Module Details

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Title PHYSIOLOGICAL MEASUREMENT
Code PHYS859
Coordinator Professor AC Fisher
Physics
A.C.Fisher@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 7 FHEQ Whole Session 10

Aims

The aim is to give the students an understanding of the principles governing the operation of diagnostic and theraputic methods used in medical physics. A series of lectures with cover a range of specific techniques and modalities, both in theory and in practice with the aim of giving the students more knowledge. The students will have  practical skills sessions to make measurements with a range of instrumentation with the aim of the students gaining experience with the techniques.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) An understanding of the physical principles underpinning measurements of pressure, flow and electrophysiology.

(LO2) An understanding of the relationship to clinical pathology, data processing and interpretation.

(LO3) An understanding of sources of error: random, systematic and human and an inderstanding of the sensitivity and specificity of measurement techniques.

(S1) IT skills


Syllabus

 

Clinical Physiological measurement covering: 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, vestibular electrophysiology, ophthalmology and visual electrophysiology critical care monitoring. There are laboratory sessions using a range of measurement equipment. There is a formative class test at the end of the module


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Lecture Description: Series of one hour lectures Teaching Method 2 - Tutorial Description: Problem solving and revision sessions Teaching Method 3 - Laboratory Work Description: Series of experiments using a range of instruments typical of those used in a clinical setting


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 16

  3

9

    28
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 72
TOTAL HOURS 100

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Examination There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :end semester 2  2 hours    70       
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Assignment There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :mid semester 2, approx 4 weeks after   3000 words (or equiv    30       

Recommended Texts

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