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HL1006 Medical Measurement and Monitoring 7.5 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus HL1006 (Autumn 2015–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The teaching is given in the form of lectures, laboratory sessions, exercises and study visits.

  • Medical measuring technique
  • Medical sensors and signal processing
  • Physical diagnostics
  • Clinical microbiology and immunology
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Monitoring methods
  • Physiological methods of measurement in healthcare

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to give basic knowledge of different measure- and diagnostic methods within the healthcare. Technical and medical, as well as biological methods are included.

After completing the course, the student should be able to:

  • Define how a general measurement system is built and describe the occurence and elimination of interference
  • Account for the differences between measurements on a biological system compared with technical systems
  • Explain how different medical sensors works
  • Describe the basics for physical diagnostics and relate this to medical engineering methods
  • Explain the principles within clinical physiology, clinical neurophysiology, clinical microbiology and immunology, clinical chemistry and describe the most commonly used methods of measurement in these areas and when used
  • Describe the aim and function of patient monitoring and motivate various medical applications
  • Carry out measurements on yourself and other students by using medical devices, as well as interpreting the results of these measurements
  • Handle certain medical devices and be able to compare practical advantages and disadvantages

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Basic medicine equivalent to the course HX1002 Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology. Furthermore, knowledge equivalent to HF1900 Engineering and Information Skills/HL1200 Engineering Introduction and HE1022 Analogue Technology/HE1027 Electrical Principals is required.

Recommended prerequisites

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Lindén & Öberg (red.), Jacobsons Medicin och teknik, Studentlitteratur 2006
Jacobson, Bertil, Teknik i praktisk sjukvård, Studentlitteratur 2003
Utdelat material

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 hp, betygsskala: 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

Approved examination and passed compulsory components.

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 HL1006

Offered by

CBH/Biomedical Engineering and Health Systems

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Malin Larsson,