MODULE DETAILS

 

Emerging Technology and Innovation in Biomedical Engineering DBEETI618

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 innovation in the medical equipment field and the future direction of medical devices such as telemedicine, robotic-assisted surgery, 3D bioprinting, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, Internet of Things (IoT), wearable sensors and devices inside and outside the hospital.  The module will also cover the fundamentals of telemedicine.

MODULE PURPOSE

The purpose of the module is for participants to develop current knowledge of emerging technologies and trends in biomedical engineering.

MODIFICATION HISTORY

Ver 2.0

PREREQUISITE AND/OR CO‑REQUISITE MODULES

Modules that must be delivered and assessed before this module:

Anatomy and Physiology for Engineers DBDAPE610

Biomedical Equipment Design, Standards and Practices DBEEDS613

Applications of Biomedical Equipment DBEABE614

Biomedical Instrumentation – Diagnosis and Treatment  DBEBMI615

Medical Imaging Devices and Image Processing DBEIDP616

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.           Identify and explain the key emerging technologies and trends in the clinical (hospital) setting.

2.           Identify and explain the key emerging technologies and trends outside the hospital.

3.           Explain the fundamentals of telemedicine.

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

1.    Identify and explain the key emerging technologies and trends in the clinical (hospital) setting.

1.1

Access reliable sources of information to identify key emerging technologies, trends and innovation in the hospital setting

1.2

Summarise the emerging technologies, trends and innovation in:

(a)  surgical services

(b)  medical imaging

(c)  prosthetics

(d)  cellular and tissue engineering

2

 

Identify and explain the key emerging technologies and trends outside the hospital.

2.1

Access reliable sources of information to identify key emerging technologies, trends and innovation outside the hospital setting

2.2

Outline innovations in technology that allow individuals to live independently at home

2.3

Identify uses of smartphone technology in health

2.4

Describe the emerging technologies, trends and innovation in wearable devices, sensors and clothing

2.5

Describe the emerging technologies, trends and innovation in assistive technologies

3

 

Explain the fundamentals of telemedicine.

3.1

Describe telemedicine products and their application

3.2

Identify and explain the standards and safety issues related to telemedicine

3.3

Identify and explain the hardware and software associated with telemedicine

DELIVERY MODE

Online and/or face-to-face

ASSESSMENT STRATEGY

MANDATORY FIELD

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

  • WEKA

Hardware

  •  N/A