Spring 2023 - ENSC 475 D100

Biomedical Instrumentation (4)

Class Number: 2965

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    AQ 5018, Burnaby

    Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    AQ 5018, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 17, 2023
    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    AQ 5018, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    (ENSC 225 or MSE 251), ENSC 320, (ENSC 380 or MSE 280), all with a minimum grade of C- and a minimum of 80 units. ENSC 380/MSE 280 can be taken concurrently.



Instrumentation techniques for measuring common physiological signals. Bioelectric and biochemical sensors. Biostimulation. Electronic design issues: electrical safety, signal conditioning and protection against noise, digital signal acquisition. Live subject ethical considerations. Laboratory work to include use of data acquisition packages in conjunction with various sensors, as well as design and construction of a full signal acquisition chain, from sensor to RAM. Students with credit for ENSC 372 cannot take this course for further credit.



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