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Biomedical instrumentation is the application of technologies, techniques and software to the development of instruments for the medical and healthcare sectors. This programme is aimed at the developers of the next generation of instruments and devices for biomedical and other high-technology applications. Our wide range of courses will introduce you to a number of existing and emerging technologies that will enable you to design, develop and evaluate instrumentation systems for applications across the biomedical, clinical, pharmaceutical and other high-technology industries. Engineering and Design at Sussex hosts an expanding Biomedical Engineering Research group and you will have access to comprehensive facilities and expertise. The combination of taught courses and project work provides an excellent platform to further your career in biomedical instrumentation. In addition, laboratory work in a core course will give you the opportunity to study National Instruments (NI) LabVIEW material, which may lead to industry-recognised certification as an associate LabVIEW developer. You will study core courses in advanced biomedical instrumentation, biomedical sensor techniques, introductory biomedical engineering, virtual instrumentation, and quality assurance. You will also be able to choose options such as biological and medical imaging, digital signal processing, image processing, marketing analysis and financial strategic planning, microprocessor systems, mobile communications, and RF design. The major project is conducted in groups of three or four students and gives you the opportunity to develop professional teamworking skills, as well as advanced research and project management skills. Teaching methods You take taught courses in the autumn and spring terms. Courses are assessed by a range of methods including laboratory reports, essays and unseen examinations. Options allow you to choose a pathway that suits your personal interests. The project dissertation is a substantial practical exercise, accounting for one third of the programme. Projects are assigned in January and begin with preliminary research and project planning in the spring session. Following the summer examinations, you are expected to work on your project full time until the end of August, after which you submit the final report of about 12,000 words. All projects are designed for you to excel in your personal and professional development and to consolidate the material covered in the courses. Some projects are undertaken in groups and replicate the type of professional teamwork expected in industry. Project topics are generated from the academic research and industrial collaborations in the School and the project will be supervised by a member of faculty. A good project will demand creative thinking, in-depth analysis and high-quality implementation. You are expected to show evidence of technical achievement, understanding of the subject, self-organisation, planning, and the ability to write a professional technical report.

Biomedical instrumentation is the application of technologies, techniques and software to the development of instruments for the medical and healthcare sectors. This programme is aimed at the developers of the next generation of instruments and devices for biomedical and other high-technology applications. Our wide range of courses will introduce you to a number of existing and emerging...

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