable evidence to the target audiences


Task Length % of module mark
Individual Report
N/A 70
N/A 30

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Individual Report
N/A 70
N/A 30

Module feedback

Feedback on reports will be provided within six weeks of submission. Feedback on presentations will be provided within two weeks of the presentation.

Indicative reading

Notes and readings will be provided in class.

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): changes to courses

The 2020/21 academic year will start in September. We aim to deliver as much face-to-face teaching as we can, supported by high quality online alternatives where we must.

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