This module looks at the design and operation of a wide range of instrumentation used to make measurements for diagnostic and monitoring of health and disease. The emphasis is on the underlying electrical, mechanical, chemical, optical and other engineering principles together with the advantages and limitations of techniques.
This module aims to give students an overview of current and emerging themes in medical sciences, both from clinical and laboratory perspectives. This will cover topics generating high media interest, such as the zika virus and alternative methods of transplantation as well as new laboratory techniques. In addition, the module will be supported by two practical classes for which students will be required to conduct mini-projects based around the identification of patient samples and how these are presented as research cases. The module will also involve a one-day "conference", during which students will present data while experiencing a research conference atmosphere.