Singapore University of Social Sciences

Biomedical Instrumentation and Systems

CET Course | SkillsFuture Claimable Course

Biomedical Instrumentation and Systems (BME312)

Applications Open: 01 May 2024

Applications Close: 15 June 2024

Next Available Intake: July 2024

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1529.14 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Science and Technology

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education (ACE)

Funding: SkillsFuture

School/Department: School of Science and Technology


The aim of this course is to teach students the principles, applications and design of the medical instruments most commonly used in the health care industry. Quantitative methods of analysis are developed including simplifying assumptions to make the students understand and design an instrumentation system for diagnostic and therapeutic medical applications.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY JULY


  • Electrocardiography
  • Basic components of electrocardiography
  • Blood pressure
  • Heart sounds and cardiac output
  • Respiratory system and measurements
  • Medical imaging systems

Learning Outcome

  • Demonstrate the basic principles of medical instrumentation system, covering design, working and maintenance.
  • Analyze electrocardiograms and apply electrocardiography principles
  • Appraise heart sounds, evaluate blood pressure and blood flow measurements.
  • Assess and evaluate respiratory system measurements.
  • Discuss medical imaging methods and their applications.
  • Design the operation of medical instrumentation systems, consisting of ECG system, blood pressure monitors, heart sound detectors, spirometers.
  • Demonstrate the principles of some medical imaging systems such as CT, MRI and ultrasound scanner.
  • Analyze and construct a biomedical instrumentation application (e.g. muscle sensing servo controller) during laboratory session.
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