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HL2029 Medical Engineering, Advanced Course 6.0 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus HL2029 (Autumn 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Introductory lecture in a form of information meeting, where specific objectives and requirements for the project as well as timeline of the activity are discussed among course responsible person, supervisor/mentor, and student.

The role of:

  • Course responsible person is to ensure that supervisor/mentor is assigned, monitor the regularity of the meeting and work progress according to formulated timeline.
  • Supervisor/mentor is to ensure that the problem within general topic of interest is assigned, the timeline and activity plan is developed and feasible, the tutorship is provided on regular basis.
  • Student is to ensure active engagement and participation in activities proposed by supervisor/mentor, propose novel approaches and solutions.

At the end of the course technical report that summarize carried out activities and discuss the achieved results should be submitted to the course responsible person.

Intended learning outcomes

The course intends to improve, extend, expand and systematize the theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the subject area closely related to the topic of Master Thesis in medical engineering.

After the course is successfully completed, student will acquire the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to be able to:

  • Search, collect, systematize and critically assess the information related to the topic of interest.
  • Identify different approaches to solve the given problem related to the topic of interest. Discuss advantages and drawbacks of each approach.
  • Perform initial mathematical calculation, theoretical modeling or pilot laboratory experiments to support formulated hypothesis.
  • Discuss and critically assess acquired result. Draw meaningful conclusions.
  • Position novel findings in a frame of existing knowledge (State of the art) and propose future outlook of the work.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Bachelor’s degree in Medical Engineering, Applied or Theoretical Physics, or Electrical Engineering. 6hp anatomy and physiology. English B/6.

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

P, F


  • PRO1 - Project, 6.0 credits, grading scale: P, 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

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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 HL2029

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Main field of study

Medical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Dmitry Grishenkov (

Supplementary information

What fields of study that are possible depends on the number of available supervisors and is determined for each course offering