HL2006 Medical Engineering, Basic Course 7.5 credits

Medicinsk teknik, grundkurs

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Medical Engineering
  • Grading scale

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

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

Intended learning outcomes

The course gives an introduction to medical diagnostics and therapy as well as an understanding of how the physician works. The objective of the course is to give an introduction to medical terminology, physiological and medical principles and medical engineering methods for diagnosis and therapy. After the course, the students should be able to understand medical and medical engineering problems and communicate with physicians, medical engineers and representatives from research and development as well as industry.

Course main content

The most important concepts and fundamentals in: medical terminology, medical physiology, anatomy and histology, pathology, diagnosis and therapy.

Medical and technical aspects on technical methods used in physical diagnosis, cardiopulmonary physiology, clinical neurophysiology, diagnostic radiology, internal medicine and treatment, surgery, intensive care, obstetrics, radiotherapy and medical engineering industry and market.


KTH-students in their fourth year or other students with knowledge equivalent to 120 credits in science.


Jacobson, Bertil, Medicin och teknik, Studentlitteratur, 2006. ISBN 91-630-33
Jacobson, Bertil, Medicine and Clinical Engineering, Prentice-Hall


  • TEN1 - Examination, 7.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Requirements for final grade

A written examination (TEN1; 7.5 cr.)

Offered by

CBH/Biomedical Engineering and Health Systems


Lars Gösta Hellström <lghe@kth.se>

Supplementary information

Replaced by course HL1007


Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2007.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.