Biomedical Engineering: Curriculum

Here you'll find detailed information on current courses of the Bachelor's degree program Biomedical Engineering. Please note that due to ongoing updates not all courses of the program might be fully displayed. A complete overview of the curriculum for the study year 2016/17 is going to be published in the course of the summer semester 2016.

1. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Anatomy (iM12)
German / iMod
4.00
-
Systematic and Topographic Anatomy (ANA)
German / VO
4.00
3.00

Course description

The knowledge of systematic and topographic anatomy of the human body.

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain organ systems in construction and functional context and in cross connection to other systems.
  • describe normal functions and malfunctions of physiological systems.
  • explain medically relevant terms and apply them in the appropriate context.

Course contents

  • General anatomy: nomenclature, cellular organization, cell division, tissues and definition: muscle, connective tissue, skeletal system tissue, epithelial tissue, nerve tissue
  • Skeletal system: passive motion apparatus, spinal column, skull, joints and function
  • Active movement apparatus: skeletal muscles, diaphragm, pelvic floor
  • Cardiovascular system: A-V-Ly definition, body-lung circulation, heart construction, cardiac chambers, cardiac valves, conduction tissue, spleen, blood cells, hormonal glands
  • Respirations tract: disposition, construction, paranasal sinuses, larynx, lung, epithelium of the respiratory tract, respiratory epithelium
  • Digestive tract: disposition, construction of intestinal sections, digestive glands, vascular supply, portal system
  • Urogenital system: kidney and urinary collecting system, reproductive system: developmental differences, male and female reproductive organs: construction and analogies, pregnancy and placenta
  • Nervous system: disposition: central-peripheral, somatic-autonomic, development, construction: spinal cord, brain stem, cerebrum, cerebrum sections, cortex, subcortical nuclear masses, ventricular system and cerebrospinal fluid, functional cerebrum sections, meninges, vascular supply, peripheral nervous system: brachial plexus, lumbar and sacral plexus, construction and origin of sympathetic and parasympathetic system
  • Sensory organs: construction of the eyeball and accessory visual apparatus, construction of the vestibulocochlear organ, gustatory organ, olfactory organ, skin and breast

Prerequisites

Biology and somatology in level of university entrance diploma

Literature

  • A.FALLER: Der Körper des Menschen

Assessment methods

  • End exam (multiple choice examination - Re-examination: the student can choose oral or written examination)
Chemistry (iM13)
German / iMod
8.00
-
Chemistry Laboratory (CHL)
German / LAB
2.00
2.00

Course description

The course chemistry laboratory deals with basic procedures, methods and rules regarding inorganic and organic chemistry.

Learning outcomes

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

  • translate SOP’s and protocols in a chemistry laboratory.
  • perform basic chemical experiments (e.g. titration, ion-analysis, thin layer chromatography, distillation, organic synthesis).
  • document and record experiments.
  • illustrate data in a reproducible way and discussion of results in written form.

Course contents

  • titration
  • thin-layer chromatography/photometry
  • stippling
  • distillation
  • synthesis of Aspirin

Prerequisites

Individual preparation for each course according to the papers and/or operating procedures provided by lecturers.

Literature

  • Operation procedures provided by lecturers as well as literature research

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method an end exam

Anmerkungen

All safety devices including coats, safety glasses and gloves are provided by the institution. NO short trousers. Long hair has to be gathered and tied. SAFE footwear.

General, Organic and Polymer Chemistry (AOP)
German / VO
6.00
4.00

Course description

Basics of chemistry, starting with general and inorganic chemistry. The second part deals with organic chemistry, which is the basis of polymer chemistry.

Learning outcomes

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

  • execute stoichiometric calculations using the periodic system.
  • calculate pH-values of aqueous solutions.
  • solve chemical equations and equilibrium reactions.
  • calculate reaction enthalpies and Gibbs free energies of reactions.
  • name simple organic molecules according to IUPAC.
  • describe the formation of organic molecules based on addition, substitution and elimination reactions.
  • present the 3 steps of a polymerization reaction of a concrete example.
  • to explain the differences between duromere, thermoplasts and elastomers by physical and chemical means.

Course contents

  • Basics of chemistry, starting with general and inorganic chemistry.
  • Organic Chemistry, which is the basis of polymer chemistry. Application of plastics for biomedical engineering.

Prerequisites

basic knowledge of chemistry on high school level

Literature

  • Mortimer, Charles E. (2014): Chemie, Thieme Verlag

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method and end exam
General Basics 1 (kM11)
German / kMod
6.50
-
English 1 (ENG)
English / SE
2.00
2.00

Course description

Starting from the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages B1+; we aim at developing and strengthening language skills required for personal and social interaction

Learning outcomes

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

  • act and respond appropriately in private situations and in international contexts.
  • initiate and cultivate professional contacts.
  • successfully apply the four skills in professional situations.

Course contents

  • Autobiography
  • Small talk
  • Everyday situations
  • Discussions of topic of general relevance
  • Persuasive speaking and writing

Prerequisites

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Level B1+

Literature

  • Maderdonner, O. / et al (2014): Personal and Social Communication, Skriptum
  • Connolly, P. / Kingsbury, P. et al. (2014): eSNACK, Lernplattform
  • Additional current handouts and audio-visual support

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method, i.e. active participation in class activities and timely completion of assignments
Mathematics (MAT)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Introductory course focussing on linear algebra, elementary functions, complex numbers

Learning outcomes

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

  • perform basic operations in abstract vector spaces (e.g. checking for linear independence, calculation of the angle between two vectors, etc.) and solve basic problems in two and three dimensional Euclidean space.
  • analyze functions of one variable (e.g. invertibility, boundedness, growth properties) and to classify elementary functions (polynomials, rational functions, trigonometric and exponential functions and their inverse functions).
  • calculate limits of sequences and of functions and to determine if a function is continuous.
  • perform basic operations with complex numbers, change their representation and interpret them geometrically in the complex plane.

Course contents

  • linear Algebra
  • elementary functions
  • complex numbers

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of mathematics on high school level

Literature

  • P. Stingl (2009): Mathematik für Fachhochschulen, Hanser
  • G. Teschl, S. Teschl (2013): Mathematik für Informatiker 1, Springer
  • G. Teschl, S. Teschl (2014): Mathematik für Informatiker 2, Springer

Assessment methods

  • Written final exam
Time and Self Management (SZM)
German / SE
1.50
2.00

Course description

In the course the students get to know techniques and methods for effective work organisation and systemic planning.

Learning outcomes

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

  • prioritize activities by using various methods (for example as ABC analysis , ALPEN-method) and to schedule their time sequence.
  • denote personal stress triggers and behaviors and to describe and to develop ways to change the behavior pattern.
  • to explain the benefits of setting targets and to define a list of objectives (by SMART).

Course contents

  • Personal Goals
  • Principles of time & self management and associated instruments e.g.: activity list, daily activity log
  • Interruptions, faults, time thieves
  • Personal strategies of implementation

Literature

  • Knoblauch, Jörg/Hüger, Johannes/Mockler, Marcus (2005): Ein Meer an Zeit: Die neue Dimension des Zeitmanagements, Frankfurt/Main: Campus
  • Nussbaum, Cordula (2007): 300 Tipps für mehr Zeit: Soforthilfe gegen Alltagsstress. Von Perfektionismus bis Energieräuber, München: gu
  • Seiwert, Lothar (2002): Life Leadership (Verlag Gabal)

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method (grade) und reflexion paper
Introduction to Biomedical Informatics (kM15)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Fundamentals of Computer Science and Software Development (GIS)
German / VO
1.50
1.00

Course description

All the basic topics of applied, technical and theoretical computer science relevant for biomedical engineers; With the help of exercises students will be able to evaluate the knowledge step by step.

Learning outcomes

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

  • name the basic cornerstones of the history and the main branches in computer science.
  • describe how information is stored and interpreted.
  • calculate simple truth terms in Bool's algebra.
  • name the hardware-components of a computer.
  • describe how a higler level computer language is translated to machine language.

Course contents

  • History of computer science
  • Information
  • Bool Algebra
  • Hardware components
  • From program to machine code

Literature

  • Grundlagen der Informatik Helmut Herold Bruno Lurz Jürgen Wohrab ISBN: 978-3-86894-111-1 ISBN: 978-3-8632-6526-7

Assessment methods

  • Exam
Structured Programming in Biomedical Engineering (SPBT)
German / ILV
4.50
2.50

Course description

Basics of Structured Software Development

Learning outcomes

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

  • create structured applications using Loops (for, while, ...), Branches (if, switch,...) and functions.
  • use Matlab and C# to solve problems regarding the field of biomedical engineering.
  • use Matlab for data analysis.

Course contents

  • Datatypes
  • Loops
  • Branches
  • C#
  • Matlab

Prerequisites

Basics of Using a Computer:\n

Literature

  • Course immanent assessment method and end exam
Medical Physics (iM14)
German / iMod
5.50
-
Medical Physics (MPH)
German / VO
3.00
2.00

Course description

Basic principles of physics and its applications to medicine

Learning outcomes

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

  • calculate and explain force, velocity, acceleration and other mechanical Parameters of linear movement, rotations and oscillations.
  • calculate and explain pressure, volume, flow and resistance in the human circulation.
  • calculate and explain voltage, current, resistance, power, inductance and capacitance in simple dc- and ac-circuits.
  • calculate the opitcal path of simple lens sytems and explain the characteristic wave nature of light
  • calculate heat transfer and explain phase diagrams of thermodynamic systems.
  • calculate the different parameters of sound propagation and the severity of human hearing defects.

Course contents

  • Mechanics
  • Composition of matter
  • Mechanical properties of matter
  • Thermodynamics
  • Electricity
  • Waves
  • Optics

Prerequisites

- Basic knowledge of mathematics, trigonometric functions, vector calculus, simple integral and differential calculus

Literature

  • adequate Books are available in the library of the FHTW:
  • HARTEN, U./ Physik für Mediziner / Springer Verlag Heidelberg
  • JERRENTRUP A./ 1.ÄP Original Prüfungsfragen mit Kommentar
  • SEIBT W. /,Physik für Mediziner / Thieme Verlag

Assessment methods

  • End exam and calculation exercises
Physics Laboratory (PHL)
German / LAB
2.50
2.00

Course description

Basics of physical experimentation and experimental project planning

Learning outcomes

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

  • executing physical experiments autonomously.
  • preparing protocolls according common standards.
  • explaining basicle physical processes (from mechanics, thermodynamics, electromagetism and optics).

Course contents

  • Pendulum & statistics
  • Energy & calorimetry
  • Voltage & Current measurement
  • Magnetic field measurement
  • Thin lenses & mirrors
  • (Jena: Statistical distributed measurements - measurements with ultrasound - current and voltage measurement - microwaves - radioactive decay)

Prerequisites

Basics of physics from lectures

Literature

  • Wolfgang Schenk und Freidrich Kramer (Hrsg.) ∙ 2014 ∙ Physikalisches Praktikum ∙ 14. Aufl. ∙ Springer FachmedienWiesbaden ∙ ISBN 978-3-658-00665-5 ∙ ISBN 978-3-658-00666-2 (eBook) ∙ DOI 10.1007/978-3-658-00666-2

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment (starting certification and laboratory experiment logs; both assessments must be passed)

2. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Anatomy and Physiology (iM22)
German / iMod
6.00
-
Functional Anatomy and Physiology (APH)
German / ILV
5.00
4.00
Physiology Laboratory (PHOL)
German / LAB
1.00
1.00
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (iM23)
German / iMod
5.50
-
Biochemistry Laboratory (BCL)
German / LAB
1.00
1.00
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BUM)
German / VO
4.50
3.00
Biomedical Electroncis (iM24)
German / iMod
6.50
-
Medical Electronics (MEL)
German / ILV
4.00
3.00
Medicine Electronics Laboratory (MLB)
German / LAB
2.50
2.00
General Basics 2 (kM21)
German / kMod
6.00
-
English 2 (ENG)
English / SE
2.00
2.00
Mathematics 2 (MAT)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00
Teamwork (AIT)
German / SE
1.00
1.00

Course description

The course prepares students for team work in their studies and in their professional work.

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain models of team development (for example Tuckman) and to derive interventions for their own practice.
  • explain team roles (for example Belbin ) and to identify them in simple practical examples.
  • use constructive feedback in team conflicts.

Course contents

  • Hallmarks of and criterias of success in teamwork
  • Team development
  • Team roles
  • Structure of personalities in team processes
  • Preferred team roles and personal potential for development
  • Constructive feedback in conflicts

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Haug, Christoph V. (2009): Erfolgreich im Team. Praxisnahme Anregungen für effizientes Teamcoaching und Projektarbeit, 4.überarbeitete Auflage, München: dtv-Verlag
  • Niermeyer, Rainer (2008): Teams führen, 2.Auflage, Freiburg: Haufe Verlag
  • Van Dick, Rolf van/ West Michael A. (2005): Teamwork, Teamdiagnose, Teamentwicklung, Göttingen: Verlag Hogrefe
  • Werth, Lioba (2004): Psychologie für die Wirtschaft. Grundlagen und Anwendungen [S. 253-309: Arbeit in Gruppen], Heidelberg: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method (participated sucessfully)

Anmerkungen

none

Software Development in Biomedicine (MSBI)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Object-Oriented Modeling (OOM)
German / VO
1.50
1.00
Object-Oriented Programming in Biomedical Engineering (OPBT)
German / ILV
4.50
2.50

3. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Allgemeine Grundlagen 3 (kM31)
German / kMod
4.50
-
Biomedical Statistics (BMS)
German / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

A collection of mathematical methods for planning experiments, obtaining data, organizing, summarizing, presenting, analyzing them statistically, interpreting, and drawing conclusions based on the data.

Learning outcomes

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

  • give statistical data a graphical representation.
  • describe, explore and compare statistical data-sets.
  • describe the basic concepts of discrete and normal propability.

Course contents

  • Describing, Exploring, and Comparing Data
  • Probability Distributions
  • Normal Probability Distributions
  • Estimates and Sample Sizes

Prerequisites

The only mathematical prerequisite needed for the material found in the outline is arithmetic and some basic algebra.

Literature

  • Elementary Statistics, Mario F. Triola Publication Date: January 6, 2011 | ISBN-10: 0321694503 | ISBN-13: 978-0321694508 | Edition: 11

Assessment methods

  • Exam
English 3 (ENG)
English / SE
2.00
2.00

Course description

Starting from the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages B2, students engage with global economic and technical developments and their impact on society, and thereby acquire relevant terms and concepts together with the appropriate language skills

Learning outcomes

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

  • recognise connections between economic theories and forms of government.
  • analyse the impact of globalisation on society and the environment.
  • compare and contrast corporate innovation models.

Course contents

  • Economic concepts and theories
  • Winners and losers of globalization
  • Development of technologies
  • Innovation

Prerequisites

English 1 English 2

Literature

  • Maderdonner, O. / et al (2014): Economy, Technology and Society, Skriptum

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method (active participation in class activities and timely completion of assignments)
Facilitation and Problem Solving Techniques (MUP)
German / SE
1.00
1.00

Course description

The course prepares the students for the role of a facilitator using relevant methods of problem solving and supporting creativity.

Learning outcomes

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

  • plan a moderation cycle adapted to task and the needs of the target group.
  • allow and to promote different perspectives from a neutral attitude.
  • moderating a target group related with subsequent clustering and multi-point query is a query cards.

Course contents

  • Roles: facilitator, recorder, person responsible
  • Individual, organisational and methodical preparation
  • Setting of goals and tasks
  • Structure, development and process control of a facilitation
  • Brainstorming and creativity techniques
  • Problem-solving techniques

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Dörner, Dietrich (2008): Die Logik des Mißlingens: Strategisches Denken in komplexen Situationen, rororo
  • Gigerenzer, Gerd (2008): Bauchentscheidungen: Die Intelligenz des Unbewussten und die Macht der Intuition, München Goldmann Verlag
  • Hartmann, M./Rieger, M. (2007): Zielgerichtet moderieren, Weinheim: Beltz
  • Klein, Z. M. (2006): Kreative Geister wecken. Kreative Ideenfindung und Problemlösungstechniken, Bonn: Manager Seminare Verlag
  • Schilling, Gert (2005): Moderation von Gruppen, überarb. Auflage, Schilling Verlag, Berlin
  • Seifert J. W (2004): Besprechungen erfolgreich moderieren, Offenbach: Gabal Verlag 9. Auflage

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method (participated sucessfully)

Anmerkungen

none

Anwendung der Biomedizinischen Informatik (INF3) (kM34)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Biomedical Applications of Simulation Tools (BAS)
German / VO
1.50
1.00

Course description

Practical use of MATLAB in biomedical engineering to solve mathematical problems.

Learning outcomes

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

  • use the software matlab in a proper way to interpolate data, create diagrams, ….
  • solve ODEs using Matlab
  • use of simple interpolation algorithms

Course contents

  • Introduction
  • Presentation of Data
  • Interpolation
  • Solving ODEs

Prerequisites

- Mathematics 1 - Mathematics 2 - Basics in MATLAB

Assessment methods

  • final exam
Information Management in Medicine (IMM)
German / ILV
4.50
3.00

Course description

This lecture consists of two parts. Part one deals with the basics of databases. The second part focuses on a biomedical computer science project.

Learning outcomes

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

  • plan, create, develop and present software applications in the field of biomedical engineering.
  • Use databases (mySQL, Access, ...) in projects and connect them with development environments (Matlab, C#, Java ...).
  • use the development environments (Matlab, C#, Java …) to solve the given problems.

Prerequisites

structured and Object oriented programming

Literature

  • Fundamentals of Database Systems Elmasri, Ramez/Navathe, ShamkrantnISBN 10: 0132144980 / 0-13-214498-0nISBN 13: 9780132144988n
  • Datenbanksysteme Autor: Heide Faeskorn-Woyke / Birgit Bertelsmeier / Petra Riemer / Elena BauernISBN: 978-3-8273-7266-6

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method (collaboration during class and final presentation)
Biomedizinische Technik (kM33)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Fundamentals of Medical Measurement Technology (GMM)
German / VO, LAB
3.50
3.00

Course description

The course introduces: - Basics of measurement and sensor technology - Special sensors for biological and medical applications - Measurement amplifiers - Operational amplifier - "virtual instruments" - Practical laboratory experience is gained on basic methods

Learning outcomes

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

  • apply the basics of measurement technology and solve simple problems with state of the art method.
  • apply the methods of complex alternating current technology (e.g. calculation with complex resistors and pointers as well as phasor diagrams) for calculating peaks of voltages and currents as well as phase shifts and to dimension the values of resistors, inductors and capacitors in AC circuits.
  • design and experimental set-up basic electronic measurement circuits and validate and characterize them with modern measuring instruments.
  • explain the relations between voltage and current in passive electronic circuits (mainly R, L, C, diodes, transistors) and design circuits

Course contents

  • Chain of measurement
  • Units
  • Properties of measurement devices
  • Sensors
  • Preamplifiers
  • A/D converters
  • DAQ software
  • basic assumption of measurement technology

Prerequisites

Basics of: - Mathematics - Medical Physics - Medical Electronics

Literature

  • Weißgerber, Wilfried (2013): Wechselstromtechnik, Ortskurven, Transformator, Mehrphasensysteme. Ein Lehr- und Arbeitsbuch für das Grundstudium, Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
  • Seidel, Heinz-Ulrich (2003): Allgemeine Elektrotechnik: Gleichstrom - Felder – Wechselstrom, Hanser Verlag
  • Tietze-Schenk (2012): Halbleiter- Schaltungstechnik, Springer Verlag
  • see course materials

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method and end exam
Instrumented Analysis Laboratory (LIA)
German / LAB
1.00
1.00

Course description

Practical training of the course contents from "Instrumented analysis in laboratory medicine".

Learning outcomes

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

  • operate analytical instruments on the basis of detailed instructions, to handle samples without contamination and prepare them for analysis, to perform the analysis under controlled conditions and evaluate obtained data according to protocols including proper graphical presentation.
  • document all working steps including data evaluation based on taken notes in a comprehensible manner as a written protocol with final critical comments.
  • • combine the theory of the lecture with gained insights and practical experiences in order to be able to solve new problems.

Course contents

  • Identification of organic compounds by infrared spectroscopy and data base analysis
  • demonstration of HPLC
  • , amplification of a plasmid by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) subsequent plasmid digest and analysis of fragments by gel electrophoresis
  • , flow cytometry (FACS) of blood cells using 3 different cell lines after labeling using fluorescent antibodies

Prerequisites

General and organic chemistry, physics, electronics, biochemistry and molecular biology, instrumented analysis in laboratory medicine

Literature

  • Handouts of lectures

Assessment methods

  • Laboratory protocols and written exam on Moodle
Instrumented Analysis in Laboratory Medicine (IAM)
German / VO
1.50
1.00

Course description

Lecture about Laboratory Medicine with focus on the most important techniques and evaluation of data.

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain the single steps in creation of clinical findings and to name disturbance variables in analytical measurements.
  • argue the usage of laboratory diagnostics in differential diagnosis of patients.
  • give an overview on analytical methods in laboratory medicine.
  • explain in detail the principle, workflow and data evaluation of frequently applied methods in laboratory medicine and to evaluate typical data.

Course contents

  • clinical findings
  • differential diagnosis
  • transversal and longitudinal evaluation
  • disturbance variables
  • difficulty of false positives
  • overview of (spectroscopic) methods
  • detailed knowledge frequently applied methods (PCR, FACS, ELISA) including data evaluation

Prerequisites

General and organic chemistry, physics, biochemistry and molecular biology

Literature

  • Lottspeich, F. (2012): Bioanalytik, Spektrum Akademischer Verlag
  • presentations of lectures

Assessment methods

  • written final exam on moodle after finalization of the lab courses

Anmerkungen

Prerequisite for the laboratory course "Instrumented analysis laboratory"

Introduction to the specializations (kM35)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Basics of the specializations (GSP)
German / VO
3.00
2.00

Course description

The main goal of this Course is to give an overview of the main topics of the 4 specializations

Methodology

Ring lecture with 4 lecturers (topics) for the 4 specializations

Learning outcomes

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

  • enumerate and explain the main topics of "Cell & Tissue Engineering"
  • enumerate and explain the main topics of "Medical and Hospital Engineering"
  • enumerate and explain the main topics of "Rehabilitation Engineering"
  • enumerate and explain the main topics of "Medical Imaging and Data Engineering"

Assessment methods

  • Moodle Exam
Selective Courses (WF)
German / kMod
3.00
2.00
Alternatives to Animal Testings (WF1)
German / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

In this course, both the problem of animal testing in medical laboratories as well as possible alternatives and limitations will be discussed. In addition, methods for reduction of animal testing, as well as legal aspects will be topics of this course.

Methodology

Presentation of lecturers and contribution of students

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe the 3 R strategy (reduce, replace, refine).
  • name and explain examples for alternatives for animal testing.
  • give an overview on relevant legal aspects in this field.

Course contents

  • 3 R strategy (reduce, replace, refine)
  • methods as alternatives for animal experiments (based on cells, organoids, non-vertebrates)
  • cell chips and multi-organ chips as possible methods for drug testing
  • relevant legal aspects

Prerequisites

General and organic chemistry, physics, biochemistry and molecular biology

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method
Application of Matlab (WF2)
German / SE
1.50
1.00

Methodology

Presentation of lecturers and contribution of students

Learning outcomes

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

  • use Matlab for reading Data (Data-Files of different Formats)
  • use different Algorithms for handling and plotting Data
  • interact with different kind of Hardware using Matlab

Course contents

  • Read measurement Data files
  • interact with hardware
  • plotting Data
  • Data handling / algorithms

Prerequisites

Matlab

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method (assessment of progress of project and final presentation)
Introduction in Microprocessorprogramming (WF3)
German / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

In this course, tasks from the area of embedded systems software development for microcontrollers are elaborated.

Methodology

Presentation of lecturers, contribution of students and hands-on group work.

Learning outcomes

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

  • develop simple Embedded Systems software applications using Arduino.
  • make experimental models of electric circuits with a breadboard.

Course contents

  • Embedded Systems Software
  • Arduino
  • Microcontroller
  • Peripherals
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Breadboard construction

Prerequisites

Proper knowledge of programming using the C language.

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method
Printed Circuit Board (WF4)
German / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

Design and Development of individual Printed Circuit Boards.

Methodology

Working on an individual PCB

Learning outcomes

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

  • to design simple printed circuit boards using modern EDA tools.

Course contents

  • Introduction to soldering (breadboard)
  • Simulation
  • Introduction in Eagle
  • Design printed circuit board
  • Design of circuits

Literature

  • Jillek, Werner: Handbuch der Leiterplattentechnik; 2003; Leuze, ISBN 3-87480-184-5

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method
  • Technical documentation
Klinische Medizin (kM32)
German / kMod
7.50
-
Anesthesia, Analgesia and Intensive Care (AAI)
German / VO
1.50
1.00

Course description

Review on anesthesiology as an interface between patient and technology: - Narrow description of common techniques in anesthesia - Monitoring systems during operation - Emergency unit - Post anesthetic care and intensive care unit

Learning outcomes

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

  • define und differentiate anaesthesia procedures and anaesthesia drugs, including side effects and complications.
  • list and explain monitoring possibilities of vital functions and anaesthesia in the operating room and on the intensive care unit.
  • explain the basic life support defibrillation algorithm (BLS-D).

Course contents

  • Analgesie
  • Sedation
  • Anesthesia
  • Monitoring systems
  • Basics in intensive care
  • Special severe clinical pictures

Prerequisites

- Systematic and topographic anatomy - Functional anatomy and physiology

Literature

  • Lehrbuch Anästhesie und Intensivmedizin (Schulte am Esch)

Assessment methods

  • End exam (60% of the questions must be answered positively to pass)
Pathophysiology (PPH)
German / VO
3.00
2.00

Course description

In this course, common diseases are exemplarily discussed and how causes of diseases result in clinical features. In addition, diagnostic and therapeutic options are considered. Course Description: Pathophysiology explains the functional changes associated with or resulting from disease or injury.

Methodology

Lecture with practical exercises.

Learning outcomes

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

  • LE1 explain mechanisms which lead to development of diseases.
  • LE2 name and explain common and important diseases in diffent organs.
  • LE3 interpret in example results of medical results.
  • LE4 consider possible options of therapies.
  • LE5 understand and actively use medical terms.

Course contents

  • Pathophysiology of the cell (apoptosis, necrosis, mutation)
  • Pathology of tumors
  • Specific and unspecific immun system
  • Pathology of infectious deseases
  • Organ specific pathology: blood, cadiovascular system, lung and respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract, pankreas, liver and gallbladder, kidneys, homeostasis of water and electrolytes, bone, metabolic disorders, endocrine disorders, nervous system and sensory organs

Prerequisites

Systematic and topographic anatomy Functional anatomy and physiology Biochemistry and molecular biology

Literature

  • course slides (upload on CIS)
  • Taschenatlas Pathophysiologie by Stefan Silbernagl

Assessment methods

  • Final written exam (moodle) and course immanent assessment method
Radiation Medicine (RMD)
German / VO
3.00
2.00

Course description

This lecture focuses on the technical aspect of the modalities used in the radiology department of hospitals, their application and the requirements for a functional planning of this department and the correct installation of this units.

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain the function of the equipment used in a radiology department.
  • explain the application of the equipment used in a radiology department.
  • explain the key parameters for a technical evaluation of the equipment used in a radiology department.
  • explain the pre-installation - requirements of the equipment used in a radiology department for a functional and proper installation of the equipment.

Course contents

  • Generation of X-rays, interaction with matter
  • principles, function and requirements for installation and operation of the modalities used in radiology
  • Mobile X-ray systems
  • C-arm
  • General X-ray units (Bucky units)
  • Angiography units
  • CT Scanner
  • MRI
  • Mammography
  • Ultrasound devices
  • Lithotripter
  • PACS
  • X-ray systems used in Radiation Therapy and Nuclear Medicine

Prerequisites

Basics of Anatomy Physiology Physics Electrical engineering and Mechanics

Literature

  • H. Morneburg, Bildgebende Systeme für die medizinische Diagnostik
  • Th. Laubenberger, J. Laubenberger. Technik der medizinischen Radiologie. Köln : Deutscher Ärzte-Verlag, 1999. 978-3-7691-1132-3.
  • Script Schönthaler

Assessment methods

  • End exam

Anmerkungen

I will focus on the practical aspect and teach the state of the art of the equipment. I will read a part of the lecture in English language.

4. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Biomedical Control Engineering (kM43)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Biocybernetics (BRG)
German / SE
1.50
1.00
Biomedical and Technical Control Loop (BTR)
German / LAB
2.00
2.00
Fundamentals of Technical and Biomedical Control Engineering (GTBR)
German / ILV
2.50
3.00
Management, Economics & Law 1 (kM42)
German / kMod
6.00
-
General Law (ARK)
German / VO
3.00
2.00
Project, Process and Quality Management (PPQ)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00
Professional Competence 1 (kM41)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Advanced Statistics (AWS)
German / VO
1.50
1.00
Design of Experiments (VPL)
German / ILV
1.50
1.00
English 4 (ENG)
English / SE
2.00
2.00
Job Application (BEW)
German / SE
1.00
1.00

Course description

The course prepares students to different application situations in companies on an individual level.

Learning outcomes

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

  • create a complete application file including a cover letter, CV and letter of motivation.
  • prepare for a job interview (for example corporate analysis, self-analysis , ...).

Course contents

  • Backgrounds in a company and the placement of a job advertisement
  • Ways of application
  • Personal application folder (motivation letter, personal record, certifications...)
  • Application discussion

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Engst, Judith/Dudenredaktion (2010): Professionelles Bewerben, Dudenverlag, Mannheim-Leipzig-Wien-Zürich
  • Hesse, Jürgen/Schrader, Hans Christian (2006): Das perfekte Vorstellungsgespräch, Eichhorn Verlag, Frankfurt am Main
  • Hesse, Jürgen/Schrader, Hans Christian (2013): Assessment Center für Hochschulabsolventen, Stark Verlagsgesellschaft, Berlin
  • Püttjer, Christian/Schnierda, Uwe (2009): Souverän im Vorstellungsgespräch, Campus Verlag, Frankfurt/New York

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method (participated sucessfully)

Anmerkungen

none

Specialization 1 (kM44)
German / kMod
12.00
-
Selective Module Cell & Tissue Engineering 1 (WMCTE)
German / kMod
12.00
-
Bioinformatics (BIN)
English / SE
1.50
1.00
Cell Culture Laboratory (CCL)
English / LAB
3.00
2.00
Cell Culture Techniques (CCT)
English / SE
1.50
1.00
Immunology (IMM)
English / SE
2.00
1.00
Molecular Genetics (MOG)
English / SE
2.50
2.00
Pharmacokinetics and Toxicology (PUT)
English / SE
1.50
1.00
Selective Module Medical & Hospital Engineering 1 (WMMHE)
German / kMod
12.00
-
Biological Signals and Medical Sensors 1 (BSMS)
English / ILV
3.00
2.00
Engineering Heart, Lung and Circulation (EHLC)
English / ILV
3.00
2.00
Medical Application of Embedded Systems (MAES)
English / ILV
3.00
2.00
Radiation Physics (RAP)
English / ILV
3.00
2.00
Selective Module Medical Imaging & Data Engineering 1 (WMIDE)
German / kMod
12.00
-
Medical Data Engineering (MDE)
English / ILV
3.00
2.00
Medical Imaging and Analysis (MIA)
English / ILV
3.00
2.00
Safety and Communication in Medical Data Engineering (SCMD)
English / ILV
3.00
2.00
Telemedicine & eHealth (TMEH)
English / ILV
3.00
2.00
Selective Module Rehabilitation Engineering 1 (WMRE)
German / kMod
12.00
-
Biomechanics (BIM)
English / ILV
3.00
2.00
Circuitdesign and Signal Analysis (CSA)
English / ILV
3.00
2.00
Gaitanalysis (GTA)
English / LAB
3.00
2.00
Neural Engineering (NEU)
English / SE
3.00
2.00

5. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Management, Economics & Law 2 (kM52)
German / kMod
8.00
-
Business Administration (BWL)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

The course gives an overview over accounting and cost accounting.

Learning outcomes

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

  • define the basics of business administration.
  • implement the principles of financial statements.
  • explain specific problems in financial accounting.
  • determine costs and prices.
  • make financing decisions based on the acquired knowledge.

Course contents

  • Business administration
  • Accounting
  • Cost accounting

Literature

  • Bertl Romuald, et al., Buchhaltungs- und Bilanzierungshandbuch, Wien 2013.
  • Grünberger David, Buchhaltung und Bilanz - Einführung und Überblick, Orac Verlag, 2014.
  • Olfert Klaus, Kompakt-Training Kostenrechnung, 2013
  • Zantow Roger, Finanzwirtschaft der Unternehmung, München 2014

Assessment methods

  • Written exam (100%) Exam contents:
  • Topics presented during class
  • Calculations performed during class
  • Contents of the literature as indicated
Conflict Management (KFM)
German / SE
1.00
1.00

Course description

The course imparts knowledge of conflict behavior and conflict management in a vocational context. Apart from theoretical bases, personal reflection and the work on case studies take center stage.

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe the various stages of a conflict (for example escalation model of Glasl ) and the respective handling (for example self-help , facilitation, mediation).
  • classify personal basic pattern or conflict resolution strategies (for examplea according to Schwarz) and to identify alternatives.
  • analyse and to explain situations of conflicts (for example "hot" and "cold" conflicts, causes and involved persons).

Course contents

  • Causes and development of conflicts
  • Reflection on personal conflict behavior
  • Types of conflicts and conflict diagnosis

Literature

  • Glasl, Friedrich (2008): Selbsthilfe in Konflikten, 5. Auflage, Verlag Freies Geistesleben/Haupt, Stuttgart
  • Haeske, Udo (2008): Team- und Konfliktmanagement, 3. Auflage, Cornelsen Verlag, Berlin
  • Schwarz, Gerhard (2005): Konfliktmanagement, 7. Auflage, Gabler Verlag, Wiesbaden

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method (participated sucessfully)

Anmerkungen

If the students have already attended „Kommunikation“: Establish a relationship to the contents of this course.

Ethics in Technology and Medicine (ETM)
German / SE
1.00
1.00

Course description

The course imparts basic knowledge of medical ethics and ethics of technology to the students. The consciousness raising of the relevance of ethical questions in medicine and technology and the training of ethical decision-making and argumentation take center stage.

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain selected basic concepts and positions of ethics of technology (for example forms of technological acting , technology assessment) by means of simple case examples.
  • explain the concept of responsibility and to implement it to situations of professional practice.
  • describe the steps of ethical decision-making and argumentation and to apply them in case studies from the medical-technical practise.

Course contents

  • Fundamental positions of ethical decision-making
  • Methods of ethical argumentation
  • Responsibility concept
  • Definition of technology and normative bases for technological acting
  • Engineering ethics and technology assessment
  • Codes of biomedical ethics
  • Experimentation with human subjects and animals
  • Ethical argumentation in ethics committees

Literature

  • Düwell, Marcus (2008): Bioethik. Methoden, Theorien und Bereiche, Stuttgart-Weimar
  • Irrgang, Bernhard (2005): Einführung in die Bioethik, München
  • Kress, Hartmut (2009): Medizinische Ethik. Gesundheitsschutz – Selbstbestimmungsrechte – heutige Wertkonflikte, Stuttgart
  • Pöltner, Günther (2002): Grundkurs Medizin-Ethik, Wien

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method (participated sucessfully)

Anmerkungen

Contentual coordination with the English course in which issues of medical ethics are treated as well.

Regulatory Affairs (SRK)
German / VO
3.00
2.00

Course description

European, international and Austrian Medical Device Regulations, Guidelines and Standards; European and Austrian Regulations on Medicinal Products; basics of Medical Law (especially on Research Activities)

Methodology

PowerPoint Presentation, partially Teamwork

Learning outcomes

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

  • deal with fundamental questions in the presented legal areas

Course contents

  • Medical Devices LawMedicinal Products LawGeneral Principles of Medical LawRegulations on Stem Cell ResearchRegulations on the Use of Human Tissue und Blood

Prerequisites

Course on General Law

Literature

  • Vorlesungsunterlagen
  • Ecker-Füszl-Renhardt-Semp: Medizinprodukterecht; Edition Juridica, Manz Verlag 2004;
  • Handouts,
  • Internet

Assessment methods

  • Multiple-Choice-Test
Professional Competence 2 (iM51)
German / iMod
7.00
-
English 5 (ENG)
English / SE
2.00
2.00

Course description

Starting from the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages B2+, students discuss ethics concepts in their personal, social and professional spheres and analyse real-life case studies and write their bachelor thesis abstracts according to the language-related and formal criteria given.

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain fundamental ethics concepts in English.
  • formulate and justify a rationally defendable position on basic ethical problems.
  • analyse ethical dilemmas in case studies.
  • structure and write abstracts and/or short scientific papers according to the language-related and formal criteria given.

Course contents

  • Principles of ethical judgement
  • Different approaches to ethics
  • Case studies (texts, films)
  • Responsibility, Sustainability
  • The three phases of writing
  • Abstract vs. Executive Summary

Prerequisites

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Level B2, Completion of previous semester course

Literature

  • Maderdonner, O. / et al (2014): Ethics, Skriptum
  • Additional current handouts and audio-visual support

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method, i.e. active participation in class activities and timely completion of assignments
Seminar Bachelor´s Thesis 1 (BA1)
German / SE
3.50
0.00

Course description

Students write a paper based on the IMRAD structure and the guide "bachelor´s thesis and master's thesis" of the UAS. The topic of the thesis and the research question behind, based on contents of the curriculum is carried out in coordination with the FH-supervisor.

Learning outcomes

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

  • search scientific literature databases independently and select literature for the individual topic appropriately.
  • write a scientific introduction regarding the stated research question.
  • summarize results from scientific literature in order to answer the research question, select suitable images and label them in a scientific way.
  • discuss the results in terms of answering the research question.
  • cite scientific literature correctly.

Course contents

  • Selection of appropriate literature from journals
  • writing a detailed scientific work based on the IMRAD structure
  • discussion of the thesis with the supervisor

Prerequisites

Technical courses of Biomedical Engineering program

Assessment methods

  • review of the bachelor´s paper by the supervisor
Writing Biomedical Research Papers & Reports and Bachelor´s Thesis 1 (BRP)
German / SE
1.50
2.00

Course description

This course is intended to provide the basis and understanding of scientific reports and publications

Learning outcomes

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

  • conduct literature research.
  • read a scientific paper.
  • write a scientific thesis on the basis of the IMRAD structure.
  • review another paper and to write a critical peer review
  • present scientifically.

Course contents

  • Literature research
  • reading
  • writing
  • reviewing
  • presenting

Literature

  • Mimi Zeiger: Essentials of Writing Biomedical Research Papers, Mcgraw-Hill Higher Education, 2nd ed, 1999;
  • Tim Skern, Writing Scientific English: A Workbook, UTB, 2009; Leitfaden und Vorlage Bachelorarbeit, engl\n/deutsch, siehe CIS

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method (Journal club 30 %, participation during classes 30 %, review 20%, presentation 20 %

Anmerkungen

This lecture ranges from 4th to the 5th semester. Final grading is at the end of the 5th semester. All parts have to be completed positively.

Specialization 2 (kM53)
German / kMod
15.00
-
Selective Module Cell & Tissue Engineering 2 (kM53C)
German / kMod
15.00
-
Bioassays (BIA)
English / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Bioassay as a biological assay, focussed on cells and tissue as biological systems

Learning outcomes

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

  • to explain the principles, the development and the performance of frequently used in vitro bioassays and to evaluate obtained data in a quantitative manner.
  • to propose bioassays which are suitable for specific fields of application (e.g. stem cells, molecular forensic, immunology, lab-on-chip, gene expression) and to explain the evaluation of obtained data.
  • to suggest suitable approaches based on bioassays for typical problems within the field of cell and tissue engineering.
  • to plan bioassays according to standard-operation-procedures and report data and findings with good laboratory practice.

Course contents

  • principles of bioassays
  • examples of frequently used in vitro bioassays
  • lab-on-chip bioassays
  • working according to SOPs
  • how to get integrated in a new research team
  • real-time and quantitative PCR
  • bioassay for stem cells
  • bioassays in molecular forensic
  • development of immunoassays

Prerequisites

Chemistry, biochemistry, cell culture techniques, instrumental analytics, introduction into cell & tissue engineering, biostatistics, morphological methods

Literature

  • Johnson, I. / Spence, M (2010): The Molecular Probes Handbook, Invitrogen 11. edition, Life Science Technologies
  • Teaching documents of lecturers

Assessment methods

  • written end exam
Cell Biology Laboratory (CBI)
English / LAB
4.50
3.00

Course description

Advanced cell culture techniques with bone cancer cells, primary cells and stem cells, microscope techniques, staining and analyzing of cell samples, bioassays and other cell biology methods

Methodology

Laboratory

Learning outcomes

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

  • isolate primary cells using a special protocol.
  • differentiate stem cells into osteogenic and adipogenic lineage using media components.
  • perform and evaluate simple molecular biological and biochemical methods (for example plasmid isolation, transfection, RNA isolation and ELISA).
  • prepare cell samples for REM and analyze them under supervision using REM.
  • analyse cells with FACS with support of a supervisor.
  • stain cells with different methods and take microscopic pictures (light and fluorescence microscope)
  • perform a RTqPCR experiment under supervision and interpret the results.

Course contents

  • Advanced cell culture techniques
  • isolation of primary cells
  • differentiation and staining methods of stem cells
  • transfection
  • fluorescence microscopy
  • scanning electron microscope (SEM)
  • fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS)
  • Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Prerequisites

- Biochemistry - Basic cell culture techniques - Bioassays - Morphological methods

Literature

  • script/documents uploaded in moodle (web-based learning tool)

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method (exam at the beginning of the respective laboratory course (20%), active participation (20%), written laboratory protocols (60%))

Anmerkungen

Classes start on time. Students are reminded to arrive on time. Students who arrive late for a lecture or leave early will receive 0% attendance for that class. Students have to come prepared into the lab course (i.e.: they have to learn the documents and bring calculations of concentrations, cell counts or volumes if necessary)

Morphological Methods (MME)
English / ILV
4.50
3.00

Course description

Knowledge and application potential of microscopic methods

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain the fundamentals of microscopy.
  • explain frequently used light and electron microscopic techniques and to compare their advantages and disadvantages.
  • analyze and evaluate scientific problems in the various fields of microscopy and propose the final approach.
  • explicate methods for sample preparation and for their characterization (routine staining methods, immunohistochemistry) and explain possible applications and problems of these methods.

Course contents

  • Fundamentals in microscopy
  • Optical microscopy (e.g. brightfield, phase constrast, differential interference contrast, fluorescence) and sample preparation techniques (e.g. immunohistochemistry)
  • Electron microscopy (transmission and scanning electronmicroscopy) and preparation techniques (negative staining, cryo-methods, ultrathin sectioning)
  • Atomic force microscopy (AFM)
  • Immunohistochemistry

Prerequisites

- Physics - Chemistry - Cell culture techniques - Mathematics

Literature

  • Hoppert, M. Microscopic Techniques in Biotechnology. Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2003
  • J.A. Kiernan: Histological and Histochemical Method, Theory and Practice, 4th edition, 2008
  • Lang G.: Histotechnik, Praxislehrbuch für die Biomedizinische Analytik, 2. Auflage, 2013
  • Lottspeich F., Zorbas H. Bioanalytik. Spektrum Akadem. Verlag GmbH, Heidelberg, Berlin 1998

Assessment methods

  • Final exam

Anmerkungen

Web-based traning course: http://www.ammrf.org.au/myscope/

Tissue Engineering (TE)
English / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

The basics of recent topics in the Tissue Engineering field are presented by competent lectures. Actual results of publications are reported by students and subsequently discussed in common.

Methodology

Lectures and presentations

Learning outcomes

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

  • term recent topics in Tissue Engineering and to explain the basics.
  • present results from scientific papers and discuss them.
  • describe relevant processes in cells and the possibility to influence them.
  • state epigenetic and gene-therapeutic modifications to cells
  • draft bioreactors schematically and to explain the processes
  • list the function, the influence on cells, the advantages and disadvantages of biomaterials

Course contents

  • Epigenetics
  • Mikrofluidics
  • Humaniced in vivo models
  • Gene therapy
  • Cellular mechanical sensing
  • Bioreactors
  • Biomaterials

Prerequisites

Introduction to cell & tissue engineering, biochemistry and molecular biology, Instrumented analysis in laboratory medicine, clinical medicine, biomedical engineering

Literature

  • Slides and papers uploaded in CIS

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method and end exam (presentations, discussions, active participation (30%), written final exam(70%)
Selective Module Medical & Hospital Engineering 2 (kM53M)
German / kMod
15.00
-
Biological Signals and Medical Sensors 2 (BSMS)
English / ILV
3.00
2.00
Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
English / ILV
1.50
1.00

Course description

This course teaches the basics of human-computer interaction and shows the challenges of the design of technical devices in the areas of medicine and health.

Learning outcomes

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

  • give an overview of usability definitions according to ISO and selected experts as well as explain them in detail.
  • explain discount usability methods and apply them in a medical environment.
  • point out advantages and disadvantages of user and expert based usability methods.

Course contents

  • Principles of interaction design
  • application of usability heuristics
  • iterative UI prototyping (e.g. Balsamiq Mockups, Axure, iRise, Microsoft Expression Blend)
  • personas, standards and norms of usability in the medical sector
  • UX design guidelines and patterns
  • usability testing of medical systems

Literature

  • Powerpoint slides
  • Dan Saffer: Designing for Interaction (ISBN-13: 978-0321432063)
  • Russ Unger and Carolyn Chandler: A Project Guide to UX Design (ISBN-13: 978-0321607379)
  • Jeff Johnson: GUI Bloopers 2.0 (ISBN-13: 978-0123706430)
  • Jakob Nielsen and Hoa Loranger: Prioritizing Web Usability (ISBN-13: 978-0321350312)
  • Michael Wiklund, Jonathan Kendler and Allison Strochlic: Usability Testing of Medical Devices (ISBN-13: 978-1439811832)

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method (exercises in small groups, presentation of small examples) and end exam
Medical and Hospital Equipment (MHE)
English / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

This integrated course provides an overview on complex therapeutic tools and medical devices based on examples for the cardiovascular and pulmonary medicine, and provides in a study example practical experience concerning usability assessment of such devices.

Learning outcomes

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

  • name the important aspects of blood compatibility and to determine critical points in the design of device components.
  • describe haemodialysis, hemofiltration, peritoneal dialysis and apheresis and to compare their fields of application.
  • describe the function of oxygenators and heart-lung-machines and to argument their required alarm functions and potential side effects.
  • describe modern multi-chamber-pacemakers and select approriate devices for different pathologies.
  • explain the design of respirators and to discuss the functionality and potential failure szenarios of their components.
  • explain the function of external defibrillators and determine their potential risks and influences to other medical devices.
  • apply usability methods to examples of medical products.

Course contents

  • Blood compatibility of medical devices
  • Technologies and devices for blood purification and apheresis
  • Heart-lung-machine and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
  • Lung mechanics, resipirators and lung support
  • Advanced cardiac pacemakers (Defi-pacemakers, multi-chamber- stimulation, resynchronization, de-remodelling)
  • Defibrillators
  • Usability assessment in medical devices (Practical example)

Prerequisites

- Anatomy and pyhsiology of lung, heart and circulation - Course EHLC 4th semester

Literature

  • Oertel H, Ruck S: Bioströmungsmechanik, Vieweg 2012;
  • Bronzino R, Patterson J: Handbook of Biomedical Engineering, CRC 2015
  • Tschaut RJ (Hrsg): Extrakorporale Zirkulation in Theorie und Praxis, Papst 2005
  • Kay PH, Munsch CM: Techniques in extracorporeal circulation, Arnold 2004
  • Boltz A, Urabszek W: Technik in der Kardiologie, Springer 2002

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method and end exam (Seminar Work 20%, Written Exam 80%, both parts must be assessed positively)
Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Therapy (NMRT)
English / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Basics and Methods of Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Therapy (Radiooncology).

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain the principle of tracerkinetics.
  • identify the appropriate nuclear medicine procedure for the assessment of respective organ functions.
  • identify pros and cons for the use of different diagnostic machines.
  • Identify the advantages and problems in radionuclide therapy.

Course contents

  • Basics in physics
  • principles of measurement technology
  • handling of open radioactive isotopes
  • basics of radiopharmacology (quality control)
  • production of radioisotopes (reactor, cyclotron, generator)
  • diagnostic application
  • conventional scintigraphy
  • positron emission tomography
  • hybrid technology
  • cellular labeling
  • tumor diagnosis
  • diagnosis of inflammation
  • sentinel
  • therapy with radionuclides
  • radioprotection

Prerequisites

- Molecular Biology - Anatomy - Radiation Physics

Literature

  • European Journal of Nuclear Medicine (wird in Auszügen zur Verfügung gestellt) - Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine (DI.Hamiton) - Nuklearmedizin (Schicha;Schober) - Grundlagen der Strahlentherapie (Richter; Feyerabend)
  • Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine (DI.Hamiton) - Nuklearmedizin (Schicha;Schober) - Grundlagen der Strahlentherapie (Richter; Feyerabend)

Assessment methods

  • End exam

Anmerkungen

Cooperates with Physical Parts of Dr.Blaickner; Dr.Wolff and Dr.Geringer

Photonics in Biomedical Engineering (PBI)
English / ILV
1.50
1.00

Course description

Basics of the matrix method for analysis in paraxial optics: theory, practical training and laboratory tutorial Ray tracing basics to simulate optical systems

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain the basics of the matrix method for analysis in paraxial optics (incl. Matlab).
  • analyse paraxial optical systems using the matrix method.
  • compare measurement results of the mechanical eye model with results from simulations
  • compare measurement results of a thick lens setup with simulation results and calcluations
  • understand basics of microscopy and calculate/simulate magnification and resolution of the optical system

Course contents

  • Matrix method of paraxial optics

Prerequisites

Medical physics, mathematics, statistics

Literature

  • E.Hering and R.Martin (2006) ∙ Photonik - Grundlagen, Technologie und Anwendung ∙ Springer Verlag

Assessment methods

  • calculation exercises, laboratory protocol
Radiation Protection (RP)
English / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Basics and Methods of Radiation Protection (nuclear medicine, radiotherapy), as well as the corresponding legal background.

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain the basics of radiation-physics in medicine.
  • explain relevant dose definitions in radiation protection.
  • explain the principles of radiation protection (ALARA principle) as well as the practical application.
  • categorize radiation damages and the corresponding biological effects.
  • operate with an radiation measurement device and to name the functionality.
  • name the rights and duties of a radiation protection officer.
  • explain the licensing process.
  • work as a Radiation Protection Officers in Medicine. But an additional special course is still mandatory.

Course contents

  • Basics of nuclear physics and the physics of ionizing radiation
  • Radiation sources
  • Basics of radiation biology
  • Radiation damages, prevention and detection
  • Dosimetry
  • Basics of radiation protection
  • Radiation Protection Law
  • Measurement devices
  • Medical and physical monitoring
  • Radiation accidents, first aid
  • Practical exercises: Use of measurement devices and the use of calibration sources

Prerequisites

Radiation Physics course

Literature

  • The Power Point Slides will be provided to the students.

Assessment methods

  • end exam (multiple choice)

Anmerkungen

The practical exercises will take place at the Campus Seibersdorf. Pregnant women cannot attend the exercises due to legislative regulations concerning the use of ionising radiation and hence they cannot receive a certification! (Basic Course - Radiation Protection Officer)

Selective Module Medical Imaging & Data Engineering 2 (kM53I)
German / kMod
15.00
-
Application of Medical Imaging and Data Engineering (AMIDE)
English / ILV
4.50
3.00

Course description

The course further extends the know-how in medical informatics, by lectures on special problems and intensive work on projects connected to implementation activities in the field.

Learning outcomes

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

  • implement software for healthcare that uses the services of the "Gesundheits- Informations- Netz" (GIN, Austrian eCard system, electronic health insurance card).
  • implement database applications for healthcare.
  • provide documentation about the work in projects.

Course contents

  • work in software projects in healthcare
  • IHE and basic standards
  • C#
  • Austrian eCard with infrastructure and applications

Prerequisites

Programming skills (C#,...), basic skills on GIN, eCard and database applications

Literature

  • See download and semester plan

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method

Anmerkungen

Builds on the "Medical Data Engineering" course in BBE4; optionally extends the projects of that course

Bioinformatics (BIN)
English / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

The course provides the students with an introduction into bioinformatics work and methods.

Learning outcomes

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

  • name the scientific fields of bioinformatics.
  • describe and apply the presented algorithms.
  • name the most common biological databases and are able to extract data with computer aided methods.

Course contents

  • biological data sources
  • bioinformatic-algorithms

Prerequisites

Basics of programming

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method and end exam
Mobile Computing in Medical Imaging and Data Engineering (MCMID)
English / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

This course targets the basic knowledge for programming software for android devices (mobile phones or tablets). The content is presented and the students are supposed to implement apps between courses (assignments and projects)

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain the structure of Android projects and the Android activity life-cylce.
  • implement simple GUIs and understand their handling.
  • call external apps out of their code and exchange information between different threads.

Course contents

  • Basics of android programming and GUI programming
  • Communication of information between different program parts and external apps

Prerequisites

object oriented programming

Literature

  • Developer.andriod.com

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method (assignments, projects and course participation)

Anmerkungen

Own Laptop is required!! Android devices is not required – but recommended

Signal Acquisition and Analysis (SAA)
English / ILV
4.50
3.00

Course description

- Aqusition of electrical signals of the human body (EKG, EEG, EMG) - Computerbased handling and analysis of medical data

Methodology

Signal analysis: presentation of example code for selected topics, individual solving of exercises, discussion in small groups

Learning outcomes

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

  • use different interfaces and protocols (bluetooth, serial, i2c,..) in a proper way.
  • analyse, plot and evaluate biological signals.
  • work with biological signals in a clinical enviroment the right way.

Course contents

  • Data aquistion of biosignals
  • Computer interfaces
  • documentation of MATLAB code, databases
  • data management in MATLAB,
  • signals in time and frequency domain (FFT, sFFT)
  • visualization of medical data

Prerequisites

Basics of programming end electronics

Literature

  • Scripts to the presented demo--codes are provided in CIS for download
  • Semmlow, J.L. (2004): Biosignal and Biomedical Image Processing: MATLAB Based Applications, Taylor & Francis

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method (projects, seminar work, code documentation)
Selective Module Rehabilitation Engineering 2 (kM53D)
German / kMod
15.00
-
Ambient Assisted Living and Communication Technologies (AAL)
English / SE
3.00
2.00

Course description

The course covers two special areas in the field of Assistive Technology (or Rehabilitation Engineering): • AAC = Alternative and Augmentative Communication • The rather young discipline AAL = Active and Assisted Living Before dealing with the practical aspects of AAC and AAL the course will provide the necessary theoretical foundations of communication in general and the principles of accessibility.

Learning outcomes

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

  • apply profound theoretical knowledge of human-to-human and human-to-machine communication for practical solutions in AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) to support disabled and older people.
  • to understand the reasons for using various forms of Alternative and Augmentative Communication and to apply such knowledge to overcome communication barriers imposed by disabilities.
  • design AAL solutions empowering older people to age in place.

Course contents

  • Please see "Semesterplan" in CIS.

Prerequisites

The necessary prerequisites about disability and rehabilitation are presented in the parallel running course on "Rehabilitation Engineering and Neurorehabilitation" by Wolfgang Zagler and Nina Carina Juritsch.

Literature

  • Comprehensive presentation material for download (updated and made accessible some days before the respective lecture unit).

Assessment methods

  • Final exam (duration 45 minutes).

Anmerkungen

Lectures partially in German and English; lecture notes in English

Gaitanalysis Project (GAP)
English / LAB
3.00
2.00

Course description

In this course students are independently conducting and documenting self-selected topics of instrumented gait analysis and instrumented motion analysis in small groups.

Learning outcomes

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

  • plan and develop basic studies of instrumented gait analysis / instrumented motion analysis in small groups.
  • test and perform self developed trials in instrumented gait analysis / instrumented motion analysis.
  • to analyse and display acquired data using appropriate software.
  • compose a project related scientific paper (IMRAD structure) under consideration of basic rules for scientific working and writing.

Course contents

  • Measurement data
  • Video analysis
  • Posture analysis
  • Ergonomics
  • Muscle activity
  • Interpretation of video synchronous measurement data

Prerequisites

Lab practise gait analyis

Literature

  • Gait Analysis:Kirtley, C.: Clinical Gait Analysis: Theory and Practice
  • Perry, J.: Gait Analysis: Normal and Pathological Function
  • Gehen verstehen - Ganganalyse in der Physiotherapie, Kirsten Götz
  • Neumann - Benno M. Nigg und Walter Herzog (Eds.): Biomechanics of the Musculo-skeletal System - Anatomie und Biomechanik der Gelenke Bd. 1, 2, 3: J. Koebke
  • Biomechanik: W. Nachtigall
  • Anatomie und Biomechanik der Gelenke Bd. 1, 2, 3; Koebke J.

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method (assessment of progress of project - final presentation)
Modelling and Simulation (MOS)
English / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Basics and introduction of computer simulation in the topics of physiology and biomedical engineering, e.g. models of nerve and muscle activation as well as computer simulation (finite elements, tools for dynamic models). Designing and structuring models for computer simulation.

Learning outcomes

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

  • plan, develop, test and finally present their software application in rehabilitation engineering, which have been performed in the course of project work in small groups.
  • Solve ordinary differential equations using Matlab.
  • develop models of strongly simplified scenarios in rehabilitation engineering and solve, analyze as well as possibly animate this models by numerical procedures with the help of Matlab.

Course contents

  • Skills and knowledge for designing natural procedures with the help of modelling and simulation.
  • Capability in handling of numerical mathematics as well as validation and interpretation of available results.

Prerequisites

- Mathematics 1 and 2 (Discretisation)

Literature

  • Script in download area
  • Matlab help
  • Femlab help

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method (assessment of progress of project and final presentation)
Prostethics (PRO)
English / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Introduction to Prosthetics - medical and orthopedic technical terms in prosthetics

Learning outcomes

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

  • name causes and levels of amputations.
  • describe different treatments of amputations.
  • select materials for prostheses and orthoses.
  • describe orthopedic products and their specifications.

Course contents

  • Causes of amputations
  • Amputation levels
  • Materials in orthopedic technology
  • Mechanics and Biomechanics in orthopedic technology
  • Socket connection and treatment
  • Treatment process

Prerequisites

Basics of anatomy

Literature

  • Atlas of Amputations and Limb Deficiences (American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons)
  • Orthopädietechnische Grundlagen (Baumgartner/Botta)

Assessment methods

  • project presentations and exam
Rehabilitation Engineering and Neurorehabilitation (REN)
English / SE
3.00
2.00

Course description

Part of Juritsch/Kotzian: Neurorehabilitation (14 units in practise): Basics, approaches, assessment systems and therapy using the example of the NRZ Rosenhuegel Part of W.L. Zagler: Rehabilitation Engineering (14 units) This part of the lecture will cover the basics in Assistive Technology (Rehabilitation Engineering). The first units deal with the physiology and pathology of the human senses (vision, hearing, tactile/haptic perception) and include the specific issues of ageing. The remaining units cover aspects in augmentative and alternative HCI (Human Computer Interaction) with respect to assisting people with disabilities and/or older people.

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe the (technical) equipment in neurological rehabilitation as well as to define deficits and special needs of the patients.
  • reproduce the functioning of human sensory organs and also their impairments with high incidence and to design suitable technical means for the compensation of losses.
  • discuss physiological deteriorations typical for ageing and to develop suitable technical means for the compensation of such losses.
  • apply the principles of multimodal HCI (Human Computer Interfaces) for the design of augmentative and alternative solutions serving people with disabilities and the ageing population.

Course contents

  • Visual perception
  • Auditive perception
  • Tactile perception
  • Ageing
  • Human-computer interface

Literature

  • Comprehensive presentation material for download (updated and made accessible some days before the respective lecture unit).

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method (presentations) and end exam

Anmerkungen

Lectures partially in German and English; lecture notes in English.

6. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Professional Internship (iM61)
German / kMod
30.00
-
Professional Internship (BP)
German / SO
25.00
0.00
Seminar Bachelor´s Thesis 2 (SBA)
German / SE
5.00
0.00