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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EEE6277
Tracking Number - 5146

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2015-10-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: Elective for EE. To GC. Approved 3/6/15; to USF 8/28/15; to SCNS 9/7/15. Approved effective 10/1/15

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2014-12-10
  2. Department: Electrical Engineering
  3. College: EN
  4. Budget Account Number: 2106000
  5. Contact Person: Jessica Procko
  6. Phone: 46318
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: EEE
  9. Number: 6277
  10. Full Title: Bioelectronics
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?: N
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Bioelectronics
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites:
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: Second course in the series covering bioelectrical phenomena and systems. The focus is electronics for biomedical applications.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Replacing Selected Topics with Permanent number; already listed in program
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? Offered every spring, part of our bio track. Needs a permanent number.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, 3 or more times
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) A doctorate and bioelectronics laboratory experience
  29. Objectives: The objective is to discuss application-specific electrical systems pertaining to the human body for diagnostics (e.g., EEG, EKG, etc.)., therapeutics (e.g. Pacemakers), and advanced in-vivo systems (e.g., drug delivery, brain-machine-interfaces, etc.). To expose the students to the wide field of bioelectronics and provide both lecture and hands-on training in the design, development and testing of bioelectronics systems.
  30. Learning Outcomes: At the end of the course the student will be familiar with bioelectronics systems for both ICU, out-patient and in-home healthcare.

    The student will be able to design basic bioelectronics using modern engineering techniques and design software such as pSpice, ADS, etc.

    The student will be able to apply basic mathematics and science principles to bioelectronics

  31. Major Topics: Chapter 1. Basic Concepts of Medical Instrumentation

    Chapter 2. Basic Sensors and Principles

    Chapter 3. Amplifiers and Signal Processing

    Chapter 4. The Origin of Biopotentials

    Chapter 5. Biopotential Electrodes

    Chapter 6. Biopotential Amplifiers

    Chapter 7. Blood Pressure and Sound

    Chapter 8. Measurement of Flow and Volume of Blood

    Chapter 9. Measurements of the Respiratory System

  32. Textbooks: John G. Webster, Medical Instrumentation Application and Design, John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 13 978-0471-67600-3
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Midterm and final project, 50 % each
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Midterm and final project, 50 % each
  36. Attendance Policy: Course Attendance at First Class Meeting Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. Its the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: As per university policy
  38. Program This Course Supports: Electrical Engineering MSEE/PhD
  39. Course Concurrence Information: BME 6931: Bioelectronics (biomedical engineering within the CHE/BME department). This is a co-listed course.

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