Course Title: Advanced Medical Electronics and Instrumentation

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Advanced Medical Electronics and Instrumentation

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


125H Electrical & Computer Engineering


Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016


Bundoora Campus


172H School of Engineering


Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr John Q. Fang

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2432

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 105.09.07C

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You are required to have successfully completed EEET 1414 (biomedical instrumentation). You are expected to be familiar with digital circuit, analogy circuit and microprocessors.

Course Description

With the rapid progress in technology, electronics plays an ever important role in advanced medical diagnostic and treatment devices. The focus of this course is to introduce students the concepts, the key electronics related technologies, and the design process of advanced medical devices. Topics of this course will cover sensor and sensor network, embedded electronics, wearable and implantable electronics, and biomedical signal processing. This course emphasises on the development of medical device design, development and testing capabilities.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes:

1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.
2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.
2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.

On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Compare and evaluate different medical instruments
  2. Design and customise the electronics part for assistive technologies
  3. Analyse, design and test the electronics part for diagnostic instruments
  4. Communicate findings through written reports.
  5. Work in a team environment with minimal direction from a supervisor.


Overview of Learning Activities

Student Learning occurs through the following experiences and evaluation processes:

  • Lectures – to discuss general concepts and knowledge
  • Seminars – to discuss a specialised topic related to the course
  • Projects – to take a small scale but integrated project
  • Directed research – to write a literature review report on a chosen medial device
  • Self-directed learning

Overview of Learning Resources

You will be able to access course information and learning materials through RMIT University’s online systems.

Lists of relevant reference texts, resources in the library and freely accessible Internet sites will be provided.

You will also use state-of-the-art laboratory equipment and computer software within the School during project and assignment work. 

Overview of Assessment

☒This course has no hurdle requirements.

☐ All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Leaning & Teaching)

Assessment Task 1: Mid-semester test

Weighting 5%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1 & 2

Assessment Task 2: Laboratory

Weighting 20%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1,2,3, 4 & 5

Assessment Task 3: Major assignment

Weighting 10%  

This assessment supports CLOs 1, 2, 3 & 4

Assessment Task 4: End-semester test

Weighting 5%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2 & 3

Assessment Task 5: Project and report

Weighting 40%  

This assessment supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5

Assessment Task 6: Literature review on a special topic

Weighting 20%  

This assessment supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5