Course syllabus

Lab-on-a-chip in Biomedical Applications
Lab-on-a-chip i biomedicinska tillämpningar

EEMN26, 7.5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2024/25
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering LTH
Decided by: PLED BME
Date of Decision: 2024-04-16
Effective: 2024-05-08

General Information

Depth of study relative to the degree requirements: Second cycle, in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
Elective for: B4, BME4-bf, E4-mt, F4, F4-mt, N4-nbm
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


The course gives a detailed technical view into miniaturised bioanalysis and highlights some of the lab-on-a-chip technologies that are currently used in clinical medicine and biomedical research. Fundamental principles for bioanalysis integrated in microfluidic systems where sample handling and detection principles are key areas of interest are emphasized. These will be penetrated through lectures and lab exercises.

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


The course is based on a lecture series that will convey both basic lab-on-a-chip technology and describe how this is applied in modern bioanalysis. Guest lecturers from reknowned bioanalysis companies in the region will further point out the importance and the value of miniaturised and automated bioanalysis within the health care sector and within medical research. The course will also encompass a series of lab exercises that outline a set of clinically relevant analytical techniques that are based on microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip technology, that aims at giving hands on experience in the basic ocnstruction of microfluidics based analysis systems and tehreby provide a wholistic view of the lab-on-a-chip technology

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U, 3, 4, 5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: To pass the course approved lab exercise reports and written exam is required

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.

Code: 0118. Name: Examination.
Credits: 6.0. Grading scale: TH - (U, 3, 4, 5). Assessment: Approved written exam
Code: 0218. Name: Lab Exercises.
Credits: 1.5. Grading scale: UG - (U, G). Assessment: Approved laboratory work


Assumed prior knowledge: 3 years of studying at Faculty of Engineering.
The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list


Course coordinator: Maria Antfolk,
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