In vitro Diagnostics (In vitro Diagnostics)
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.
EI71032 is a semester module in German or English language at Master’s level which is offered every 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 workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|150 h||45 h||5 CP|
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
sample materials: Preparation, preanalytics;
immunoassays, antibodies and antibody - analoga;
basics of cellular immunobiology and tumor biology;
selected methods of molecular biology, molecular diagnostics and biomarkers;
cell analytics with optical and electrochemical methods; Flow Cytometry;
methods of cell separation: acoustophoresis, magnetophoresis;
digital holographic microscopy;
basics of statistical data evaluation;
• apply the basic concepts and figures of merit in the field of in vitro diagnostics correctly,
• characterise the most important analytical (i.e. physical, chemical and biological) principles of in vitro diagnostics (both established and in a stage of research and development),
• interpret and evaluate the obtained data with regard to their statistical power, precision and medical information,
• analyse, evaluate and present given case studies and approaches for in vitro diagnostic solutions from current published research
Basic knowledge of biology and biochemistry
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|VO||2||In vitro Diagnostics||
|UE||1||In vitro Diagnostics||
Learning and Teaching Methods
The contents of the lecture will be communicated by talks. In the exercise students are encouraged to a self-reliant examination of scientific literature and to an immersion into selected topics of the field. The appropriate teaching format is individual and group work, case studies and presentation.
Klinische Chemie und Hämatologie. Klaus Dörner (Hrsg). Thieme Verlag, 8. Auflage 2013;
Further reading material will be provided by moodle in advance.
Description of exams and course work
In the exercise the students prove their ability to analyse and discuss selected, published methods and results to problems of in vitro diagnostics. This learning achievement will be demonstrated by a presentation about a case study or scientific paper examined in homework.
The final grading is composed of the following elements:
80% written exam / 20% presentation
There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.