MODULE DETAILS

 

Biomedical Signal Processing DBEBSP608

Nominal duration: 48 hours total time commitment

This time commitment includes the structured activities, preparation reading, and attendance at each webinar, completing exercises, practical assessments and proctored assessments.

It is also expected that students spend additional time on readings, personal study, independent research and learning, practicing on remote labs and required software and working on any projects and assignments.

This module covers digital signal processing (DSP) principles such as analog/digital (A/D) conversion, time domain and frequency domain representation of signals, digital filter design, and DSP implementation.

MODULE PURPOSE

The purpose of this module is for participants to develop familiarity with signal processing techniques used in biomedical applications.

MODIFICATION HISTORY

Ver 2.0

PREREQUISITE AND/OR CO‑REQUISITE MODULES

 

Modules that must be delivered and assessed before this module:

Basic Electrical Engineering DBEBEE601

Power Electronics and Power Supplies DBEPES604

Shielding, EMC &EMI, Noise Reduction and Grounding & Earthing DBESGE605

Modules that must be delivered concurrently with this module:

N/A

SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

On successful completion of this module students will be able to:

1.    Explain the core concepts of A/D conversion and outline the principle of time-domain representation of signals

2.    Outline the principle of frequency-domain representation of signals

3.    Compare the functions of digital filter designs

4.    Identify effective procedures for DSP implementation

LEARNING OUTCOMES

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Learning outcomes specify what students will be able to do as a result of the learning.

Assessment criteria provide the criteria by which achievement of the learning outcomes will be judged.

1

Explain the core concepts of A/D conversion and outline the principle of time-domain representation of signals

1.1

Outline basic digital signal processing concepts

1.2

Compare the attributes of digital-to-analogue and analogue-to-digital converters

1.3

Explain, by example, the time-domain representation of discrete time signals and systems

2

Outline the principle of frequency-domain representation of signals

2.1

Explain, by example, the frequency-domain representation of signals

2.2

Compare three Fourier Transforms:

(a) The Fast Fourier Transform (FFT)

(b) The Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT)

(c) The inverse DFT

3

Compare the functions of digital filter designs

3.1

Identify core features of a finite impulse response (FIR) filter

3.2

Identify core features of an infinite impulse response (IIR) filter

4

Identify effective procedures for DSP implementation

4.1

Outline applications of DSP in the biomedical field

4.2

Outline common methods for realizing digital filters

4.3

Compare features and architecture of a sample of commercially available DSP processors

4.4

Explain the functions of hardware and software DSP development tools

DELIVERY MODE

 

Online and/or face-to-face

ASSESSMENT STRATEGY

 

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT

Assessors should gather a range of evidence that is valid, sufficient, current and authentic. Evidence can be gathered through a variety of ways including direct observation, supervisor's reports, project work, structured assessments, samples and questioning. This will include short answer questions on the knowledge content, the use of remote and virtual labs, and writing tasks to apply the learning to academic tasks.

 

CONDITIONS OF ASSESSMENT

Assessor Requirements:

Assessors must satisfy the assessor requirements in the standards for registered training organisation (RTOs) current at the time of assessment.

 

Assessors must also hold a tertiary qualification in engineering or related field.

 

The RTO must also ensure that trainers and assessors keep their industry knowledge up to date through ongoing professional development.

Assessment Conditions:

 

Questioning techniques should not require language, literacy and numeracy skills beyond those required in this module. The candidate must have access to all tools, equipment, materials and documentation required.

 

The candidate must be permitted to refer to any relevant workplace procedures, product and manufacturing specifications, codes, standards, manuals and reference materials.

 

Assessments may be open book assessment and may be completed off campus. Invigilation software will be used for some assessments to ensure authenticity of work completed.

 

Model answers must be provided for all knowledge-based assessments to ensure reliability of assessment judgements when marking is undertaken by different assessors.

 

 

Software/Hardware Used

Software

  • N/A

Hardware

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