Course Details

ELE 792 Bioelectricity
2021-2022 Fall term information

The course is not open this term

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Course Name Code Semester Theory
Credit ECTS
BIOELECTRICITY ELE792 Any Semester/Year 3 0 3 10
Course languageTurkish
Course typeElective 
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-Face 
Learning and teaching strategiesLecture
Question and Answer
Problem Solving
Instructor (s)Department Faculty 
Course objectiveIt is aimed to give the following topics to the students : - Nerve cells - Electrical parameters of the cells and transmission theory - Nerve cells and action potential - Bioelectric events in the heart and in the brain - Electrocardiography (ECG) - Electroenecephalography (EEG) - Forward and inverse problems  
Learning outcomes
  1. To explain cells in anatomical and physiological aspects
  2. To perform simulations in nernst equation and action potential
  3. To outline data collection and signal processing in ECG and EEG
  4. To solve forward problem in simple geometry and few electrical parameters
  5. To solve inverse problem in simple geometry and few electrical parameters
Course ContentCells, tissues an organs
Electrical system modelling and response of parts of the tissues
Bioelecrical problem solution in three dimensional body structures
Basic signal processing in electrical activities of the heart and brain
Forward problem solution
Inverse problem solution
ReferencesR. Plonsey, D.G. Fleming, "Bioelectric Phenmena", McGraw-Hill Book Co. Ing., 1969.
J.G. Webster, "Electrical Impedance Tomography", Adam Hilger, 1990.
J. Malmivuo, R. Plonsey, "Bioelectromagnetism", Owford University Press, 1995.
J. D. Bronziona, "Biomedical Engineering Handbook", IEEE Press, 1995.

Course outline weekly


Assesment methods

Course activitiesNumberPercentage
Field activities00
Specific practical training00
Final exam160
Percentage of semester activities contributing grade succes040
Percentage of final exam contributing grade succes060

Workload and ECTS calculation

Activities Number Duration (hour) Total Work Load
Course Duration (x14) 14 3 42
Laboratory 0 0 0
Specific practical training000
Field activities000
Study Hours Out of Class (Preliminary work, reinforcement, ect)1414196
Presentation / Seminar Preparation000
Homework assignment000
Midterms (Study duration)13030
Final Exam (Study duration) 14040
Total Workload3087308

Matrix Of The Course Learning Outcomes Versus Program Outcomes

D.9. Key Learning OutcomesContrubition level*
1. Has highest level of knowledge in certain areas of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.   X 
2. Has knowledge, skills and and competence to develop novel approaches in science and technology.    X
3. Follows the scientific literature, and the developments in his/her field, critically analyze, synthesize, interpret and apply them effectively in his/her research.    X
4. Can independently carry out all stages of a novel research project.  X  
5. Designs, plans and manages novel research projects; can lead multidisiplinary projects.  X  
6. Contributes to the science and technology literature.  X  
7. Can present his/her ideas and works in written and oral forms effectively; in Turkish or English.  X  
8. Is aware of his/her social responsibilities, evaluates scientific and technological developments with impartiality and ethical responsibility and disseminates them.   X 

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

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