Singapore University of Social Sciences

Essentials of Bioelectronics (BME102)


This introductory course examines the use of electrical theory and electronics in biological systems. Topics include: signals; fourier series and noise; biopotentials, electrodes and transducers; types of amplifiers and the differential bioelectric amplifier.

Level: 1
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every semester
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, this will be administered on-campus.


  • Diodes, Rectifiers and Power Supplies
  • Transistor Characteristics
  • Op-Amp Characteristics and Applications
  • Electrocardiogram and Bio-amplifiers
  • Signal Analysis
  • Digital Circuits

Learning Outcome

  • State basic theoretical principals in physics on bio-electricity and biomedical instrumentation.
  • Discuss the problems associated with the acquisition of biopotentials and different types of electrodes used to acquire the biopotentials.
  • the various types of transducers used to measure the physiological measurements such as the concept of the blood pressure and its measurement.
  • Explain the requirements for a bioelectric amplifier.
  • Describe the basic principle of operational amplifiers and different bioelectric amplifier.
  • Apply key mathematical concepts, methods, theories and governing equations necessary to support the areas of biomedical engineering students study.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of electronics in the measurement of bio-signals.
  • Use practical skills (e.g. related combined heat transfer software tools) relevant to the area of study
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