Module Details

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Title Clinical Software Design
Code PHYS864
Coordinator Prof AFG Taktak
Physics
Afgt@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 7 FHEQ Second Semester 20

Aims

The aim of this module is to make the students aware of the principles involved in software design methods in relation to physiological measurements and to become familiar with how these are implemented by using laboratory measurements and software in real clinical scenarios. The underlying knowledge will be delivered through a series of lectures and seminars.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Describe the use of software engineering techniques and physiological measurements on situations relevant to a clinical setting.

(LO2) Explain the use of project management methodologies in developing clinical measurement and software design projects.

(LO3) Discuss and evaluate the project life cycle, including specification, design, implementation, validation and verification in the context of a novel software design solution

(LO4) Describe methods to identify safety hazards in real-life informatics systems

(LO5) Describe the use of software techniques in the analysis of physiological data.

(S1) IT skills


Syllabus

 

Clinical Physiological measurement:   ·          Pressure, flow and electrophysiology ·          Calibration & traceability ·          Sensitivity & specificity ·          Safety: COSHH, electrical, mechanical, biological, PPE ·          Transducers and signal detection ·          Instrumentation and signal processing ·          Electrical safety ·          Cardiovascular and respiratory measurements ·          Electrocardiogram: morphology and dynamics ·          Electromyography: applied to functional assessment · ;          Electroencephalogram ·          Urodynamics ·          Audiology and vestibular electrophysiology ·          Ophthalmology and visual electrophysiology ·          Critical care monitoring There are laboratory sessions using a range of measurement equipment. Software engineering ·          Operating systems ·          Overview of process models and their importance ·          Comparison of process models ·          System design methods ·          Structured development methods (e.g. Waterfall, Agile) ·           The software development cycle ·          Validation and verification Software quality assurance ·          Configuration management and change control ·          Software tools ·          Standards ·          Documentation Safety cases ·          The structure of a safety case, to include: o     Claims o     Evidence o     Argument o     Inference ·          Implementation of a safety case ·          Design for assessment ·          The safety case life cycle ·        &# xA0; The contents of a safety case Project management ·          Risk management ·          Team management (personnel and technical) ·          Project planning (resource and technical) ·          Education and training ·          Cost estimation ·          Project scheduling


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Lectures
Description: Lectures, laboratory sessions and tutorials based around group discussion and PBL
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method 2 - Computer Laboratory Session
Description: Use of software packages relevant to clinical applications
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method 3 - Laboratory Work
Description: Use of laboratory based measurement equipment
Attendance Recorded: Yes


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 40

    6

  12

58
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 142
TOTAL HOURS 200

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Examination There is a resit opportunity. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :end of semester 2  180 minutes.    70       
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Written assignment concerning construction of a safety case for a real system There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment.   1500 word    15       
Use of software to analyse electronic signals There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :en  3000 words (or equiv    15       

Recommended Texts

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