Short Course - The Heart





FRIDAY 8th MARCH  9.30 am - 3.30 pm


Location NIBEC Building, The Engineering Research Institute (ERI), University of Ulster at Jordanstown, Newtownabbey, Co Antrim, BT37 OQB


(enter UUJ via the Shore Road, turn right and NIBEC is the white building in front of you. Please note there is a small car park charge and the machine on entry can do ticketless parking)


                    09.00  - 9.30            

 Registration and coffee       



 Session 1   9.30-9.40

 Introduction- to researchers and NIBEC

Dr Sally Montgomery & Prof. Jim McLaughlin



 Session 2   9.40-10.15

Sensing a Heart Attack. A practical demonstration showing how, where and why electrodes are applied to the human body using an advanced manikin then mimics the human body.

Prof. Jim McLaughlin, Prof. Omar Escalona & Damian McDonald



Session 3    10.15-11.00

Understanding the theory – action potentials, ECGs, arrhythmia and sensors.

Prof. Jim McLaughlin









 Session 4   11.20-12.10


Blood pressure & oxygen saturation: Practical and theory.

Prof. Jim McLaughlin, David Branagh, Nicola Donnelly (Intelesens)



Session 5    12.10-12.40



Dr Adrian Boyd/ Prof. Brian Meenan / Prof Jim McLaughlin







Session 6     1.20-2.30

Introduction to Tissue Engineering and discussing ethical issues.

Prof. Brian Meenan



Session 7     2.30-3.00

Cardiology – what the consultant needs from science/technology?

Dr David McEneaney, Consultant Cardiologist at Craigavon Area Hospital

(subject to availability)





Evaluation & Close

Dr Sally Montgomery



Please note: Impact evaluations must be return to Gill Humes

Placement on map is approximate

Belfast Education & Library Board 40 Academy St, Belfast, County Antrim BT1, UK within 4 weeks before the Bursary is paid to the school.


Thanks to funding from the Research Councils UKthis course is provided free of charge to help you engage with contemporary science as part of the Bringing Cutting Edge Science into the Classroom programme.  This course is organised in association with the Belfast Education and Library Board, the National Science Learning Centre (NSLC) and Research Councils UK.


Engineering Futures and Dr Steve Myers Talk

Monday 23rd of February 2015

Engineering Futures and Dr Steve Myers Talk

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Tuesday 10th of February 2015

Inaugural Professorial Lecture by Tony Byrne, Professor of Photocatalysis

Inaugural Professorial Lecture by Tony Byrne, Professor of Photocatalysis

When & where Wednesday, 22 October 2014 18:30 at the Jordanstown campus Lecture Theatre 9F03

NIBEC Lecture Series begins in mid - October