The interface between the human body and technology is a vital one across all aspects of modern healthcare whether it involves routine measurements of cardiac or pulmonary activity or working to improve retinal implants, repair nerve damage or research brain disorders amongst many other applications.
This course combines cross–disciplinary knowledge of anatomy and physiology with aspects of electronics such as signal processing to develop skills in measuring physiological properties as well as other ways that technology interfaces with the human body.
What will I experience?
On this course you can:
Combine a knowledge of anatomy and physiology with electronics Take optional units in areas such as signal processing or cardiovascular monitoring Work with experts from a number of cross-disciplinary fields relating to electronics and physiology, in areas such as diagnostic techniques and health monitoring
What opportunities might it lead to?
Graduates from this course may work in such areas as prosthetic development, computer vision, improving diagnostic technology, bio-compatibility research and development or development of sensors to interface/feedback to a user.
You will study a number of core and optional units and complete a four-month individual project in which you apply your knowledge to a significant, in-depth piece of analysis or design. Projects may be tailored to your individual interests and may take place in our own laboratories or, by agreement, in industry.
Core units include:
Biomedical Instrumentation Human Physiology for Engineers Biomedical Electronics Research Project
Options to choose from include:
Cardiovascular Technology Bio-Signal Processing and Analysis
You will be taught by experts from a range of fields in physiology and electronics, via lectures, seminars, laboratory classes and tutorials (personal and academic). The course has a strong practical emphasis and you will spend a significant amount of time in our electronics laboratories.
You will be assessed by a range of methods to cover the core knowledge we expect from graduates of this course plus the transferable graduate skills we aim to develop in all of our graduates to maximise their employability.
Coursework Examinations Presentations Poster presentation Problem based learning exercises
Graduates from this course may work in such areas as prosthetic development, computer vision, electronics design, bio-compatibility research and development or development of sensors to interface/feedback to a user. Ageing populations across the Western world will require greater technological development in healthcare across a broad range of areas over the coming decades to ensure sustainable high quality of life. Technology plays a vital role in virtually all aspects of modern healthcare and this is likely to increase for many years to come.
Roles our graduates have taken on include:
Research and development Electronics designer Product manufacture Project management
A 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant subject (Engineering, Science, Mathematics or Physiology). An educational background including human physiology, anatomy, medicine, mathematics or electronics is required. Applicants are subject to interview.English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
Recipient: University of Portsmouth
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