Module Title:   Rehabilitation Engineering

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG4093M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 7

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   Engineering: Materials and Medical (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr M. Youseffi

Additional Tutor(s):   Dr J. Buckley

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To critically evaluate corrective or assistive devices and prosthetics in patient rehabilitation with good understanding of the main bone, muscular and skeletal disorders, diagnosis and possible treatments.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Through lectures, seminars and practical demonstrations by qualified prosthetists/Orthotists and clinicians, supported by tutorial classes with directed readings for specific areas.

Lectures:   18.00          Directed Study:   24.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   6.00          Other:   52.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

A thorough theoretical knowledge and understanding of your chosen specialism; Critically evaluate the knowledge acquired in the light of current practice and past research.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Perform a feasibility study; Design an experimental or analytical scientific study; Apply scientific and engineering principles to the solution of practical problems.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Critically evaluate the research of others; Analyse, manage and present data; Apply scientific method to solve problems; Present and write-up a cohesive scientific argument; Manage your time.

  Coursework   100%
  Design Report (<2000 word equivalent)

Outline Syllabus:
Introduction to: Survey of assistive technology devices; assistive technology for: hearing, visual, communication, cognitive and mobility impairments, deaf- blindness, children, daily living and personal care, computer access, recreation and workplace; what does a rehabilitation engineer do and where does he/she work?; basic skills and principles for choosing appropriate technology, about people with disabilities, types of disabilities, diagnosis and corrections/treatment; cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy; bone disorders: classifications, diagnosis and possible treatments; fundamentals of rehab engineering design, postural support and seating; biomechanics of mobility and manipulation; manual and power wheelchair design, safety, standards and testing; recreational devices and vehicles; use of engineering and structural materials such as steel, aluminium and composites for wheelchair design and fabrication; rehabilitation robotics and prosthetics.

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