Biomedical Engineering: Curriculum

Facts about the studies

  • Start: September
  • Costs per semester: € 363.36 tuition fee, € 20.70 ÖH contribution
  • Attendance times during the study program: Monday to Friday during the day
  • 180 ECTS credits
  • Possibility for a semester abroad

Courses

Below you will find the current courses of the study program.

1. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Communication 1 (COMM1)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Competence and Cooperation (KOKO)
German / UE
2.00
1.00

Course description

This course focuses on the students' self-responsible learning processes and imparts appropriate learning strategies as well as techniques and methods of time and self-management. It serves the students as a forum to get to know their group colleagues and prepares them for their own teamwork by applying and reflecting on selected team concepts.

Methodology

Impulse lecture, self-study (short videos, literature, etc.), discussion, work in groups, presentation

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • aquire learning content in a variety of ways (repertoire) and prepare it for easy access (e.g. structures, visualizations, etc…), thereby taking into account the functioning of the brain
  • prioritize activities based on various methods (e.g. ABC-analysis, Pomodoro-technique) and plan their timing
  • recognise personal stress triggers and behaviour patterns and develop and describe possibilities for pattern interruptions
  • explain phase models of team development (e.g. Tuckman) and team roles (e.g. Belbin) and derive interventions for their own practice

Course contents

  • Learning, learning models and learning techniques
  • Self- and time management
  • Constructive handling of stress
  • Teamwork: tasks, roles, development

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Franken, Swetlana: Verhaltensorientierte Führung – Handeln, Lernen und Diversity in Unternehmen, 3. Aufl. 2010
  • Lehner, Martin: Viel Stoff – schnell gelernt, 2. Aufl. 2018
  • Seiwert, Lothar: Wenn du es eilig hast, gehe langsam: Wenn du es noch eiliger hast, mache einen Umweg, 2018
  • Van Dick, Rolf / West, Michael A.: Teamwork, Teamdiagnose, Team-entwicklung, 2. Aufl. 2013

Assessment methods

  • Exercise, case studies, test, written exam

Anmerkungen

none

Technical English (ENG1)
English / UE
3.00
2.00

Course description

In the Technical English course, students will expand their language toolkit to allow them to effectively record and apply technical vocabulary and terminology in the context of future engineering topics such as automization, digitalization, machines and materials and 3D Printing. Moreover, students will advance their technical verbal and written skills by creating technical object and technical process descriptions specifically for technical professional audiences and engineering purposes.

Methodology

small and medium tasks and activities; open class inputs and discussion; individual task completion settings; peer review and discussion

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • record and employ technical vocabulary
  • create and understand technical process instructions
  • identify and produce technical text types according to their intended audience and communication purpose (for example a technical article and a process description)

Course contents

  • Future Trends in Technology (automization, digitalization, machines and materials, 3D printing, AI, and the internet of things.)
  • Visualizing technical descriptions
  • Describing technical visualizations
  • Technical object descriptions
  • Technical process descriptions
  • Technical English talk

Prerequisites

B2 level English

Literature

  • Murphy, R. (2019). English Grammar in Use, 5th Edition. Klett Verlag.
  • Oshima, A., Hogue, A. (2006). Writing Academic English, 4th Edition. Pearson Longman.

Assessment methods

  • 25% Technical Process Description Group Task
  • 25% Technical Process Description Language Task
  • 50% in-class writing (25% writing / 25% applied knowledge)
Fundamentals of Physics / Physics Fundamentals (PHYS)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Fundamentals of Physics for Engineering Sciences (PHY1)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

The course "Fundamentals of Physics for Engineering Sciences" aims to provide students with basic knowledge in the field of technical physics. In particular, the course aims to discuss elementary basic concepts and theorems of technical mechanics and the theory of electromagnetism. Furthermore, the basic laws of electrodynamics (Maxwell equations and definition of the Lorentz force) are formulated. Furthermore, special concepts from the field of thermodynamics (efficiency) are introduced and discussed on the basis of practical applications in physics and technology. The course "Fundamentals of Physics for Engineering Sciences" aims to provide students with basic knowledge in the field of technical physics. In particular, the course aims to discuss elementary basic concepts and theorems of technical mechanics and the theory of electromagnetism. Furthermore, the basic laws of electrodynamics (Maxwell equations and definition of the Lorentz force) are formulated. Furthermore, special concepts from the field of thermodynamics (efficiency) are introduced and discussed on the basis of practical applications in physics and technology.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • to use physical units correctly
  • explain the relationships between physical parameters.
  • explain and interpret the relationship between physical theories, experiments and engineering applications
  • apply physical laws to practical examples
  • to create models, mathematical solutions and their interpretation based on selected physical problems
  • to answer quantitative questions based on physical theories
  • apply physical methods and validity limits to the specific technical profession.
  • Assess plausibility of results

Course contents

  • Basics of the physical units
  • SI - Units
  • Basic physical terms (speed, acceleration, force, impulse, energy, work, power)
  • Newtonian laws
  • Kinematics (vibrations)
  • Elements of thermodynamics
  • Electricity and magnetism
  • Measurement errors, systematic and statistical errors
Physics Laboratory (PHYLB)
German / LAB
2.00
1.00

Course description

The course "Grundlagenlabor Physik" (Basic Physics Laboratory) aims to provide students with experimental physical and scientific knowledge. Using selected experiments from the fields of mechanics, thermodynamics, optics and electrodynamics, statistical methods of experimental physics, methods for the evaluation and data analysis of measurement series as well as practical laboratory methods are taught. The laboratory experiments aim to gain independent laboratory experience and practical knowledge. This knowledge is of great value for the entire engineering science field when working with measured variables and their processing, e.g. in sensor technology, measurement technology or embedded systems. During the preparation of laboratory protocols and records, experience in scientific and technical documentation and scientific work is gained.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • independently set up and conduct physical experiments
  • create protocols according to common standards
  • to apply basic physical processes (from mechanics, thermodynamics, electromagnetism and optics) in practice
  • to apply the basic rules of scientific work when writing and analysing texts, distinguishing a scientific approach from a non-scientific (everyday) approach
  • to interpret measurement results according to selected physical theories.
  • to perform error evaluation of experimental data using the methods mean value, standard deviation and Gaussian error propagation
  • are able to apply the concept of linear regression and can perform these practical cases.

Course contents

  • Thread pendulum & statistics
  • Energy & Calorimetry
  • Measurement of electromagnetic quantities
  • Error propagation, statistical and systematic error
General Chemistry (CHEM)
German / iMod
5.00
-
General Chemistry (CHEM)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Die Studierenden lernen die Grundlagen der anorganischen und organischen Chemie.

Methodology

Study phases and attendance phases alternate. In the self-study phase, students prepare themselves for the contents of the attendance phases by watching videos or reading through book chapters. In the presence phase questions are answered to the self-study, the most important points of the self-study are repeated, the teaching contents are strengthened by exercises and/or a view on the next self-study phase is given.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • to explain physicochemical properties of elements and their compounds using the periodic table.
  • to formulate simple chemical processes stoichiometrically correct by means of reaction equations and to use them for further calculations
  • to enumerate and determine the most important functional groups in organic chemistry
  • to present the 3 stages of polymerisation using a concrete example
  • To understand the basics of electrochemistry and to solve redox equations.

Course contents

  • Periodic Table of the Elements
  • Chemical bond types and reactions
  • Nomenclature according to IUPAC
  • Stoichiometry
  • chemical balance
  • Acids and Bases
  • Basics electrochemistry and redox reactions
  • Fundamentals of polymer chemistry

Prerequisites

General chemical basics at Matura level.

Literature

  • Guido Kickelbick: Chemie für Ingenieure - Pearson Verlag

Assessment methods

  • 20 points (20%) for the 1st Moodle exam (subject matter of the attendance phases or self-study of block 1 and 2 of the course General Chemistry & General Chemistry Laboratory)
  • 60 points (60%) for the 2nd Moodle exam (learning material: all contents of all attendance and self-study phases of the course General Chemistry & General Chemistry Laboratory => module exam)
  • 20 points (20%) for writing 3 protocol sheets (8%) and one laboratory protocol (12%)
General Chemistry Laboratory (CHELB)
German / LAB
2.00
1.00

Course description

Students perform practical examples in the areas of spot analysis, dimensional analysis, electrochemistry & materials testing and structural elucidation of organic molecules and apply theoretically learned concepts.

Methodology

Study phases and attendance phases alternate. In the self-study phase, students prepare themselves for the theoretical contents or the practical implementation of the laboratory exercise. In the attendance phase, an Antestat is performed at the beginning and then the practical work follows.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • Carry out basic steps in the laboratory according to a work instruction with appropriate support.
  • to document laboratory results according to scientific standards.

Course contents

  • Safety in the laboratory
  • Spot analysis
  • Dimensional Analysis
  • Materials analysis and testing, electrochemistry
  • Structural elucidation of organic molecules
  • Drafting a laboratory protocol

Prerequisites

General chemical basics at Matura level.

Literature

  • Guido Kickelbick: Chemie für Ingenieure - Pearson Verlag

Assessment methods

  • 20 points (20%) for the 1st Moodle exam (subject matter of the attendance phases or self-study of block 1 and 2 of the course General Chemistry & General Chemistry Laboratory)
  • 60 points (60%) for the 2nd Moodle exam (learning material: all contents of all attendance and self-study phases of the course General Chemistry & General Chemistry Laboratory => module exam)
  • 20 points (20%) for writing 3 protocol sheets (8%) and one laboratory protocol (12%)
Informatics Fundamentals in Life Science Engineering (INFO)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Fundamentals of Programming / Programming Fundamentals (PROG1)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Teaching of the basics of programming. Structured and OOP (data types, control structures, data structures, functions, abstraction, data encapsulation, inheritance, polymorphism, UI-Dev ....)

Methodology

Mixture of presence and self-study phases

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • compare data types of programming languages and select the appropriate ones
  • explain the function of loops, branches and methods
  • demonstrate the principles of object-oriented programming
  • write classes with all required elements (constructors, ...)
  • to recognise data encapsulation
  • explain the principles of heredity and polymorphism
  • to design a graphical user interface.
  • to plan small software projects

Course contents

  • Hello IDE
  • Hello World
  • Data types
  • Variables
  • Branches
  • Loops
  • Functions / methods
  • Data structures
  • File I/O
  • Abstraction
  • Data encapsulation
  • Inheritance
  • Polymorphism
  • GUI

Prerequisites

keine

Assessment methods

  • 40% quizzes
  • 60% final exam
Promming Application in Life Science Engineering (PROG2)
German / LAB
2.00
1.00

Course description

Practical application of the programming. Structured and OOP (data types, control structures, data structures, functions, abstraction, data encapsulation, inheritance, polymorphism, UI-Dev ....)

Methodology

Mixture of self-study phases in which practical examples must be solved and attendance phases in which the solved examples are examined and discussed.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • to use the principles of object-oriented programming in application development
  • to develop small software programs with a modern IDE
  • write classes with all necessary elements (constructors, ...)
  • create structured programs using loops (for, while ...), branches (if, switch ...) and functions
  • to implement data encapsulation.
  • to create a graphical user interface.
  • implement small software projects according to plan

Course contents

  • Hello IDE
  • Hello World
  • Datentypes
  • Variables
  • Branches
  • Loops
  • Functions / methods
  • Data-structure
  • File-I/O
  • Abstraction
  • Data encapsulation
  • Inheritance
  • polymorphism
  • GUI

Prerequisites

none

Assessment methods

  • 40% Solved examples
  • 40% presentations
  • 20% projectwork
Mathematics for Engineering Science 1 (MAES1)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Mathematics for Engineering Science 1 (MAES1)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

The course „Mathematik für Computer Science 1“ is supposed to convey mathematical skills and a structured mode of thought. The methods acquired by the students, based on a sustainable foundation, enable them to solve up-to-date technical and engeneering problems in an efficient and comprehensible way and to analyze established solutions. After an introductory part the emphasis lies on linear algebra.

Methodology

Both face-to-face learning (lecturing, practical exercises) and self-study (preparation and post-processing) are integrated.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • to properly formulate mathematical statements using propositional logic and set theory, and to represent numbers in various numeral systems
  • to analyze basic properties of functions in one variable, and to interpret these in the appropriate subject context
  • to apply operations and changes of representation with complex numbers, to interpret them geometrically in the complex plane, and to describe harmonic oscillations in terms of complex numbers
  • to solve basic problems in general vector spaces and simple geometric problems in two and three dimensional euclidean space
  • to perform elementary matrix operations, and to compute determinants and inverse matrices
  • to solve systems of linear equations using Gauß‘ algorithm
  • to perform geometric operations in terms of linear mappings
  • to compute scalar products, orthogonal projections and orthogonal transformations, and to interprete them geometrically
  • to compute eigenvalues, eigenvectors and eigenspaces

Course contents

  • Logic and sets
  • Number sets and numeral systems
  • Functions
  • Complex numbers
  • Vector spaces
  • Matrices and linear operators
  • Systems of linear equations
  • Systems of linear equations
  • eigenvalues and eigenvectors

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Tilo Arens, Frank Hettlich, Christian Karpfinger, Ulrich Kockelkorn, Klaus Lichtenegger und Hellmuth Stachel: Mathematik. Springer Spektrum (aktuell: 4. Auflage 2018)

Assessment methods

  • The basis for the assessment are 10 (online) quizzes, two units of practical exercises and two written tests. The qualitative criteria for practical exercises and tests are an appropriate understanding of the contents and the necessary mathematical skills.
Medical Fundamentals 1 (MED1)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology (ANAT1)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

In the courses Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology 1, 2 and 3 (APP 1, 2 and 3) students deal with the anatomical foundations of the human body and its functions. They also learn essential information about the development and mechanisms of diseases.

Methodology

The students acquire the digitally provided contents in self-study. The face-to-face lecture is used to jointly deepen what has been learned.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • To describe important morphological and functional properties of epithelial, muscle, nerve, connective and supporting tissue
  • explain types and functions of blood cells
  • Present important tasks of the immune system and differentiate between innate and adaptive defence system
  • explain the basic concepts of pathology (cell and tissue changes, inflammation, developmental disorders) and discuss them using simple case studies

Course contents

  • Structure and function of tissues
  • Blood cells and haematological diseases
  • Basics of immunology
  • Main features of pathology
Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology / Anatomy and Physiology Fundamentals (APHYS)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

The focus of the LV is on learning the physiological and anatomical principles of human movement. In this respect, the contents range from the stimulus conduction of the cell to the functional anatomy of the active and passive locomotor system. Furthermore, the basics of vital functions (heart activity & breathing) and the nervous system are taught.

Methodology

Essential is the application of the flipped classroom principle, on the basis of which the students work out concrete tasks to answer exam-relevant questions themselves.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • identify the biological properties of the components of the musculoskeletal system (organotypical tissues)
  • classify and name the main components of the passive musculoskeletal system (such as bones and joints)
  • explain the anatomy of the trunk skeleton and limb skeleton, with particular reference to biomechanical considerations
  • describe the functional anatomy of the neuromuscular system
  • describe the main components of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems
  • to name the active locomotor system (skeletal muscles)
  • list the joint-related effects of the main muscle groups
  • reflect basic knowledge of the nervous system
  • explain the sensorimotor system and the musculoskeletal system

Course contents

  • Introduction to the biology of the tissues of the locomotor system
  • general anatomy of the bone, bone connections and muscle
  • Basic description of the anatomy of the trunk skeleton and the skeleton of the extremities with special consideration of biomechanical considerations
  • special functional anatomy of the spine, upper and lower extremities
  • basic structure and function of the cell (membrane potential, mass transport)
  • Stimulation conduction using the example of the motor unit
  • Muscle tissue with focus on the striated skeletal muscles
  • Basics of the central and peripheral nervous system (including sensorimotor functions, proprioception)
  • Basics of the cardiovascular system and blood
  • Grundlagen des Atmungssystems

2. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Applications of Medical Informatics (MEDIN)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Analytical Methods of Biomedical Data (BIODA)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

The LV serves on the one hand to learn how to use the software environment Matlab and on the other hand to use it directly for the analysis of different biomedical data (gait parameters, ECG, ...)

Methodology

The students work on the relevant topics in their own studies. The attendance phases then serve to actively test their knowledge by solving subject-specific tasks.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • use the MATLAB software environment to perform specific tasks such as interpolation (cell growth, motion analysis, medical readings, ...), creating diagrams, etc.
  • use simple interpolation algorithms
  • Reading and analysis of biomedical data according to medical requirements
  • Addressing interfaces of medical devices to read out data

Course contents

  • Introduction to Matlab
  • Visualization of Data
  • Interpolation
  • Generating Filters
  • Use of Interfaces
  • Reading and interpretation of different data from various biomedical sources
  • Saving data in different formats

Prerequisites

Grundlagen der Programmierung Anwendungen der Programmierung

Assessment methods

  • The task is divided into two parts: For minimum requirement: 5 points Additional requirement: additional 3 points (i.e. a total of 8 points)
  • 0 - 24 Points: 5
  • 25 - 30 Points: 4
  • 31 - 36 Points: 3
  • 37 - 42 Points: 2
  • 43 - 48 Points: 1
Medical Informatics - Project (MEDPR)
German / PRJ
3.00
2.00

Course description

This course should for the first time offer the opportunity to independently put into practice the knowledge acquired in the courses "Fundamentals of Programming" and "Applications of Programming".

Methodology

The students work independently in groups on a freely selected problem and are supported by the lecturers on a "coaching basis

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • To plan, develop, test and finally present software applications from the field of biomedical engineering within the framework of small group project work.
  • to link software with corresponding hardware and to generate data and information from it and to process them accordingly
  • to use development environments (Matlab, C#, Java, ...) to solve tasks

Course contents

  • Use of suitable development environments
  • Networking of medical devices
  • Data analysis of medical data

Prerequisites

Grundlagen der Programmierung Anwendungen der Programmierung

Assessment methods

  • Project implementation / degree of difficulty (0 - 40 points)
  • Presentation / overall impression (0 - 20 points)
  • Presentation / individual impression (each student individually) (0 - 10 points)
  • Self assessment (0 - 30 points)
Applied Chemistry (ACHEM)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Applied Chemistry (ACHEM)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

In this ILV you will learn the important structures and bonds of organic molecules. The special characteristics of the most important classes of compounds are learned, which represent an important basis for biochemistry. Another focus of this ILV is polymer chemistry. Many polymers have chemico-physical properties that make them useful components of many goods and materials that play an important role in everyday life.

Methodology

Study phases and attendance phases alternate. In the self-study phase, students prepare themselves for the contents of the attendance phases by watching videos or reading through book chapters. In the presence phase questions are answered to the self-study, the most important points of the self-study are repeated, the teaching contents are strengthened by exercises and/or a view on the next self-study phase is given.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • assess and reproduce the physicochemical properties (polarity, intermolecular interactions, stability) of inorganic and organic compounds
  • determine functional groups in organic chemistry
  • name molecules according to the IUPAC nomenclature or to derive the structure from the name
  • estimate and reproduce the reactivity of organic compounds based on their physicochemical properties
  • explain the chemical-structural differences between the different substance groups of organic molecules (e.g. proteins, lipids and carbohydrates) and deduce their application or their biological importance
  • Describe the differences between thermosets, thermoplastics and elastomers and explain them physically and chemically

Course contents

  • Advanced fundamentals of general, inorganic, organic and polymer chemistry
  • Application-oriented additional knowledge in the field of plastics for use in biomedical engineering

Prerequisites

general chemistry

Assessment methods

  • The overall grade is made up of partial grades for three performance assessments:
  • 1. Grading of the 1st Moodle exam (20 points)
  • 2. Grading of the 2nd Moodle exam (60 points)
  • 3. Grading of 3 protocol papers and 1 laboratory protocol (20 points)
Applied Chemistry - Laboratory (ACHLB)
German / LAB
2.00
1.00

Course description

In the laboratory exercises of the Applied Chemistry Laboratory, advanced working methods in the chemical laboratory, methods of inorganic and organic chemistry are taught and the data obtained are correctly analyzed and documented.

Methodology

Study phases and attendance phases alternate. In the self-study phase, students prepare themselves for the theoretical contents or the practical implementation of the laboratory exercise. In the attendance phase, an Antestat is performed at the beginning and then the practical work follows.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • perform chemical methods in accordance with prescribed protocols in a traceable manner
  • apply stoichiometric calculations
  • document experiments and to present results in a comprehensible form and to discuss them in written form.

Course contents

  • Distillation
  • Thin layer chromatography and photometry
  • Aspirin synthesis
  • Polymer chemistry

Prerequisites

laboratory geneal chemistry

Assessment methods

  • tudents write a protocol for a laboratory experiment and a protocol paper for 3 laboratory experiments, in addition, students complete an assessment before each laboratory example.
Communication 2 (COMM2)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Business English (ENG2)
English / UE
3.00
2.00

Course description

In this Business English course, students will learn how to write clear, compelling, professional text, as well as, expanding their language toolkit to enable them to record and apply business vocabulary and terminology in the context of future trends in Business and Engineering. These trends would include, amongst others, diversity and inclusion, the globalization of the economy and, also, the internationalization of finance. Moreover, students will advance their verbal and written English language skills by applying critical thinking tools in the creation of impact analyses specifically for technical business audiences of the global community.

Methodology

small and medium tasks and activities; open class inputs and discussion; individual task completion settings; peer review and discussion

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • record and employ vocabulary for business in technology
  • create a business technology impact analysis
  • articulate both orally and in written form the different ways in which technology impacts business
  • use specific vocabulary and terminology in, for example, leading a meeting

Course contents

  • Business in Technology (for example finance and investment, the global economy, digital marketing and sales, international teams, and diversity and inclusion)
  • Impact Analyses for Business and Technology
  • Business English Talk

Prerequisites

B2 level English

Literature

  • Murphy, R. (2019). English Grammar in Use, 5th Edition. Klett Verlag.

Assessment methods

  • 30% Business Impact Analysis Group Task
  • 30% Business Impact Analysis Language Task
  • 40% in-class writing
Creativity and Complexity (KREKO)
German / UE
2.00
1.00

Course description

This course introduces the process of finding ideas by testing various creativity techniques, whereby the students also act as moderators using appropriate moderation techniques. As part of the course, students deal with the phenomenon of "complexity", develop a systemic attitude and train the explanation of complex issues, especially for people without major technical expertise.

Methodology

Impulse lecture, self-study (short videos, literature, etc.), discussion, work in groups, presentation

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • moderate a map query followed by clustering and multi-point querying
  • Implement case-oriented approaches to the generation of ideas (e. g. lateral thinking, critical thinking) as well as selected creativity techniques (e. g. stimulus word analysis, morphological box) to be explained and applied)
  • adopt a systemic mindset and explain and apply tools for dealing with complexity (cf. B. Effectiveness structures, paper computers
  • explain complex technical issues in a target group-specific manner (also for non-technicians)

Course contents

  • Moderation of groups
  • Brainstorming and creativity
  • Networked thinking, dealing with complexity
  • Explain complex issues

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Dörner, Dietrich: Die Logik des Misslingens: Strategisches Denken in komplexen Situationen, 14. Aufl. 2003
  • Lehner, Martin: Erkären und Verstehen: Eine kleine Didaktik der Vermittlung, 5. Aufl. 2018
  • Rustler, Florian: Denkwerkzeuge der Kreativität und Innovation – Das kleine Handbuch der Innovationsmethoden, 9. Aufl. 2019
  • Schilling, Gert: Moderation von Gruppen, 2005
  • Vester, Frederic: Die Kunst vernetzt zu denken, 2002

Assessment methods

  • Exercise, case studies, test

Anmerkungen

none

Fundamentals of Electronic Engineering (ELEKT)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Electronic Engineering in Biomedical Technology (ETBIO)
German / LAB
2.00
1.00

Course description

In "Electronics in Biomedical Engineering" laboratory experiments are carried out which deepen the theoretical content of the ILV "Fundamentals of Electronics". The students gain insight into the importance of electronic passive and active components for the development of medical devices used in biosignal acquisition and processing.

Methodology

- Technical knowledge is deepened individually - Laboratory tests are carried out and documented in groups

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • to calculate simple networks using Ohm's law and other analysis methods
  • use basic equipment such as voltage sources, multimeters, oscilloscopes and function generators.
  • design and dimension simple networks such as bridge circuits, filter circuits and operational amplifier circuits.
  • explain the structure, operation and possible applications of various basic circuits.
  • identify examples of applications for the different networks in biosignal acquisition.

Course contents

  • Linear and non-linear resistors
  • Methods of analysis: Ohm's law of equivalent source circuits, Wheatstone's bridge circuit, triangular star transformation (and vice versa), Kirchhoff's laws and Helmholz's superposition principle
  • Practical exercises at the electronics measuring station (voltage sources, measuring instruments, plug-in boards, electronic components)
  • Construction and testing of simple networks of passive and active components
  • Filter circuits and operational amplifier circuits

Prerequisites

• Grundlagen der Physik • Mathematik für Engineering Science 1 • Grundlagen der Elektronik

Literature

  • Diese eBooks sind überr unsere Bibliothek (Springer eBook Portal) erhältlich: • M. Marinescu und J. Winter, „Grundlagenwissen Elektrotechnik“, 3. Auflage, Vieweg Teubner, 2011 - ISBN 978-3-8348-0555-3 • L. Stiny, „Grundwissen Elektrotechnik und Elektronik – Eine leicht verständliche Einführung“, 7. Auflage, Springer Vieweg, 2018 - ISBN 978-3-658-18319-6 • W. Plaßman und D. Schulz, „Handbuch Elektrotechnik – Grundlagen und Anwendungen für Elektrotechniker“, 6. Auflage, Springer Vieweg, 2013 - ISBN 978-3-8348-2071-6

Assessment methods

  • LV-Immanent performance assessment (laboratory work, laboratory protocols, technical knowledge)
Fundamentals of Electronic Engineering (ELEK1)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

In this course, students learn the basics of electronics in an application-oriented way, which will be required in the further semesters of the Faculty Life Science Engineering. In addition, students work on the components and basic electronic circuits used in this field. Furthermore, simulations of electronic basic circuits are carried out in LTSpice.

Methodology

Alternation between attendance phase (lectures, exercises) and self-study phase for preparation and follow-up.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • to explain basic electronic terms, such as electrical voltage, electrical current, electrical charge, voltage potential.
  • to explain the difference between active and passive components.
  • to apply methods of direct current technology (such as voltage dividers, current dividers, Kirchhoff's laws, bridge circuits, substitute sources, superposition principle) in the analysis and dimensioning of simple electronic circuits
  • to identify emitter-transistor circuits and to dimension them for the application as switches and as small-signal amplifiers
  • to identify and dimension inverting and non-inverting basic operational amplifier circuits
  • to identify and calculate passive low-pass and high-pass filters (RLC).
  • to simulate simple electronic circuits by means of LTSpice (transient and AC).
  • to explain the properties of an electronic component by means of the data sheet.

Course contents

  • Basic terms of electrical engineering
  • Ohm's law
  • Voltage divider
  • current divider
  • Kirchhoff's laws
  • Superposition theorem of Helmholtz (superposition principle)
  • Bridge circuit
  • Coil / capacitor in direct current / alternating current circuit
  • Filter circuits (low pass, high pass)
  • Diodes
  • Transistor
  • Operational amplifier
  • Data sheets of electronic components
  • Simulation in LTSpice

Prerequisites

The successful completion of the modules of the 1st semester: • Basics of physics • Mathematics for Engineering Science 1

Literature

  • Elektrotechnik für Studium und Praxis : Gleich-, Wechsel- und Drehstrom, Schalt- und nichtsinusförmige Vorgänge, Marlene Marinescu, Nicolae Marinescu, 2020
  • Moeller Grundlagen der Elektrotechnik, Thomas Harriehausen, Dieter Schwarzenau, 2020
  • Elemente der angewandten Elektronik, Erwin Böhmer, Dietmar Ehrhardt und Wolfgang Oberschelp, 2010
  • Operationsverstärker, Joachim Federau, 2017
  • Prüfungsfragen zur Elektronik, Peter Baumann, 2013
  • Elektro-Aufgaben Band 1: Gleichstrom, Helmut Lindner, 2014
  • Formelsammlung : Elektrotechnik, Elektronik, Messtechnik, analoge und digitale Elektronik, Herbert Bernstein, 2019
  • Simulation in LTspice IV : Handbuch, Methoden und Anwendungen, Gilles Brocard, 2013

Assessment methods

  • Five online quizzes are available during the self-study phases. The points achieved in each online quiz are each included in the overall grade with 5%.
  • After each of the five attendance phases, an online exam takes place. The points achieved in these online exams are included in the overall grade with 15% each.
Mathematics for Engineering Science 2 (MAES2)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Mathematics for Engineering Science 2 (MAES2)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

The course „Mathematik für Engineering Science 2“ is supposed to convey mathematical skills and a structured mode of thoughtthe emphasis lies on calculus.

Methodology

Both face-to-face learning (lecturing, practical exercises) and self-study (preparation and post-processing) are integrated.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • to examine sequences and series with respect to convergence
  • to compute limits and the asymptotic behavious of functions
  • to explain the definition of the derivative of a function and to interpret the derivative geometrically
  • to apply the rules of differentiation to an appropriate extent
  • to analyze functions by means of differential calculus (e.g. with respect to extrema and curvature behaviour) and to approximate functions locally in terms of Taylor polynomials
  • to compute definite, indefinite and improper integrals
  • to interpret definite integrals as areas or accordingly in the relevant context
  • to classify ordinary differential equations
  • to solve basic ordinary differential equations by standard methods and to interpret them in the appropriate subject context

Course contents

  • sequences and series
  • differential calculus
  • integral calculus
  • ordinary differential equations

Prerequisites

Mathematics for Engineering Science 1

Literature

  • Tilo Arens, Frank Hettlich, Christian Karpfinger, Ulrich Kockelkorn, Klaus Lichtenegger und Hellmuth Stachel: Mathematik. Springer Spektrum (aktuell: 4. Auflage 2018).

Assessment methods

  • The basis for the assessment are 10 (online) minitests, two units of practical exercises and two written tests. The qualitative criteria for practical exercises and tests are an appropriate understanding of the contents and the necessary mathematical skills.

Anmerkungen

none

Medical Fundamentals 1 (MED2)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology 2 (ANAT2)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Second part of a three-part course ton the basics of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the heart, lungs, circulatory system, musculoskeletal system, nervous system, sensory organs and skin.

Methodology

The students acquire the digitally provided contents in self-study. The face-to-face lecture is used to jointly deepen what has been learned.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • explain the structure and functional relationship of the respective organ systems and establish cross-connections to other systems discussed.
  • describe the normal course and malfunctioning of the corresponding physiological systems.
  • list and explain common and important diseases from the organ systems discussed.
  • interpret examples of medical findings.
  • consider therapy options based on the knowledge acquired.
  • master medical terms and use them in the correct context.

Course contents

  • Anatomy of the heart, excitation processes in the heart, mechanics and energetics of the heart's action, pathophysiology of the heart
  • Anatomy and functions of the vascular system, blood flow regulation and organization of the overall circulation, pathophysiology of the vascular system and blood pressure regulation
  • Anatomy of the respiratory tract, ventilation and respiratory mechanics, exchange and transport of respiratory gases, pathophysiology of respiration
  • Anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the bone
  • Anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of muscles and connective tissue
  • Anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the sense organs
  • Anatomy of the central and peripheral nervous systems, motor and sensory systems and disorders in these systems
  • Structure of the skin, skin diseases

Prerequisites

Anatmoy, physiology and pathophysiology 1

Literature

  • Ausgewählte Kapitel aus: Vaupel, Peter / Schaible, Hans-Georg / Mutschler, Ernst: Anatomie, Physiologie, Pathophysiologie des Menschen. 2015 ISBN 978-3-8047-2979-7

Assessment methods

  • The overall grade is made up of partial grades for the initial quizzes, participation and the Moodle final exam.
Physiology Laboratory (PYSLB)
German / LAB
2.00
1.00

Course description

The students perform practical examples in the fields of biosignals, sensor technology, pathophysiology, orthostasis.

Methodology

There is a preparation phase before each attendance unit. In the individual laboratory blocks the respective tests are then carried out under the supervision of the laboratory manager.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • independently perform, document and evaluate measurements on test persons.
  • to name dangers in measurements on test persons
  • select technical parameters or necessary settings of some simple medical devices and explain their significance for the measurement result

Course contents

  • Measurement of biopotentials (EMG, EOG, ECG)
  • Testing of sensory functions (visual system, auditory system, balance apparatus)
  • Determine respiratory volumes
  • Orthostasis test

Prerequisites

Grundlagen der Anatomie & Physiologie, Anatomie und Physiologie 1, Anatomie und Physiologie 2

Assessment methods

  • 20% - 2 Tests
  • 80% - 4 Protokolls

3. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Anatomy and Diagnostics (MED3)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology 3 and Diagnostics (PATHO)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

In the courses Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology 1, 2 and 3 (APP 1, 2 and 3), students deal with the anatomical basics of the human body and its functions. They also learn essentials about the development and mechanisms of diseases. The course Anatomy, Physiology, Pathophysiology 3 and Diagnostics covers two main topics: In Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology 3, the anatomy, physiology and functioning of the kidneys, gastrointestinal tract and metabolism, as well as clinical pictures of these organs are studied. Furthermore, hormones, hormonal disorders and infections are discussed in this part. The diagnostics part aims to get to know analytical methods in laboratory medicine and to be able to recognise their areas of application (which methods are to be used for which pathological findings).

Methodology

After an attendance phase, which includes an introduction to laboratory medicine, individual methods in diagnostics are developed in a self-study phase. A self-check (not grade-relevant) enables a review of the individual level of knowledge. The units discussing kidney, gastrointestinal tract and metabolism, hormones and infections always have a self-study phase first, in which relevant topics from the literature provided can be identified by means of a question catalogue (note: the questions in the question catalogue are not identical to the questions for the final examination). The additional videos are optional supplementary information. The self-checks, which can be found in each self-study phase, serve to (self-)check the knowledge learned and therefore optimally prepare for the entrance tests in Kahoot format in the classroom units; however, they are not grade-relevant. In the attendance units, after the grade-relevant entrance tests, the individual topics are then presented in detail. In the group work, specific clinical pictures are dealt with and a diagnosis is made on the basis of findings or images. In the short informal oral final presentation, this is presented and justified. In the last part of the course, the areas of application of the methods for diagnosis are worked out. The acquired knowledge is applied in group work using case studies in a problem-based learning format.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • explain the structure and functional relationship of the respective organ systems and establish cross-connections to other systems discussed.
  • describe the normal course and defective functions of the corresponding physiological systems.
  • list and explain common and important diseases from the organ systems discussed.
  • interpret exemplary findings.
  • building on the acquired knowledge, to consider therapy options.
  • master medical terminology and apply it in the correct context.
  • select the correct analytical method for given cases from laboratory medicine.

Course contents

  • Kidney
  • Gastointestinal tract & metabolism
  • Hormones
  • Infection pathology
  • Diagnostics
  • Analytical methods in laboratory medicine

Prerequisites

Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology 1 and 2

Literature

  • "Anatomie, Pathologie und Pathophysiologie des Menschen" by Vaupel et al.

Assessment methods

  • As a student, you have to perform several services for which a total of 100% is to be achieved: The overall grade is made up of the following partial performances in %: 1. 5x 2% entrance test in Kahoot format at the beginning of each attendance unit (a total of 10% of the grade) 2. 5x 2% participation in the group work in each attendance unit (a total of 10% of the grade) 3. final examination à 80% entrance test in Kahoot format: Only the contents of the self-study are tested. Participation: Participation includes both active participation and the quality of the group work submitted (see assessment criteria). Final examination: For a positive overall grade, the final examination must be completed positively in any case. The questions to be answered correspond to the type of questions asked in the self-checks. You have 90 minutes to answer 30 questions. You will be informed of your result immediately after completing the examination. Repeat examination: If the performance assessment is not positive after completion of the course, a repeat examination will take place in Moodle at least four weeks after the last attendance unit. You can find all information on this in the category "Repeat Examination". The questions are of the same type as those in the self-checks. As with the final exam, the time available is 90 minutes for 30 questions. Here, too, you will be informed of your result immediately after the exam. Commissioned examination: The commissioned examination takes place at least four weeks after the resit examination. The questions are the same as in the final and retake exams. It is also held as a Moodle examination.
Instrumental Analysis in Laboratory Medicine (INSTR)
German / LAB
2.00
1.00

Course description

In this ILV you will learn the following important analytical methods in laboratory medicine: Block 1: Chromatographic methods: Mixtures of substances are separated and identified. Important analytical devices for chromatography are e.g. HPLC devices. In medicine, for example, blood analyses are carried out using chromatographic methods. Block 2: Polymerase chain reaction (PCR): In this method, DNA is multiplied exponentially. In medicine, PCR is used, for example, to detect and identify pathogens in the human body. The PCR method is also used to examine the genome for hereditary diseases. Block 3: Flow cytometry and other immunoassays: These methods are based on the specific binding of antibodies to their antigens. In medicine, such methods can be used to analyse the cellular composition of the blood.

Methodology

You will learn the theoretical basics in the self-study phase and then be able to gain practical experience in the laboratory. The practical examples will be documented in the form of laboratory protocols as well as in the form of laboratory notes. At the end of the semester, there will be a final examination on theory and practice.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • describe the principles and possible applications of some analytical methods in laboratory medicine.
  • independently carry out important analytical methods in laboratory medicine (chromatographic methods, PCR analyses, flow cytometry and immunoassays) on the basis of detailed working instructions.
  • to document all steps of the analysis in a comprehensible way in a written protocol based on their own records and received data and to critically question the relevance of the evaluation.

Course contents

  • Chromatographic methods
  • Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
  • Immunoassays & Flow Cytometry

Prerequisites

General and applied chemistry with lab, APP1 & APP2

Literature

  • Klinische Chemie und Hämatologie: Biomedizinische Analytik für MTLA und Studium; Jürgen Hallbach (Thieme Verlag)

Assessment methods

  • Antestate (9 points): Before each laboratory, an "Antestat" must be positively completed in the attendance phase. For safety reasons, the antestat must be completed positively so that participation in the laboratory exercise is permitted. Should the student not be able to participate in the date scheduled in the CIS due to a negative antestat, then the laboratory exercise should be carried out with another group in consultation with the lecturer. If this is not possible, the laboratory exercise must be made up at the end of the semester.
  • Lab protocol & lab note (35 points): After each practical example either a lab protocol or a lab note has to be written and uploaded on Moodle 2 weeks after the exercise. The assignment will be announced at the beginning of the course. Each student has to write a laboratory protocol and 2 protocol notes within the framework of this course. All submissions (lab protocol & protocol notes) must be positively evaluated (50%) in order to complete the course positively. During the lab, a lab book must be kept, which must be positively evaluated at the end of the lab exercise. The grade of the lab book does not count towards the final grade. If no lab book is kept or the lab book is graded negatively, the practical exercise must be repeated.
  • Final examination (56 points): At least 28 points (50%) must be achieved for the course to be completed positively. The final examination may be repeated once, the second repetition is a board examination.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BIOCH)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Biochemical Laboratory (BCHLB)
German / LAB
2.00
1.00

Course description

Students are introduced to biochemical working methods by means of practical examples, applying theoretically learned concepts and thereby deepening relevant topics in biochemistry.

Methodology

Practical labs with supporting scripts, lab safety checks, writing lab protocols and protocol notes, eLearning units, supporting videos.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • perform biochemical methods according to specified protocols.
  • apply practice-relevant chemical calculations.
  • document experiments and present results in a comprehensible form and discuss them in writing.
  • evaluate eukaryotic cells under the light microscope.
  • quantify proteins photometrically and evaluate the measurement results in a comprehensible manner using Excel software.
  • perform enzyme reactions in a controlled manner and apply this knowledge for quantitative analysis.
  • apply the basic rules of scientific work when writing and analyzing texts.
  • keeping a labbook during lab work

Course contents

  • cell culture
  • determination of concentrations of biochemical substances
  • calculating a standard courve in excel (linear regression)
  • photometry
  • chomosome staining of cultures cells
  • protein separation by SDS Page and coomassie staining
  • Writing a protocol
  • keeping a labbook
  • enzymatically catalysed reactions
  • purification of recombinant proteins
  • the chromosome

Prerequisites

Positive completion of ILV „Allgemeine Chemie Labor“, ILV „Angewandte Chemie Labor“, „Grundlagen der Anatomie“ and „Anatomie und Physiologie 1 und 2“, theoretical knowledge of linked ILV "Biochemistry and Molecular Biology". ILV „Biochemie und Molekularbiologie“.

Literature

  • Required literature: see „Biochemie und Molekularbiologie“. In addition, lab scripts with all necessary information will be provided for the ILV "Biochemie - Labor".

Assessment methods

  • 50 points (25%) for the final exam (learning material: all contents of the ILV "Biochemie- Labor" - experiments, elearning units).
  • 25 points (25%) for writing 1 lab protocol (includes keeping a labbook during the experiment).
  • 25 points (25%) for writing 2 lab protocol-sheets (includes keeping a labbook during the experiment).
  • Lab safety checks will be conducted at the beginning of each lab day. In case of failure, students will not be able to participate in the exercises on that day and will have to come to the alternative date.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BIOMO)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Introduction to the principles of biochemistry and molecular biology

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • explain selected biochemical metabolic pathways and their enzymatic catalysis and relate them to the physiological processes in humans
  • explain the basics of molecular and cell biology through the structure and functions of biopolymers
  • To describe simple mechanisms of signal transmission in the cell at the cellular level.
  • explain basic molecular biological processes (replication, transcription, translation, gene regulation) in the cell and transfer them to biotechnological processes
  • to name DNA-damaging processes, explain the repair mechanisms of DNA damage and give examples of hereditary diseases.
  • to explain the mechanisms of tumour development
  • describe examples of active substance production based on cell cultures in the pharmaceutical industry (e.g.: vaccines, antibodies, insulin, antibiotics)

Course contents

  • Biopolymers in biochemistry (protein, lipids, carbohydrates, nucleic acids)
  • metabolic pathways of the cell for energy production (glycolysis, citrate cycle, respiratory chain)
  • Hormones and signal transduction pathways
  • Basics of molecular biology (replication, transcription, translation, gene regulation) and cell biology (cell cycle, apoptosis, extracellular matrix, bacteria, viruses)
  • Biotechnological processes and active substances (e.g. production of recombinant proteins)
  • DNA mutations
  • DNA repair mechanisms
  • Hereditary diseases
  • Tumor Biology
Biomedical Measurement Engineering (BIOMT)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Medical Measurement Engineering (MEDMT)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Application of basic electronics knowledge to develop measurement setups and measurement circuits

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • to practically apply the theoretical basics of measurement technology as well as simple problems with contemporary methods (sensors, preamplifiers, A/D converters, DAQ software)
  • apply the methods of complex alternating current technology (such as calculating with complex resistances and pointers and pointer diagrams) to calculate peak values of voltages and currents and phase shifts, and to dimension the values of resistances, inductances and capacitances in circuits of alternating current technology
  • To explain the relationships between voltage and current in circuits with coil, capacitor, transistor, resistor and diode and to dimension circuits.
  • To dimension electronic measuring circuits, to set them up experimentally and to check and characterise them with modern measuring instruments and to check and characterise them with modern measuring instruments.

Course contents

  • Measurement chain
  • Basic assumptions of measurement technology
  • SI Units
  • Characteristics of measuring devices
  • sensors
  • Preamplifier
  • A/D converter
  • DAQ Software
Medical Measurement Engineering - Laboratory (MEDLB)
German / LAB
2.00
1.00

Course description

practical applications of theoretical knowledge in the field of metrology

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • Application of the theoretical basics of measurement technology, as well as the practical application of simple problems with contemporary methods (sensors, preamplifiers, A/D converters, DAQ software)
  • apply the methods of complex alternating current technology (such as calculating with complex resistances and pointers and pointer diagrams) to calculate peak values of voltages and currents and phase shifts, and to dimension the values of resistances, inductances and capacitances in circuits of alternating current technology
  • To explain the relationships between voltage and current in circuits with coil, capacitor, transistor, resistor and diode and to dimension circuits.
  • To dimension electronic measuring circuits, to set them up experimentally and to check and characterise them with modern measuring instruments and to check and characterise them with modern measuring instruments.

Course contents

  • Measurement chain
  • Basic assumptions of measurement technology
  • SI Einheiten
  • Characteristics of measuring instruments
  • Sensors
  • Pre-Amplfier
  • A/D Wandler
  • DAQ Software
Medical Control Engineering (MEDRT)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Medical Control Engineering (MEDRT)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Introduction to control engineering with a strong focus on biomedical engineering

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • to calculate simple control tasks and their stability according to Nyquist and Bode
  • using Simulink to simulate control tasks.
  • to assess the stability of control systems.

Course contents

  • Basic concepts and terms
  • Block diagrams
  • analogue controllers (time response, frequency response)
  • Control circuits
  • Stability
  • Basics of digital control loops
  • Application in technology and biology
Medical Control Engineering - Laboratory (REGLB)
German / LAB
2.00
1.00

Course description

Laboratory exercise for the course "Medical Control Engineering

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • to identify simple control systems in the laboratory.
  • describe the identified systems with mathematical models
  • to design and implement a controller (PID, two-point, fuzzy) for this control system
  • to characterise and optimise controllers.

Course contents

  • Practical implementation of the lecture contents:
  • System identification
  • System Modelling
  • Implementation of controllers
Research und Communication Skills (COMM3)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Communication and Culture (KOKU)
German / UE
2.00
1.00

Course description

The course introduces the basics of communication and conversation and teaches possibilities of appropriate behaviour in different professional communication situations (e.g. conflicts). Within the framework of the course, students deal with the phenomenon of "culture" and develop action strategies for intercultural contexts.

Methodology

Über entsprechende Beispiele, Fallbearbeitungen und Workshop-Einheiten, die sich im Wesentlichen auf die Kurzvideos beziehen.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • analyse communication behaviour using relevant models (e.g. Schulz v. Thun, Transactional Analysis) and develop their own strategies for conversation-enhancing behaviour (e.g. report)
  • explain the different stages of a conflict (e.g. according to the Glasl escalation model) on a case-by-case basis and develop appropriate options for action in conflict situations
  • to explain levels of culture (e.g. behaviour, beliefs) using concrete examples; to develop possibilities for action appropriate to the situation (intercultural competence) for dealing with cultural differences

Course contents

  • Communication and conversation
  • Conflict Management
  • Cultural Theory
  • Interculturalism
Scientific Writing (WIA)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

The course Scientific Work prepares students for the writing of scientific papers, in particular the Bachelor thesis.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • explain different types of scientific work.
  • explain the standards that characterise scientific work
  • to design topics and formulate research questions.
  • to select and apply working methods for the selected issues.
  • to structure a scientific work in a formally correct way.
  • to write a proposal (exposé, disposition) for a seminar paper or Bachelor thesis
  • to conduct (literature) research, evaluate sources and cite them according to scientific standards.
  • explain and implement the formal and linguistic requirements of a scientific text
  • to understand representations of basic descriptive statistics and to select and apply meaningful methods for one's own questions

Course contents

  • Scientific criteria
  • Knowledge acquisition methods and theories
  • types as well as structuring and structure of scientific work
  • Guidelines for ensuring good scientific practice
  • Topic search and delimitation
  • Research questions - their formulation, operationalisation
  • Source sourcing strategies
  • Documentation of sources
  • Proposal (Exposé, Disposition)
  • Scientific writing style and main lines of argument
  • Formal design of scientific works
  • Methods, fields of application and interpretation of descriptive statistical procedures.
Special Subjects in Biomedical Technologies (BIOTE)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Ethics and Clincal Studies (ETHKL)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

This course provides an overview over the thematic of animal and human experimentation used in the research and development of drugs and medical devices. In addition, it discusses the basic principles of scientific ethics and integrity, as well as the issues surrounding the storage, access, and exchange of health-related data. Furthermore, ethical principles and corresponding national laws which ensure a high standard of these studies as well as the rights, safety and integrity of all participants involved, both humans and animals are described.

Methodology

Impulse lectures, work on case studies

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • describe the concept of clinical trials and the basics of ethics in clinical research and apply them to case studies.
  • understand and explain the basic procedures for clinical studies and their applications.
  • state the relevant legal principles for animal experiments and clinical studies;
  • describe the current methods and principles for reduction/replacement of laboratory animals and discuss alternative methods for this purpose.
  • understand selected basic concepts and basic positions of ethics in technology (e.g. forms of technical action, technology impact assessment) by using simple case studies.
  • describe the steps of ethical judgment and argumentation and to apply them in case studies from medical-technical practice.
  • describe different aspects of data storage, data transfer and access methods in the context of health-related data and to apply them by means of case studies.
  • understand and apply the basic principles of good scientific practice.

Course contents

  • Animal experimentation
  • 3Rs principle and alternatives to animal experimentation
  • Design and structure of clinical studies
  • Ethical issues in animal research and clinical trials
  • Research ethics and scientific integrity
  • Concept of technology and normative basics of technical action
  • Ethics in biomedical technology
  • Storage, access and exchange of health-relevant data
  • Legal aspects and regulation of animal experiments, clinical studies and storage, access and transfer of health relevant data

Assessment methods

  • Report, presentation, oral examination
Specialisation Basics / Fundamentals (SPEZI)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

This course gives an overview of the essential and essential contents of the 4 specialisations.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • to list and explain the essential contents and basics of the specialisation "Cell & Tissue Engineering
  • to list and explain the essential contents and basics of the specialisation "Medical and Hospital Engineering
  • to list and explain the essential contents and basics of the specialisation "Rehabilitation Engineering
  • to list and explain the essential contents and basics of the specialisation "Medical Imaging and Data Engineering

4. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Applied Probability Theory and Statistics (AWS)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Applied Probability Theory and Statistics (AWS)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

The LV "Applied Probability Theory and Statistics" aims to convey basic principles of probability theory and thus lay the foundation for applied work with data. Above all, students should develop an understanding of how inferential statistical methods work and how knowledge gained from them can be interpreted correctly. In order to realistically represent current requirements, special emphasis is placed on the practical implementation of the methods with the statistics software R.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • calculate sample characteristics and generate and interpret simple graphical representations
  • read data into R and perform the described tasks with this software
  • solve problems of combinatorics (permutation, combinations)
  • Calculate probabilities for the occurrence of events
  • explain the relationship between random variables and probability distributions
  • explain the importance of specific distributions for statistical testing
  • understand the basic operation of statistical tests and how to perform and interpret simple statistical tests
  • perform interval and point estimates and hypothesis tests for a categorical and a metric feature
  • descriptively evaluate a categorical and a metric characteristic
  • apply the statistical methods to the technical field in question.

Course contents

  • Descriptive statistics
  • Introduction to R
  • Combinatorics
  • Fundamentals of probability theory
  • Random variables
  • Discrete and continuous distributions
  • Expectation value and variance
  • statistical tests
  • confidence intervalls
Business Administration (BWL)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Accounting (RW)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

In this sub-module, students acquire basic knowledge in the areas of external and internal accounting.

Methodology

Flipped Classroom

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • to describe the system of double-entry accounting,
  • book simple business transactions,
  • prepare annual financial statements,
  • analyse annual financial statements on the basis of key figures,
  • explain the system of corporate taxation,
  • explain the elements and tasks of cost accounting,
  • list the system components of cost accounting,
  • determine the manufacturing costs of products and draw up an optimal production and sales programme.

Course contents

  • Accounting
  • Bookkeeping
  • Balance sheet analysis
  • Value added tax
  • Taxation of profits
  • Cost accounting

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Wala, Baumüller, Krimmel: Accounting, balance sheet and taxes, Facultas
  • Wala: Compact cost accounting, Amazon
  • Wala, Siller: Exam training cost accounting, bookboon
  • Wala, Felleitner: Written training in accounting & finance, Bookboon

Assessment methods

  • Interim tests: 10 points
  • Final exam: 90 points

Anmerkungen

Details see Moodle course

General Management (UF)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

In this sub-module students acquire basic knowledge in the fields of normative, strategic and operational management.

Methodology

Flipped Classroom

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • distinguish between different types of corporate goals,
  • distinguish between strategic and operational management,
  • explain tasks and instruments of controlling,
  • describe the advantages and disadvantages of a strong corporate culture,
  • develop strategies for a company from the analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats,
  • analyse the advantages and disadvantages of different forms of organizational structure,
  • optimize business processes,
  • distinguish between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation,
  • distinguish between different leadership theories,
  • explain the tasks and instruments of human resources management.

Course contents

  • Management
  • Company goals
  • Corporate Culture
  • Strategic management
  • Organization
  • Change Management
  • Motivation and Leadership
  • Personnel Management
  • Controlling

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Wala, Grobelschegg: Kernelemente der Unternehmensführung, Linde

Assessment methods

  • Interim tests: 10 points
  • Final exam: 90 points

Anmerkungen

Details see Moodle course

Elective Modules (VERT1)
English / kMod
15.00
-
Elective Module: Cell & Tissue Engineering 1 (VCTE1)
English / kMod
15.00
-
Cell Culture Techniques (VCCT)
English / kMod
5.00
-
Cell Culture Laboratory (CCL1)
English / LAB
3.00
2.00

Course description

Learning the most important methods and proper use of the equipment used in cell culture

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • use standard techniques of cultivation of eukaryotic cells under aseptic conditions and to detect possible contamination in time to take the necessary measures.
  • use the necessary equipment in compliance with safety regulations and to detect possible malfunctions in time and, if possible, to remedy them themselves.
  • prepare reagents and media, label containers adequately and dispose of waste in accordance with legal requirements
  • perform simple tests with cells (e.g. mycoplasma test, cytotoxicity test) according to standard protocol
  • describe in a written protocol all work steps performed including photographically documented findings under the microscope and the evaluation of received data in a comprehensible way and to critically reflect the obtained findings.
  • apply the basic rules of scientific work when writing and analyzing texts, distinguishing a scientific approach from a non-scientific (everyday) one

Course contents

  • Introduction to cell culture methods of eukaryotic cells (thawing, medium change, passengers, cell counting, freezing)
  • Training in handling of cell culture relevant laboratory equipment (incubator, laminar flow workbench, centrifuge, microscope) and reagents
  • Performance of a mycoplasma test and a cytotoxicity test including evaluation
Cell Culture Techniques (CCT1)
English / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

This course gives an introduction to cell culture techniques.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • To explain standard techniques for the cultivation of eukaryotic cells, to show possibilities for the detection of contaminations and to suggest necessary measures against them.
  • explain the design and function of the equipment used for cell culture in a technically correct manner and explain possible malfunctions
  • perform calculations for the preparation of solutions and reagents, suggest adequate labelling of containers and explain the legal requirements for waste disposal in cell culture.
  • illustrate the use of cells in different application areas and explain it in a short presentation based on primary literature (e.g: cancer research, virology, drug testing, tissue engineering, gene therapy).

Course contents

  • Theory of standard techniques of eukaryotic cell culture (mechanical and enzymatic cell detachment, composition of cell culture media, adherent and suspension cell cultures, cell lines and primary cells)
  • Equipment of a cell culture laboratory
  • Types of contamination and their specific detection
  • Determination and calculation of cell numbers
  • Cell culture methods in various fields of application
Genetics & Bioinformatics (VGEBI)
English / kMod
5.00
-
Computational Bioanalysis (COBI)
English / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

Fundamentals of computational bioanalysis

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • search literature databases with regard to certain criteria.
  • perform basic sequence comparisons at DNA and protein level
  • create protein structures in 3D.
  • analyze gene expression data sets.

Course contents

  • Literature databases
  • Sequence comparisons (BLAST) on protein and DNA level
  • Protein Prediction Tools
  • protein structures
  • Gene Enrichment Analysis, gene expression data sets
Molecular Genetics (MOG)
English / ILV
3.00
2.00
Tumor Biology (VTUBI)
English / kMod
5.00
-
Cancer Drugs & Therapies (CDT)
English / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

In this course you will learn the basics of toxicology as well as pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. Furthermore, the molecular mode of action and toxicity of chemotherapeutic substances and alternatives to them will be discussed.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • explain essential parameters of pharmacodynamics and all categories of pharmacokinetics
  • the essential steps in the production of pharmaceuticals.
  • perform simple calculations of pharmacokinetic parameters (e.g. plasma concentration, distribution volume)
  • distinguish acute from chronic toxicity, explain different types of toxic responses and dose-response curves, give examples of toxicity tests and different types of toxins
  • describe molecular mode of action and toxicity of chemotherapeutic substances
  • name and explain alternative therapeutic approaches to traditional chemotherapy.
  • explain the principle of personalized forms of therapy using concrete examples.
  • compare the efficacy and toxicity of traditional and personalized treatment options in oncology

Course contents

  • Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
  • Toxicology
  • Active ingredients in chemotherapy
  • Personalized medicine
  • Gene based therapies
  • Cell-based therapies
Immunology (IMM)
English / ILV
2.00
1.00
Elective Module: Medical & Hospital Engineering 1 (VMHE1)
English / kMod
15.00
-
Applications for Signal Acquisition (VASA)
English / kMod
5.00
-
Basics of Circuit Design (BCD)
English / LAB
3.00
2.00

Course description

Introduction to circuit design

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • explain the basics of circuit design
  • to mention special features of medical devices
  • Design basic medical device circuits and to realise prototypes

Course contents

  • Circuit design
  • Safety and construction for electronics in medical devices
  • Circuit design of medically used Electronic Components
Embedded Systems in Medicine (EMBMED)
English / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

Introduction and subsequent project work in the field of "Embedded Systems"

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • To name and explain the most important units of embedded systems in medical devices
  • To define the essential requirements for electronics in medical devices
  • To name and prototype simple medical devices in their components

Course contents

  • project work
Applications of Medical Sensors 1 (VAMS1)
English / kMod
5.00
-
Biomedical Signals and Medical Sensors 1 (BSMS1)
English / LAB
3.00
2.00

Course description

project work in the field of "Biomedical Signals and Medical Sensors"

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • to simulate and design electronic circuits for biosignal processing
  • to build electronic circuits experimentally and to test and characterise them with modern measuring instruments.
  • to design prototypes with CAD/CAM tools on the basis of concrete tasks.

Course contents

  • project work
Body Computer Interaction (BCI)
English / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

project work in the field of "human-computer interaction"

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • to name and distinguish between biosignals
  • biosignals in order to create control systems for users enable
  • Prototypical applications using to design and experimentally build biosignals

Course contents

  • Biosignals, their detection and differentiation
  • Evaluation of biosignals
  • project work
Engineering Heart, Lung & Circulation (VEHLC)
English / kMod
5.00
-
Engineering Heart, Lung and Circulation (EHLC)
English / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

Introduction to technology and definition of heart, lung and circulation technology

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • select suitable methods for measuring pressure and flow in the lungs and circulation for given issues and justify this selection.
  • compare different methods for ECG acquisition and detect and eliminate signal interference.
  • to describe the essential components of pacemakers and to name and justify the settings for different heart diseases.
  • to describe the sequence of spirometric and oxymetric examinations and to discuss the possibilities and limitations of measurement methods used.
  • to name the essential aspects for the electrical safety of a given measurement setup and to identify problems.
  • to perform simple risk analyses of devices for circulatory and pulmonary medicine.

Course contents

  • Fundamentals of fluid mechanics with regard to the flows in the circulation and lungs
  • Pressure measuring method: Invasive, non-invasive
  • Flux measurement method: Invasive, non-invasive
  • ECG: Conclusion, most important pathophysiological Phenomena, derivations, basic circuits
  • Spirometry, oximetry
  • Cardiac pacemakers: basics, components, Operating modes
  • Safety technology in devices and installation with specific aspects of cardiac safety
  • Applied risk analysis for cardiovascular devices Lung Medicine
Elective Module: Medical Imaging & Data Engineering 1 (VMIDE1)
English / kMod
15.00
-
Medical Data Engineering (VMDE)
English / kMod
5.00
-
Medical Data Engineering 1 (MDE1)
English / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Inter-semester project (together with the course "Medical Data Engineering 2

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • to design software for the health care system which could be used by service facilities of the Health Information Network (GIN, Austrian eCard System, electronic insurance card).
  • to generate structured data from the medical sector and to process them, similar to the CDA findings from the Austrian health file ELGA, and the eCard services
  • Design database applications for the health care sector and perform simple database transactions.
  • to apply the basic rules of scientific work when writing and analysing texts, distinguishing a scientific approach from a non-scientific (everyday) one

Course contents

  • Health Information Network (GIN)
  • Software development for the health sector
  • Structured data in the health sector
Safety & Communications in Medical Data Engineering (SAF)
English / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

Principles and methods of software development and software testing

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • To apply standardised methods of software development.
  • to plan and implement basic software testing tasks.
  • to implement ISO/IEC 62304, ISO 13485, IEEE 829 from theory into practice.
  • explain the communication chain of the Continua Health Alliance.
  • implement a client/server connection using the TCP/IP protocol.

Course contents

  • fundamental test process
  • V-model
  • Standards for medical software development
  • Standards for medical software development
  • Basics of data communication
  • IDE Features (Debugging, Unit Tests, ...)
Signal Acquisition & Analysis (VSAA)
English / kMod
5.00
-
Signal Acquisition and Analysis (SAA)
English / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

This course deals with biomedical signal acquisition and the corresponding analysis

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • correctly apply different steps and protocols (Bluetooth, serial, i2c, ..)
  • to analyse, display and evaluate the received biosignals.
  • to process biosignals in a software-technical sensible way in the "clinical environment".

Course contents

  • Data acquisition of bio signals
  • Computer Interfaces
  • Documentation of MATLAB software
  • Signals in time and frequency domain (FFT, sFFT)
  • Visualisation of medical data with MATLAB
eHealth & Data Management (VEHDM)
English / kMod
5.00
-
Data Management in Medicine (DMM)
English / LAB
2.00
1.00

Course description

Basics of medical data management

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • List and explain common data formats for medical data
  • Balance the basic data exchange mechanisms
  • to save sample data sets accordingly

Course contents

  • medical data formats
  • Storage systems in hospitals
  • Data storage of medical data
Telemedicine & eHealth (TMEH)
English / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Introduction to telemedicine and eHealth

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • to classify existing systems or systems planned for the future according to different classification systems.
  • to identify the different types and essential characteristics of data storage, networks and transmission technologies in the health care sector and to analyse their technical properties and performance criteria.
  • understand the concept and the different levels of interoperability in the health care system and explain which standards can be used at which level.
  • Relate and balance the benefits and risks of healthcare ICT applications.

Course contents

  • Introduction and definition of terms: eHealth, mHealth, pHealth, telemedicine
  • Healthcare challenges and eHealth solutions
  • Basic technologies (networks, mobile and wireless)
  • Legal and health policy General conditions
  • Interoperability and standards
  • The Electronic Health Record / ELGA
  • Patient-centred care (home, health and telemonitoring)
  • Information and communication technology in the biomedical research
  • Future aspects and resources for a deepening of the Field of expertise
Elective Module: Rehabilitation Engineering 1 (VREN1)
English / kMod
15.00
-
Applied Rehabilitation Engineering (VARE)
English / kMod
5.00
-
Basics of Prosthetics (BPRO)
English / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Introduction to the basic principles of protection

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • to name the causes and level of amputation.
  • Describe different fitting options.
  • To select materials for prostheses and orthoses.
  • Orthopaedic products and their specifications for describe.

Course contents

  • Causes of amputation
  • Representation of the supply process
  • Amputation level
  • Materials in orthopaedic technology
  • Mechanics and biomechanics in orthopaedic technology
  • Supply options related to Amputation level
  • Shaft connection
Rehabilitation Engineering (REHA)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

Introduction to rehabilitation technology

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • to operate medical devices from the everyday life of a rehabilitation clinic.
  • to understand technical terms of functional movement therapy.
  • to scientifically measure, process and interpret therapeutic measures.

Course contents

  • Early Rehabilitation
  • gait & balance training
  • Arm & Hand Therapy
  • Back Pain
  • Reasarch
  • Gait therapy with a gait trainer
  • Dynamometer
  • Biopac System
Circuit Design & Signal Analysis (VCDSA)
English / kMod
5.00
-
Circuit Design & Signal Analysis (CSA)
English / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

This lecture aims to give an introduction to circuit design and to build simple circuits for measuring biosignals. On the other hand the analysis of the self-recorded signals is discussed

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • analyse passive networks for DC and AC input signals.
  • Dimensioning of a simple amplifier for bioelectric signal.
  • Design and evaluation of electronic circuits.
  • graphical description of analog input stages and active filter.

Course contents

  • passive electronic components
  • AC and DC analysis of linear network
  • Complex signal analysis
  • ESD protection in the biomedical field
  • Operational amplifier circuits: Amplifier and Filter circuits
  • Instrumentation amplifier for bioelectric
  • Single and dual voltage supplies for analogue/digital circuits
  • Guidelines for verification of electronic Circuits
  • Design and evaluation of a biosignal amplifier
Data Acquisition and Analysis in Biomechanics (VDAAB)
English / kMod
5.00
-
Biomechanics and Ergonomics Laboratory (BIOLB)
English / LAB
5.00
3.00

Course description

Introduction to the practical implementation of biomechanical measuring methods and data evaluation of the parameters obtained

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • Use different methods to assess human motion (force plate, plantar pressure measurement, 2D video analysis)
  • Explain changes in ground reaction forces due to different walking speeds
  • Calculate plantar pressure distribution in walking and running
  • Calculate joint angles and velocities based on 2D motion analysis data
  • Use numerical computing software for basic data analysis
  • Analyse and display measurement data from different biomechanical measurements
  • To explain the origin of myoelectric signals, conduct an electromyography on a human subject
  • to present the mean time and amplitude normalized muscle activity of a cyclic movement.

Course contents

  • Force plates (technical background, application, conclusion)
  • Pressure insoles (technical background, application, conclusion)
  • 2D motion analysis (setup, calibration, marker tracking)
  • Data analysis and parameter extraction using MATLAB
  • Data presentation (diagrams, boxplots, tables) using MATLAB
  • Surface electromygraphy
Medical Technology in Practice (MEDTE)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Anaesthesia, Analgesia and Intensive Care (ANANI)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Introduction to anaesthesia, analgesia and intensive care

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • explain and compare the types of anaesthesia, the anaesthetic drugs and their side effects and complications
  • to list and explain the anaesthesia and vital function monitoring used in the operating theatre and intensive care unit
  • explain the "Basic Life Support" algorithm with defibrillation

Course contents

  • Analgesia
  • Sedation
  • Anaesthesia Monitoring
  • Basics of intensive care medicine
  • Specific serious clinical pictures
Radiation Medicine (RAMED)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

This lecture deals with the topic of radiology and its application in the field of medicine.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • explain the function of the equipment used in radiology
  • explain the use of the equipment used in radiology
  • explain the key parameters for technical comparison of the equipment used in radiology
  • explain the requirements for the professional and functional installation of the equipment used in radiology

Course contents

  • Generation of X-rays, their interaction with matter
  • Principle, function and relevance for the installation and operation of (large-scale) radiology equipment
  • Mobile recording devices
  • surgical image intensifiers
  • Skeletal sites
  • Angiography equipment
  • CT Scanner
  • MRI

5. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Elective Modules (VERT2)
German / kMod
15.00
-
Elective Module: Cell & Tissue Engineering 2 (VCTE2)
English / kMod
15.00
-
Applied Cell Technogies (VACT)
English / kMod
5.00
-
Current Cell Technology Approaches (CTA)
English / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

Overview to Current Approaches on Cell Technology

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • to name current topics in the field of tissue engineering (TE) and explain the basics.
  • to describe relevant processes in cells and the possibilities to influence them.
  • to indicate epigenetic and gene therapy changes in cells
  • schematically illustrate bioreactors and explain the processes
  • to list the function, the influence on cells, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of biomaterials

Course contents

  • Mechanical sensing
  • Bioreactors
  • Biomaterials
  • Embryonic development
  • Stem cell isolation
Project in Cell Technologies (PCT)
English / PRJ
3.00
2.00

Course description

Projects out of the field of Cell Technologies

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • to analyse and discuss current problems in the field of Cell and Tissue Engineering in a structured way.
  • To identify concrete questions based on current problems.
  • to research in literature databases (e.g. Pubmed) and work out answers to defined questions.
  • to select, prepare and present own proposals for solutions with scientific argumentation.
  • to explain and present the content and results of a scientific publication in a comprehensible way.

Course contents

  • Complex issues in the field of cell technologies are worked on, discussed and presented in groups under the supervision of expert lecturers.
  • Bioreactors
  • genomic engineering
  • 2D cell cultures vs. 3D in vivo/in vitro models
  • Stem cell techniques
  • effects of environmental influences on cells and Cell systems (e.g. mechanical sensing, hormone active substances)
Cell Biology Laboratory (VCBL)
English / kMod
5.00
-
Cell Biology Laboratory (CBI)
English / LAB
5.00
3.00

Course description

Cell Biology Laboratory

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • Isolate primary cells with the help of specific work instructions.
  • differentiate stem cells with the aid of suitable reagents.
  • to perform and evaluate simple molecular biological and biochemical methods (e.g. plasmid preparation and transfection, RNA isolation and ELISA)
  • to prepare cell samples for SEM and to analyse them in SEM under guidance.
  • to perform cell analyses on the FACS device under guidance.
  • to stain cells with different methods and to prepare microscopic images (light and fluorescence microscope).
  • to perform RTqPCR under guidance and to interpret the results.
  • to apply the basic rules of scientific work when writing and analysing texts, distinguishing a scientific approach from a non-scientific (everyday) approach.

Course contents

  • Advanced cell culture techniques
  • Isolation of primary cells
  • Differentiation and staining methods of stem cells
  • Transfection
  • Fluorescence Microscopy
  • Rflow cytometry (FACS)
  • Scanning electron microscope (REM)
  • Flow cytometry (FACS)
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
  • Writing and maintaining a GLP-compliant lab notebook
Methods in Cell & Tissue Engineering (VMCTE)
English / kMod
5.00
-
Methods in Cell & Tissue Engineering (MCT)
English / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

Overview to current methods of Cell&Tissue Engineering

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • explain the basic principles of microscopy.
  • the frequently used light (visible light and fluorescent light) or electron microscopic techniques with their respective advantages and disadvantages.
  • To analyse problems arising from microscopy, to examine the available possibilities and to propose a solution.
  • to give an overview of preclinical analytical methods.
  • to explain the principle, development and performance of frequently used in vitro bioassays (e.g. ELISA, qPCR, IHC...) and to quantitatively evaluate the data obtained.
  • to name and explain bioassays and their evaluation methods for special fields of application (e.g. molecular forensics, immunology, gene expression).
  • to plan bioassays according to the specifications in Standard Operation Procedures (SOP) and to document their performance and evaluation in accordance with Good Laboratory Practice guidelines.

Course contents

  • Basics of microscopy
  • Methods in light microscopy (e.g. bright field, phase contrast, differential interference contrast, fluorescence) and preparation methods (e.g. immunohistochemistry)
  • Methods of electron microscopy (transmission and scanning electron microscopy) and preparation methods (negative contrasting, cryo methods, ultra-thin section)
  • Atomic Force Microscopy
  • Principles of bioassays
  • Examples of frequently used in vitro bioassays
  • Implementing SOPs
  • Real-time and quantitative PCR
  • Bioassay in forensics
  • Development of immunoassays
Elective Module: Medical & Hospital Engineering 2 (VMHE2)
English / kMod
15.00
-
Applications of Medical Sensors 2 (VAMS2)
English / kMod
5.00
-
Biomedical Signals and Medical Sensors 2 (BSMS2)
English / LAB
5.00
3.00

Course description

Consecution of the lecture "Biomedical Signals and Medical Sensors 1"

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • to simulate and design electronic circuits for biosignal processing
  • to build electronic circuits experimentally and to test and characterise them with modern measuring instruments.
  • to design prototypes with CAD/CAM tools on the basis of concrete tasks.
  • to apply the basic rules of scientific work when writing and analysing texts, distinguishing a scientific approach from a non-scientific (everyday) one

Course contents

  • project work
Medical Hospital Equipment (VMHEQ)
English / kMod
5.00
-
Medical Hospital Equipment (MHE1)
English / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Introduction in the field of "Medical Hospital Equipment"

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • to present the most important aspects of blood compatibility and to identify critical points in the design of blood contacting components.
  • describe the procedures of dialysis, haemofiltration, peritoneal dialysis and apheresis and compare them in their fields of application
  • To describe the mode of operation of oxygenators and heart-lung machines and to justify the necessary alarm functions and possible side effects.
  • to describe modern multifunctional pacemakers and to select them for different applications.
  • To describe the design of respirators and discuss the function and possible malfunctions of the individual components.
  • explain the functioning of external defibrillators and identify the potential hazards they pose and the influence they have on other medical devices.
  • to apply procedures to optimise operating safety in concrete examples.

Course contents

  • Aspects of blood compatibility of medical devices
  • Technologies and equipment for blood purification and apheresis
  • heart-lung machine and extracorporeal Membrane oxygenation
  • Lung mechanics, ventilators and lung Support
  • Complex pacemakers (Defi pacemakers, Multi-chamber systems, resynchronisation and de- remodelling method)
  • Defibrillators
  • Usability optimisation in medical devices (exercise)
Workflow Integration in Medical Engineering (WIME)
English / LAB
2.00
1.00

Course description

Recognition, planning and processing of workflows in the medical sector with a strong focus on hospital technology

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • dentify and discuss medical workflows
  • medical device aspects of medical workflows on identify and characterise
  • Interdisciplinary aspects and interfaces of medical explain workflows from a medical device perspective
  • Embedding of medical devices in diagnostic ones, explain and prototype therapeutic and telemedical applications

Course contents

  • Methodology of workflow representation in medicine
  • Interface definitions
  • Application-oriented integration of medical devices in workflows
Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Protection (VNMRP)
English / kMod
5.00
-
Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Protection (NMRP)
English / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

Basics of nuclear medicine and radiation protection

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • to describe examples from atomic, nuclear and radiation physics for medical technology
  • to explain the fundamental interactions between ionising radiation and electron sheath.
  • to reproduce the fundamental models of nuclear physics and radioactivity.
  • to reproduce the principles of signal processing in nuclear medical technology.
  • to apply basic knowledge of radiopharmaceuticals in practice.
  • to participate in projects concerning nuclear medical technology.
  • be able to explain the physical principles of radiation physics in medicine.
  • to explain which dose terms are relevant in radiation protection.
  • explain the basic principle in radiation protection (ALARA principle) and its practical implementation.
  • to categorise radiation damage and to describe the corresponding radiobiological processes.
  • to operate a radiation protection measuring instrument and to be able to explain the operating modes.
  • designate the tasks and duties of a radiation protection officer.
  • to explain the legal procedures in licensing procedures.
  • to act as radiation protection commissioner in medicine in accordance with AllgStrSchV § 41, whereby a corresponding special training must be completed.

Course contents

  • Historical overview of nuclear physics
  • Elementary charge, Bohr model
  • X-rays, Auger effect
  • wave-particle dualism
  • Photoelectric effect, Compton scattering, pair formation
  • Quantum numbers
  • Periodic Table
  • Heisenberg uncertainty relation, Schrödinger equation
  • Historical overview of nuclear physics
  • Nuclear models
  • Radioactivity and nuclear reactions
  • Research and applications in nuclear physics
  • Basics of nuclear medicine
  • radiation detectors, gamma camera
  • Scintigraphy, PET, SPECT, multi-modal imaging
  • Fundamentals of nuclear physics including the physics of ionising radiation
  • Radiation sources
  • Fundamentals of radiation biology
  • Radiation damage, prevention and detection
  • Dosimetry
  • Fundamentals of radiation protection
  • Legislation in the field of radiation protection
  • Measuring instruments
  • Medical and physical control
  • Radiation accidents, first aid
  • exercises: Handling of equipment for personal and Local dose determination including the use of Test lamps
  • Radiopharmaceuticals and their production
  • Dosimetry in nuclear medicine
Elective Module: Medical Imaging & Data Engineering 2 (VMIDE2)
English / kMod
15.00
-
Application Engineering (VAE)
English / kMod
5.00
-
Mobile Computing (MOC)
English / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Introduction and practical applications in mobile computing

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • explain the structure of Android projects and the Activity Lifecycle
  • create simple GUIs and explain their handling.
  • start external apps from code and exchange information between different threads

Course contents

  • Basics about Android programming (activity life cycle, programme structure)
  • Presentation of the different possibilities of GUI design
  • Communication between the different program parts and external applications
Web Based Medical Applications (WMA)
English / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

Main features, practical examples and state-of-the-art in the field of "Web-Based-Medical-Applications

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • List common web-based medical applications and discuss their characteristics
  • explain essential requirements for web-based medical applications
  • Implement simple platform diagnostic solutions

Course contents

  • Basics of web development
  • Basics of frontend and backend aspects of medical Systems
  • Basic development opportunities of web-based solutions
Applied Medical Data Engineering (VAMDE)
English / kMod
5.00
-
Kopie Workflow Integration in Medical Informatics (WIINF)
English / LAB
2.00
1.00

Course description

Recognition, planning and processing of workflows in the medical field with a strong focus on medical informatics

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • Identify and discuss medical workflows
  • medical software aspects of medical workflows on identify and characterise
  • Interdisciplinary aspects and interfaces of medical explain workflows from a medical software perspective
  • Embedding of medical software in diagnostic, explain and prototype therapeutic and telemedical applications

Course contents

  • Methodology of workflow representation in medicine
  • Interface definitions
  • Application-oriented integration of medical software in Workflows
Medical Data Engineering 2 (MDE2)
English / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Continuation of the course "Medical Data Engineering 2

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • to independently develop software for the health care system using the services of the Health Information Network (GIN, Austrian eCard System, electronic insurance card).
  • to develop database applications for the health care system.
  • to document the work in projects.
  • in writing and analysing texts the - to apply basic rules of scientific work, distinguishing a scientific approach from a non-scientific (everyday) one

Course contents

  • Software development in health care projects
  • IHE and basic standards
  • C# Programming
  • Austrian eCard infrastructure, - Health Information Network GIN, Applications
Medical Imaging & Bioinformatics (VMIB)
English / kMod
5.00
-
Bioinformatics (BIOINF)
English / LAB
2.00
1.00

Course description

Main features of bioinformatics

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • to name the subject areas of bioinformatics.
  • to describe the presented algorithms and to be applied.
  • to work with the most common biological databases

Course contents

  • Biological data sources
  • Bioinformatics algorithms
Medical Imaging and Analysis (MIA)
English / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Basics and techniques of medical image processing

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • to develop simple prototypes for basic image processing in MATLAB for concrete medical problems.
  • to understand the functionality of simple image processing operations in commercial software and to apply them appropriately to the situation.
  • to transfer medical image data into other systems and to use them in medical technology applications.

Course contents

  • Basic physics of imaging with regard to image processing
  • Clinical application examples
  • Image data storage and formats
  • Operations in intensity space
  • filter operation in local space, Fourier decomposition, linear - filter theory, convolution theorem
Elective Module: Rehabilitation Engineering 2 (VREN2)
English / kMod
15.00
-
Active Assistive Technologies (WMRHE61)
English / kMod
5.00
-
Active Assistive Technologies (AAT)
English / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Practice-oriented treatise on the subject of Active Assistive Technologies

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • to understand the functions of the human sensory organs and also frequently occurring damage in order to develop suitable technical measures to compensate for failures.
  • to know the physiological changes typically associated with the ageing process in order to design suitable technical measures to compensate for such failures.
  • to transfer the basic principles of multimodal human-machine interfaces to augmentative and alternative applications for disabled and elderly people.
  • to practically apply the most important rules of accessible design and universal design

Course contents

  • Definitions and objectives of rehabilitation technology
  • What is disability? (based on the WHO definitions, ICIDH and ICF)
  • Medical basics (anatomy and physiology with reference to disabilities)
  • Augmentative and alternative man-machine Interfaces
  • Communication technology for people with disabilities and elderly people
  • Tools for orientation and navigation
  • Aids for everyday life and work
  • Smart Homes, environmental controls and service Robots
  • Barrier-free environmental design and universal design
Workflow Integration in Rehabilitation Engineering (WIRHE)
English / LAB
2.00
1.00

Course description

Recognition, planning and processing of workflows in the medical sector with a strong focus on rehabilitation technology

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • Identify and discuss medical workflows
  • Rehabilitation aspects of medical workflows on identify and characterise
  • To explain interdisciplinary aspects and interfaces of medical workflows from a rehabilitation perspective
  • Explain and design prototypes for the integration of rehabilitation aids in diagnostic, therapeutic and telemedical applications

Course contents

  • Methodology of workflow representation in medicine - interface definitions
  • interface definitions
  • Application-oriented integration of therapeutic aids in workflows
Applied Biomechanics (WMRHE41)
English / kMod
5.00
-
Biomechanics (BIM)
English / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

The course covers the basics and basic concepts of biochmechanics

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • to calculate and interpret biomechanical tasks from the fields of statics and dynamics, such as the distribution of forces during weight lifting.
  • to graphically represent and calculate torques of biomechanical problems.
  • to interpret and compare stress-strain diagrams of different materials.
  • to describe mechanical properties of connective and supporting tissue, such as bones, cartilage or muscles.

Course contents

  • Measurment Data
  • video analysis
  • posture analysis
  • Ergonomics
  • Muscle activity
  • Interpretation of video-synchronous measurement data
Gait Analysis Project (GAP)
English / PRJ
3.00
2.00

Course description

The aim of this course is for students to carry out a self-organised project in the field of movement analysis in groups, applying the basics learned in the last semesters.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • to plan and develop small group project work within the framework of instrumented gait analysis / metrologically supported movement analysis
  • to independently test and perform series of measurements in instrumented gait analysis / metrologically supported motion analysis.
  • to analyse and present the data obtained from the measurements using suitable software packages.
  • to write a project-related scientific paper (IMRAD structure) taking into account the basics of scientific work.
  • to apply the basic rules of scientific work when writing and analysing texts, and to distinguish between a scientific approach and a non-scientific (everyday) approach

Course contents

  • Measurement data
  • Video analysis
  • Posture analysis
  • Ergonomics
  • Muscle activity
  • Interpretation of video-synchronous measurement data
Neuroprosthetics (WMRHE51)
English / kMod
5.00
-
Neural Engineering (NEUR)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Basics and applications of Neural Engineering

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • to describe methods for recording action potentials in excitable tissue
  • To describe differences between functional electrostimulation and neuromodulation in relation to spinal cord stimulation.
  • to design a stimulation protocol (parameters) to activate muscles and nerves.
  • simulate and design electronic circuits for bioelectric signals.
  • describe transcutaneous functional electrical stimulation for upper and lower extremities.
  • describe bioelectric signals for neuroprosthetic systems, e.g. brain-computer interface.

Course contents

  • Basics of the electrophysiology of excitable nerve and muscle tissue
  • electrical stimulation to restore or improve defective body functions
  • Circuit design for electronic devices required for this purpose, e.g. stimulators, biosignal amplifiers
  • practical applications of functional electrostimulation
  • Hands-on sessions
Neurorehabilitation (NEUREHA)
English / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

Practical applications of neurorehabilitation

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • to be able to reproduce the not only technical equipment of a neurological rehabilitation centre, to explain the most frequent deficits and needs of the patients on site, and to reproduce the possibilities of a connection to their own professional orientation.
  • to describe the functions of the human sensory organs and also frequently occurring damage, in order to develop suitable technical measures to compensate for failures.
  • to be able to reproduce the physiological changes typically associated with the ageing process in order to design suitable technical measures to compensate for such failures.
  • to transfer the basic principles of multimodal man-machine interfaces to augmentative and alternative applications for disabled and elderly people.

Course contents

  • Visual perception
  • Auditory perception
  • Tactile perception
  • Aging
  • Human-Computer Interface
Management und Law (MANRE)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Business Law (RECHT)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

This course offers an introduction to Austrian business law with a focus on private law

Methodology

Lecture, self-study, discussion, exercises, case studies, inverted classroom

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • describe the structure of the legal system and the relationship between european law and national legislation
  • explain the most important private law framework conditions in business life (e.g. legal subjectivity, contract law, representation, default, damages, etc.) and to be able to estimate their influence on business decisions
  • take into account the special characteristics of B2B business transactions (e.g. obligation to notify defects, etc.) as well as those of B2C business transactions (e.g. consumer protection law, etc.);
  • find legal sources (e.g. court rulings) using databases like the Legal Information System of the Federal Government and to research further relevant literature
  • deal with a legal text and to interpret it on the basis of the canon of interpretation of legal methodology
  • meet the requirements of trade law necessary for a specific business activity
  • conclude contracts
  • assess simple legal issues and to decide whether professional support - such as the involvement of a lawyer or notary – is necessary
  • weigh up the advantages and disadvantages of different legal forms in the course of establishing a company

Course contents

  • Legal system
  • European fundamental freedoms
  • Trade Law
  • Legal forms
  • Company register
  • Law of Contracts
  • Consumer protection law
  • Disruptions in performance (default, warranty)
  • Tort Law

Prerequisites

None

Literature

  • Brugger, Einführung in das Wirtschaftsrecht. Kurzlehrbuch, aktuelle Auflage

Assessment methods

  • Written Exam: 70%
  • Interim tests and cases: 30%

Anmerkungen

None

Project Management (PM)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

In this sub-module students acquire basic project management skills.

Methodology

Flipped Classroom

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • define the term "project"
  • classify projects by means of suitable criteria
  • divide the project life cycle into different phases with different tasks
  • differentiate between different procedure models, to formulate project goals regarding performance, costs and deadlines
  • document requirements in a requirement specification as well as a functional specification in a comprehensible way
  • distinguish between different forms of project organization and outline their respective advantages and disadvantages
  • to differentiate between different project roles
  • identify professional and social skills of project staff as an essential prerequisite for successful project work
  • identify relevant stakeholders and their expectations of the project
  • outline instruments for developing a beneficial project culture, to design countermeasures for unacceptable project risks
  • draw up project plans (e.g. (e.g. work breakdown structure plan, schedule, time schedule, cost plan, etc.)
  • apply project controlling methods and instruments (e.g. earned value analysis, etc.) for the purposes of schedule and cost control
  • evaluate the effects of changing conditions and customer requirements
  • moderate a project final meeting and write a project final report
  • self-critically reflect on the achieved project results (e.g. (e.g. lessons learned etc.) and to derive improvement potentials for future projects in the sense of knowledge transfer
  • present and defend project results to project stakeholders
  • differentiate between program and portfolio management, to use project management software (Project Libre)

Course contents

  • Project characteristics
  • Project term
  • Project types
  • Project Management
  • Procedure models
  • Project goals
  • Project requirements
  • Phase and milestone planning
  • Project Organization
  • Project roles
  • Project Structure Planning
  • Estimate of expenditure
  • Process and time scheduling (e.g. bar chart, network diagram)
  • Resource and cost planning
  • Project controlling and reporting
  • Project completion
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Risk Management
  • Project Marketing
  • Quality Management
  • Document Management
  • Configuration Management
  • Change Management
  • Contract Management
  • Management of project teams
  • Agile project management
  • Scrum
  • Program Management
  • Portfolio Management
  • Project Management Software
  • International Project Management
  • Project Management Certifications

Prerequisites

None

Literature

  • Timinger, Schnellkurs Projektmanagement, Wiley

Assessment methods

  • Project work: 50%
  • Interim tests: 50%

Anmerkungen

Details see Moodle course

Medical Modeling and Simulation (MEDMO)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Biomedical Ex Vivo Models (XVIVO)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Basics of biomedical Ex Vivo models

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • List common ex-vivo organ models and explain their scope
  • To explain selected respiratory and optical models
  • describe methods for creating cell-based systems and organoids
  • discuss applications of cell-based systems and organoids in disease models or the testing of chemicals using concrete examples
  • explain the principle and challenges of tissue-on-a-chip technologies

Course contents

  • Animal organ models
  • Respiratory and ocular models
  • Cell-based systems in 2D and 3D
  • Organoid Cultures
  • tissue-on-a-chip Technologies
Biomedical in Silico Sodeling and Simulation (MODSI)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

Fundamentals of Biomedical in Silico Modelling and Simulation

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • to model, simulate and explain simple natural processes in biomedical engineering using ordinary differential equations
  • explain the principle of the "read-across" procedure
  • Design basic cardiovascular and respiratory models and apply them to use simple simulations

Course contents

  • Knowledge and skills to represent natural processes using modelling and simulation (e.g. cell growth, movements, muscle fibres, ...)
  • Skills in numerical mathematics and the assessment of existing results.
Trends in Biomedical Engineering (BIOME)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Biomedical Engineering Projects (BBEPR)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Semester project in which interdisciplinary topics and tasks of biomedical engineering are worked on and analysed across all specialisations

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • to analyse and discuss complex interdisciplinary problems of biomedical engineering in a structured way in a broader context
  • identify gaps in knowledge, carry out targeted research based on this, evaluate and compare possible solutions and develop their own solutions
  • select, prepare and present their own proposed solutions and defend them with scientific argumentation
  • explain and present the content and results of their own or third-party scientific publications in a comprehensible manner
  • to apply the basic rules of scientific work when writing and analysing texts, distinguishing a scientific approach from a non-scientific (everyday) approach
  • to explain scientific procedures and methods customary in the respective subject and to apply them in the context of scientific work under guidance, especially for scientific topics and experimental research methods
  • to research selected scientific sources and cite them correctly in their own texts
  • explain and present the content and results of their own or third-party scientific publications in a comprehensible manner

Course contents

  • solve interdisciplinary problems
  • Analysis and research of sources
Current Topics in Life Science Engineering (CTLSE)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

Mediation of interdisciplinary contents of biomedical engineering, which go beyond the core contents of the study programme and current developments

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • discuss current topics in the field of biomedical engineering
  • to discuss points of contact between biomedical technology and other fields

Course contents

  • Overview of tasks and activities in the subject areas of the study programme and beyond

6. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Bachelor Thesis (BA)
German / kMod
10.00
-
Bachelor Exam (BSCPR)
German / EXAM
2.00
0.00

Course description

The Bachelor's examination is a commission examination before a relevant examination committee and completes the Bachelor's program.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • apply knowledge from different learning areas within the scope of the task technically correct and argumentatively correct to new situations

Course contents

  • The Bachelor's examination consists of a presentation of the bachelor paper an oral examination on the bachelor paper.
Bachelor Thesis (BA)
German / EL
8.00
5.00

Course description

The bachelor paper is an independent written work, which has to be written in the context of a course.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • to apply the scientific methods in the respective subject correctly to a technical task and to reflect the results critically.
  • to structure a scientific work in a formally correct way
  • to conduct (literature) research, evaluate sources and cite them according to the usual scientific standards

Course contents

  • The bachelor paper usually includes an independent examination with a detailed description and explanation of its solution.
Internship (BPRAK)
German / kMod
20.00
-
Internship (BPRAK)
German / SO
18.00
0.00

Course description

FH degree programmes are to be designed in such a way that students can acquire the knowledge, skills and competences relevant to professional practice that they need for successful professional activity. Against this background, internships represent a training-relevant component within the framework of Bachelor degree programmes.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • to independently solve well-defined subtasks in operational practice and to carry out the necessary documentation
  • to implement the knowledge and skills acquired during their studies.
  • to reflect the operational practice with regard to technical, economic and organizational, as well as management and personality relevant aspects

Course contents

  • The professional internship is accompanied by a seminar in which the students' experiences with the professional internship are reflected.
Internship Support and Reflection (PRAKB)
German / BE
2.00
1.00

Course description

During the seminar accompanying the internship, the experiences and competence acquisition of the students are reflected upon and an internship report is written.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • present the progress of work in a well-structured and target group-oriented manner
  • reflect on the experiences made during the professional internship and to document them in the internship report

Course contents

  • Individual, exemplary specialization in a chosen subject area with high demands on self-organized learning