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Syllabus for

Academic year
SSY267 - Advanced topics in biomedical engineering
Syllabus adopted 2014-02-13 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPBME
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering

The course is closed for further applications
Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students
Block schedule: C

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0114 Project 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c    

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Docent  Andreas Fhager


SSY265   Advanced topics in biomedical engineering SSY266   Advanced topics in biomedical engineering

Course evaluation:


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

Biomedical instrumentation


This course will teach students an advanced topic in biomedical engineering. The specific topic of the course will vary between years.

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

  • describe state of the art in the sub-area of biomedical engineering selected for study
  • show a deeper knowledge in the sub-area of biomedical engineering selected for study
  • read and review research papers in an effective way.
  • critically analyze the content of the paper and evaluate its significance, importance and relevance to the research field.
  • perform independent literature review: Given a scientific problem in
    the sub-area, the student should be able to find the most relevant
    papers in the professional literature, review and analyze them.
  • independently perform a research prestudy, in the form of a literature
    study or a limited research assignment. Independently analyze the
    results from the study and value the potential for the proposed research
  • for bioengineering major, analyze the sub-area with a
    clear biological or biotechnical focus, i.e. address the chemistry,
    structure or function of cells, tissues or whole organisms.


All projects contain:
  • Literature review
  • Project work within the sub-area
  • Written report
  • Oral presentation of project

The specific content in each sub-area will vary.


Sub-areas that will be studied in the course will be introduced in lectures.
Each student will study one sub-area in biomedical engineering. The aim is to learn and deepen the knowledge in this field. The studies will be organized in the form of project work, and includes reviewing an analyzing the literature. Supervision will be given. The work will be made in groups of 1-2 students and each project should be reported in a written report and presented in a workshop.


The course material is different for each sub-area.
Relevant course material will be introduced during the first introductory lecture.


The grading will be based on the written project report and the oral presentation.

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