Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 6. Grading scale: UG. Cycle: G1 (First Cycle). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. GEMA55 overlaps following cours/es: TNX006. Optional for: A3, B4, BI3, C4, D4, E4, E4mt, F4, F4bm, F4mt, I4, K4, KID2, L4, M4, MD4, MID1, N2, Pi4, RH4, V4, W3. Course coordinator: Tomas Jansson, and Professor Per Wollmer,, Electrical Measurements. The number of participants is limited to 60 Selection criteria: Number of credits left until final degree. Commenced diploma work within Biomedical Engineering. Assessment: Written exam, and attendance at least 78 % of all lectures. Extra exam may be oral. Further information: Lectures in Swedish during evening time at LTH. Course responsible also Magnus Cinthio at Electrical Measurements (magnus.cinthio(at) Home page:

The objective of the course is to provide an overview over areas in various medical fields, but is not intended to be a short version of the MD education! The course is given as lectures with invited speakers, all with very high competence within their specialties (sometimes world leading). In that way a good insight into current trends in the research front is given. It is these lectures that define the course. Sometimes the lecturer will angle his talk towards technical solutions, to show how technology solves a specific problem, or how it could be solved. We believe that the student will assimilate the course best if he or she is at the end of his or her education, so that the student best can relate the presented medical problems to his or her technical competence.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Medical terminology. Heart and blood vessels. Lungs. Ear nose and throat. Clinical Chemistry. Radiology. AIDS. Cancer. Diabetes. Gynecology, pregnancy and delivery. Cardiology. Coagulation diseases. Rheumatology. Urology. Ophthalmology. General surgery. Hand surgery. Orthopedics. Neurosurgery. Plastic surgery. Thoracic surgery. Fluid balance and anesthesia. Clinical pharmacology. Addiction. Biomaterials. Technology within dental care. Medical care with limited resources

As mentioned above, the course is defined by the lectures, given by specially invited researchers and clinical specialists. The course does not appear the same from year to year, as new topics may be added and other fall away. Consequently, there is no book covering the entire course. In a few cases, the lecturer may give out handouts, but normally the student must rely on his or her own notes.