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On successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:
Understand the major divisions of the nervous system and the mechanisms responsible for electrical activity of cardiac, nerve and muscle tissue.
Use mathematical models to calculate ionic currents and voltages in cell membranes at rest and during excitation.
Derive and implement mathematical models to examine the mechanisms of action potential generation and propagation in excitable cells.
Apply electromagnetics principles to solve for electric fields in biological tissues arising from activation of nerve, muscle and cardiac tissues.
Predict the effects of electrical stimuli applied to biological tissues.
Design appropriate protocols for electrical or magnetic stimulation of biological tissues for clinical and research applications.
Discuss applications of biomedical engineering to restore function and to interface with the human nervous system; propose new therapties and technologies for neurorehabilitation.
Discuss ethical issues associated with the design of research studies involving human subjects and the development of medical devices.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Computer Aided Lab||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Students should have a background in engineering, physics, applied mathematics or a related discipline.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Lab Report: Laboratory work||Varies over the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Examination: Final exam||2 hour End of Trimester Exam||No||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Essay: Essay and presentation on selected special topic in Neural Engineering.||Varies over the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Remediation Type||Remediation Timing|
|In-Module Resit||Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
Not yet recorded.
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 33||Mon 13:00 - 13:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - Spring: All Weeks||Thurs 09:00 - 09:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - Spring: All Weeks||Tues 09:00 - 09:50|
|Laboratory||Offering 1||Week(s) - 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33||Tues 11:00 - 12:50|