Technology in Medicine

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Laboratory exercises

Course Description

Introduction to technology in medicine, Electrophysiology (sources of bioelectric signals), Biomedical instrumentation (principles of measurment and processing of bioelectric signals), Organs and systems in the human body 2 (including bioengineering and cellular engineering principles), Organs and systems in the human body 2 (Artificial organs - artificial heart, visual prosthesis (bionic eye), cochlear implant (bionic ear), Implantable devices 1 (Cardiac pacemakers, medical robots), Implantable devices 2 (Intrabody communication), Modelling of biological systems 1 (Modelling of nervous system and brain), Modelling of biological systems 2 (Modelling and visualization of human body), Medical imaging 1 (2D, 3D, 4D), Medical imaging 2 (Functional imaging), Telemetry systems for medical and sports monitoring, m-health, Biomedical engineering ethics.

Study Programmes

University undergraduate
[FER3-EN] Computing - study
Elective Courses (6. semester)
[FER3-EN] Electrical Engineering and Information Technology - study
Elective Courses (6. semester)

Learning Outcomes

  1. recognize different technologies in medical application
  2. explain physical principles of operation of medical devices and equipment
  3. analyze interaction of medical instrumentation and tissue
  4. differentiate invasive and non-invasive technologies in medicine
  5. combine knowledge from engineering with living world
  6. identify ethical problems in application of technologies in medicine

Forms of Teaching



Field work




Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Laboratory Exercises 50 % 20 % 50 % 20 %
Quizzes 50 % 0 % 50 % 0 %
Mid Term Exam: Written 50 % 40 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 50 % 40 %
Exam: Written 50 % 80 %

Short knowledge tests are used to check the readiness of students for a particular laboratory exercise (entrance test) or to check what the student has learned in the exercise (exit test). Short knowledge tests are part of laboratory exercises and are scored as a whole.

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Historical perspective of BME, Ethical issues of BME, Significance of BME for health care & policy
  2. Bioamplifiers in the ECG, EEG, Sensing, conditioning, processing and analysis methods for designing the BMI
  3. Recording systems, Artefacts and electromagnetic interference
  4. Cellular organization, Tissues, Major organ systems
  5. Circulatory assisting devices and artificial heart, Blood gas exchange devices and artificial lungs, Dialisys and artificial kidney, Diabetes and artificiel pancreas, Artificial blood and other applications
  6. Biocompatibility of implantable devices, Implantable biomedical devices - passive, Implantable biomedical devices - active
  7. Soft tissue replacements, Hard tissue replacements, Case studies: joints, valves, neural, vascular, dental, Implantable biomedical devices - active
  8. Midterm exam
  9. Tissues, Major organ systems
  10. Major organ systems, Homeostasis
  11. X-ray principles, Digital radiography, Computed tomography (CT), Interventional radiology - angiography
  12. Ultrasound diagnostics, Medical infrared imaging, Endoscopy, Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  13. Bioamplifiers in the ECG, EEG, Recording systems, Sensing, conditioning, processing and analysis methods for designing the BMI
  14. Ethical issues of BME, Surgical, Therapeutic, Rehabilitative, Life supporting
  15. Final exam


Ante Šantić (1995.), Biomedicinska elektronika,
Rüdiger Kramme, Klaus-Peter Hoffmann, Robert Pozos (2011.), Springer Handbook of Medical Technology, Springer Science & Business Media
(.), R. Magjarević, B. Ferek-Petrić: Implantable Cardiac Pacemakers-50 Years from the First Implantation,,
(.), Pregledni članci iz znanstvenih i stručnih časopisa,
Joseph D. Bronzino, Donald R. Peterson (2006.), Biomedical Engineering Fundamentals, CRC Press

For students


ID 223387
  Summer semester
L3 English Level
L1 e-Learning
30 Lectures
0 Seminar
0 Exercises
15 Laboratory exercises
0 Project laboratory

Grading System

90 Excellent
75 Very Good
65 Good
50 Sufficient