Biomedical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, LTH

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Course syllabus


BMEF20, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

General Information

Main field: Technology. 
Elective for: BME4-br, F4, N4, Pi4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The aim of this course is to give a broad overview of neural engineering concepts and principles for recordning outgoing and generating ingoing neural signals. The course will give insights into existing and future neural interfaces, neural prostheses and neurorobotics.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

  • be familiar with the basic anatomy and physiology of the human central and peripheral nervous system
  • understand how motor commands translates into muscle actions
  • understand how sensation translates into perceptions

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

  • be able to use techniques for nerophysiological/electrophysiological recordnings
  • be able to apply neural engineering in defferent contexts

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

  • be able to interpret and discuss informaiton from scientific literature regarding neruoengineering advances
  • be able to reflect over the ethical consequences of neuroengineering


The course will introduce principles and technologies of neuroengineering applications including basic human neurophysiology and -anatomy, brain stimulator, spinal cord stimulation, functional electrical stimulation (FES), neural-machine interface for motor prosthesis control, artificial visual and augitory devices for augmented sensory perception.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Compulsury parts to be passed: lab exercises including reports, assignments, written essay, active participation in ethics seminar and a written exam.

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