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.


1. Can explain the physical and biological rationale of guidelines and standards for limiting human exposure to electromagnetic fields.
2. Can apply relevant human exposure limit and reference values in various frequency ranges.
3. Can analyse induced electromagnetic quantities in the human body using computational dosimetry.
4. Can evaluate the safety of human electromagnetic field exposure based on exposure limits and dosimetry.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 12.01.2021 - 06.04.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Ilkka Laakso, Kamya Yekeh Yazdandoost

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Ilkka Laakso, Kamya Yekeh Yazdandoost

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:

    Biological effects of electromagnetic fields. Human exposure guidelines and standards in different frequency ranges. Methods for computational electromagnetic dosimetry and their applications for safety assessment and effects of electromagnetic fields from medical and wireless devices.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures, seminars, assignments, and project work.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Contact hours 20: Weekly lectures and/or seminars.
    Self supported study 113: assignments and project work.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lecture material, scientific articles.

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    ELEC-E8741 Electromagnetic field safety and medical applications

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Basics in electromagnetic field theory.

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    3 Good Health and Well-being



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