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Syllabus for

Academic year
EEN070 - Introduction to biomedical engineering
Medicinteknik, en introduktion
Syllabus adopted 2019-02-07 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TKELT
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Fail
Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Electrical Engineering

Teaching language: Swedish
Application code: 50144
Open for exchange students: No
Block schedule: A

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0119 Examination 4,5 c Grading: TH   4,5 c   03 Jun 2020 am J,  19 Aug 2020 am J
0219 Laboratory 1,0 c Grading: UG   1,0 c    
0319 Project 2,0 c Grading: TH   2,0 c    

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TKELT ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, Year 3 (compulsory elective)


Mikael Persson

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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

Basic knowledge in signal processing or linear transforms, mechanics and electric circuits. Basic knowledge in programming. Background in
mathematics equivalent to what is obtained after two years at the engineering programs at Chalmers.


The course aims to introduce important biomedical engineering concepts and methods and to create an understanding of the opportunities and
challenges associated with measuring, analyzing and influencing phenomena in the human body.

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

Knowledge and understanding

To pass the course the student must
  • know the different organs of the human body and how they work together
  • have basic knowledge in bioinstrumentation, biomedical sensors and signals and medical imaging
  • be familiar with basic principles of how different body phenomena can be measured and analysed through insights in the body's mechanical as well as electrical properties.
  • know which requirements are placed on systems for diagnosis and treatment in the health care environment.
  • be familiar with basic principles of morality, ethics and patient safety in medicine and how this affects the development of medical technology.

Skills and Abilities

To pass the course the student must

  • be able to analyse medical technology systems and understand their limitations and possibilities.
  • be able to break down biomedical engineering problems into smaller sub-problems.
  • be able to do basic analysis of mechanical and electrical issues related to the body.
  • be able to apply its knowledge in bioinstrumentation, biomedical sensors and signals and medical imaging to describe how different medical technology solutions work.
  • be able to roughly assess the plausibility of medical technology solutions based on the morality and ethics perspective.
  • be able to discuss ethics, morality and patient safety.
  • be able to describe a development process for a medical device.


  • Basic anatomy and physiology
  • Aspects of ethics, morality and patient safety
  • Basics in bio-instrumentation, sensors and medical signal processing
  • Foundations in medical imaging techniques
  • Basic understanding of processes for the production of medical devices


  • Introduction
  • Basic anatomy and physiology
  • Humans as electrical systems
  • Basics in bio-instrumentation, sensors and medical signal processing
  • Ethics, morality and patient safety
  • Medical signals and signal processing
  • Medical imaging methods
  • Medical image analysis
  • The development process for a medical device
  • Guest lectures from industry and health care

  • The development of a medical device
  • 2 Laborations at Sahlgrenska


Enderle J., Blanchard S.M., Bronzino J., "Introduction to Biomedical Engineering, Third Edition", Academic Press, 2012.

Examination including compulsory elements

A written exam of maximum 75 points. The range 33-45 points gives the grade 3 (approved), 46-60 gives the grade 4 and 61-75 gives the grade 5. Attendance at demonstrations and laboratory work is required. Approved Laboratory report is required. A project with a maximum of 100 points. The score range 40-60 gives the grade 3 (approved), 60-80 gives the grade 4 and 80-100 gives the grade 5. The final grade is given by the weighted results from the written examination and the project.

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