Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Department of Genetics and Bioengineering

Code Name Level Year Semester
GBE 323 Biomedical Instrumentation Undergraduate 2 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 5 2 + 2 125 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Almir Badnjević, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Assist. prof. Almir Badnjević Almir Badnjević, Assoc. Prof. Dr.
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Introduction to fundamentals of biomedical instrumentation, biomedical sensors and physiological transducers, biomedical recorders, patient monitoring systems, arrhythmia and ambulatory monitoring instruments, cardiac pacemakers, cardiac defibrillators, MRI and CT systems.

The cognitive, affective and behavioral objectives of this course are following:

• Introduction to basic biomedical instrumentation.
• Explaining working principles of biomedical instrumentation.
• Familiarizing students with patients’ security.
• Giving an outline of regulations related to biomedical instrumentation.

  1. Course introduction
  2. Technology in medicine: Its role and significance in terms of health policy
  3. Electronics in medicine
  4. Basic diagnostics in cardiology (ECG Measurement)
  5. Blood Pressure Measurement
  6. Midterm Preparation Week
  7. Midterm Exam
  8. Monitoring systems & Cardiovascular monitoring
  9. Cerebral monitoring (EEG Measurement)
  10. Long-term ventilators and Anaesthesia Machines
  11. Defibrillators and ICD systems
  12. Electrical Safety Standards (IEC 60601 and IEC 62353)
  13. Final Preparation Week
  14. Final exam

  1. T1. Resistance, Capacity, Ohms and Kirchoff Laws
  2. T2. Direct and Alternating Current (DC/AC)
  3. Lab 1. ECG and HR Measurement
  4. Lab 2. Blood Pressure Measurement
  5. Midterm Preparation Week
  6. Midterm Exam
  7. Lab 3. Patient Monitoring
  8. Lab 4. EEG Application Measurement
  9. T3. Respirators and Anaesthesia Machines

  1. T4. Defibrillators
  2. Lab 5: Standards + ESA simulator
  3. Final Preparation Week
  4. Final exam

  • Interactive Lectures
  • Discussions and group work
Description (%)
Method Quantity Percentage (%)
Midterm Exam(s)120
Term Paper120
Final Exam140
Total: 100
Learning outcomes
  • Possibility to recognise biomedical instrumentation
  • Knowledge to work on huge area of biomedical instrumentation
  • Principles of work of biomedical instrumentation
  • J. F . Raden (2010). Handbook of Modern Sensors, Physics, Designs and Applications, Springer-Verlag

ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)15230
Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)15230
Midterm Examination (1 week)122
Final Examination(1 week)122
Preparation for Midterm Examination11414
Preparation for Final Examination11515
Assignment / Homework/ Project11414
Seminar / Presentation11818
Total Workload: 125
ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 5