Course Syllabus for

Ultrasound Physics and Technology
Ultraljudsfysik och teknik

EEMN15F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Autumn 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: EEMN15
Teaching languages: English, Swedish


The aim with the course is to give a fundamental understanding and an experimental experience of ultrasound. The student is given an insight in an expanding research area. Another purpose is to prepare the students for diploma work and PhD-studies in electrical and biomedical engineering


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 be able to describe ethical and risk related questions from fetal examination to military applications

Course Contents

Ultrasound physics, transducer technology, diagnostic equipment technology, doppler, bio-acoustics, field characterisation, airborne ultrasound, fetal examination, non destructive testing, sonar and research projects at the departmen

Course Literature

Hoskins, Peter R., Martin, K. & Thrush, A.: Diagnostic Ultrasound: Physics and Equipment. Cambridge University Press, 2010. ISBN 9780521757102.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, laboratory exercises, exercises, project, study visit

Examination Details

Examination formats: Written exam, written assignments, seminars given by participants, miscellaneous. Project, laboratory exercises, exercises
Grading scale: Failed, pass
Examiner: Senior lecturer Monica Almqvist

Admission Details

Assumed prior knowledge: EEM031, BMEF10 Transducer Technology, EEMF05 Biomedical Measurements or EXTG01 Medical Imaging Systems

Further Information

This course is given in English on demand.

Course Occasion Information

Start date: 2024-01-15. Start date is approximate.
End date: 2024-03-17
Course pace: Half time

Application Information

Apply by email to Course Coordinator

Contact and Other Information

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