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HL1004 Clinical Engineering 7.5 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus HL1004 (Autumn 2007–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course is organized under five headings:

Organization of clinical engineering
We discuss the handling of medical devices in hospitals, the organization of the county council, quality assessment/development in medical care, and medical device companies.

Regulations and responsibilities
We examine the regulatory framework for medical devices and how authorities and organizations are working with medical devices. Risk analysis, accidents, and responsibility are also addressed here.

Technical safety and standardization
This part concerns the use of standards, medical device construction requirements and documentation, and also EU harmonization of standards.

Public purchasing of medical devices
We learn how to work with the Public Procurement Act and other demands from the EU.

Maintenance of medical devices
We learn basic maintenance and management of medical equipment.

Teaching activities: Lectures, laboratory lessons, study visits, demonstrations, and project work.

Intended learning outcomes

To supply relevant knowledge for working with medical devices in trade, industry, or public sector.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Basic medicine corresponding to the course: Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology, 6L2870, and knowledge corresponding to the courses: Engineering and Information Skills, 6L2900, Electronics I, 6L3002, and Telecommunication, 6L3004.

Recommended prerequisites

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Jacobson, Bertil: Teknik i praktisk sjukvård, Studentlitteratur 2003
Ohlson, Mats & Carlsson, Lars: Säker hantering av medicintekniska produkter, SIS Forum 2004
Course folder
Hand-outs from lecturers.

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


  • RED1 - Account, 7.5 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.

Other requirements for final grade

Passed laboratory lessons, seminars, and final written examination (RED1; 5p).

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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Profile picture Mats Nilsson

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 HL1004

Offered by

CBH/Biomedical Engineering and Health Systems

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Lars Gösta Hellström,