Course Syllabus for

Medicine for Engineers
Medicin för tekniker

BMEA01F, 6 credits

Valid from: Spring 2020
Decided by: Professor Thomas Johansson
Date of establishment: 2019-12-05

General Information

Division: Biomedical Engineering
Course type: Course given jointly for second and third cycle
The course is also given at second-cycle level with course code: BMEA01
Teaching language: Swedish


The objective of the course is to provide an overview over areas in various medical fields, but is not intended to be a short version of the MD education! The course is given as lectures with invited speakers, all with very high competence within their specialties (sometimes world leading). In that way a good insight into current trends in the research front is given. It is these lectures that define the course. Sometimes the lecturer will angle his talk towards technical solutions, to show how technology solves a specific problem, or how it could be solved. We believe that the student will assimilate the course best if he or she is at the end of his or her education, so that the student best can relate the presented medical problems to his or her technical competence.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must be able to acquire and screen out important information given in lecture form

Course Contents

Medical terminology. Heart and blood vessels. Lungs. Ear nose and throat. Clinical Chemistry. Radiology. AIDS. Cancer. Diabetes. Gynecology, pregnancy and delivery. Cardiology. Coagulation diseases. Rheumatology. Urology. Ophthalmology. General surgery. Hand surgery. Orthopedics. Neurosurgery. Plastic surgery. Thoracic surgery. Fluid balance and anesthesia. Clinical pharmacology. Addiction. Biomaterials. Technology within dental care. Medical care with limited resources

Course Literature

As mentioned above, the course is defined by the lectures, given by specially invited researchers and clinical specialists. The course does not appear the same from year to year, as new topics may be added and other fall away. Consequently, there is no book covering the entire course. In a few cases, the lecturer may give out handouts, but normally the student must rely on his or her own notes.

Instruction Details

Type of instruction: Lectures

Examination Details

Examination format: Written exam. and attendance at least 78 % of all lectures. Extra exam may be oral.
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Further Information

Lectures in Swedish during evening time at LTH. The course is also given at first cycle level with course code: BMEA01

Course Occasion Information

Contact and Other Information

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