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Graduate courses

Departments' graduate courses for PhD-students.


Syllabus for

Academic year
SSY180 - Medicine for the engineer  
Syllabus adopted 2012-02-21 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPBME
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: First-cycle

Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students
Block schedule:

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0107 Examination, part A 4,0c Grading: TH   4,0c   25 Oct 2014 pm M,  05 Jan 2015 pm M,  19 Aug 2015 pm J
0207 Examination, part B 3,5c Grading: TH   3,5c   16 Jan 2015 pm M,  14 Apr 2015 pm V   19 Aug 2015 pm V

In programs

TKITE SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, Year 3 (compulsory elective)
TIELL ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING - Common branch of study, Year 3 (compulsory elective)


Professor  Bo Håkansson
Univ lektor  Ants Silberberg


ESS080   Medicine for the engineer

Course evaluation:


In order to be eligible for a first cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme(s) that has the course included in the study programme.

Course specific prerequisites

None (except general eligibility for university studies).


This course teaches basic knowledge about the human anatomy and physiology to provide a platform for students whom are going to apply engineering principles in the process to develop health-related products and services for clinical diagnosis and therapy, and for the investigation of the physiological basis of diseases. The learning outcomes of this course are also general knowledge useful for any person having to handle issues regarding health hazards and diseases among employees at any workplace.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

- describe which basic systems build up the human body and how they interact;

- describe each system from both anatomical and physiological point of view;

- describe the origin, symptoms and treatment of common disorders;

- describe how the concept of homeostasis apply to each system.


In a first introductory part the Organisation of the human body, Biochemistry, Cells and Tissues are presented. Then basic information about the human body is provided system by system such as: the Skin, the Skeletal system, Joints, the Muscular system, Nervous tissue, the Nervous system, Sensation, the Endocrine system, the Cardiovascular system, the Lymphatic system, the Respiratory system, the Digestive system, Nutrition and metabolism, the Urinary system and finally the Reproductive system. Each system is presented in the same outline comprising an anatomic overview, a description of the physiological function and a description of common disorders. A demonstration will be given to show common biomedical instruments. In most areas the latest findings and discoveries regarding clinical rehabilitation methods and devices are briefly presented.


The course is composed by a series of lectures given by experts from the medical faculty. Lectures are scheduled 5-8 pm two times a week and can be followed without collision with other day time courses.


Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology, International Student Version, 8th Edition, Gerard J. Tortora, Bergen Community College.


Two written exams should be passed, one after half time and the other after the whole course. The grad is determined from the sum of the two.
One part of the exam consists of multiple choice questions and the other part consists of short open questions. The exam questions are designed to give a test of that the students have obtained the knowledge stated in all the learning outcomes.

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