Medical Electronics


The module introduces the Irish Health Technology industry. The procedures required to meet the I.S. EN 60601-1-2-2015 Medical Electrical Equipment Standard are presented. The module teaches the student how to design medical equipment that is safe for the operator and patient. The module examines the rigorous testing procedures required to ensure the relevant safety standards are met. Laboratory exercises examine electronic circuits needed for precise measurement. Data issues and security in SaMD (software as medical device) is explored. The student will generate accurate technical documentation.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the Irish Health Technology Industry.

  2. Evaluate safety issues for both operators and patients of medical devices and equipment.

  3. Devise safety test strategies for a medical device.

  4. Analyse the precision of measurement in a medical device.

  5. Characterise the security risks in medical devices.

  6. Demonstrate technical writing.

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