Gas Sensing in Biomedical Applications
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 2017
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 2020||WS 2017/8||SS 2017||SS 2014|
EI7605 is a semester module in German 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
- Catalogue of non-physics elective courses
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|150 h||30 h||5 CP|
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
chapter 1 – physics and chemistry of the atmosphere
chapter 2 – anatomy and physiology of the respiratory tract
chapter 3 – gas exchange in lung and body tissues
chapter 4 – infections of the respiratory tract
chapter 5 – metabolites in the breathing gas
chapter 6 – the measurement of gas mass flow
chapter 7 – amperometric methods for breathing gas parameters (electrochemical)
chapter 8 – resistive methods for breathing gas parameters
chapter 9 – capacitive methods for breathing gas parameters
chapter 10 – impedance – and capacitive spectroscopy
chapter 11 – mass spectroscopy and optical methods
1. describe correctly the anatomy and physiology of breathing organs and tissue respiration with the involved biomechanic and biochemical processes,
2. to distinguish pathological and healthy conditions of breathing and breathing organs,
3. to characterize sensing principles for gas flow and breathing gas parameters,
4. to assess the implementation of such sensors into medical (diagnostic) applications.
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|VO||2||Gas sensorics in biomedical applications||
Responsible/Coordination: Hayden, O.
Tue, 13:15–14:45, N0314
Learning and Teaching Methods
Peter Gründler, Chemische Sensoren, Springer Verlag;
Fan Ren and Stephen J. Pearton, Semiconductor device-based sensors for gas, chemical and biomedical applications, CRC Press;
Sunipa Roy and Chandan Kumar Sarkan, MEMS and Nanotechnology for Gas Sensors, CRC Press;
Description of exams and course work
Expected answers have the form of short, describing text (learning result 1, 2), calculations and drawings (learning result 3) or bullet point text, calculations and drawings providing the solution to problems in given case studies (learning result 4).
There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.