Course Syllabus for

Lab-on-a-chip in Biomedical Applcations
Lab-on-a-chip i biomedicinska tillämpningar

EEMN26F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Spring 2018
Decided by: Professor Thomas Johansson
Date of establishment: 2018-03-02

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: EEMN26
Teaching languages: English, Swedish


The course gives a detailed technical view into miniaturised bioanalysis and highlights some of the lab-on-a-chip technologies that are currently used in clinical medicine and biomedical research. Fundamental principles for bioanalysis integrated in microfluidic systems where sample handling and detection principles are key areas of interest are emphasized. These will be penetrated through lectures and lab exercises.


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 analyse and highlight benefits and drawbacks of miniaturising a given bioanalysitcal quest

Course Contents

The course is based on a lecture series that will convey both basic lab-on-a-chip technology and describe how this is applied in modern bioanalysis. Guest lecturers from reknowned bioanalysis companies in the region will further point out the importance and the value of miniaturised and automated bioanalysis within the health care sector and within medical research. The course will also encompass a series of lab exercises that outline a set of clinically relevant analytical techniques that are based on microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip technology, that aims at giving hands on experience in the basic ocnstruction of microfluidics based analysis systems and tehreby provide a wholistic view of the lab-on-a-chip technology

Course Literature

Study material is provided during the course.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, laboratory exercises

Examination Details

Examination format: Written exam. To pass the course approved lab exercise reports and written exam is required
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Course Occasion Information

Contact and Other Information

Course coordinator: Thomas Laurell <>
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