Course syllabus

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Clinical Training in Biomedical Engineering

EXTA56, 5 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2021/22
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED BME
Date of Decision: 2021-04-14

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: BME1
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The course gives general knowledge on Swedish healthcare, professional conduct and patients, secrecy, etc. The aim of the first part of the course with lectures is to describe the use of biomedical engineering in clinical routine, applying in particular to those clinics of the hospital which are technoloy intense. A deeper understanding of the diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, described at the lectures, is gained when the studnet is auscultating at the clinics. A number of procedures, for example involving the measurement of chemical or electrical quantities, are studied at the laboratory exercises. Teachers at the medical faculty are responsible for the course, and the course runs in its entirety at the hospital.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


Topics like clinical physiology, clinical chemistry, neurophysiology, radiation physics, ophthalmology will be treated. Note that the course content can vary to some extent from year to year.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG - (U,G) - (Fail, Pass)
Assessment: To pass the course the student is requried to attend to lectures and laboratory exercises, passed laboratory reports, passed report for a specific theme, as well as passed course in resuscitation.

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.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: EXTA55

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Jonas Carlson,
Course coordinator: Professor Pyotr Platonov,
Further information: In order to get access to the course, a health screening must be submitted latest the date specified by the course coordinator. If necessary, certificates of vacciantions must also be presented.