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School of Engineering
ICT FOR INTERNET AND MULTIMEDIA
Course unit
TELEMEDICINE
INP7080723, A.A. 2018/19

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
ICT FOR INTERNET AND MULTIMEDIA
IN2371, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2018/19
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Degree course track ICT FOR LIFE AND HEALTH [004PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination TELEMEDICINE
Department of reference Department of Information Engineering
E-Learning website https://elearning.dei.unipd.it/course/view.php?idnumber=2018-IN2371-004PD-2018-INP7080723-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge GIULIA CISOTTO ING-INF/03

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
INP7080723 TELEMEDICINE GIULIA CISOTTO IN2371

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-INF/03 Telecommunications 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 01/10/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
2 A.A. 2018/2019 01/10/2018 15/03/2020 CISOTTO GIULIA (Presidente)
ZANELLA ANDREA (Membro Effettivo)
BADIA LEONARDO (Supplente)
CALVAGNO GIANCARLO (Supplente)
CORVAJA ROBERTO (Supplente)
ERSEGHE TOMASO (Supplente)
LAURENTI NICOLA (Supplente)
MILANI SIMONE (Supplente)
ROSSI MICHELE (Supplente)
TOMASIN STEFANO (Supplente)
VANGELISTA LORENZO (Supplente)
ZANUTTIGH PIETRO (Supplente)
ZORZI MICHELE (Supplente)
1 A.A. 2017/2018 01/10/2017 15/03/2019 CISOTTO GIULIA (Presidente)
ZANELLA ANDREA (Membro Effettivo)
BADIA LEONARDO (Supplente)
BENVENUTO NEVIO (Supplente)
CALVAGNO GIANCARLO (Supplente)
CORVAJA ROBERTO (Supplente)
ERSEGHE TOMASO (Supplente)
LAURENTI NICOLA (Supplente)
MILANI SIMONE (Supplente)
ROSSI MICHELE (Supplente)
TOMASIN STEFANO (Supplente)
VANGELISTA LORENZO (Supplente)
ZANUTTIGH PIETRO (Supplente)
ZORZI MICHELE (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Fundamentals of telecommunications, network protocols and signal processing.
Basics of computer programming in Matlab.
Any further knowledge or previous experience on telemedicine and biological signals acquisition or processing could be also useful.
Target skills and knowledge: 1. To apply fundamentals of signal processing to vitals and bioimages.
2. To know telemedicine/wireless body area network (WBAN) components and architectures, including the most common solutions.
3. To know existing standards and regulations for telemedicine/WBAN systems.
4. To evaluate the performance of existing telemedicine/WBAN systems, based on their context differences and effectiveness.
5. To know the main scenarios of application, possibly in cross-disciplinary contexts, of the techniques studied.
6. To be aware of future perspectives and directions/challenges of this field (as well as work opportunities).
Examination methods: The verification of the expected knowledge and skills is carried out with the following three modalities:
1. a written exam subdivided into two parts: (a) in the first part (in open-book mode) the student has to solve two numerical problems, in order to verify he/she has acquired the fundamentals of telemedicine/WBAN system design; (b) in the second part (in closed-book mode) the student has to answer three short-essay questions spanning the whole course programme.
2. at the end of each lab experience, two-pages report is required. Lab experiences and reports are carried out in pairs.
3. at the end of the course and before applying for the written exam, a short and simple project (5-6 pages) on a selected topic (to be agreed with the teacher) has to be developed and delivered. The projects are then discussed during a dedicated project-session with a brief slides presentation (about 20 minutes) and a Q&A session (about 10 minutes). One project-session is available few days after each written exam.
Pairs are randomly decided by the teacher. This is motivated by the strong conviction that this represents an opportunity to share different competences among students from very heterogeneous backgrounds, to improve the proper usage of English language and to encourage relationships in the perspective of possible future work experiences.
The final grade is given as soon as all parts are completed and is expressed by a combination of the judgements from the different assessments with 50% assigned to the written exam (equally divided in the two parts), 30% to the lab reports, 20% to the project development and its oral presentation. Additionally, up to 2 points can be assigned to attending students to encourage progressive learning during the course.
Assessment criteria: To verify the acquired knowledge and expected skills, the following evaluation criteria is considered:
1. The completeness of the acquired knowledge.
2. The skill to analyze a telemedicine/WBAN system based on such knowledge.
3. The correct use of the technical terminology, both in written and oral assessments.
4. The skill to autonomously derive conclusions from numerical results obtained from simulations or measurement campaigns.
5. The skill to use ICT tools in the evaluation of telemedicine/WBAN systems and their main parameters.
6. The skill to synthesize key points of different topics in the written assessment and the quality of the oral presentation.
7. The skill to effectively work with the partner during lab experiences and project development.
Course unit contents: 1. Biosignals (vitals) and bioimages - Electroencephalography (EEG), electromyography (EMG), electrocardiography (ECG), perypheral oxigen saturation (SpO2), medical images (X-ray radiography, magnetic resonance, positron emission tomography).
2. Biosignals processing and transmission - Sampling, quantization, modulations, compression, domain transformations (e.g., frequency domain).
3. Wireless communication protocols for telemedicine/WBAN - Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy, 802.15.4, ZigBee, 802.15.6, simulation environments (e.g., OMNET++).
4. Constraints for telemedicine/WBAN in different scenarios, i.e., emergency, acute, chronic.
5. Monitoring and intervention with telemedicine/WBAN - Pervasive monitoring, open-loop versus closed-loop interventions, successful and promising examples of telemedicine/WBAN applications.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures, exercises, laboratory experiences, 1-2 guest lecture(s) from companies/professionals.
Slides used during lectures are made available at course page on the platform "http://elearning.dei.unipd.it".
Additional notes about suggested reading: Other education material could be found on different websites and could include academic papers given throughout the course.
Further material could be provided (when needed) by the teacher to support for reinforcing knowledge on prerequisites.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Nikita K.S. (Ed.), Handbook of Biomedical Telemetry, Handbook of Biomedical Telemetry. --: Wiley-IEEE Press, ISBN: 978-1-118-38861, 2014. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Yang G.Z., Body Sensor Networks. --: Springer Publishing Company, (II ed.), ISBN:144716, 2014.
  • Benvenuto N. and Zorzi M. (Eds), Principles of communications, networks and systems. --: Wiley, ISBN: 9780470744314, 2011. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Goldsmith A., Wireless Communications. --: Cambridge University Press, ISBN-13: 978-052183716, 2005. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Problem solving
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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