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Manufacture of active Implants

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Manufacture of active Implants
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Neural Engineering, Master, ASPO 01.04.2020
Module code: NE2101.MAI
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
2V (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 1
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Oral exam

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

NE2101.MAI (P213-0138) Neural Engineering, Master, ASPO 01.04.2020 , semester 1, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 90 hours (equivalent to 3 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 67.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Oliver Scholz
Prof. Dr. Oliver Scholz

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Learning outcomes:
After successful completion of this course, the students are able to
-        reproduce the definition of active medical implants and classify a number of given examples,
-        explain ethical aspects of animal trials as well as human studies and state qualified methods of dealing with ethical conflicts of that kind,
-        explain the difference of biostability and biocompatibility,
-        enumerate the general components of an active medical implant,
-        enumerate, describe, and assess several techniques for electrical interconnections such as (crimping, bonding, etc.),
-        reproduce base knowledge of electrochemistry in a qualified manner, e.g. Faradays laws, etc.
-        explain what happens in a galvanic cell and in an electrolytic cell,
-        explain test methods of neural electrodes,
-        calculate charge injection capacity and charge storage capacity of electrodes with given data,
-        enumerate and explain various electrical models of electrodes,
-        enumerate, describe and assess several techniques of encapsulation of active implants,
-        enumerate, describe and assess several techniques of sterilisation of active implants,
-        enumerate, describe and assess several techniques of energizing active implants,
-        describe the mode of operation of batteries

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Module content:
1.)        Active medical implants - definition and components
2.)        Ethical aspects of applying active implants
3.)        Interfaces between biological tissue and technical system
4.)        Electrochemical processes involved when applying electrical pulses to tissue
5.)        Test methods of neural electrodes
6.)        Assembly and interconnect techniques
7.)        Encapsulation of active implants
8.)        Energizing active implants

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lectures using electronic slides and videos alternate with self-study periods in small student groups. At the end of the course, students will hold small talks about the scientific texts they have studied.

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Recommended or required reading:
Kramme, Rüdiger; Hoffmann, Klaus-Peter; Pozos, Robert S.: Springer handbook of medical technology, Springer, 2011
Zhou, David; Greenbaum, Elias (Hrsg.): Implantable Neural Prostheses 2: Techniques and Engineering Approaches, Springer, 2010, ISBN 978-0387981192

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