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CodeDegree Programme TitleStandard Length of Study
N0988A060001Biomedical Engineering2.0 years
Qualification AwardedMaster degree, Ing.
Level of QualificationSecond Cycle
Access to Further StudiesThe graduates may continue in a Third cycle
Graduation Requirements120 ECTS Credits, Final state examination, Diploma thesis
Mode of StudyFull-time
Programme Director or EquivalentPersonal IDName
PEN72prof. Ing. Marek Penhaker, Ph.D.
Course Structure Diagram with ECTS Credits1. year / Winter semester1. year / Summer semester
30 ECTS Credits30 ECTS Credits
2. year / Winter semester2. year / Summer semester
30 ECTS Credits30 ECTS Credits
Specific Admission Requirements
Specific admission requirements are determined by the Dean of the faculty. For more information please click here.
Specific Arrangements for the Recognition of Prior Learning
Informal learning - max. 60% of credits gained in prior lifelong learning can be recognized, as determined by the Dean of the Faculty.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
Qualification Requirements:
Finished higher education in Bachelor's degree programme.
The Czech educational system is regulated by the Higher Education Act (Act 111/1998). Studies at VSB-TUO are regulated by the Statute of VSB – Technical University of Ostrava.
Profile of the Programme
Biomedical Engineering is a two-year master's degree program with a long tradition at VŠB - TU Ostrava, which represents a combination of applications of engineering procedures in medicine and biology. The study prepares universally oriented graduates for the career of technicians working in medical facilities or in companies dealing with medical technology. The study program is open in both full-time and part-time form of study. Students from previous studies in Biomedical Techniques / Biomedical Engineering, as well as students from related fields of previous studies such as Electronics, Control and Information Systems, Biophysics, Radiology Assistant, Physiotherapist, Paramedic, Optometry, etc. can apply for the program. Upon successful completion of the study, graduates become an electrical engineer and a non-medical medical worker, and therefore the program is focused on preparing engineers for clinical practice in accordance with the requirements of legislation for the medical field Biomedical Engineer under Act No. 96/2004 Coll. disciple. No. 201/2017 Coll. The graduate acquires not only advanced knowledge of mathematics, measurement and control techniques, applied artificial intelligence and processing of biological signals. Theoretically and practically they acquire the principles and use of techniques and means of medical instrumentation and medical imaging systems. He will also gain knowledge of metrology, calibration and certification of medical devices. The acquired knowledge will be able to apply the graduates in the practical field of infusion and hemodialysis techniques and clinical engineering. Graduates also have good expertise in microelectronics, microprocessor techniques, database systems and virtual bio-instrumentation. Especially students will acquire expertise in biomechanics and modern management information technologies, but will also learn practically the principles of 3D modeling and practical implementation of projects. They also have basic knowledge of subjects of a medical nature such as anatomy, physiology and pathology, simulation and modeling of biological systems, biophysics, and physical methods in therapy. Generally, graduates are qualified as low-power electricians with a focus on applying measurement and control technology and information technology in healthcare, maintenance and research.
Key Learning Outcomes
Key Lerning Outcomes are Expressed in following Structure: Knowledge, Skills, General competencies
Graduates are trained as biomedical engineers with knowledge of technical cybernetics that include general knowledge of mathematics, measurement and control technology and electrical engineering. - Have good expertise in microelectronics, microprocessor techniques and database systems. - Have basic knowledge of subjects of a medical nature in the range required for biomedical engineering such as (anatomy, physiology, pathology, simulation and modeling of biological systems, biophysics, and physical methods in therapy. Special and deeper knowledge of graduates is oriented to the technical problems of biomedical engineering, namely: - Sensors and sensors in biomedicine and their use design, - reliability and design of medical device equipment - processing of signals and images (signal theory, digital processing of signals and images, analysis and interpretation of biosignals, imaging systems theory) - medical devices (diagnostic medical devices, therapeutic medical devices, laboratory and special medical devices, complexes of medical devices, imaging systems in the clinic) - Informatics and cybernetics (statistics in medicine, computer support for diagnostics, telemedicine, health information systems, simulation theory and modeling in medicine). Overall, the graduate profile is oriented in the context of existing legislation, professional societies and practice.
Overall, the graduate profile is oriented in the context of existing legislation, specifically Decree 55/2011 Coll. or its amendment to Decree 391/2017 Coll., professional societies and practice. § 28 Biomedical Engineer (1) The Biomedical Engineer carries out activities pursuant to Section 3 (1) and further without professional supervision and without indication of a physician (a) organize and supervise the activities of biomedical technicians, b) performs activities pursuant to Section 19, (c) supervise, when providing diagnostic and medical care, compliance with the principles of proper use of medical devices in accordance with the instructions for use and other instructions laid down by the manufacturer of the medical device, (d) propose internal rules on the handling of medical devices by the healthcare provider, e) modifies the basic program settings of the devices according to the specific needs of the workplace or patients in accordance with the instructions for use and other instructions from their manufacturers. (2) A biomedical engineer does not perform activities related to the operation of those parts of medical devices and equipment which are sources of ionizing radiation and activities reserved for persons with special professional competence under the legislation regulating the use of nuclear energy and ionizing radiation.
General competencies:
Biomedical engineer is able: - to decide independently and responsibly in only partially known contexts based on a framework assignment or a situation requiring multidisciplinary knowledge. - to coordinate the team's activities and to be responsible for its results according to the framework of the assignment and allocated resources - to include consideration of their ethical dimension in problem solving - understand and convincingly communicate to experts and laymen information about the nature of professional problems and their own opinion on their solution - to summarize the views of other members of the multidisciplinary team - use their expertise, professional skills and general competence in at least one foreign language - to acquire further professional knowledge, skills and competences on the basis of practical experience and its evaluation, as well as by independent study of the theoretical knowledge of related fields
Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples
The graduate will be able to work with medical technology including assisting with examinations requiring the use of this technique, control and maintain the instrumentation, keep its records and ensure its operation, serve medical software and cooperate in the selection of medical technology. The graduate will find work in connection with the innovation, development, maintenance and operation of medical technology in the following areas: - security of equipment in operations of medical facilities (operating theaters, endoscopy, ARO, JIP, dialysis centers, neurosurgery, neurological, ocular, cardiac surgery, ENT department, - in companies dealing with medical technology, from the point of view of the development, construction and service of medical technology - in the management functions of medical and technical operation - in the implementation of modern medical records in applications using information technology (eg in reporting activities for insurance companies). - in the processing of biological signals and patient data such as HomeCare, eHealth.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Examination regulations, assesment and grading are described in the Study and Examination Rules.
Course block: Compulsory - all courses are compulsory.
Course block: Choice-compulsory - student has to choose at least one course from the list of courses.
Course block: Optional - student can choose any course from the list of courses.
IMPORTANT: Student has to select so many courses to reach 30 ECTS credits per semester. Rules in detail and convenient selection of courses can be consulted with the programmme director.
Bellow stated courses are assigned for the degree studies only. Students coming to VSB-TUO for an exchange stay must select courses from the List of courses for exchange students.
1. Semester1. yearWinter semester30 ECTS Credits
2. Semester1. yearSummer semester30 ECTS Credits
3. Semester2. yearWinter semester30 ECTS Credits
4. Semester2. yearSummer semester30 ECTS Credits