Course Syllabus for

Biomedical Signal Processing
Medicinsk signalbehandling

BMEN01F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Spring 2017
Decided by: Professor Thomas Johansson
Date of establishment: 2017-05-23

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: BMEN01
Teaching languages: English, Swedish


The course provides an overview of methods suitable for solving problems in biomedical signal processing. The student should obtain sufficient insights on the origin on biomedical signals and analysis methods to independently determine suitable methods.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Course Contents

Bioelectrical signals: Their origin, especially concerning signals reflecting the activity of the brain, the muscles, and the heart. Information-carrying components in bioelectrical signals. Common clinical applications of bioelectrical signals. Brain signals: Analysis of both spontaneous activity and evoked potentials Spectral analysis (nonparametric and parametric) and characterization of power spectra. Time-frequency analysis

Course Literature

L, S. & P, L.: Biomedical Signal Processing in Cardiac and Neurological Applications. Elsevier, 2005. ISBN 0124375529.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, exercises, project

Examination Details

Examination format: Written exam. 1-2 comprehensive, mandatory projects which are pursued from a problem-oriented perspective where the student has to take considerable responsability in formulating and solving the assigned task.
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Assumed prior knowledge: ESS040 Systems and Signals, ETI265 Signal Processing in Multimedia or ETT080 Signals and Communications or EITF15 Signal Processing - Theory and Applications.

Further Information

With less than 16 participants, the course may be given with reduced teaching and more self studies. The course will be given in English on demand.

Course Occasion Information

Contact and Other Information

Course coordinator: Leif Sörnmo <>
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