Selected Topics of Biomedical Engineering

Module nameSelected Topics of Biomedical Engineering
Type of moduleSelectable mandatory module
Learning results,
competencies, qualification goals
The student is able to:
  • present the fundamental principles of biomedical engineering
  • evaluate and assess the applicability of procedures for various diseases
  • estimate the most important basic sizes (resolution, signal strength, measured value) of concrete systems.

Learning results with regard to the objectives of the course of study:
  • Gaining deeper insight into the mathematical and natural science areas
  • Gaining a deeper knowledge about the specific electrical fundamentals
  • Acquiring enhanced and applied subject-specific basics
  • Identifying and classifying complex electro-technical and interdisciplinary tasks
  • Being confident in the ability to apply and evaluate analytical methods
  • Being able to create and evaluate solving methods independently
  • Familiarising oneself with new areas of knowledge, running searches and assessing the results
  • Gaining important and profound experience in the area of practical technical skills and engineering activities
  • Working and researching in national and international contexts
Types of courses4 SWS (semester periods per week):       3 SWS lecture
                                                                 1 SWS exercise
Course contents
  • The functionality of various medical devices (e.g. heart-lung machine, dialysis machine, artificial organs and limbs)
  • Principles of various imaging techniques (e.g. x-ray, CT, MRT, ultrasound, electron microscopy)
  • The basic principles of various therapeutic methods (e.g. radiotherapy)
  • Basic techniques that provide the basis for sensors
  • The use of lasers in medicine

The focus here is on the physical principles that form the basis for the devices and procedures.

Teaching and learning methods
(forms of teaching and learning)
Lecture, presentation, learning by teaching, self-regulated learning, problem-based learning
Frequency of the module offeringSummer term
Language English
Requirements for the
participation in the module
Prerequisites according to examination regulations
Student  workload180 h:   60 h attendance studies
             120 h personal studies
Academic performancesNone
Precondition for the
admission to the
examination performance
Examination performanceDepending on the number of participants: written exam 60 – 180 min. or oral exam 20 – 40 min.
Number of credits
of the module
6 credits and 1 credit of them applies to the integrated key competencies
In charge of the moduleProf. Dr. Josef Börcsök
Teacher of the moduleDr. Ali Hayek  
Forms of mediaBlack board, slides, exercises
Literature referencesScript/slides are going to be handed out at the beginning of the lecture.

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