Medical Technology 1 - An Organ System Based Approach
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 WS 2020/1 (current)
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|
|WS 2020/1||SS 2018||SS 2013|
MW0056 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level which is offered in winter 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||60 h||5 CP|
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
In the module "Medical Technology 1 - an organ system based approach" the following organ systems are the focus (subject to change): skin, sensory system (especially eye), cardiovascular system, skeletal and locomotive system. The module is complementary to "Medical Technology 2 - an organ system based approach", in which other organ systems are covered. Both modules are independent of each other.
- Extensive knowledge of the anatomy, physiology and pathology of organ systems
- Understanding of the functional principles of the corresponding medical diagnostic and therapeutic solutions
- Knowledge of the use of medical technology solutions in the medical environment
- Ability to apply the knowledge for own medical technology developments, for example in the form of bachelor, semester or master theses.
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|VO||3||Medical Technology 1 - an organ system based approach||Eblenkamp, M. Eggert, S. Ficht, S. Mela, P. Rojas Gonzalez, D.||
Wed, 11:00–14:00, virtuell
Learning and Teaching Methods
In the live lecture or a corresponding video lecture, the theoretical basics (e.g. anatomy, physiology and pathology of organ systems, functional principles of the corresponding technical diagnostic and therapeutic solutions) are taught in a structured and comprehensive manner. In addition to the lecturer's presentation, the teaching of the basics is also visually supported by videos. By integrating teaching units on basic knowledge that some students have already learned in previous courses (e.g. basic cell biology), all students should be brought to the same level of knowledge. The presented slides as well as further information will be made available to the students online via the Moodle learning management system in order to enable them to follow up the content on their own.
In the exercises, the acquired knowledge about the use of medical technology solutions can be further deepened by attending surgical operations, where both the disease patterns and the therapeutic measures can be demonstrated live and discussed with clinical experts. The exercise thus consolidates the knowledge by providing a connection to the real clinical environment.
After the lecture, the tutorial offers students the opportunity to ask the lecturer specific questions individually or in small groups. Through the question-answer format, further gaps in knowledge can be closed or individual areas of interest can be explored in greater detail. The lecturer will go beyond the contents of the lecture in his explanations in order to place the knowledge in a larger medical technology context.
Description of exams and course work
There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.