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Module EI71028

This Module is offered by TUM Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of SS 2018

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.

available module versions
SS 2021SS 2018

Basic Information

EI71028 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level which is offered in summer semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Focus Area Bio-Sensors in M.Sc. Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
150 h 45 h 5 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


The dynamic activity of the cellular core metabolism is a key functional parameter for the assessment of living cells. The course gives an introduction into cell physiological aspects and continues with the engineering and analytical approaches that are used to record cell metabolism on a microscale. In this context, the complete system engineering background needed to comprehend the function of microphysiometric devices (including microsensing, microfluidics, electronics, cell culture maintenance systems, firmware, software for data evaluation) is outlined.
The exercises are given problems to be solved, demonstrations and experimental group work. Moreover, the students have the opportunity to contribute with an own presentation about a selected topic of microphysiometry, prepared in homework.

Learning Outcome

After completion of the module the students are able to
• understand the basic principles of cellular energy metabolism;
• to understand and to apply important system engineering methods needed for microphysiometry;
• to analyse and to evaluate the specific requirements of live cell assays in settings of diagnostics, pharmaceutical or toxicological research.



Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VO 2 Microphysiometry Wiest, J.
Responsible/Coordination: Hayden, O.
Thu, 13:15–14:45
UE 1 Microphysiometry Wiest, J.
Responsible/Coordination: Hayden, O.
Thu, 14:45–15:30

Learning and Teaching Methods

The preferred teaching method is frontal class, writing board and slide presentation.
In addition to the individual learning methods used by the students, an enhanced acquirement of skills is pursued by active problem solving in exercises. The common discussion of selected research and development papers contributes to a deeper understanding of typical system engineering approaches and to increased familiarity with scientific writing.


presentations (power point), whiteboard


selected textbooks or scientific research papers (recommendations given in the lecture)

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

The learning achievements will be examined in an oral test. The students have to answer questions in verbal form, in graphical form or by calculations. An active participation in the exercises by voluntary, own presentation is examined, the weight of that exercise grade is 1/5 of the module grade. Without own presentation the grade is based exclusively on the oral examination.

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

Current exam dates

Currently TUMonline lists the following exam dates. In addition to the general information above please refer to the current information given during the course.

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