Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Student becomes familiar with several biosensing technologies. Student becomes aware of the challenges in the field of biosignal analysis, and the basics of the wireless communication between implantable medical device and external reader unit. Student knows the most important biomarkers and biomolecules used in biosensors.

Substance skills: sensor technologies, signal analysis, wireless data transmission, biomolecules, physical and chemical detection mechanisms, proximity sensing technologies, mathematical problem solving using Matlab

Transferable skills: foreign languages, written and oral communication, problem solving, information collection, critical and analytical thinking

Credits: 5

Schedule: 13.01.2021 - 14.04.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Tomi Laurila, Markus Turunen

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Tomi Laurila, Markus Turunen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Basics of biosensors and sensor technologies, Concept of biomarkers (both biomolecus and physical ones), basics of signal processing in bioapplications, machine learning concepts used in biosensor technologies, wireless communication between implants and outer world, basics of optical sensors and particularly surface plasmon resonance, chemical biosensing and use of nano carbon structures in precision sensor of particular biomarkers, proximitys sensing concepts.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures and few exercises

    1 independently written bi-weekly handouts (style of the work is journal paper)

    1 individually held seminar presentation (style of the presentation is conference presentation)

    Peer evaluation

    Final examination (in the end of the course)

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    30 h contact teaching, 105 h independent studies, approximately 10 % compulsory presence (exercises)


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Will be announced during the course

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Bachelor's degree or relevant studies either in electronics or bioinformatioin technology (or equivalent)

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    3 Good Health and Well-being

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption



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