Semester 8

Course: Biomedical Technology

Course Code: Ε15
Course Level: Undergratuate
Obligatory/Elective: Elective
Semester: 8
Division: Division of Computers
Group: Group A
ECTS Credits: 5
Hours Per Week: 4
Language: Greek, English

Biomedical Technology and the Biomedical Engineer, present and future. Cellular Engineering-Bioelectronics: The cell, biological macromolecules. Membranes, Membrane structure. Electrical membrane potentials. Dynamically in a state of imbalance. Diffusion, Nerst - Plank Equations. Mosaic membrane. Neurons, neuron anatomy, Dynamics (Gradual and Active). Digital Biological Signal Processing: signal processing methods and techniques derived from biological systems, signals and systems, design and implementation of digital filters, applications. Cardiac Physiology and Electrocardiogram (ECG): the myocardium, rhythmic stimulation of the heart, the normal cardiogram, cardiac arrhythmias and their electrocardiographic interpretation, the electronic equipment required to record the heart signal. Blood Pressure Measurement: arterial, pulmonary and venous blood pressure, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, blood pressure waveforms, propagation and reflection, pressure measurement methods, direct way, indirect way. Brain Physiology and Electroencephalogram (EEG): Elements of cerebral neurophysiology, electroencephalogram function, EEG features and electroencephalographic research, experiential brain potential, EEG processing and extraction of information on intracranial function. Electromyography: skeletal muscle structure, nerve impulse, electromyography (EMG), electrically stimulated EMG, EMG applications Introduction to Medical Imaging Systems. Methods of Medical Image Reconstruction. Computed Tomography. Nuclear Medicine and SPECT Tomography: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Ultrasound Imaging Methods.

Learning Outcomes:

The aim of the course is the introduction to the evolving research field of biomedical technology, in which the application of the principles of science and technology is to provide services and solutions to problems and address challenges in the critical social field of Health. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the course, students come into contact with different scientific fields, such as the production of biomarkers, their analysis and the use of appropriate instruments for their study and analysis.



Teaching Methods:

2 hours teaching and 2 hours laboratory exercises

  • 40% final exam.
  • 40% lab test.
  • 20% homework.
Suggested Books:

- Recommended Book Resources:

[1]   P. ANGELIDIS, Medical Informatics volume A, "wisdom", 2011.

[2]   Koutsouris Dionysis - Dimitris, Nikita Konstantina S., Pavlopoulos Sotiris A., Medical imaging systems, A. TZIOLA & SONS PUBLICATIONS, 2005.

[3]   Sergiadis George D., Biomedical technology, University Studio Press, 2009.

[4]   Koutsouris Dionysis - Dimitris, Pavlopoulos Sotiris A., Prentza Andriana A., Introduction to biomedical technology and analysis of medical labels, A. TZIOLA & SONS PUBLICATIONS, 2003.

Lecturer: Angelidis Pantelis