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

Course description

Lecture in 2 parts: Neuro- and sensory physiology, physiology of autonomous systems

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain and discuss physiological problems.
  • evaluate more complex physiological problems.
  • apply physiological knowledge in medical engineering projects.

Course contents

  • 1. Term physiology, basics of cellular physiology, homeostasis and feedback control, general neurophysiology. Signal transduction, autonomic nervous system and CNS modulation
  • 2. Muscle: types of muscles, mechanisms of contraction, neural control. Physiology of cardiovascular system, functional tests e.g. ECG recordings
  • 3. Composition and functions of blood, hemostasis, immune system
  • 4. Kidney function. Energy homeostasis, nutrition and digestive system. Endocrine glands and hormones
  • 5. Physiology of the respiratory tract: physical aspects of ventilation and mechanics of breathing; gas exchange in the lungs, oxygen and carbon dioxide transport

Prerequisites

Knowledge of basic chemical and physical terms and units basic knowledge of inorganic and organic chemical compounds basics of biochemistry basics of cell physiology basics of anatomy

Literature

  • Huppelsberg Kurzlehrbuch Physiologie, 4.Auflage (2013), Thieme
  • Menche, Biologie, Anatomie, Physiologie; 7.Auflage (2012), Urban & Fischer
  • Medical Physiology, by Walter F. Boron, Emile L. Boulpaep Gekle, Wischmeyer et al.: Taschenlehrbuch Physiologie, Thieme
  • Lang F, Lang P: Basiswissen Physiologie, Springer
  • Silbernagl, Despopoulos: Taschenatlas der Physiologie, Thieme
  • Thews, Mutschler, Vaupel: Anatomie, Physiologie, Pathophysiologie des Menschen, Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft

Assessment methods

  • Final exam

Anmerkungen

Labor tests serve as a preliminary control of knowledge.

Physiology Laboratory (PHOL)
German / LAB
1.00
1.00

Course description

3 x 4 hours of practical work (neuro- sensory and physiology of autonomous systems); students receive instructions and work in groups of 2 - 4 persons under the control of the lab instructor.

Learning outcomes

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

  • carry out, evaluate and document measurements on test persons on their own.
  • name safety aspects with measurements on test persons.
  • select and adjust technical parameters using simple medical apparatuses and explain their relevance for measurement.

Course contents

  • Measurement of biopotentials (EMG, EOG, EKG)
  • sensory functions (visual system, auditory system and vestibular system)
  • respiratory volumes and orthostasis

Prerequisites

Systematic and topographic anatomy, basic knowledge of physiological background of the methods used in the lab (presented in preceding lectures)

Literature

  • Huppelsberg Kurzlehrbuch Physiologie, 4.Auflage (2013), Thieme
  • Menche, Biologie, Anatomie, Physiologie; 7.Auflage (2012), Urban & Fischer
  • Silbernagl, Despopoulos, Taschenatlas Physiologie; 8.Auflage (2012), Thieme

Assessment methods

  • course immanent assessment method (introductory test, results reports, end exam in case of bad overall performance)
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (iM23)
German / iMod
5.50
-
Biochemistry Laboratory (BCL)
German / LAB
1.00
1.00

Course description

Introduction to biochemical methods

Learning outcomes

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

  • perform basic working procedures of eukaryotic cell culture techniques under non-sterile conditions and to evaluate the results by light microscopy.
  • recognize and avoid potential error sources for inaccurate pipetting.
  • quantify biochemical compounds by photometry and to perform calculations using the software Excel in a comprehensible manner.
  • perform enzymatic reactions under controlled conditions enabling quantitative measurements.
  • document all performed working steps in detail including evaluation and discussion of obtained data in a written protocol.

Course contents

  • reaction of enzymes
  • quantification of biochemical compounds
  • linear regression
  • photometry
  • writing protocols
  • Cell culture

Prerequisites

Chemistry, physics, physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method (entrance exam at the beginning of the respective laboratory course, active participation, written laboratory reports)
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BUM)
German / VO
4.50
3.00

Course description

Introduction to biochemistry and molecular biology

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain in detail important biochemical metabolic pathways including their enzymatic catalysis and to correlate these reactions to the relevant physiological processes.
  • explain the basics of molecular and cell biology by the structures and functions of biopolymers
  • describe molecular signal transistion pathways and to compare them with electronic circuits
  • explain basic molecular processes (replication, transcription, translation, gene regulation) in the cell and transfer these principles to biotechnological applications like recombinant protein production
  • list processes resulting in DNA damage and explain DNA repair mechanisms with relevance to hereditary diseases
  • explain the tumorigenic process, the roles of proto oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes and to give an overview on therapeutic strategies in tumor therapy
  • describe examples of pharmaceutical agents (e.g. vaccines, antibodies, insulin, antibiotics) based on cell cultures.

Course contents

  • Biopolymers in Biochemistry (proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, nucleic acis)
  • metabolic pathways (glycolysis, citrate cycle, oxidative phosphorylation)
  • hormons and signal transduction pathways
  • basics of molecular biology (replication, transcription, translation, gene regulation) and cell biology (cell cycle, apoptosis, extracellular matrix, bacteria, virus)
  • biotechnological applications (production of recombinant proteins)
  • DNA mutations
  • DNA repair
  • hereditary diseases
  • tumor biology

Prerequisites

General & organic chemistry

Literature

  • Horn, F. (2012): Biochemie des Menschen, Thieme-Verlag

Assessment methods

  • End exam (Moodle)
Biomedical Electroncis (iM24)
German / iMod
6.50
-
Medical Electronics (MEL)
German / ILV
4.00
3.00

Course description

On examples from the biomedical sector (sensors, medical devices) students learn the basics of electronics. We simulate and discuss the behavior of single components and basic circuits. Within small projects the development of the electronic circuits are practiced.

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain basic terms such as electrical voltage, electrical current, ohmic resistance.
  • applying methods of DC technology (such as voltage divider, current divider, Kirchhoff laws, replacement sources, superposition theorem of Helmholtz, bridge circuits, delta – wye conversion ) in the analysis and dimensioning of electrical circuits, particularly to calculate voltages, currents and values of resistors.
  • design simple electronic circuits with the help of a simulation program.

Course contents

  • Basic terms of electrical engineering
  • Ohm's law
  • Electrical sources
  • current / voltage measurements
  • Voltage divider, current divider
  • Kirchhoff's laws
  • Superposition principle of Helmholtz
  • Replacement sources
  • bridge circuits
  • delta – wye conversion
  • Inductor / Capacitor in DC / AC circuits
  • Complex alternating current calculus
  • Filter Circuits (low-pass, high-pass, band-Resonanpass, …)
  • Diode, rectifier
  • Transistor
  • DC-DC Converter
  • Operational amplifier

Prerequisites

Mathematics 1 Medical physics and physics laboratory

Literature

  • Seidel, Heinz-Ulrich (2003): Allgemeine Elektrotechnik: Gleichstrom - Felder – Wechselstrom, Hanser Verlag
  • Weißgerber, Wilfried (2013): Gleichstromtechnik und Elektromagnetisches Feld. Ein Lehr- und Arbeitsbuch für das Grundstudium, Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden Verlag
  • Bieneck, Wolfgang (2014): Grundlagen der Elektrotechnik ; Informations- und Arbeitsbuch für Schüler und Studenten der elektrotechnischen Berufe, Holland und Josenhans Verlag

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method and end exam
Medicine Electronics Laboratory (MLB)
German / LAB
2.50
2.00

Course description

Basic lab of electronics

Learning outcomes

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

  • proper measure voltages and currents with multimeters and oscilloscopes.
  • generate and validate waveforms with function generators.
  • design and experimental set-up basic electronic circuits and validate as well as characterize them with modern measuring instruments.

Course contents

  • safety regulations, laboratory rules, technical reports
  • voltage and current measurements
  • measurements with oscilloscope
  • power supply measurements
  • operational amplifiers
  • RLC circuits
  • rectifier

Prerequisites

Mathematics 1 Medical physics and physics laboratory Medical electronics (partial)

Literature

  • Seidel, Heinz-Ulrich (2003): Allgemeine Elektrotechnik: Gleichstrom - Felder – Wechselstrom, Hanser Verlag
  • Weißgerber, Wilfried (2013): Gleichstromtechnik und Elektromagnetisches Feld. Ein Lehr- und Arbeitsbuch für das Grundstudium, Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden Verlag
  • Bieneck, Wolfgang (2014): Grundlagen der Elektrotechnik ; Informations- und Arbeitsbuch für Schüler und Studenten der elektrotechnischen Berufe, Holland und Josenhans Verlag

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method (lab performance, lab reports, background knowledge)
General Basics 2 (kM21)
German / kMod
6.00
-
English 2 (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 the vocabulary of the students’ field of study along with the language skills required for technical and creative communication

Learning outcomes

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

  • structure and describe a technical process in English for a given target group.
  • illustrate and explain abstract technical concepts through real-life examples.
  • analyse and interpret literary texts in the English language.

Course contents

  • distinguishing the three main types of discourse
  • audience adaptation in terms of language and content
  • impact analysis
  • technical process descriptions
  • use of persuasive language
  • analysis and interpretation of literary texts

Prerequisites

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Level B1+; Completion of previous semester course

Literature

  • Maderdonner, O. / et al (2014): Technical and Creative Communication, Skriptum
  • Connolly, P. / Kingsbury, P. et al. (2014): eSNACK, Lernplattform

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method (active participation in class activities and timely completion of assignments)
Mathematics 2 (MAT)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Introductory course focussing on sequences and series, calculus, Fourier series, ordinary differential equations

Learning outcomes

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

  • study the properties of a given sequence: boundedness, growth, limit; determine partial sums.
  • apply methods from differential and integral calculus to analyze, sketch, and approximate (Taylor polynomials and series) functions as well as to compute characteristic values such as zeros, extremal values, points of inflection, coefficients, areas, etc..
  • determine an antiderivative, to compute definite integrals and areas, and to compute improper integrals.
  • approximate periodic functions by Fourier polynomials.
  • classify ordinary differential equations (ODE’s) and to solve and interpret geometrically first order linear ODE’s as well as linear ODE’s with constant coefficients of arbitrary order.

Course contents

  • sequences and series
  • calculus
  • Taylor series
  • Fourier series
  • ordinary differential equations

Prerequisites

mathematics 1

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 end examination
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

Course description

Introduction to object oriented modelling

Learning outcomes

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

  • starting from Use Cases create behavioral and advanced models using UML.
  • create the most important UML Diagrams (e.g. case diagram, class diagram, state diagram, sequence diagram, activity diagram,...).
  • use and analyze UML diagrams.

Course contents

  • Structural and use case modeling
  • Models as they are already available in published standards
  • behavioral and advanced modeling with UML

Literature

  • UML@Classroom: Eine Einführung in die objekt-orientierte Modellierung; Martina Seidl, Marion Brandsteidl, Christian Huemer und Gerti Kappel dpunkt.verlag Juli 2012 ISBN 3898647765

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method and end exam
Object-Oriented Programming in Biomedical Engineering (OPBT)
German / ILV
4.50
2.50

Course description

Basics of object-oriented software development

Learning outcomes

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

  • use the basics of object oriented programming to create applications using C#.
  • create classes with all needed elements (constructors,…).
  • implement encapsulation.
  • use inheritance use polymorphism.
  • create a graphical user interface.

Course contents

  • Principles of Object Oriented Programming (class, encapsulation, inheritance, polymorphism)
  • graphical user interface

Prerequisites

Structured programming in biomedical engineering

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method and end exam

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

Course description

Living organism need to maintain many parameters within certain limits. This lecture provides an overview on principles of biocybernetics and compares these principles with technical controlled systems.

Learning outcomes

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

  • identify biological control loops.
  • analyze biological control loops.
  • describe the individual elements of the control loop in terms of cybernetics.

Course contents

  • Fundamentals of biological control systems
  • controlled loop of the diameter of the pupils
  • The regulation of cerebral blood flow
  • The regulation of information processing in the human brain
  • Special actuators (= special features) of living beings
  • Questions on how the shape of organs and organisms is achieved

Prerequisites

Principles of: - Controlled systems - Anatomie - Physiology - Biochemistry

Literature

  • Ashby, David. Information Theory, Inference and Learning Algorithms. Cambridge University Press, 31. Mai 2004. ISBN: 0521644445. (Online auf CIS verfügbar).
  • Ashby, W. Ross. Introduction to Cybernetics. CHAPMAN & HALL LTD LONDON, 1957. ISBN: 0416683002 (Online auf CIS verfügbar)
  • Böhringer, Daniel. Computersimulation des menschlichen Herz/Kreislauf-Systems zur Analyse physiologischer Prozesse und kardiologischer Problemstellungen. Shaker Verlag Aachen, Februar 2000, ISBN 3-8265-6991-1
  • Böhringer, Daniel. Computersimulation des menschlichen Herz/Kreislauf-Systems zur Analyse physiologischer Prozesse und kardiologischer Problemstellungen. Shaker Verlag GmbH (8. Februar 2000)
  • Busch, Peter. Elementare Regelungstechnik. Vogel Verlag 2002.
  • Calvin, William H. Wie das Gehirn denkt. Spektrum Akademischer Verlag (März 2004)
  • Föllinger, Otto. Regelungstechnik. Einführung in die Methoden und ihre Anwendung. Hüthig Verlag (30. September 1994)
  • Gert Hauske. Systemtheorie der visuellen Wahrnehmung. Shaker Verlag GmbH, Aachen 2004. ISBN: 3832212930 (Online auf CIS verfügbar).
  • Greenfield, Susan A. Reiseführer Gehirn. Spektrum Akademischer Verlag (März 2003)
  • Hassenstein, Bernhard. Biologische Kybernetik. Eine elementare Einführung. Quelle u. M., Wiesbad. (1977)
  • Hauske, Gert. Systemtheorie der visuellen Wahrnehmung. Shaker Verlag Aachen, März 2003, ISBN 3-8322-1293-0
  • Keidel, Wolf D. Biokybernetik des Menschen. Gebundene Ausgabe - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft (1989). ISBN: 3534093763
  • Keidel, Wolf D. Kurzgefasstes Lehrbuch der Physiologie. Thieme Stuttgard (1979)
  • Klinke, Rainer und Silbernagl, Stefan. Lehrbuch der Physiologie. Thieme, Stuttgart (April 2003)
  • Müller, Werner A. und Hassel, Monika. Entwicklungsbiologie und Reproduktionsbiologie von Mensch und Tieren. Springer, Berlin (September 2002)
  • Nachtigall, Werner. Bionik. Springer, Berlin (September 2002)
  • Nüsslein-Volhard, Christiane. Das Werden des Lebens. C.H.Beck Verlag 2004
  • Russel, Stuart und Norvig, Peter. Künstliche Intelligenz – Ein moderner Ansatz. Prentice Hall 2004
  • Schmidt, Robert F. und Schaible, Hans-Georg. Neuro- und Sinnesphysiologie. Springer, Berlin (März 2001)
  • Silbernagl, Stefan und Despopoulos, Agamemnon. Taschenatlas der Physiologie. Thieme Verlag 2001.
  • von Campenhausen, Christoph. Die Sinne des Menschen. Thieme, Stuttgart (Januar 1993) Internet:
  • Biomechanische Aspekte des Kreislaufs und der Kreislauforgane. http://www.ubicampus.mh-hannover.de/~bmt/bio_index_10.php
  • HistoWebAtlas am Zentrum für Anatomie und Hirnforschung der Universität Düsseldorf.http://www.anatomie.net/histowebatlas/index.htm
  • Institut für Anatomie und Zellbiologie, Histologischer Bereich, Mikroskopische Anatomie. Uni Mainz. http://www.uni-mainz.de/FB/Medizin/Anatomie/Histologie/Lernprogramme.htm
  • Anatomie Net http://www.anatomie.net/
  • Funktionelle Neuroanatomie. http://www.uni-duesseldorf.de/MedFak/mai/2004/content/neuroanatomie/index.htm

Assessment methods

  • Paper or written final exam (to be chosen)
Biomedical and Technical Control Loop (BTR)
German / LAB
2.00
2.00

Course description

Laboratory tutorials on control theory.

Learning outcomes

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

  • identify simple control systems in the laboratory.
  • describe the identified systems with mathematical models.
  • design stable controllers (PID, On/Off, Fuzzy) for the control systems in the laboratory.
  • characterize and optimize controllers.

Course contents

  • Practical application of theoretical knowledge:
  • system identification
  • system modelling
  • controller design

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge in control theory (e.g., based on the lecture "Fundamentals of Technical and Biomedical Control Engineering")

Literature

  • P. BUSCH, Elementare Regelungstechnik - Versuchsanleitungen zu den einzelnen Laborübungen

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method (assessment of lab reports)
Fundamentals of Technical and Biomedical Control Engineering (GTBR)
German / ILV
2.50
3.00

Course description

This course covers mainly the description of feedback control systems design in theory and practice.

Learning outcomes

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

  • calculate and design simple control systems by means of Nyquist and Bode.
  • simulate control systems by means of Simulink.
  • evaluate the stability of control systems.

Course contents

  • basic concepts and terms
  • block circuits analog controller (time domain, frequency domain)
  • feedback control circuits
  • stability
  • basics of digital control circuits
  • application in engineering and biology

Prerequisites

Basics of Mathematics (simple linear differential equations, complex numbers, Physics (description of physical systems), Electronics (Bode-plots, filters)

Literature

  • P. BUSCH, Elementare Regelungstechnik,Vogel Buchverlagadditional material is provided in the Moodle course

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method (weekly exercises “Kreuzerlübung”)
Management, Economics & Law 1 (kM42)
German / kMod
6.00
-
General Law (ARK)
German / VO
3.00
2.00

Course description

imparting basic knowledge of the Austrian legal system

Learning outcomes

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

  • illustrate and explicate the legal framework (e.g. Austrian legal system, interdependence Austria – European Union).
  • utilise selected web-based legal data-banks in simple cases.
  • deal with simple legal facts of a case and evaluate it in general.
  • by given constellations of contracts assert if certain requirements (e.g. contracting party, configuration of performance) are fulfilled.
  • by given basic conditions (e.g. employment, companies) estimate which legal consequencies may arise.

Course contents

  • main features of the legal systems of Austria and the European Union
  • Austrian civil law (especially contract law, employment law and company law)

Literature

  • Binder, Florian (2013): Das UGB-Firmenrecht, Manz
  • Borchardt, Klaus-Dieter (2010): Die rechtlichen Grundlagen der Europäischen Union, Facultas.WUV
  • Brodil, Wolfgang/Risak, Martin/Wolf, Christoph (2010): Arbeitsrecht in Grundzügen, LexisNexis
  • Eichinger, Julia/Kreil, Linda/Sacherer, Remo (2009): Basiswissen Arbeits- und Sozialrecht, Facultas.WUV
  • Krejci, Heinz (2010): Privatrecht, Manz
  • Nowotny, Georg (2009): Gesellschaftsrecht, Verlag Österreich
  • Schwimann, Michael (2013): Bürgerliches Recht für Anfänger, LexisNexis
  • Stolzlechner, Harald (2011): Einführung in das öffentliche Recht, Manz
  • Thiele, Alexander (2011): Europarecht, Niederle-Media
  • Zankl, Wolfgang (2012): Bürgerliches Recht, Facultas.WUV

Assessment methods

  • Written end exam
Project, Process and Quality Management (PPQ)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Project -, Process- & Quality – Management Starting from the basic definitions of Project -, Process - and Quality Management adequate tools and techniques for System Development (e.g. Project Planning and Control, Quality Assurance, Process Definition) are imparted. Specific Application examples highlight practical benefits of the said management systems.

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain the basic concepts, tools and techniques of project- , process and quality management.
  • design, implement and control project charter, project management plan (work breakdown structure, time schedule, resource plan, budget plan) for elementary cases.
  • identify concrete quality criteria in exemplary requirements, select implement and control adequate quality assurance measures, test methods and techniques.
  • define process structures and responsibilities as well as process improvements for basic examples.

Course contents

  • Basic Definitions, Basic Concepts
  • Basic Tools for Project planning & monitoring
  • Co-Operation in Project-Teams
  • Project Life cycle Concepts
  • Basic concepts of Quality Management (e.g. ISO 9000, EFQM)
  • Quality Management Tools and Techniques (constructive, analytical quality assurance)
  • Process Definition, Process Improvement

Prerequisites

mathematics statistics

Literature

  • Brüggemann H./ Bremer P. (2012): Grundlagen Qualitätsmanagement - Von den Werkzeugen über Methoden zum TQM, Springer Vieweg
  • Koch S. (2011): Einführung in das Management von Geschäftsprozessen, Springer Verlag
  • Kessler H./ Winkelhofer G. (2004): Projektmanagement: Leitfaden zur Steuerung und Führung von Projekten, 4. Aufl. Springer Verlag
  • Patzak G. / Rattay G., (2013): Projektmanagement, 6. Auflage Linde Verlag
  • PMI (2013): PMBoK 5. Ausgabe

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method and end exam
Professional Competence 1 (kM41)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Advanced Statistics (AWS)
German / VO
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 ...

  • calculate and analyze distribution proportions.
  • estimate sample sizes as well as linear dependencies.
  • perform and test hypotheses tests.
  • analyze variances.

Course contents

  • normal distribution
  • estimators and sample sizes
  • hypotheses
  • Inferences with two samples
  • correlation
  • regression
  • multi nominal experiments
  • contingency
  • ANOVA
  • non-parametric tests

Prerequisites

mathematics (arithmetic and basic algebra)

Literature

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

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method and end exam

Anmerkungen

Animal study elements are taught by Dr. Osuchowski (English language). Attendance is mandatory in this class.

Design of Experiments (VPL)
German / ILV
1.50
1.00

Course description

Introduction to Study Design:simulation, in-vitro Studies, animal studies, Clinical Studies

Prerequisites

Biomedical Statistics Basics in scientific publishing

Literature

  • Projektdurchführung und Studiendesign, Torsten Schäfer, Multimedialer Kooperationsverbund Hochschule Magdeburg - Stendal
English 4 (ENG)
English / SE
2.00
2.00

Course description

Starting from the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages B2, students acquire relevant terms, concepts and language skills necessary to be competitive in the job market

Learning outcomes

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

  • demonstrate their qualifications in the job application process.
  • present and negotiate projects successfully in English.
  • conduct various forms of business communication.

Course contents

  • CV and covering letter
  • job interview
  • presenting and negotiating project concepts and business plans
  • business communication

Prerequisites

Completion of previous course

Literature

  • Maderdonner, O. (2014): English for Business, Skriptum
  • Additional current handouts and audio-visual support

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method (active participation in class activities and timely completion of assignments)
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

Course description

Basics of Bioinformatics

Learning outcomes

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

  • search in literature data bases based on defined criteria.
  • perform basic sequence comparisons on DNA and protein levels.
  • construct protein structures in 3D.

Course contents

  • literature data bases
  • sequence comparisons (BLAST) on protein and DNA level
  • protein prediction tools
  • protein structures

Prerequisites

Biochemistry and molecular biology Fundamentals of Computer Science and Software Development

Literature

  • Seminar slides provided on cis

Assessment methods

  • Tasks to be fulfilled by the students
Cell Culture Laboratory (CCL)
English / LAB
3.00
2.00

Course description

Acquisition of well-established methods and knowledge on how to properly operate the equipment used for common cell culture applications

Learning outcomes

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

  • apply standard techniques for cultivation of eukaryotic cells under aseptic conditions and to recognize possible contamination on time to undertake necessary actions to prevent further spreading.
  • make proper and safe usage of instruments and recognize and repair possible failure of instruments.
  • prepare required reagents and solutions, label all containers adequately and to discard waste according legal regulations.
  • perform simple cell culture based assays (mycoplasma, cytotoxicity assay) according to standard operation protocols (SOP)
  • summarize all performed working steps including image-based documentation of microscopic findings and evaluation of obtained data in a written protocol with final critical discussion of conclusions.

Course contents

  • Introduction to well-established methods used in cell culture (cell thawing, medium exchange, passage of cells, cell counting, freezing of cells)
  • training for the handling of equipment (incubator, laminar flow bench, centrifuge, microscope) and reagents used for standard cell culture techniques of eukaryotic cells
  • performance of mycoplasma and cytotoxicity assays

Prerequisites

General and organic chemistry, physics, electronics, biochemistry and molecular biology, instrumented analysis in laboratory medicine, cell culture techniques (theory)

Literature

  • Freshney, R. (2010): Culture of Animal Cells - A Manual of Basic Technique and Specialized Applications,John Wiley & Sons-Verlag
  • Handouts of lectures

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method (exam at the beginning of the respective laboratory course, active participation, written laboratory protocols)
Cell Culture Techniques (CCT)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

Cell Culture Techniques - Introduction

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain standard techniques for aseptic cultivation of eukaryotic cells in detail, to highlight possibilities to recognize contaminations and to suggest necessary actions to prevent further spreading
  • explain construction and function of instruments used in cell culture and to pinpoint possible malfunctions
  • calculate concentrations of reagent solutions, to suggest sufficient labeling of containers in cell culture, and to enumerate legal requirements handling of waste
  • evaluate critically the replacement of animal testing by cell culture methods and to discuss pro´s and con´s in a specific field of application (e.g., cancer research, virology, drug testing, tissue engineering, stem cell biology, gene therapy) based on scientific literature

Course contents

  • Theory of cell culture standard techniques (mechanic and enzymatic cell detachment, composition of cell culture media, adherent and suspension cell cultures, finite and immortalisied cell lines, primary cells)
  • equipement of cell culture lab
  • types of contamination and their specific detection
  • cell counting and calculation of cell number
  • replacement of animal testing by cell culture based assays in different fields of applications presented by students

Prerequisites

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

Literature

  • Freshney, R. (2010): Culture of Animal Cells - A Manual of Basic Technique and Specialized Applications,John Wiley & Sons-Verlag
  • Handouts of lectures

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method (presentation of recent papers by students and discussion) and end exam
Immunology (IMM)
English / SE
2.00
1.00

Course description

Introduction to Immunology

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain basic connections of immunological interactions.
  • differentiate between bacterial and viral infections.
  • define the problems of allergies, autoimmune diseases and transplantations.

Course contents

  • Innate and adaptive immune system
  • Inflammation
  • Allergy
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Transplantation

Prerequisites

Biochemistry & molecular biology functional anatomy and physiology pathophysiology

Literature

  • Charles A. Janeway jr. u. a. : Immunologie, 5. Auflage, Spektrum Akademischer Verlag Gmbh, Heidelberg, Berlin, 2002

Assessment methods

  • Written end exam
Molecular Genetics (MOG)
English / SE
2.50
2.00

Course description

Lecture explaining the basics of genetics with focus on molecular genetics and gene technology, including selected advanced topics like genome research.

Learning outcomes

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

  • specify and to compare general molecular mechanisms in pro- and eukaryotic cells.
  • describe the fundamental biological processes of replication, transcription and translation on a molecular genetic level.
  • recapitulate the different biological properties of proteins, RNA and DNA.
  • describe the molecular interactions which drive the expression of genes.

Course contents

  • Introduction and Basics
  • Cell Cycle and Mitosis/Replication
  • Sexual Reproduction and Meiosis/Recombination
  • Transcription
  • Translation
  • Bacterial genetics (Parasexuality)
  • Gene Regulation
  • DNA analysis (methods)

Prerequisites

Biochemistry and molecular biology

Literature

  • Molecular Biology of the CellBruce Alberts et al.5th Edition (2008)Garland ScienceISBN 978-0815341116
  • Genetik - Allgemeine Genetik - Molekulare Genetik - Entwicklungsgenetik Wilfried Janning; Elisabeth KnustAuflage: 1. (2004)Thieme VerlagISBN 3131287713 - Molekulare GenetikRolf KnippersAuflage: 9. (2006)Thieme VerlagISBN: 3134770091

Assessment methods

  • Written end exam
Pharmacokinetics and Toxicology (PUT)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

Basics of Pharmacokinetics

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain the essential parameters in pharmacodynamics and all categories of pharmacokinetics and outline the essential steps of the production of a pharmaceutical.
  • perform simple calculations of pharmacokinetic parameters (e.g., plasma concentration, apparent volume of distribution).
  • distinguish acute from chronic toxicity, explain the different types of toxic responses and dose-response curves and give examples for toxicity testing and the different types of toxins.
  • compare efficacy, pharmacokinetic limitations and toxicities of traditional and personalized treatment options in oncology.

Prerequisites

Biochemistry & molecular biology functional anatomy and physiology pathophysiology

Literature

  • Katzung: Pharmacology & ToxicologyGoodman & Gilman’s: Manual of Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Assessment methods

  • Written exam (80%) and participation (20%)
Selective Module Medical & Hospital Engineering 1 (WMMHE)
German / kMod
12.00
-
Biological Signals and Medical Sensors 1 (BSMS)
English / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

In the course "Biological and Medical signal sensor 1" the knowledge acquired in the field of physics, electronics and instrumentation are responsible for the implementation and practical. The result is a circuit design, which is then built up in the following course "Biological and Medical Sensors 2" and put into operation.

Learning outcomes

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

  • simulate and design electronic circuits for biological processing.
  • design and experimental set-up basic electronic circuits and validate and characterize them with modern measuring instruments.
  • construct prototypes with CAD / CAM tools based on concrete tasks.

Course contents

  • project work

Prerequisites

- Medical Electronics - Medicine Electronics Laboratory - Medical Physics - Fundamentals of Medical Measurement - Technology

Literature

  • Tietze-Schenk (2012): Halbleiter- Schaltungstechnik, Springer Verlag

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method
Engineering Heart, Lung and Circulation (EHLC)
English / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

This integrated course provides an overview on most important diagnostic and therapeutic tools and devices for heart, lung and circulatory system, and trains a simple example for a risk analysis of such devices

Learning outcomes

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

  • select appropriate methods for pressure- and flow-measurement in Lung and Circulation for given settings and to explain this selection.
  • compare different methods for ECG-recording and to recognicze signal distortions and take methods to eliminate such distortions.
  • describe the main components of pacemakers and the settings for different cardiac pathologies and to explain the reasons for these settings.
  • describe the workflow of spirometric and oxymetric investigations and to compare the advantages and limitations of these methods.
  • describe the important aspects of electrical safety of given device settings and to recognize correlated problems.
  • perform simple risk analyses of devices in lung and cardiovascular medicine.

Course contents

  • Basics of Fluid Dynamics in respect of fluids in circulation and lung
  • Invasive and noninvasive technologies for pressure measurement
  • Invasive and noninvasive technologies for flow measurement
  • ECG: Physiological background, most important pathophysiological phenomenons, ECG-recording, basic circuits
  • Spirometry, Oxymetry
  • Cardiac pacemakers: Basics, Components, modes of operation
  • Safety requirements of devices and installations in respect of cardiac safety
  • Applied risk analysis for devices in heart,lung, circulatory applications

Prerequisites

Basics in Physics Anatomy and Physiology of Lung, Heart and Circulation (Overview)

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 30% and written exam 70%, both parts must be assessed positively)
Medical Application of Embedded Systems (MAES)
English / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

- Basics of microcontroller programming and embedded systems software design - Project work in the sector of biomedical applications

Learning outcomes

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

  • name important microcontrollers components.
  • implement register-level programming in C.
  • debug C-programs for microcontrollers.

Course contents

  • bit manipulation
  • special function registers
  • using peripheral units of a microcontroller: GPIO, UART, ADC

Prerequisites

Object-oriented programming in biomedical engineering

Literature

  • Richard H. Barnett, Sarah Cox, Larry O'Cull: Embedded C Programming and the Atmel AVR Paperback – June 5, 2006 2nd edition, ISBN-13: 978-1418039592 ISBN-10: 1418039594

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method and end exam (exam, project outcome and participation during the course)
Radiation Physics (RAP)
English / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Basics of atomic and nuclear physics, radiation physics and technology in nuclear medicine

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe examples of atomic and nuclear physics as well as radiation physics relevant for biomedical engineering.
  • outline the basic interactions between ionizing radiation and electron hull.
  • reproduce the fundamental models of nuclear physics and radioactivity.
  • explain the principles of signal processing in nuclear medicine technology.
  • apply basic knowledge on radiopharmaceuticals in a practical context.
  • participate in projects on technology related to nuclear medicine.

Course contents

  • Historical overview and development of atomic physics
  • Elementary charge, Bohr model
  • X-ray, auger effect
  • Wave-particle duality
  • Photoelectric effect, Compton scattering, pair production
  • Quantum numbers
  • Periodic table
  • Heisenberg uncertainty principle, Schrödinger equation
  • Historical overview and development 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-modality imaging
  • Radiopharmaceuticals and their production
  • Dosimetry in Nuclear Medicine

Prerequisites

Medical physics

Literature

  • Christopher J. Foot, Atomic Physics, Oxford University Press ISBN-10: 0198506961
  • W. N. Cottingham, D. A. Greenwood, An Introduction to Nuclear Physics, Cambridge University Press, ISBN-10: 0521657334
  • Simon R. Cherry, R. W. Blowey, Michael E. Phelps, Physics in Nuclear Medicine, Saunders, ISBN-10: 072168341X
  • Michael E. Phelps, PET: Physics, Instrumentation, and Scanners, Springer New York, ISBN-10: 1441921834 The power point slides will be available for the students.

Assessment methods

  • Oral end exam
Selective Module Medical Imaging & Data Engineering 1 (WMIDE)
German / kMod
12.00
-
Medical Data Engineering (MDE)
English / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Databases, Security, Operating-Systems, Austrian electronic insurance card system (eCard, GIN).

Learning outcomes

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

  • design software for healthcare which can be used from the services of the "Gesundheits- Informations- Netz" (GIN, Austrian eCard system, electronic health insurance card).
  • generate and use structured data in healthcare, especially medical records as defined in the CDA implementation guides for the Austrian Electronic Healthcare Record ELGA.
  • conceptualise database applications for healthcare.

Course contents

  • Gesundheits-Informations Netz (GIN)
  • software engineering for healthcare
  • Database Design
  • Structured data in healthcare

Prerequisites

Fundamentals of Computer Science and Software Development

Literature

  • Datenbanksysteme: Heide Faeskorn-Woyke / Birgit Bertelsmeier / Petra Riemer / Elena Bauer SBN: 978-3-8273-7266-6
  • e-book Datenbanksysteme: Heide Faeskorn-Woyke / Birgit Bertelsmeier / Petra Riemer / Elena Bauer ISBN: 978-3-8632-6632-5
  • moderne Betriebssysteme: Andrew S. Tanenbaum SBN: 978-3-8273-7342-7

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method (project works) and end exam
Medical Imaging and Analysis (MIA)
English / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

The lecture is a comprehensive and compact introduction to medical image processing.All methods are illustrated in practical lessons by simple MATLAB examples. necessary.

Learning outcomes

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

  • develop simple prototypes for basic image processing in defined clinical situations.
  • understand the functionality in commercially available software and to use it adequately.
  • transfer and manipulate medical imaging data for further use in biomedical engineering applications.

Course contents

  • Basic physics of imaging with a view on image processing
  • Clinical apllication examples
  • Data storage and -formats
  • Operations in intensity space
  • Filtering operations in the spatial domain, Fourier transform, linear filter theory, convolution theorem

Prerequisites

Mathematics 1 & 2 Medical physics Structured Programming in Biomedical Engineering

Literature

  • W. Birkfellner, with contributions by M. Figl, J. Hummel, Z. Yaniv and Ö. Güler: Applied Medical Image Processing – A Basic Course, 2nd Edition, CRC Press, ISBN: 978-1-4665-5557-0

Assessment methods

  • End exam (multiple choice test)
Safety and Communication in Medical Data Engineering (SCMD)
English / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Fundamentals of medical software engineering and quality assurance

Learning outcomes

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

  • apply the standardised methods of software development.
  • plan and implement basic tasks of software testing.
  • transfer knowledge about ISO/IEC 62304, ISO 13485, IEEE 829 from theory to practical use.
  • explain the communication chain according to the Continua Health Alliance.
  • implement a client/server communication using the TCP/IP.

Course contents

  • Fundametal test process
  • V-model
  • Standards for medical software developement
  • Standards for software testing
  • Basics of data communication
  • IDE features (debugging, unit testing, etc.)

Prerequisites

Structured Programming in Biomedical Engineering Object-oriented programming in biomedical engineering

Literature

  • Standards (ISO/IEC 62304, ISO 13485, IEEE 829)

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method (active repetition of course contents, software project and documentation) and end exam

Anmerkungen

This course is coordinated with the course Medical Data Engineering in order to reach a high level of synergies for the students participation.

Telemedicine & eHealth (TMEH)
English / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

In this course you will acquire basic knowledge about the application of information and communications technologies (ICT) in the healthcare system ( = eHealth) in general and for medicine at a distance ( = telemedicine) in particular.

Learning outcomes

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

  • classify existing and future healthcare ICT systems according to a variety of schemes.
  • name the core properties of different system elements (health records, networks) and analyse their critical performance criteria.
  • understand the different levels of interoperability and choose proper standards and integration profiles for different application fields.
  • address and balance risks and opportunities of healthcare ICT applications.

Course contents

  • Introduction to the field and definition of terms: eHealth, mHealth, pHealth, telemedicine
  • Challenges in the healthcare system and proposed eHealth solutions
  • Core technologies (networks, mobile and wireless)
  • Legal and political framework
  • Interoperability and standards
  • The electronic health record / ELGA
  • Patient centred health care (home-, health- and telemonitoring)
  • Information and communications technologies in biomedical research
  • Future aspects and resources for further studies

Prerequisites

Information management in medicine

Literature

  • handouts based on the lecturer’s presentation
  • handouts from the student’s presentations

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method and end exam

Anmerkungen

Parts of the course will take place via eLearning an Teleteaching.

Selective Module Rehabilitation Engineering 1 (WMRE)
German / kMod
12.00
-
Biomechanics (BIM)
English / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Introduction to Biomechanics Calculations and Analysis of biomechanical examples

Learning outcomes

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

  • calculate and interpret static and dynamic biomechanical examples, like the forces in the upper arm during weight lifting.
  • graphical represent and calculate moments and torque of biomechanical problems.
  • compare and interpret stress-strain diagrams of different materials.
  • describe properties of biological tissues, like bones, cartilage or muscles.

Course contents

  • Forces
  • Moment and Equilibrium
  • Free Body Diagram
  • Anthropometry
  • COG, COM, COP
  • Kinematics and kinetics of movements
  • Calculations of combinations of movements
  • Moment of Inertia
  • Examples of biomechanics in sports and medicine
  • Mechanic of hard tissues
  • Musculoskeletal soft tissue mechanics
  • Biomechanics of lower limb prosthesis
  • Finite Elements Analysis

Prerequisites

Basics of physics mathematics anatomy

Literature

  • Andris Freivalds: Biomechanics of the upper limbs, Second Edition. Taylor & Francis Group. ISBN 978-1-4200-9120-5.
  • Hans A. Richard und Gunter Kullmer: Biomechanik, Grundlagen und Anwendungen auf den menschlichen Bewegungsapparat, Wiesbaden 2013. ISBN 978-3-8348-0384-9
  • Duane Knudson: Fundamentals of Biomechanics, Second Edition. Chico 2007. ISBN 978-0-387-49311-4

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method and end exam
Circuitdesign and Signal Analysis (CSA)
English / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

The theoretical part of the lecture discusses electronic components, operational amplifier circuits and various designs of analog front-end stages. In the course, the students implement a simple bio-signal amplifier for recording myoelectric signals. In the laboratory sessions, this electronic circuit is assembled and evaluated.

Learning outcomes

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

  • analyze passive networks for direct current and alternating current.
  • design a simple front-end amplifier for recording bio-electrical signals.
  • testing and evaluating electronic circuits.
  • descriptive analysis of analog front-end stages and active filters.

Course contents

  • Passive components
  • AC and DC linear network analysis
  • Complex signal analysis
  • ESD protection circuits
  • Operational amplifier circuits: amplifier and first-order filter circuits
  • Instrumentation amplifier for bioelectrical measurements
  • Design of single and dual supplies for analog and digital circuits
  • Guidelines for evaluation of electronic circuits
  • Assembling and assessment of a biosignal amplifier

Prerequisites

Fundamentals of electronics Basics of measurement technology

Literature

  • Glisson TH (2011), Introduction to Circuit Analysis and Design, Springer Netherlands, ISBN: 978-90-481-9442-1
  • Mulukutla SS (2001), Introduction to Electrical Engineering, Oxford University Press, ISBN: 978-0195136043
  • Lecture - Handouts

Assessment methods

  • The assessment consists of 25% homework and 75% written exam; each part must be passed successfully.
Gaitanalysis (GTA)
English / LAB
3.00
2.00

Course description

Basics of instrumented motion analysis and analysis of: - Measurement data - Videoanalysis - Postureanalysis - Ergonomy - Muscle activity - Interpretation of videosynchronised measurement data

Learning outcomes

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

  • acquire Electromyography at the lower human extremity during clinical instrumented gait analysis and analyze muscle activity in term of on/off-discrimination in relation to the gait cycle.
  • measure the plantar pressure distribution by the use of an insole-pressure-measurement system (T&T medilogic) and calculate, present and interpret the maximum pressure values as well as the on- and offset times.
  • set-up and implement a video-assisted 2D gait analysis as well as calculate and show selected gait parameters from obtained marker trajectories

Course contents

  • Pedobarography
  • Video analysis
  • 2DElectromyography

Prerequisites

Physics - Mathematics\n - Electronics - Informatics - Mechanics

Literature

  • Die EMG-Fibel, Peter Konrad
  • Gait Analysis:Kirtley, C.: Clinical Gait Analysis: Theory and Practice
  • Perry, J.: Gait Analysis: Normal and Pathological Function

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method and end exam
Neural Engineering (NEU)
English / SE
3.00
2.00

Course description

The course Neuroprosthetics covers electrophysiology of excitable nerve and muscle tissue; electrical stimulation to restore or improve lost body functions; circuit design for related electronic equipment, e.g. stimulators, biosignal amplifiers; practical applications of functional electrical stimulation. Additionally, hands-on sessions include an exercise about neuromuscular electrical stimulation, and measuremnts of the evoked myoelectrical signals.

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe methods to elicit action potentials in an excitable tissue.
  • describe the differences between functional electrical stimulation and neuromodulation focused on spinal cord stimulation.
  • design a stimulation protocol (parameters) for activating of muscles and nerves.
  • design electronic circuits with the help of a simulation for bio-electrical signals.
  • describe transcutaneous functional electrical stimulation for upper and lower extremities.
  • describe bio-electrical signals for controlling neuroprosthetic system, e.g. brain-computer interface.

Course contents

  • basics of electrophysiology of excitable nerve and muscle tissue
  • electrical stimulation to restore or improve lost body functions
  • circuit design for related electronic equipment, e.g. stimulators, bio-signal amplifiers
  • practical applications of functional electrical stimulation
  • related hands-on sessions

Prerequisites

Medical electronics, fuctional anatomy and physiology, systematic and topographic anatoma, biochemistry and molecular biology

Literature

  • Malmivuo J and Plonsey R (1995), Bioelectromagnetism, Principles and Applications of Bioelectric and Biomagnetic Fields, Oxford University Press, New York (http://www.bem.fi/book/index.htm)
  • Presentations slides as a pdf-document.

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method (lab reports) and end exam

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
2.00

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 subject-specific literature research.
  • read and analyze a scientific paper related to the specific field on the basis of qualtity criteria.
  • write a scientific thesis on the basis of the IMRAD structure.
  • review another scientific paper and to write a critical peer review.
  • create a scientific poster.
  • present scientifically.
  • pose competent questions to a topic in the specialization group.

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 %, review 20%, presentation 20 %, participation during classes 30 % - the grading of the preliminary version count for 50% to the participation grade)

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

Course description

According to the idea of a "Capstone Design Course" students use much of their electronics, physics and measurement technology knowledge to develop a prototype "medical device". They take further the results from the first part of the course in the 4th semester, Students will gain hands-on-experience, they will test, debug, improve and document their findings. The resulting device shall be of practical use for laboratory practice, and inspire further work.

Learning outcomes

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

  • simulate and design electronic circuits for biological processing.
  • design and experimental set-up basic electronic circuits and validate and characterize them with modern measuring instruments.
  • construct prototypes with CAD / CAM tools based on concrete tasks.

Course contents

  • project work

Prerequisites

- Medical Electronics - Medicine Electronics Laboratory - Medical Physics - Fundamentals of Medical Measurement Technology - Circuit design - CAD / CAM experience

Literature

  • Tietze-Schenk (2012): Halbleiter- Schaltungstechnik, Springer Verlag

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method

Anmerkungen

Extends BSMS 1

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

Course description

Based on the knowledge obtained during the study program, students gain work experience during a 16-week internship in a company or research institute. Students deal with specific problems in professional environment under supervision of their company supervisor. Methods applied during the internship and the corresponding results can be included into the Bachelor´s thesis 2.

Learning outcomes

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

  • independently solve defined tasks in practice and produce the required documentation.
  • implement the knowledge and abilities acquired during the course of the degree program.
  • reflect on operational practice in terms of technical, economic and organizational, as well as management and personality-related aspects.
  • independently work on tasks relevant to training with scientific methods.

Course contents

  • Collaboration on a company project
  • Independent acquisition of specialist knowledge by means of practical tasks which are carried out under supervision
  • work on defined tasks independently
  • Project documentation
  • Final report (Praktikumsbericht)
  • Presentation of results during the bachelor´s exam

Prerequisites

Curriculum of the Biomedical Engineering program.

Literature

  • technical literature depending on the subject of the internship

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method
Seminar Bachelor´s Thesis 2 (SBA)
German / SE
5.00
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. Commonly the research question results on the topic of the internship.

Learning outcomes

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

  • select literature for the individual topic appropriately.
  • write a scientific introduction regarding the stated research question.
  • describe methods applied during the internship/described in literature in a scientific an accurate manner.
  • describe own results/results from literature scientifically in order to answer the research question and support the results with appropriate images.
  • interpret own results and/or results from literature scientifically and write a scientific discussion.

Course contents

  • Based on the content of the project of the internship, appropriate literature from scientific journals is selected and a scientific seminar work based on the IMRAD structure is written. Supervision of the work is done by the FH and company supervisor.

Prerequisites

Technical courses of Biomedical Engineering program

Literature

  • respective and scientific literature from professional journals depending on the bachelor's thesis

Assessment methods

  • review of the bachelor´s paper by the supervisor

Anmerkungen

the bachelor´s thesis has to be written in English