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Subjects description

MODULE 1: Quality, innovation and research

Innovation and research in medical technology. 4 ECTS. SPANISH/ENGLISH

This course aims to provide the student enough analysis elements to be able to characterize the technological and scientific trajectories of a medical technology innovation. For that the use of different bibliometric and patentometric techniques will be used, which will allow the tracing and study of such trajectories.

The second part of the course will be focused on the study of the selected sectorial system of innovation including the relevant authors and their relationships: the scientific community, technological market, controllers, health professional and patients. After this sectorial system study, special attention will be given to the entrepreneurial subsystem, analyzing specific actors such as venture capital banks and academic entrepreneurs. The final objective will be to get familiar with some of the commonly used techniques in the entrepreneurial field, adjusting them to the particularities of the medical technology field.

Quality management and certification of medical products 4 ECTS. SPANISH/ENGLISH

The student will know how to classify medical products, perform risk analysis and know the requirements to commercialize medical products.

Regarding the requirements for a company to launch a medical product, it must be certified by a quality management system to be able to develop medical products and fulfill the Spanish and European regulations.

Predictive analytics in healthcare (UV) 4 ECTS. SPANISH/ENGLISH

This course deals with techniques which allow to extract relevant information from clinical data, useful in decision making processes related to diagnostic and treatment. It is focused on data analysis methods, automatic learning methods which help in clinical decisions, including classification and prediction problems.

Preclinical and clinical research. Design of experiments. 4 ECTS. SPANISH/ENGLISH

The course is focused on the design and development of epidemiological studies in the clinical and preclinical research context. Different parameters will be determined by meta-analysis and systemic revisions applied to clinical and preclinical research. The advantages, disadvantages, limitations and applications of epidemiological designs will be evaluated, specially focusing on whether they create relevant data for clinical research. 

Mechanism of control and regulation of the body functions. 1.5 ECTS. SPANISH/ENGLISH

This course deeps into the basis of body automaticity and the interactions between the regulatory mechanisms and control systems. It focused on the description and analysis of regulatory processes of the major body functions: circulation, respiration, nutrition, describing and analyzing the regulatory processes in voluntary and involuntary control, energetic metabolism and body temperature.

MODULE 2: Intensification on bioelectronics and medical technology

Advanced Biomedical Signal Processing 4,5 ECTS. SPANISH

Advanced biomedical signal processing techniques. The contents are divided into three themes directly related to the most relevant medical signals: cardiac system, muscular system, and neurological system. Although inside from these you can see another type of signals. But within each of these topics will work with advanced techniques and specific to each signal: processing techniques and clinical applications of the ECG, analysis and visualization of the heart rhythm, processing techniques applied to the EEG, processing of the skeletal muscle signal, processing of other signals bioelectric both non-invasive and invasive, electrical cartography, multimodal analysis.

Design of Remote Monitoring Devices 4,5 ECTS. SPANISH

The objective of the subject is to introduce the student to the design and development of remote monitoring devices. The subject addresses the basic specifications of this type of systems, deepens the use of micro and pico-controllers as central elements for the acquisition and transmission of these signals, and introduces the basic knowledge of signal transmission through different media. The subject focuses on the design of a system for the registration of physiological signals that includes an analog input stage, a digital stage based on a microcontroller for acquisition and a stage of wireless transmission of the signal to a system far from the point of measure.

Neuroengineering 4,5 ECTS. SPANISH

Neuroengineering deals with the different techniques and scientific methods that, starting from the understanding and modeling of the nervous system, develop systems that allow modular, repair, extend or mimic its functionality.

It combines a set of disciplines that add up their resources in the achievement of the final objective: registration and analysis of signals and images; mapping; electronic instrumentation; tissue engineering; etc.

His study includes a review of the physiological foundations, methods for the interpretation of signals, types of intervention, interfaces and repair techniques, as well as a study of the most significant applications

Modeling and Simulation of Bioelectric Systems 4,5 ECTS. ENGLISH

In this subject, the student will learn how models of cellular electrical behavior are built. Different ways to model ion channels activity and their interaction with drugs will be analyzed.

The modeling will be extended to 2D and 3D tissues, so that the student will understand how the electrical behavior of the organ (specifically the heart) works and can be modeled.

Numerical methods to perform computational simulations will also be described in the course.

Finally, modeling and simulation of pathological conditions and therapeutic actions will be studied.

Nano diagnostics And Nano therapy 4,5 ECTS. ENGLISH

Basic concepts of nanomedicine

Nanodevices for rapid and multiplexed diagnosis.

Nanoparticles in molecular diagnostics.

Nanoparticles as image probes.

Nanoparticles as systems improve the release of drugs. Controlled release strategies.

Examples of nanoparticles for diagnosis, imaging and therapy in different applications.

Specific applications of the use of nanodevices to aid diagnosis, imaging and therapy.

MODULE 3: Intensification on advanced technologies in design of implants and tissue engineering

Advanced Techniques for The Analysis of Human Activities and Functions 4,5 ECTS. SPANISH

Advanced techniques for movement analysis.

Analysis of the march.

Analysis of human equilibrium

Functional assessment of the locomotor system.

Techniques for the study of body damage.

Techniques for the study of disability.

The contents of the subject are structured as follows:

  - A general introduction to the advanced techniques of application in Biomechanics.

  - A first block in which the usual techniques are studied and applied in a laboratory for the analysis of movements. Initially, kinetic analysis techniques are addressed.

  - A second block in which specific techniques for the objective study of bodily harm and disability are studied and applied, including the analysis of gait and human balance as the most relevant applications under an approach of global functional assessment of the locomotor system.

   - A third block in which the usual techniques are studied and applied in an Ergonomics laboratory, including methods of ergonomic assessment of the workplace.

Ergonomics and Disability 4,5 ECTS. SPANISH

The contents of the subject are structured as follows:

A first block in which the principles of ergonomics, the development of products and systems based on ergonomic approaches are established and in which the main techniques and methodologies are reviewed, as well as the necessary knowledge bases to approach this type of approach. As examples of application, the cases of adapted furniture and accessibility will be addressed, both to the physical environment and to information and communications.

A second block in which the requirements and methods necessary to analyze and evaluate jobs in general are studied, such as an adjustment between requirements and capabilities, and from the specific point of view of users with disabilities.

Advanced Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Therapy 4,5 ECTS. ENGLISH

As an expert in tissue engineering and regenerative therapies, a Biomedical Engineer must possess a deep understanding in current and prospects in the field of regenerative medicine. The subject aims to transfer a professional in biomedicine at the scientific and technologic forefront, not only through learning about the latest techniques, but by experiencing the full development of an implantable device for tissue engineering, from the search of the state of the art to the commercialization of the product.

Design and Assessment of Assistive Products 4,5 ECTS. SPANISH

The objective of this subject is to facilitate the learning of students for the development of Orth prosthetic products, from their conception to the validation of the designs in laboratory tests or tests. The family of products considered are:

Aids for personal mobility.

Orthosis and prosthesis.

Rehabilitation systems

At the end of the course, students must know how to develop a project to develop support products, execute it and validate the quality of the products developed. 

Design and Validation of Surgical Implants 4,5 ECTS. SPANISH

In this subject, the surgical techniques and systems are presented in the treatment of fractures, spinal implants, prostheses and maxillofacial and dental implants. Special emphasis is placed on the student knowing the design and production process, and the tools used to that end.

At the end of the subject the student will be able to:

Apply design concepts to develop a new healthcare product.

Interpret the characteristics of a product and look for the best manufacturing technique for a product that ensures an infinite life of it.

Apply physical concepts to define and analyze the behavior of an implant and determine, based on criteria of resistance of materials and biomechanics, if it will behave correctly in the body.

MODULE 4: Intensification on Information and Communication Technology for the health and well-being

Analysis of Genomic Data 4,5 ECTS. ENGLISH

The goal of the subject is to understand, manage and using in practical applications genomic data, focusing on those aspects relevant from a Biomedical Engineering perspective. To do it, the following topics are analyzed:

- data formats associated to the DNA sequencing process

- genome data sources, covering the spectrum from genotype to phenotype

- management of genome data platforms

- strategies for data storage

- applications: genomic diagnosis and genome reports for clinical purposes

- classification and prediction from genomic data

- network models for analysis of genomic data

Data Quality and Interoperability 4,5 ECTS. ENGLISH

The subject Data Quality and Interoperability has as objective that the student is able to use and exchange biomedical data in an optimal way, based on two main pillars: 1) the assurance of its quality and 2) the use of methodologies and standards for its semantic interoperability and structural.

Design of Communication Systems. Internet of Things 4.5 ECTS. SPANISH

The subject will equip the student for the field of biomedical engineering and especially in the ICT sector to be able to:

- Analyze and design connectivity and related communication systems, including personal and body area networks, and especially the context in which everything is connected and communicated with each other, a concept commonly known as the internet of things.

- Be able to select and design sensors and telemonitoring systems

- Understand the problems associated with social health services and design systems that connect with different service providers.

- Design a telemonitoring application in health, discriminating between different alternatives available in the market and / or own developments.

- Value how the Internet of Things, where sensors of all kinds, not only doctors, help us to promote health and disease prevention-

- Analyze the application of ICT communications to promote change and maintenance of lifestyle-oriented behavior in healthy lifestyles.

Practices will be done with IoT platforms such as UNIVERSAAL, combined with sensors and Arduino boards.

Molecular Imaging 4.5 ECTS. SPANISH

The Subject Molecular Image is a subject of 4.5 credits of optional character of the master's degree in biomedical engineering and includes theory and practice of classroom and laboratory practice. In it, the student is expected to learn different aspects related to the molecular image both in the instrumentation and techniques for the acquisition of the different types of molecular images and the processing of the different modalities.

Omics Platforms in Personalized Medicine (Up) 4.5 ECTS. SPANISH

This course introduces the student to the use of the main omics tools of interest in personalized medicine. It will focus on analyzing the specificity and cost/efficiency, showing the optimum combinations as a function of the proposed objectives.

MODULE 5: Master Thesis

Final Master’s Project 20 ECTS. INDISTINT LANGUAGE

The TFM will consist in the realization of a work or original project in the scope of the master’s in biomedical engineering in which it is evident knowledge, skills and competences acquired by the student throughout his studies and, specifically, the competences associated with the TFM material, as indicated in the verification report.

Royal Decree 1393/2007, which establishes the organization of official university education, modified by RD 861/2010, states that: "master’s education aims at the acquisition by the student of advanced training, of a character specialized or multidisciplinary, oriented to the academic or professional specialization, or to promote the initiation in investigative tasks ".

On the website of the ETSII (http://www.etsii.upv.es/docencia/tfm-es.php) you can find more detailed information about the process and each of the procedures to be carried out (Regulations and recommendations; Choice and assignment of TFG, Calendar to carry out Defenses, Evaluation Process, etc.)

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