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Course unit, curriculum year 2023–2024

Biomedical Engineering Principles, 5 cr

Tampere University
Teaching periods
Active in period 2 (23.10.2023–31.12.2023)
Course code
Language of instruction
Academic years
2021–2022, 2022–2023, 2023–2024
Level of study
Intermediate studies
Grading scale
General scale, 0-5
Persons responsible
Responsible teacher:
Jussi Koivumäki
Responsible organisation
Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology 100 %
Coordinating organisation
MET Studies 100 %
Common learning outcomes
International outlook and global responsibility
Core content
  • Biomedical engineering as a multidisciplinary field: reserch fields, medical and health devices, challenges, global markets and industry.
  • Engineering approach to human body. Bioelectricity. Biomechanics. Biomedical optics. Fluid mechanics. Biomedical acoustics. Modelling of physiological systems. Control and systems theory applied to physiological systems. Physiolgocal signals generated by the body functions.
  • Physical interaction mechanisms of image formation in medical imaging methods. Principles of biomedical imaging systems.
Complementary knowledge
  • Future trends in BME research and industry. Health technology industry and biomedical engineering research in Tampere and Finland.
  • Mathematical models related to the phenomena.
    Methods to study the phenomena.
    Clinical applications in diagnosis and therapy.
  • Special and hybrid imaging methods.
Learning outcomes
Compulsory prerequisites
Further information
Learning material
Studies that include this course
Completion option 1
Approved exercises and assignments, and final exam.
Completion of all options is required.

Participation in teaching

No scheduled teaching


No scheduled teaching
Completion option 2
Approved exercises and assignments

Participation in teaching

24.10.2023 11.12.2023
Active in period 2 (23.10.2023–31.12.2023)