HL1201 Medicine and Medical Engineering, Basic Course 12.0 credits

Medicin och medicinsk teknik

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The medicine part of the course:

The part of the course focusing on medicine deals with physiology and basic anatomy for the: nervous system, musculoskeletal system, circulation, respiration,immune system fluid, balance, nutrition, endocrine system and reproduction. The course also includes medical terminology. Finally, the acquired physiological understanding is used to study diseases of the organ systems.

The medical engineering part of the course:

In the part of the course focusing on medical engineering, technical methods for diagnostics and therapy are dealt with in the following areas: clinical physiology, clinical neurophysiology, clinical chemistry and microbiology, diagnostic radiology, internal medicine and therapy, surgery, intensive care, obstetrics, oncology and hospital physics.  

Intended learning outcomes *

The medicine part of the course:

After completing the course the student should be able to explain physiology and anatomy in the following areas:

·         The nervous system

·         The musculoskeletal system

·         The endocrine system

·         Reproduction

·         Circulation

·         Respiration

·         Fluid balance

·         Metabolism

·         The immune system

and be able to use basic medical terminology and to describe basic pathology.

The medical engineering part of the course:

After completing the course the student should be able to:

* Describe and explain medical engineering methods for diagnostics and therapy

* Compare medical engineering methods with respect to basic physical principles and field of application

* Apply the acquired medical engineering knowledge to medical issues

Course Disposition

The medicine part of the course:

The course is given partly through lectures, but also in seminar form where selected parts of the course literature are processed. For increased understanding, laboratory exercises are performed where physiological measurements are performed. The lectures, seminars and labs are voluntary. The last part of the course is a group work in basic pathology. The pathology group work is compulsory and is carried out in period 2.

The Medical Engineering part of the course:

The course is given entirely through lectures

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Basic and specific requirements for five year engineering programs at KTH, Physics B/ Physics 2, Chemistry A/ Chemistry 1 and Mathematics E/ Mathematics 4.

Recommended prerequisites

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Equipment

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Literature

Henriksson & Rasmusson: Fysiologi med relevant anatomi, Studentlitteratur, 2018. ISBN 978-91-44-11594-8

M Lindén & P. Åke Öberg: Jacobsons Medicin och teknik, Studentlitteratur, 2006. ISBN 91-44-04760-6

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

Examination *

  • REDA - Oral exam, 0.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TENA - Written exam, 7.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TENB - Written exam, 4.5 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.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

Yes

Examiner

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

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Offered by

CBH/Biomedical Engineering and Health Systems

Main field of study *

Medical Engineering, Technology

Education cycle *

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Mats Nilsson, mats.nilsson@sth.kth.se; Mattias Mårtensson, mmar@kth.se

Supplementary information

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