BMT-61217 Biomedical Engineering Principles, 5 cr


Juha Nousiainen


Toteutuskerta Periodi Vastuuhenkilö Suoritusvaatimukset
BMT-61217 2019-01 2 - 5 Juha Nousiainen
Approved exercises, assignments and final exam.


On completion the course, the student: - is aware of the wide scope of Biomedical Engineering and can describe its main topics in the research and development as well as its impact to modern medicine and high-tech industry, - is able to analyze biophysical, biomechanical and bioelectrical phenomena of the human body and to apply modelling principles to them, as well as to apply control theory to describe biomedical control systems, - can describe how the body is interacting with different types of applied external energies and how these interactions can be utilized in medical diagnostics and therapy, - can describe various ways how physiological signals can be generated by and emanated from the human body, and - can describe physical image formation mechanisms and basic principles of medical imaging methods.


Sisältö Ydinsisältö Täydentävä tietämys Erityistietämys
1. Biomedical engineering as a multidisciplinary field: reserch fields, medical and health devices, challenges, global markets and industry.  Future trends in BME research and industry. Health technology industry and biomedical engineering research in Tampere and Finland.    
2. Engineering approach to human body. Bioelectricity. Biomechanics. Fluid mechanics. Modelling of physiological systems. Control and systems theory applied to physiological systems. Physiolgocal signals generated by the body functions.  Mathematical models related to the phenomena. Methods to study the phenomena. Clinical applications in diagnosis and therapy.   
3. Interaction of of the human body with various types of applied external energies. Bio-optics. Bioacoustics.   Clinical applications in diagnosis and therapy.   
4. Physical interaction mechanisms of image formation in medical imaging methods. Principles of biomedical imaging systems.  Applications of biomedical imaging systems.    

Ohjeita opiskelijalle osaamisen tasojen saavuttamiseksi

The final grade of the course is determined based on assessment of partial completions of the course. The weight of the compulsory final exam is 50 % and compulsory exercises and Moodle-assignment is 30 % of the total. The course can be passed by completing these compulsory parts of the course with the maximum grade of 3. Grades 4-5 require completion of additional assignments (weight of 20 %). Grades 1-2: Not all learning outcomes have been achieved. Insufficient command in some core content of the course. Grades 3-4: The learning outcomes have been achieved. Good command in core content and complementary knowledge of course content. Good or very good marks from all parts of the course. Grade 5: Some of the learning outcomes have been exceeded. Deep command in the core content and good command in complementary content of the course. Almost maximum performance in all parts of the course.


Numerical evaluation scale (0-5)


Completion parts must belong to the same implementation


Opintojakso P/S Selite
BMT-61110 Ihmisen fysiologia Mandatory   1
BMT-61116 Human Anatomy and Physiology Mandatory   1

1 . one of these

Tietoa esitietovaatimuksista
This course BMT-61217 Biomedical Engineering Principles replaces the course BMT-61216 Biomedical Engineering: Signals and Systems, and cannot be taken if the course BMT-61216 has been taken. This course also overlaps partly with the courses BMT-61150 Ihmisen fysikaaliset ominaisuudet and BMT-61156 Physics of the Human Body, and can be taken if BMT-61150/BMT-61156 has been taken.


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Päivittäjä: Kunnari Jaana, 05.03.2019