Health Technology and Informatics, 50 cr

Type of the study module

Advanced Studies


Hannu Eskola, Hannu Nieminen, Alpo Värri, Jari Hyttinen

Learning Outcomes

- After completing the major:
- Students are able to apply engineering expertise to the design of devices, systems, algorithms, software, models, methods or processes for health technology and informatics solutions.
- Students are aware how to design medical devices and health information systems so that they would meet the desired functional, interoperability, safety, security and privacy regulatory requirements for the commercialization of medical products and health information systems.
- Students are able to design and carry out a research plan to test hypotheses, to analyze and interpret the results in the context of the research, and to report the results according to scientific principles especially taking into consideration the traditions, requirements, and ethics related to engineering and life sciences.
- Students are able to work as members of multidisciplinary teams and to apply advanced methodologies at the interface between engineering and health sciences.


Compulsory courses

Course Credit points Additional information Class
BMT-52606 Processing of Biosignals 5 cr IV  
BMT-55006 Introduction to Medical Image Processing 5 cr IV  
BMT-57106 Health Care Processes and Information Systems 5 cr IV  
BMT-57407 Standards, Interoperability and Regulations in Health Informatics 3 cr IV  
BMT-61306 Basics of Medical Electronics 3 cr IV  
BMT-63106 Measurements of Physiological Systems 5 cr IV  
BMT-63306 Modelling of Physiological Systems 5 cr IV  
Total 31 cr    

1. Note that some of the courses require prerequisite knowledge. The student should have passed SGN-11007 Introduction to Signal Processing and preferably also SGN-12007 Introduction to Image and Video Processing or otherwise obtained corresponding skills before studying the courses BMT-52606 Processing of Biosignals and BMT-55006 Introduction to Medical Image Processing. Before studying BMT-61306 Basics of Medical Electronics, the student should have obtained basic knowledge of analogue electronics.

Optional Compulsory Courses

Must be selected at least 5 credits of courses

Course Credit points Alternativity Class
BMT-57606 Health Information Systems Laboratory 5 cr 1   IV  
BMT-62306 Research Project in Biomedical Engineering 5 cr 1   V  
BMT-84006 Project Work in Biomedical Engineering 2-8 cr 1   V  
BMT-85006 Demola Project Work 5-10 cr 1   V  

1. Select 5 credits. At least one of these project/laboratory type of courses must be selected.

Complementary Courses

It is possible for the student to study this module with different profiles. In the health technology profile, the student chooses such optional courses which give information about how to design biomedical instrumentation or imaging devices. The students with this profile are typical employed as medical device design engineers or medical physicists. In the biomedical instrumentation profile, the student would typically choose courses witch provide skills for developing biomedical measurement and treatment devices and systems like BMT-63206, BMT-62236, BMT-63256, BMT-86106 and additional cources e.g. on biosignal analysis or imaging. In the medical physicist profile, the student would typically choose courses providing knowledge on medical imaging and treatment systems like BMT-62266, BMT-64216, BMT-64416, BMT-64166. In the health informatics studies, the student chooses such optional courses which provide skills in developing secure and user-friendly health software for the health care providers or consumers. The students with this profile are typically employed by software companies serving the health care sector or by the hospital information system management departments. In the health informatics profile, the student would typically choose courses like TIE-04107, TIE-30406, TIE-41206, TIE-41306, TLO-35236, TLO-35246, TLO-35256. In the biomedical signal processing profile, the student would typically choose courses like BMT-53007, BMT-62416, SGN-13006, SGN-41007, SGN-43006, BMT-54006. The responsible persons of this major are willing to advice students individually, when necessary.

Should be completed to the minimum study module extent of 50 ETCS

Course Credit points Class
BMT-51506 Human Visual System 5 cr IV  
BMT-53007 Computational Diagnostics 5 cr V  
BMT-54006 Introduction to Neuroinformatics 5 cr IV  
BMT-62236 Medical Device Research and Productization 5 cr V  
BMT-62266 Diagnostic X-ray Imaging Techniques 5 cr IV  
BMT-62416 Small Samples Data Analysis 5 cr V  
BMT-63206 Bioelectronics 4 cr IV  
BMT-63256 Bio-Optoelectronic Instrumentation 5 cr IV  
BMT-64166 Radiation Safety in Medicine 5 cr IV  
BMT-64216 Medical Imaging Methods 5 cr IV  
BMT-64416 Methods of Radiotherapy 5 cr IV  
BMT-83006 External Ecourse in Biomedical Engineering 1-8 cr V  
BMT-86106 Health Technology and Life Science Business 5 cr V  
SGN-13006 Introduction to Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning 5 cr IV  
SGN-41007 Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning 5 cr V  
SGN-43006 Knowledge Mining and Big Data 5 cr V  
TIE-04107 Basic Course on User Experience 5 cr IV  
TIE-30406 Network Security 5 cr IV  
TIE-41206 Human-Centered Product Development 5 cr V  
TIE-41306 User Experience: Design and Evaluation 5 cr V  
TLO-35236 Information Security Management 4 cr V  
TLO-35246 Software Business 4 cr V  
TLO-35256 Data and Information Management 4 cr IV  
YHTTAY-22206 Introduction to Computational Biology 3 cr V  

Additional information

Contact Person: Jari Hyttinen

Updated by: Hyttinen Jari, 22.02.2019