Technology in Medicine

Course Description

Biomedical engineering is one of the fastest-growing fields of engineering. This field is aimed to produce important innovations that improve health and quality of life - from developing artificial organs, refinement of imaging technology that allow doctors to examine patients better than ever before or technologies for patient distance monitoring. Technologies used to bring together engineering knowledge with applied knowledge in the fields of biology, chemistry and physics. The course covers basic concepts of technology in medicine and it serves as an introduction to the fundamentals on which biomedical engineering is based.

General Competencies

- providing students with the fundamental knowledge of technologies in medicine, and understanding several applications of biomedical engineering - giving students possibility to participate in discussion on the selected topics from technologies in medicine - introducing students with the experience of experts in the field, as well as with several accessible devices - introducing students to understand contemporary problems related to health and quality of life - preparing students for competence in the multidisciplinary field

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


Ex catedra, guest-lecturers from biomedical engineering field


Writtenand oral exams

Laboratory Work

Biomedical electronics laboratory


Standard consultaions


Visits to health care institutions


Round table discussions

Grading Method

By decision of the Faculty Council, in the academic year 2019/2020. the midterm exams are cancelled and the points assigned to that component are transferred to the final exam, unless the teachers have reassigned the points and the grading components differently. See the news for each course for information on knowledge rating.
Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Laboratory Exercises 50 % 20 % 50 % 20 %
Mid Term Exam: Written 50 % 40 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 50 % 40 %
Exam: Written 50 % 80 %

Week by Week Schedule

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

Study Programmes

University undergraduate
Computer Engineering (module)
Elective Courses (6. semester)
Control Engineering and Automation (module)
Elective Courses (6. semester)
Electronic and Computer Engineering (module)
Elective Courses (6. semester)
Electronics (module)
Elective Courses (6. semester)
Information Processing (module)
Elective Courses (6. semester)
Software Engineering and Information Systems (module)
Elective Courses (6. semester)
Telecommunication and Informatics (module)
Elective Courses (6. semester)


Joseph D. Bronzino, ur. (2006.), Biomedical Engineering Fundamentals (izabrana poglavlja), CRC
A. Šantić (1997.), Biomedicinska elektronika, Školska knjiga
Kramme, Hoffmann, Pozos, ur. (2011.), Handbook of Medical Technology (izabrana poglavlja), sPRINGER
Almir Badnjević, Mario Cifrek, Ratko Magjarević, Zijad Džemić (2017.), Inspection of Medical Devices, Springer

Associate Lecturers

Laboratory exercises


ID 127185
  Summer semester
L3 English Level
L1 e-Learning

Grading System

90 Excellent
75 Very Good
65 Good
50 Acceptable