Technology in Medicine

  • Class 30
  • Practice 12
  • Independent work 108
Total 150

Course title

Technology in Medicine

Lecture type


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Lecturers and associates

Course objectives

Historical perspective of BME; Ethical issues of BME; Significance of BME for health care and policy.
Bioamplifiers in the ECG, EEG; Sensing, conditioning, processing and analysis methods for designing the BMI.
Recording systems; Artefacts and electromagnetic interference.
Cellular organization; Tissues; Major organ systems.
Circulatory assisting devices and artificial heart; Blood gas exchange devices and artificial lungs; Dialisys and artificial kidney; Diabetes and artificiel pancreas; Artificial blood and other applications.
Biocompatibility of implantable devices; Implantable biomedical devices - passive; Implantable biomedical devices - active.
Soft tissue replacements; Hard tissue replacements; Case studies: joints, valves, neural, vascular, dental; Implantable biomedical devices - active.
Midterm exam.
Tissues; Major organ systems.
Major organ systems; Homeostasis.
X-ray principles; Digital radiography; Computed tomography (CT); Interventional radiology - angiography.
Ultrasound diagnostics; Medical infrared imaging; Endoscopy; Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Bioamplifiers in the ECG, EEG; Recording systems; Sensing, conditioning, processing and analysis methods for designing the BMI.
Ethical issues of BME; Surgical; Therapeutic; Rehabilitative; Life supporting.
Final exam.

Required reading

Ante Šantić (1995.), Biomedicinska elektronika,
Rüdiger Kramme, Klaus-Peter Hoffmann, Robert Pozos (2011.), Springer Handbook of Medical Technology, Springer Science and Business Media
(.), R. Magjarević, B. Ferek-Petrić: Implantable Cardiac Pacemakers-50 Years from the First Implantation,,
(.), Pregledni članci iz znanstvenih i stručnih časopisa,
Joseph D. Bronzino, Donald R. Peterson (2006.), Biomedical Engineering Fundamentals, CRC Press

Minimal learning outcomes

  • Recognize different technologies in medical application
  • Explain physical principles of operation of medical devices and equipment
  • Analyze interaction of medical instrumentation and tissue
  • Differentiate invasive and non-invasive technologies in medicine
  • Combine knowledge from engineering with living world
  • Identify ethical problems in application of technologies in medicine
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