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,
Sem 1 2018

Course Coordinator: Dr Elizabeth Kyriakou

Course Coordinator Phone: + 61

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You are required to have successfully completed EEET2493 (biomedical instrumentation). You are expected to be familiar with digital circuit, analogy circuit and microprocessors.

Course Description

This course will cover the electric and electronic circuits, including DC Circuits, Kirchoff’s laws, Thevenin’s and Norton’s theorems, AC circuits, operational amplifiers, diodes, transistors, logic gates, combinatinal and sequential logic, filters, oscillators, control systems, digital circuits.

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
  • 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: Tutorial Problems

Weighting 21%

This assessment task supports CLOs 

Assessment Task 2: 5 Minuate Presentation

Weighting 9%

This assessment task supports CLOs 

Assessment Task 3: Log Book

Weighting 30%  

This assessment supports CLOs 

Assessment Task 4: In Class Exam

Weighting 40%

This assessment task supports CLOs