Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics Lab Course
PH1032 is a semester module in 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.
- Mandatory Modules in M.Sc. Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics
If not stated otherwise for export to a non-physics program the student workload is given in the following table.
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|180 h||75 h||6 CP|
Responsible coordinator of the module PH1032 is Julia Herzen.
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
Advanced experiments dealing with different topics from the research area of Biomedical Engineering and Medical Phyisics are carried out, whereof the students perform one of them. The subjects of the experiments offered correspond to the research areas of the different institute from the physics department and the Munich School of BioEngineering, thus facilitating future decisions regarding choices of specialization or topics for Master's theses. The topic of lab course experiments can be freely choosen. Each experiment takes about 30 hours of contact.
After the successful participation in the module the student is able to:
- prepare self-dependently for a scientific experiment
- operate a complex experimental setup and carry out a scientific experiment
- record all important data during measurement
- evaluate the obtained data and write a scientific report which fulfils the fundamental requirements of a scientific publication
No preconditions in addition to the requirements for the Master’s program.
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Learning and Teaching Methods
The lab course is carried out in groups of maximum 3 participants. The groups are working self-dependently as far as possible. A supervisor supports the group in case that questions or problems arise. The lab course consits of four parts: Preparation – studying introductory material; Execution – performing the experiment; Report – summarizing the main methods and results in writing; Discussion – answering questions posed by an examiner.
lab course experiments
data acquisition (manual and / or computer-assisted)
experiment manuals and continuative literature (denoted in the manual)
Description of exams and course work
The module is examined by a laboratory assignment in form of a pass/fail requirement consisting of three to six tasks. Depending on its topic and scope, a task is worth either 1 or 2 units. Students have to complete tasks with a combined value of 6 units. At least 2 units must stem from experimental tasks and at least 2 from theoretical ones.
Every unit involves four parts:
- Preparation (insufficiently prepared participants may be rejected due to safety reasons).
- Execution (20%).
- Report (5-10 pages, 60%).
- Discussion (duration: 15 minutes, 20%).
The exam may be repeated at the end of the semester. There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.