Course syllabus

Medicin för tekniker
Medicine for Engineers

BMEA01, 6 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2017/18
Decided by: PLED BME
Date of Decision: 2017-03-30

General Information

Elective for: E4, MD4, N4
Externally elective for: W4
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 - (U,G) - (Fail, Pass)
Assessment: Written exam, and attendance at least 78 % of all lectures. Extra exam may be oral.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


The number of participants is limited to: 60
Selection: Number of credits left until final degree.
The course might be cancelled: If the number of applicants is less than 20.
The course overlaps following course/s: TNX006, GEMA55

Reading list

Contact and other information

Teacher: Universitetslektor Tomas Jansson,
Course coordinator: Universitetslektor Magnus Cinthio,
Course homepage:
Further information: Lectures in Swedish during evening time at LTH.