• Offered by RS Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Engineering
  • Areas of interest Engineering, Biomedical Science
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Woei Ming Lee
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
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Some students not meeting the prereq courses may still obtain admission to this course. Please contact the course convenor.

This course covers the physical concept behind the bio-signal transduction that leads to the acquisition of signals from a biological system. It will also provide a framework towards the understanding of interpretation of these signals into multi-dimensional data for imaging and analysis. The images or signal are then used for understanding biological systems and also diagnostics purposes. Key concept behind these techniques such as MRI, ultrasound, biophotonics, microscopy, EEG, and medical imaging processing will be taught in this course. There will be examples of qualitative performance in the context of molecular and clinical settings.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On successful completion of this course, students should have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. Develop background knowledge on the operation and function of different biomedical imaging instruments to measure signals from biological systems.
  2. Explain the fundamental principles of advanced imaging concepts in fluorescence and nanoscale imaging to study molecular dynamics in living cells.
  3. Identify the limitation of each imaging modalities and also how they complement each other. Select the appropriate imaging tools for each application.
  4. Analyse and compare imaging systems for different biological levels: organs, tissues, cells, and molecules, justifying the pros and cons of each technique.
  5. Critique the design factors that contribute to construction of advanced bioimaging systems with numerical calculations and physical concepts.
  6. Analyse and compare the performance of each of the imaging modalities using basic numerical methods to measure biological systems of different size scales from nanometers to millimeters.

Professional Skills Mapping:
Mapping of Learning Outcomes to Assessment and Professional Competencies 

Indicative Assessment

  1. Quizzes (25%); 
  2. Presentation (15%); 
  3. Report (15%); 
  4. Final Exam (45%)

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Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed ENGN2217 or ENGN2218 or BIOL1004.

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $4320
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5760
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2920 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 In Person N/A

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