Bioinstrumentation: A Project-Based Engineering Course
This paper presents the development, implementation, and assessment of a project-based Bioinstrumentation course. All course lectures and hands-on laboratory activities are connected to a central project theme: a cardiac pacemaker. The students create a benchtop cardiac pacemaker by applying instrumentation knowledge acquired within the course to every stage of device development. This approach emphasizes both conceptual and practical student learning: The students must apply theory learned in the course to form their devices. Indirect and direct assessment performed with respect to the foremost course objective demonstrated that course participants were ready to successfully style, construct, and test a bioinstrumentation system. The students perceived a marked increase in their instrumentation data, objectively corroborated by their performance on specific exercises connected to the creation of their benchtop pacemakers. The outcomes of the course development presented here, along with the course structure and pedagogical methodology, may enhance engineering education by acting as a tenet for the creation of courses in which a central project theme is used as a platform for concept instruction.
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