This module covers the fundamental principles of measurement and instrumentation as applied in biomedical device design.

Most modules require a 2.2 degree in a related discipline or equivalent professional experience. Should you have any queries regarding your eligibility, please contact us at

N.B A basic prior knowledge of electric circuit theory and probability theory are important. Prior background in signal processing is also useful.

On successful completion of this module a learner will be able to:

1. Apply the principles of electrical circuit theory and analyses to the use and design of instrumentation in the biomedical area;
2. Explain the operating principles of biomedical transducers for themeasurement of biopotentials (ECG, EMG, EEG, EOG) and other critical physiological variables such as blood pressure, flow, and temperature;
3. Design and build analog signal conditioning circuits that provide reliable biopotential measurements, e.g. ECG;
4. Explain the physical principles underlying the function of biopotential electrodes;
5. Demonstrate knowledge of electrical safety considerations in the medicalenvironment;
6. Demonstrate programming skills through the use of MATLAB for back-end data acquisition and elementary digital signal processing.

Learn from world renowned academic staff in Ireland’s leading, future focused and globally recognised colleges.

Gain an accredited NFQ qualification/micro credential that you may count towards a full award if you so wish in the future.

Previous modules may be used as recognition of prior learning towards Advance Centre degree programmes.

Equip yourself with the latest in demand skillset, tools, know-how and knowledge to succeed in your career.

Gain a competitive edge, influence growth and steer strategic goals in your organisation upon completion of your studies with the Advance Centre.

Yes, if you complete this module it can be credited as part of the ProfDip Biomedical Signals & Systems


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