Technology in Medicine

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

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. 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.

Study Programmes

University undergraduate
Computer Engineering (module)
Elective Courses (6. semester)
Computing (study)
Elective Courses (6. semester)
Control Engineering and Automation (module)
Elective Courses (6. semester)
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (study)
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)


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

Associate Lecturers


ID 183490
  Summer semester
L3 English Level
L1 e-Learning
30 Lectures
0 Exercises
12 Laboratory exercises
0 Project laboratory

Grading System

90 Excellent
75 Very Good
65 Good
50 Acceptable