Course syllabus

Medicin för tekniker
Medicine for Engineers

GEMA55, 6 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 1
Date of Decision: 2012-03-23

General Information

Depth of study relative to the degree requirements: First cycle, has only upper-secondary level entry requirements.
Elective for: A3, B4, BI3, C4, D4, E4, E4-mt, F4, F4-mt, F4-bm, I4, K4, KID2, L4, M4, MD4, MID1, N2, Pi4, RH4, V4, W3
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


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.

Learning outcomes

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

Examination details

Grading scale: UG
Assessment: Written exam, and attendance at least 78 % of all lectures. Extra exam may be oral.


The number of participants is limited to: 60
Selection: Number of credits left until final degree. Commenced diploma work within Biomedical Engineering.
The course overlaps following course/s: TNX006

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Docent Tomas Jansson,
Course coordinator: Professor Per Wollmer,
Course coordinator: Magnus Cinthio,
Course homepage:
Further information: Lectures in Swedish during evening time at LTH.