The Microtechnology of Pacemakers Learning Module

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This module is an overview of how the heart works and how the technology of cardiac pacemakers has advanced from being an external, motor driven device to being an internal (in vivo) device that goes unnoticed by the user.  The why, where, who, and how of pacemakers is discussed.  An activity allows for further exploration into one of the microcomponents found in today's pacemakers.

This learning module consist of the following:

  • Reading:  The Heart and Pacemakers
  • Reading:  The Microtechnology of Pacemakers
  • Activity:  Research in The Microtechnology of Pacemakers

There are no Instructor Guides to this learning module.  It is a self-paced, self-guided instructional module.


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This work made possible by Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME), a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Center through DUE grants #0830384, 0902411, and 1205138. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and creators, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF. 

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  • Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME) (2018), "The Microtechnology of Pacemakers Learning Module,"

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