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Course unit, curriculum year 2023–2024

Bioelectronics, 5 cr

Tampere University
Teaching periods
Active in period 3 (1.1.2024–3.3.2024)
Active in period 4 (4.3.2024–31.5.2024)
Course code
Language of instruction
Academic years
2021–2022, 2022–2023, 2023–2024
Level of study
Advanced studies
Grading scale
General scale, 0-5
Persons responsible
Responsible teacher:
Jari Hyttinen
Responsible organisation
Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology 100 %
Coordinating organisation
MET Studies 100 %
Common learning outcomes
International outlook and global responsibility
Core content
  • Interactions between the electronics and bioelectic sytems of the body - cells and tissue. Neural interaction and meuromuscular cstimulation and control
  • Wireless energy and data transfer for implantable systems.
  • Implantable sensors and actuators.
  • Clinical applications of neural intrfaces and implantable systems.
  • Interconnection with in vitro and in-vivo neuronal networks: stimulation and measurements, electrodes and electric stimulation, neural control.
Complementary knowledge
  • Bioelectric phenomena and cell interactions.
  • Electromagnetic waves and RFID systems.
  • Sensor systems and sensor design, MEMS systems.
  • Physiology and anatomy of neuromuscular systems.
  • Biolectricity and its theory, cellular systems, cell membrane ion pumps and channels.
Specialist knowledge
  • Modelling of bioloical systems in neural interactions.
  • Power dissipation in tissues, safety and standards.
  • Interactions of various sensors and cells/tissues.
  • Neuromuscular applications, novel ear and eye implants.
  • Stimulus electrode characteristics,  neuronal and mucle cells and their membrane properties and their relation to stimulus systems.
Learning outcomes
Recommended prerequisites
Further information
Learning material
Studies that include this course
Completion option 1
The course could be accepted as pass (grede 3) only with excellent assigment perromance, exam can then be used to increse the grade!
Completion of all options is required.

Participation in teaching

08.01.2024 30.04.2024
Active in period 3 (1.1.2024–3.3.2024)
Active in period 4 (4.3.2024–31.5.2024)


No scheduled teaching