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HI2010 Medical Information and Communication Systems 6.0 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus HI2010 (Autumn 2020–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course is broad introduction to the field of biomedical and health informatics as well as standards and regulations in medical technology. The application areas include healthcare, preventive care, elderly care, well-being, sports, mHealth, home care, etc. The focus is on the use of modern information and communications technology (ICT) solutions in these areas. The course also contains an in-depth part, where a narrower topic within the field is studied.

The practical parts of the course consist of labs covering the processing of physiological signals and the construction of software systems for wireless sensors and mobile applications in health and sports.

Intended learning outcomes

By the end of the course the students should be able to:

• describe and discuss health informatics and biomedical technology

• find, analyse, synthesise and present scientific articles in the subject area

• use common ICT requirements methods to identify, reason, and analyse the medical and care needs of ICT solutions

• implement simple ICT systems with applications in the subject area

• apply basic signal processing algorithms to biomedical signals

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

120 credits including 90 credits in science and mathematics.

Basic knowledge in probability theory and statistics, such as HF1012 Mathematical Statistics

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • LAB1 - Lab Work, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • RED2 - Report, 2.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN1 - Written exam, 2.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Passed presentations (RED2; 32 credits), grade scale A-F
Passed laboratory work (LAB1; 2 credits), grade scale P/F

Final grade, grade scale A-F

Final grade is based on the lower grade of RED2 and TEN1.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web HI2010

Offered by

CBH/Biomedical Engineering and Health Systems

Main field of study

Information and Communication Technology

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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