Biomedical Engineering, 6 credits (TBMT18)

Medicinsk teknik, 6 hp

Main field of study

Biomedical Engineering


First cycle

Course type

Programme course


Neda Haj-Hosseini

Director of studies or equivalent

Marcus Larsson
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6CMED Biomedical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 3 (Autumn 2017) 2 4 Swedish/English Linköping o

Main field of study

Biomedical Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Biomedical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.


Basic mathematics and physics. Anatomy and physiology.

Intended learning outcomes

The course aim is to introduce the interdisciplinary field of biomedical engineering. The student should be able to identify and explain aspects of technology in diagnostics and therapeutics. After passing the course the student should be able to:

  • Apply and use a language appropriate for the biomedical engineering area.
  • Explain and illustrate how important functions of the human body are studied using principles of engineering and quantitative methods.
  • Record biomedical signal data and identify the underlying processes.
  • Apply biomedical engineering knowledge on physiological problems and questions.
  • Describe the use of medical data and the principles of medical decision-making.


Course content

The course is subdivided into the following themes:
Theme 1: Introduction: terminology, life and death, health care process.
Theme 2: Biopotentials: measurements of ECG, EMG and EEG.
Theme 3: Biofluids and respiration: circulation, respiration, metabolism.
Theme 4: Medical images: radiation physics, CT, MRI, ultrasound.
Theme 5: Medical data: the medical data record, telemedicine.
Theme 6: Biomaterials, biomechanics
Theme 7: Rehabilitation engineering

Teaching and working methods

The course comprises lectures/demonstrations and seminars (42 h) and laboratory work (8 h).


LAB1Laboratory workU, G2 credits
UPG1Hand-in assignmentsU, G4 credits

Grades are given as ”Fail” or ”Pass”.


Two-grade scale, U, G

Other information

Supplementary courses: Most courses within the program of Biomedical Engineering


Institutionen för medicinsk teknik

Director of Studies or equivalent

Marcus Larsson


Neda Haj-Hosseini

Education components

Preliminär schemalagd tid: 56 h
Rekommenderad självstudietid: 104 h

Course literature

Kompletterande litteratur

Bertil Jacobson, (2006) Medicin och teknik
ISBN: ISBN 9144047606John D. Enderle and Joseph D. Bronzino (eds), (2010) Introduction to biomedical engineering
ISBN: ISBN 9780123749796

Additional literature


Bertil Jacobson, (2006) Medicin och teknik

ISBN: ISBN 9144047606

John D. Enderle and Joseph D. Bronzino (eds), (2010) Introduction to biomedical engineering

ISBN: ISBN 9780123749796

LAB1 Laboratory work U, G 2 credits
UPG1 Hand-in assignments U, G 4 credits

Grades are given as ”Fail” or ”Pass”.

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