Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 6. Grading scale: UG. Cycle: G2 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. Optional for: D5, D5ssr, E4, E4mt, F4, F4mt, N4, Pi4, Pi4bm. Course coordinator: Magnus Cinthio,, and Tomas Jansson,, Electrical Measurements. Recommended prerequisits: ESSF10 or EEM007 Electrical Measurements, EEM031 Transducer Technology. The number of participants is limited to 32 Selection criteria: Number of credits attained in courses within the specialization Biomedical Engineering, the specific topic of diploma work, and number of credits left until final degree. Assessment: The student must pass the compulsatory laboratory experiment sessions and the final examination. Home page:

The object with the course Biomedical Measurements is to give a broad understanding for the problems that are associated with the use of measurement technology in the medical environment. Applications within health and welfare as well as clinical research will be discussed. In combination with the diploma work, it will lay an excellent foundation for further work within the biomedical engineering as well as for scientific research.
The course is organized as a sequence of lectures given by selected lecturers, all of top quality within their competence areas.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

The course will give a broad outline over modern biomedical engineering. Examples of lecture captions include measurement of blood pressure, ECG, electromedicine, clinical chemistry, anaesthesiology, modern surgical methods, dialysis, audiology, pacemaker, medical laser, x-ray, digital radiography, computed tomography (CT), radiation methods for in-vivo measurements, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), diagnostic ultrasound, dose planning, radiation therapy, telemedicine as well as risk factors and current legislation.

The course contains three laboratory experiment sessions and is finalized with a study tour to Lund University Hospital.

The lectures and the lecturer’s notes constitute the main body of the course. A set of the complete notes is collected in a binder that can be bought from the secretary of the department.
The literature mentioned below is optional supplementary reading, which elucidates different parts of the course. However, no single one of these books covers the whole course.
Enderle J, Blanchard S and Bronzino J: Introduction to Biomedical Engineering, Elsevier, 2005. ISBN: 978-0-12-238662-6.
Jakobsson B: Medicin och teknik. 5:e uppl, Studentlitteratur, 2006.
Jacobsson B: Teknik i praktisk sjukvård, Studentlitteratur, 1998.
Berglund E/Jönsson B-A: Medicinsk fysik, Studentlitteratur, 2007.