ENG 3101 - Introduction to Medical Technology

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2022

In this course, you will learn about the fundamental principles and characteristics of technologies applied to medicine. This course is taken as part of the major in medical technologies offered in associated Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) programs.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ENG 3101
    Course Introduction to Medical Technology
    Coordinating Unit Technology Education Centre
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 6 Hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange
    Course Description In this course, you will learn about the fundamental principles and characteristics of technologies applied to medicine. This course is taken as part of the major in medical technologies offered in associated Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) programs.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Mathias Baumert

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

    No information currently available.

    University Graduate Attributes

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  • Learning Resources
    Recommended Resources
    Supporting Texts
    1) Saltzman, W. Mark. Biomedical engineering: bridging medicine and technology,  ISBN: 9781107037199
    2) Baura, Gail D. Medical device technologies: a systems based overview using engineering standards, 0-08-096112-6
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    This course relies on lectures as the primary delivery mechanism for the material. Workshops and Tutorials supplement the lectures by providing exercises and examples to enhance the understanding obtained through lectures. Practical work is used to provide hands-on experience for students to reinforce the theoretical concepts encountered in lectures. Continuous assessment activities provide the formative assessment opportunities for students to gauge their progress and understanding.
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    Activity Contact Hours Workload hours
    Workshops 12 24
    Tutorials 6 24
    Practicals 6 18
    Quizzes 2 20
    Test 2 30
    lectures 20 30
    Total 48 146
    Learning Activities Summary
    Lecture topics
    • Medical Technologies for Sleep
    • Therapeutic Devices: Cochlear Implants
    • Regulation of Medical Devices
    • Mass Balances and Respiration
    • Circulation
    • Removal of Molecules
    • Therapeutic Devices - Kidney
    • Therapeutic Devices - Lung and Circulation
    • Biomedical Signal Processing
    • Biomolecular Principles
    • Tissue Engineering
    • Drug Delivery Systems
    • Basic Properties of Materials
    • Biomechanics
    Workshops
    The workshops will facilitate interactive learning in a group setting covering selected topics.

    Tutorials
    The tutorials will foster active learning using numerical problems and provide in-depth coverage of selected topics.

    Practicals
    Practical sessions will provide the students with the opportunity to conduct and interpret measurements of biomedical signals.

  • Assessment

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    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Weighting (%) Individual/Group Formative/Summative Due (week)
    Quizzes 25 Individual Summative Weeks 
    Practicals 20 Group Formative Weeks 5,7,9
    Tutorials 10 Individual Formative Weeks 2,4,6,8,10,12
    Essay 10 Individual Summative Week 12
    End of term test  35 Individual Summative Week 13
    Assessment Detail

    No information currently available.

    Submission

    No information currently available.

    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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