Study Programmes 2017-2018
WARNING : 2016-2017 version of the course specifications
Duration :
30h Th, 15h Pr, 20h Labo., 20h Proj.
Number of credits :
Master in biomedical engineering (120 ECTS)5
Master in electrical engineering (120 ECTS)5
Lecturer :
Michael Kraft
Language(s) of instruction :
English language
Organisation and examination :
Teaching in the first semester, review in January
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite :
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Learning unit contents :
"Introduction to Bioelectronics" is devoted to the application of electronic principles to biology and medicine. It focuses on the study of the role of intermolecular electron transfers in physiological processes, biosensing principles for a variety of biological markers, interface electronics for biosensors and microfluidic principles, their fabrication processes and applications. In particular, enzymatic and impedance spectroscopy sensing techniques will be explained. Additionally, physical sensors with relevance to medical and biological applications will be discussed.
Learning outcomes of the learning unit :
After attending the course students will be familiar with:
- the basic bioelectrochemical principles and concepts of cells, proteins, fatty acids, DNA/RAN
- the principles of biophysics relevant to biomedicals
- electronic spectroscopic techniques
- electrochemical principles and electrode reactions
- biosensors principles of operation and electrochemical sensors
- biosensor intrumentation 
- intelligent implants
Prerequisite knowledge and skills :
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
- 12 face to face double lectures
- 8 tutorials
- one assignement about biosensors
- one practical project to design and practically implement an ECG sesnor
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :
- face to face
- independent lab working
Recommended or required readings :
"Introductory Bioelectronics" Pethig and Smith, Wiley, 2013
Assessment methods and criteria :
- oral exam (50%)
- written assignment (20%)
- group project report and presentation (30%)
Work placement(s) :
Organizational remarks :
Contacts :
M. Kraft phone: 04 366 2616