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Module Title LM Sensor systems in medicine
SchoolChemical Engineering
Department Chemical Engineering
Module Code 04 33111
Module Lead Prof Paula Mendes and Dr Pola Goldberg-Oppenheimer
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions None
Description Sensor systems are used throughout medicine as a means to both monitor and diagnose patients. In recent years, our growing knowledge of the mechansms underpinning disease have opened up a new range of target molecules that can be used for early diagnosis. Many of these molecules have required novel sensing systems to enable detection at sufficient resolution and with reliability to make a success diagnosis.

This module will outline the principles behind existing sensor systems used in medicine and will feature specialists in the development of new sensing modalities who will provide seminars to the students on their latest research.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module, students should be able to:
  • Outline the importance of sensing systems in medical practice and the key considerations that must be taken into account when developing a new sensing system.
  • Descrbe a range of sensing modalities that are used for realtime patient and device monitoring.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of novel sensing methodologies that can be used to detect biomarkers of disease.
  • Understnd the importance of biomarker validation and standards in transferring new sensor systems into clinical practice.
Assessment 33111-01 : Individual Report : Coursework (80%)
33111-02 : Group Presentation : Presentation (20%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment: 75% written report (Canvas); / 25% pre-recorded oral presentation. Reassessment: 100% coursework.
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