JOMO KENYATTA UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY
UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS 2016/2017
FIRST YEAR FIRST SEMESTER SPECIAL/SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY
MMB 2103: MEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION
DATE: SEPTEMBER, 2017 TIME: 2 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: ANSWER QUESTION ONE (COMPULSORY) AND ANY OTHER
QUESTION ONE: 30 MARKS
a. Describe the main components and maintenance of a refrigerator.(5 marks)
b. Outline the main sources of errors when using an analytical balance.
c. Using a diagram, describe the essential features of a water distiller.
d. Distinguish between the following terms:-
i. Eluate and eluent. (2 marks)
ii. Solute and solvent. (2 marks)
iii. Mobile phase and stationary phase. (2 marks)
e. Explain the uses of PCR machines. (4 marks)
f. Techniques of biomedical measurement can be grouped according to four
factors. Name them. (4 marks)
QUESTION TWO: 20 MARKS
Discuss the various types of chromatographic techniques.
QUESTION THREE: 20 MARKS
Discuss the phases in the life span of a medical device.
QUESTION FOUR: 20 MARKS
Discuss the current innovations in medical instrumentation.