Yasser Mostafa Kadah

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

EE 471 - Biomedical Instrumentation


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  • Homework and student grades are posted and updated on Blackboard


Administrative Information

  • Formal Course Syllabus
  • Written Exam Style: Open Notes (1 sheet per topic allowed)
  • Lab grades are divided between lab work and report. However, if a student does not attend or perform the experiment, the report will not be accepted and a failing grade for the experiment will be posted.


Class Primary Textbooks


1. Rüdiger Kramme, Klaus-Peter Hoffmann, Robert S. Pozos (Eds.), Springer Handbook of Medical Technology, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2011. (ISBN: 978-3-540-74657-7)

2. J.G. Webster (ed.), Medical Instrumentation: Application and Design, 4th ed., John Wiley & Sons, 2009. (ISBN: 978-0471676003)

3. Paul HorowitzWinfield Hill, The Art of Electronics, 3rd ed., Cambridge University Press, 2015. (ISBN: 978-0521809269)

4. Anders Brahme (ed.), Comprehensive Biomedical Physics, Elsevier, 2014. (ISBN: 978-0444536327)

5. Gillian McMahom, Analytical Instrumentation: A Guide to Laboratory, Portable and Miniaturized Instruments, Wiley Interscience, 2007. (ISBN: 978-0470027950)

6. Allen R. Nissenson and Richard N. Fine (Eds.), Handbook of Dialysis Therapy, 4th ed., Saunders Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2008. (ISBN: 978-1-4160-4197-9)

7. Iain Mackenzie, Core Topics in Mechanical Ventilation, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2008. (ISBN: 978-0521867818)

8. John F. Butterworth IV, David C. Mackey and John D. Wasnick, Morgan & Mikhail’s Clinical Anesthesiology, 5th Ed., McGraw-Hill Education, New York, 2013. (ISBN: 978-0-07-171405-1)


Note: Please check syllabus and handouts for more supplementary references



  1. Material handout #1  Hemodialysis material  Ventilator material  Anesthesia material
  2. Topic 1 Presentation: Biopotential Amplifiers
  3. Topic 2 Presentation: Biopotential Filters
  4. Topic 3 Presentation: Electrocardiography
  5. Topic 4 Presentation: Cardiovascular Monitoring
  6. Interesting educational video for Auscultatory method  [Play Movie]
  7. Topic 5 Presentation: Respiratory Monitoring and Oximetry
  8. Topic 6 Presentation: Defibrillators
  9. Topic 7 Presentation: High-Frequency Surgery
  10. Topic 8 Presentation: Hemodialysis
  11. Topic 9 Presentation: Mechanical Ventilation
  12. Topic 10 Presentation: Anesthesia Machine
  13. Topic 11 Presentation: Analytical Instrumentation

Please check this section regularly for updated content (lecture presentations and handouts)


Problem Assignments

Please note that all current term homework assignments will be posted, submitted, and graded on Blackboard. 


Lab Experiments

Please note that all current term laboratory experiments will be posted, reports submitted, and graded on Blackboard. 


Class Project

Please note that the term project will be posted, submitted, and graded on Blackboard. 


Grading Policy

Class Homeworks            

Lab Work and Reports 20%
Major Exams (2) 30%
Project 10%
Final Exam 30%



  • Students are allowed to bring 1 sheet of notes per topic to exams
  • Exam style consist of a mix of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), True/False Questions, and General Problems.





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