Professional/Short course Smart Sensing
15 credit level 7 module
Page last updated 11 January 2024
This 15 credit module, Smart Sensing, will build on the compulsory module, Innovation for Healthcare, which will allow advanced understanding of these devices. A key topic series in this module will be the introduction of innovative technologies such as implantable and wearable sensors.
The module will be delivered through a series of lectures, tutorials and practical classes. By the end of the module, you will be able to design (bio)sensor systems for given healthcare applications. You will also be introduced to innovative technology, potentially providing the platform for their independent development of a new biosensor.
Upon successful completion of this level 7 (Masters level) module, you will be able to:
- synthesise state of the art sensors and biosensors important to the healthcare sector.
- critically evaluate the key elements of a biosensor system from sample collection to output to the user.
- critically evaluate how innovative technologies such as implantable and wearable sensors can make an impact on future healthcare.
- critically review the different types of sensor technologies and their applications, and to apply this knowledge to the practical design and characterisation of a (bio)sensor for a given diagnostic application.
The module syllabus will typically include the following topics:
- Introduction to biosensors and biomarkers.
- Biomolecular recognition themes.
- Sample collection and preparation.
- Conventional and nanotechnology-based transduction schemes.
- Physical and physiological sensors.
- Data analysis and performance factors.
Learning and Teaching
This module will be delivered in integrated lectures, that detail innovative technologies such as implantable and wearable sensors. Tutorial classes will support each relevant lecture or practical class. Several classes will be included that are linked to the lecture series offering you an applied understanding of each topic section.
Assessment comprises two elements: a laboratory report (1,500 words) and an online examination (two hours).
Formative assessment support will be provided prior to the examination, where you can send sample exam answers for formative feedback. Other formative feedback opportunities are available through the tutorial sessions.
How to apply
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