Laajuus: 5

Aikataulu: 30.10.2019 - 20.12.2019

Kurssin yhteystiedot (koskee tätä kurssikertaa): 

Lecturer: Ilkka Laakso


Room: F303 (Otakaari 3)

Assistants: Marko Mikkonen and Marco Soldati


Room: F322 (Otakaari 3)

Opetusperiodi (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

II 2018-2019 (autumn)

Osaamistavoitteet (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

1. Can describe the main features of the physiological, physical and chemical background to the most common bioelectrical phenomena.

2. Can model and analyze these phenomena using a computer.

3. Can describe the structure and operating principle of some of the most common diagnostic and therapeutic equipment.

4. Can identify interference factors and their coupling mechanisms and explain solutions for shielding against the effects of interference.


Sisältö (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Medical diagnostics and therapy equipment, their construction and functions. Modelling and analysis of bioelectrical phenomena. Measurement and processing of bioelectrical signals.

Tarkennukset kurssin sisältöön (koskee tätä kurssikertaa): 

Week 1: Modelling nerve stimulation using biological axon models

  • Origin of electrical biosignals
  • Modelling of axons of nerve cells

Week 2: Measurement of electrical biosignals

  • Electrocardiograph (ECG)
  • Doing ECG recordings

Week 3: Volume conductor models

  • Electrical properties of biological tissues
  • Electrical modelling of the human body

Week 4: Processing of biosignals

  • Sources of artefacts
  • Basic signal processing

Week 5: Group work seminar and demonstration: Medical devices

  • Pulse oximeter
  • Body composition meter
  • Video-based biosignal measurements
  • Anaesthesia machine
  • Blood pressure measurement
  • Ultrasound
  • etc.

Toteutus, työmuodot ja arvosteluperusteet (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures, exercises and group work.

Tarkennetut arviointiperusteet ja -menetelmät ja tutustuminen arviointiin (koskee tätä kurssikertaa): 

Grading is based on exercise problems and group work. There is no exam.

Exercise problems: 60 p (five rounds, 12 p / round)

Group work: 35 + 5 p

  • 35 p: presentation and report
    The points awarded depend on the grade of the report:
    Excellent: 32–35 p
    Very good: 28–31 p
    Good: 24–27 p
    Very satisfactory: 20 - 23 p
    Satisfactory 16 - 19 p
  • 5p: Evaluate at least two reports by other groups (mandatory)

Total: 100 p

Bonus points:

  • Evaluate additional group work reports (1 p / report past the first two)
  • Course feedback (1 p)

The points are converted to final grades according to the following table:

Excellent (5):         82.00 to 100.00 points
Very good (4): 74.00 to 81.99...
Good (3): 66.00 to 73.99...
Very satisfactory (2): 58.00 to 65.99...
Satisfactory (1): 50.00 to 57.99...

Explanation for the point grade limits:

  • For passing the course (1), you need to get one half of the maximum points (50 p).
  • A grade of Excellent (5) can be obtained, for instance, by getting an Excellent grade from the exercises
    (> 48 p), a Very Good grade from the group work (> 29 p), and
    evaluation of two group work reports (5 p). 48 p + 29 p + 5 p = 82 p.

Työmäärä toteutustavoittain (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Contact hours 20: Weekly lectures and exercises, and group work seminar.

Attendance in lectures and exercises is not compulsory.

Self supported and group study 113: Weekly exercises, and group work

Tarkennettu kuormittavuuslaskelma (koskee tätä kurssikertaa): 

Workload guidelines:


Contact sessions (optional): 4 x 2 h
Independent study: 2 x 8 h
Total: 24 h


Exercise sessions (optional): 5 x (2 + 2) h
Independent or group work and writing reports: 5 x 8 h
Total: 60 h

Group work:

Group or independent study: 16 h
Preparing presentation: 5 h
Presentation and following other presentations: 3 h
Writing report: 20 h
Evaluating two reports by other groups: 2 x 3 h
Total: 50 h

Oppimateriaali (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lecture and exercise material.

Tarkennukset oppimateriaaliin (koskee tätä kurssikertaa): 

All materials will be shared through MyCourses.

Lecture slides, articles, book chapters.

Korvaavuudet (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Kurssin kotisivu (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Esitiedot (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Basic courses in mathematics and physics.

Arvosteluasteikko (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Ilmoittautuminen (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Lisätietoja (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Language class 3: English

Kurssin aikataulu (koskee tätä kurssikertaa): 

Contact sessions:

Lectures (4 times, attendance not mandatory):

Wednesdays 10:15 - 12:00 in Lecture room 2

Lecture slides will be available at the latest just before the lecture.

Exercise problems will be published on Wednesday afternoon (deadline: next Tuesday)

Exercise sessions (5 weeks, twice a week, attendance not mandatory):

Thursdays 12:15 - 14:00 in Lecture room 2

Mondays 14:15 - 16:00 in Lecture room 2

Group work seminar (attendance mandatory, let us know if you cannot attend):

Wednesday 28.11 9:00 - 12:00 in Lecture room 2

Presentation (~15 min/group) and demonstration (~1 h) sessions

Important dates:

First lecture: 30.10.2019

Deadline for returning the exercise problems: Every Tuesday night (1 week time to do the exercises)

Note: Some exercises problems may have a later deadline

Group work presentation:  27.11.2019

Returning group work report: 11.12.2019

Review of group work reports: 19.12.2019

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