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inf305 - Medical Technology (Complete module description)
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Module label Medical Technology
Module abbreviation inf305
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Department of Computing Science
Applicability of the module
  • Master's Programme Computing Science (Master) > Interdisziplinäre Module
  • Master's Programme Computing Science (Master) > Technische Informatik
  • Master's Programme Engineering of Socio-Technical Systems (Master) > Embedded Brain Computer Interaction
  • Master's Programme Engineering of Socio-Technical Systems (Master) > Human-Computer Interaction
  • Master's Programme Engineering of Socio-Technical Systems (Master) > Systems Engineering
Responsible persons
  • Hein, Andreas (module responsibility)
  • Lehrenden, Die im Modul (Prüfungsberechtigt)
useful knowledge in
- Signal and Image Processing
- Control Engineering
Skills to be acquired in this module
Professional competence
The students:
  • Describe medical diagnosis and therapy methods
  • Understand the core concepts of computer-assisted medical interventions
  • Are aware of the basic concepts and legal conditions of the development of medical devices
  • Define the character of medical devices' software parts and implement them
  • Assess the complex interaction of medical products and patients
  • Get familiar with the development of medical products within a short period of time
Methodological competence
The students:
  • Recognise the interdisciplinary challenges and accordingly exchange information with other disciplines
Social competence
The students:
  • Present solutions for specific questions
The students:
  • reflect their solutions by using methods learned in this course
Module contents
  • Medical areas and areas of application
  • Basic requirements for medical systems (hygiene, MPG, technical security, materials)
Medical systems:
  • Functional diagnostics (ECG, EMG, EEG)
  • Imaging systems (CT, MRI, ultrasound, PET, SPECT)
  • Therapy equipment (Laser, RF, Microtherapy)
  • Signal processing / monitoring (cardiovascular, hemodynamic, respiratory, metabolic, cerebral)
  • Medical Informatics (HIS, DICOM, Telemedicine, VR, image processing).
Recommended reading
  • Kramme, R.: Medizintechnik. Verfahren, Systeme und Informationssysteme. Springer Verlag, 2002 (2. Auflage)
  • Lecture slides
  • recommended:
  • Lehmann, Th.; Oberschelp, W.; Pelikan, E.; Pepges, R.: Bildverarbeitung in der Medizin. Springer Verlag, 1997
  • Dugas, M.; Schmidt, K.: Medizinische Informatik und Bioinformatik. Springer Verlag, 2003
secondary literature:
  • Taylor, R.H. et al.: Computer-Integrated Surgery. Technology and clinical Applikations. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 1996
Languages of instruction English, German
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency once a year
Module capacity unlimited
Module level
Type of module
Teaching/Learning method 1VL + 1Ü
Previous knowledge Kenntnisse in
- Signal und Bildverarbeitung
- Regelungstechnik
Type of course Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Lecture 3 WiSe 42
Exercises 1 WiSe 14
Total module attendance time 56 h
Examination Examination times Type of examination
Final exam of module
At the end of the lecture periode
Portfolio: Hands-on exercises, report, and written or oral exam